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K&L Gates has a deep and broad legal practice serving clients globally in the mining, steel, and specialty metals industries. The experience of our group is international in scope and includes work for leading minerals, mining and metals companies across Asia Pacific, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Russia/CIS, and the Middle East.

Our experience spans the range of natural resources development, conservation, and management companies – including base and precious metals, minerals, coal, and aggregates. We also advise clients that manufacture and distribute speciality steel of all types (from commodity steels to forging ingots) as well as forgings and other engineered steel products. We represent mining and metals companies, investors and advisers in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, project finance, contracts, and project development. We also focus on other areas of law including litigation and dispute resolution, labour, employment and workplace safety, and antitrust, competition and trade regulation.

Our global platform includes lawyers with experience across a broad range of disciplines who work seamlessly to ensure effective and efficient staffing for every client project.

Sectors Served
Our clients represent various mining and metals sectors and include:

  • Base Metals
  • Precious Metals
  • Minerals
  • Coal
  • Aggregates
  • Steel Forgings and other Engineered Steel Products

Areas of Practice

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Senior Associate
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Environmental Permitting and Compliance
Representation of a client in a curative amendment application for quarry expansion and subsequent appeal involving issue of first impression regarding reasonable mineral development rights arising under Pennsylvania law
Representation of a client in a contested quarry license application, including litigation and subsequent settlement regarding provisions in municipal quarrying ordinance, allowing for significant expansion of depth of quarrying operations
Litigation and Arbitration
Representation of a coal mining company against an international coal broker in private arbitration proceedings that involved breach of contract, ultimate purchaser, force majeure, commercial impracticability, and market volatility issues due to the global economic collapse in late 2008
Representation of a major coke producer in a breach of contract and fraud lawsuit against one of the largest domestic coal mining companies
Representation of a German manufacturer of longwall coal mining shearing machines in a number of cases throughout the United States
Representation of both a major coke manufacturer and a major power generation company (consolidated proceeding) in the prosecution of complex piercing the corporate veil/breach of contract claims against one of the largest privately held domestic coal conglomerates
Representation of a mine owner/contractor in complex litigation over ownership of a metallurgical coal deep mine in Pennsylvania
Representation of a coal mining company in a complex insurance coverage action in which it sought coverage for tens of millions of dollars in property damage and business interruption losses from a series of methane ignitions at one of its mines
Representation of a Pacific Northwest power generation company in a complex arbitration involving the re-setting of coal prices under a long-term coal supply agreement in the Montana/Wyoming market
Project Finance and Infrastructure Development
Advising PT Antam (Persero) Tbk on the proposed US$1.8 billion development, construction and operation of a 1.2 Mtpa alumina smelter in Mempawah, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.