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Law firms network into mining sector

Law firms network into mining sector

Australian law firms are using China’s thriving economy and the increased activity in the mining sector to build their mining portfolios.

Australian law firms are using China’s thriving economy and the increased activity in the mining sector to build their mining portfolios.

Law firm Middletons this week hosted a delegation of Chinese mining officials to its new Sydney offices to build ties with key players in the rapidly growing mining sector.

The networking event was attended by 45 clients, staff and guests from Tianjin Mining Exchange and China Mining Association.

Chris Hartcher, NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, opened the event.

Rowan McDonald, the Sydney partner from the firm, said: "China's thriving economy and the increased activity in the mining sector provides us with an enormous opportunity to build our portfolio of work in this space.”

Middletons said its energy and resources team has seen more work in this area and have advised many Chinese and Australian mining clients on cross jurisdictional matters. The team recently acted for Chalice Gold Mines Limited in the sale of its interest in the Zara Project to China SFECO Group.

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