The mining and minerals sector has long been important in both Sweden and Finland, and the mining industry can look forward to a bright and modern future.

Traditionally known for its deposits of iron ore (Sweden is by far the EU’s biggest producer), as well as gold, silver, chrome, copper, zinc, lead and nickel, the region is also rich in the rare earth metals vital to high-tech companies. It is blessed with good infrastructure, political stability and clear regulations administered by transparent regulators. Both countries’ governments have expressed a determination to invest in the sector, backing research, encouraging socially and environmentally responsible mining, and building infrastructure.

We have a long history of working in the sector and have considerable experience in prospecting rights, registration work and assisting mining companies with day-to-day legal advice. Our main focus in this sector is on major transactions: M&A, capital markets, finance and structuring. Our long-standing experience in the industry, as well as our heavyweight corporate capacities, can help deals move smoothly.

Having offices in Finland and Sweden makes for easy coordination of work across these important mining jurisdictions. Our lawyers can help steer clients new to the region through any potential problems and pitfalls. In particular, certain key issues relating to property, land use and environmental law remain open to interpretation, which means that companies establishing or taking over operations in the region need to act with particular care.