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Who We Are

Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. In June 2015, McKenna Long & Aldridge merged with Dentons US, expanding our capabilities and geographic reach in the US.


Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these highly regarded law firms. Each built its outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes—individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and startups; local, regional and national governments, and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.


Now clients benefit from 3,000 lawyers and professionals in more than 80 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and the Caucasus, the UK, and the US, all of whom are committed to challenging the status quo to offer creative business and legal solutions.

Our Editors

Brian Abraham

Phone: 604 443 7134

Brian is the Canadian Co-Chair of Dentons' Mining Group. His mining practice involves all phases of mining from exploration, development and production through to reclamation. He provides advice on all forms of title reviews, options, leases, purchase and joint-venture agreements during the early phases of mineral exploration and permitting.


Related Services

Mining Disclosure

When it comes to mining disclosure, increasingly complex rules and regulations around the world necessitate guidance from experienced technical legal advisors. Dentons can help you highlight the economic potential and increase investors’ confidence in your mining projects while ensuring compliance with your disclosure obligations.


Mining Finance and M&A Transactions

Today’s debt and equity capital markets demand a wealth of knowledge about assets—buying and selling them, monetizing them and other financing considerations. No team of lawyers understands the mining asset class better than Dentons. Our Mining Finance and M&A Transactions team brings together the expertise and experience of first-class finance and M&A lawyers working with clients on a daily basis in the global mining industry. We advise clients across the full mining and metals’ cycle—from exploration, to mine development, construction, production and reclamation.


Mining Litigation and Dispute Resolution

The mining industry is highly globalized. So, too, is your Dentons mining litigation team. Whether you are embroiled in arbitration or litigation over a royalty, participation right or right of first refusal, proxy contest or other mining- or resources-related dispute, Dentons is there to help you achieve your objectives.


Mining Operations

Whether you’re securing mineral and mining licenses or titles in preparation for the exploration and permitting phase, or your project is operating at capacity production, you will find value in working with a Dentons team that focuses entirely on the mining industry.


Mining Public Policy, Regulation, Community Relations and Disclosure

The journey of bringing a mining project to production involves dealing with government officials at all levels, whether to secure exploration rights, mining leases, building permits (for the mine, buildings and infrastructures), and restoration plans or social and environmental acceptance from surrounding communities and indigenous nations. As global demand for minerals continues to increase, emerging economies seek to secure long-term supply. With the stabilization of mineral prices, many countries continue to liberalize their mining policies, but with significant state controls. With this in mind, public policy experts have a greater role to play as world governments engage in the mining sector’s development.


Mining Regulation and Compliance

Mineral and mining projects generally face significant regulatory hurdles at the approval, reclamation and closure stages due to the application of a myriad of laws and regulations.