Mining and Natural Resources

Dorsey has been recognized as a leading law firm serving the mining, oil and gas, and natural resources industry. We are proud to serve the industry in a number of areas, including property acquisition, finance and development, regulatory permitting and compliance, environmental challenges and litigation, development on public lands, Indian country and Alaska Native lands, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, reporting and listing, regulatory matters and more. With offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, our lawyers are on the ground in leading geographical centers for mining and natural resources.


Among the honors Dorsey has received for mining industry work are the following: 

  • Dorsey was named “U.S Mining & Energy Law Firm of the Year Winner” by Finance Monthly Law Awards 2013.
  • Dorsey was named "Law Firm of the Year - Mining" in the DealMakers Law Awards 2012 and “Mining Law Firm of the Year” in the DealMakers Annual Awards 2010.
  • Dorsey was named 2011 Award Winner for “Mining Law Firm of the Year” by Lawyers World Law Awards. 
  • Dorsey was named “Law Firm of the Year – Mining” for 2011 by InterContinental Finance Magazine. 
  • Dorsey was named “U.S. Mining Law Firm of the Year” by ACQ Magazine in its ACQ Finance Magazine Country Law Awards for 2008 and 2009. 
  • Two Dorsey partners have been named in the International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers.