IMG’s mining team works alongside some major players in the mining industry. We have a thorough understanding of the legal framework governing the mining industry, as well as, a rich understanding of the day-to-day administration of mining businesses. IMG frequently collaborates with its principal maritime law team, which has represented mining companies in several charter party disputes.


IMG’s coal practice has grown rapidly over the last several years, partly in response to significant market movements in coal trading and production. We assist one of Alaska’s largest coal producers with coal trading transactions. We counsel other entities in the mining industry on long-term supply and spot trading contracts, swaps, carriage and transshipment, hazardous cargoes, joint ventures, trade finance, crisis management, and emergency response.

Crises Management

There is a natural cross-over between IMG’s energy & offshore work and its maritime expertise, in particular when marine pollution issues arise. Our team will find the solutions to pollution-related problems in the face of public international bodies, the media, NGOs, and human rights organizations.

Knowledge and Experience

What We Do

Much of our international trade and commodities work comes from the oil and gas industry. We act in relation to disputes arising under both trading and shipping contracts. We also represent some of word’s major independent oil traders on all issues relating to their oil and gas trading, contractual needs, regulatory inquiries, or contentious matters.

The lawyers at IMG have expertise in all aspects of LNG transportation contracts. This includes: LNG sale and purchase agreements; joint venture agreements; ship management and crewing arrangements; structuring and negotiation of LNG shipment and charter party agreements; and the financing and construction of LNG carriers including advice on LNG shipbuilding contracts and disputes.

IMG’s energy and offshore lawyers play an integral role in corporate transactions – evaluating environmental risks, advising on risk management and allocation, and exploring and devising practical solutions to environmental problems. Whether it’s a complex joint venture, a note offering, or project development, IMG’s legal skills give our clients an edge in dealing with the legal nuances in energy and offshore challenges.

IMG’s renewables team has been actively involved in the renewable/alternative energy industry for many years. Our lawyers have experience of advising developers, stakeholders and funders on the logistical aspects of offshore construction projects and offshore wind projects. , offshore wind, wave, tidal, and carbon capture and storage projects.

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