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Minerals

We have specialist knowledge and niche expertise in minerals-related matters, advising on a range of legal issues arising from quarrying and mining projects and developments.

We act for a broad range of businesses including building material suppliers, contractors, manufacturers, and mineral extraction and mining companies.

Our specialist team advises on planning and environmental issues arising from mining projects and developments including major planning inquiries, advising on minerals leases, property transactions including complex royalty, planning and supply arrangements and the corporate, competition, property and banking aspects of acquisitions.

We have extensive experience in dealing with minerals sites, from the promotion of the site through the planning process and also waste permitting and exemptions, restoration and redevelopment.

We are an associate member of the Mineral Products Association and regularly provide training to other members on new legislation, compliance, health and safety and regulatory issues.

Highlights

  • Advising on the sale of Francis Flower to Swedish state-owned LKAB Minerals – one of the world's leading producers of highly upgraded iron ore products.
  • Advising on the sale of Edenhall Group, Britain's largest independent manufacturer of concrete facing bricks, to listed landscape products manufacturer Marshalls plc.
  • Advising Francis Flower on its acquisition of the Scunthorpe Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag facility from Hanson Cement. 
     
 

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