Kalliolaw was one of the first Finnish law firms to specialise in mining and exploration and has been for years recognized as the leading mining law firm in Finland.

Our ability to provide a full spectrum of legal expertise in mining and exploration as well as day-to-day management of our clients’ mineral rights makes us a unique gateway for companies seeking to commence activities in Finland. Often, we are the first contact when mining and exploration companies enter the Finnish market.

Our clients include publicly-traded and private companies as well as other mining sector investors. We are experienced in serving clients that prepare public reports in accordance with relevant industry standards of disclosure for mineral projects, such as NI 43-101, the JORC Code and the PERC Code.

Our attorneys are skilled in navigating through complex permitting requirements facing exploration and mining operations and experienced in all aspects of mineral projects, including obtaining, transferring, selling and pledging of mineral rights, establishing strategic joint ventures, examining mineral title and good standing, assisting in environmental permitting, formulating royalty and net smelter models, option agreements as well as various other exploration, development and financing agreements. Moreover, our firm has assisted in most of the transactions executed in the Finnish mining and exploration sector.

Increasing environmental requirements may impose significant challenges for businesses. While nonconformity may lead to reputation and liability issues, regulatory and policy changes or changes in business operations may initiate various administrative or permitting procedures. We are well experienced in all environmental regulatory matters, such as undertaking due diligence investigations, environmental compliance assessments as well as providing permitting assistance and business transaction counselling. Our expertise enables our clients to manage risks associated with environmental requirements.

Kalliolaw’s mining and environmental team is highly ranked in ratings published by IFLR1000’s from year to year. Kalliolaw is also a frequent contributor of Lexology’s “Panoramic” publication. Read the most recent contribution on “Panoramic – Mining 2024” here.