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Mining

British Columbia is a resource-rich region, and mining remains one of the province’s most important industries.

When disputes arise, industry clients confidently turn to the experienced lawyers at McEwan Partners for guidance at every step of the process. From risk assessment to prosecuting or defending claims before the courts, arbitral tribunals or regulatory agencies, McEwan Partners has the knowledge and insight to assist.

Lawyers at McEwan Partners regularly act as counsel for both domestic and international mining clients, providing strategic advice and handling matters involving a wide variety of issues. Our expertise in this area includes royalty entitlements, mine ownership and mining option disputes, environmental claims, disputes between joint venture partners and regulatory matters before the Gold Commissioner and other agencies.

In 2017, Craig Dennis, Q.C. acted for the Mining Association of British Columbia, the Mining Association of Canada and other interveners in a Federal Court judicial review of Taseko’s New Prosperity mine environmental assessment. In addition, Bob Cooper, Q.C. represents Sunridge Gold Corp in litigation relating to its former mining operations in Eritrea and frequently acts for mining companies, their shareholders and directors in corporate and securities litigation.

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