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Ian is a partner in the Linklaters corporate department who focuses on public and private M&A, international capital raisings and joint ventures. He advises a number of the firm’s major clients in the mining sector worldwide, and also advises professional services firms and networks on structure and governance. Ian is a relationship partner for a number of the firm’s key mining clients, including Glencore, KAZ Minerals, and Endeavour Mining.


Linklaters Trainee Solicitor 2004-2006; Linklaters Associate 2006-2010; Linklaters Managing Associate 2010-2016; Partner 2016 to date.


New College, Oxford (2001 MCHEM); BPP Law School (2002 PgDL, 2003 LPC)

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London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals

(Leading individuals)

Ian HunterLinklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP acts for some of the world’s largest mining companies on a broad range of matters, with a focus on corporate M&A, financing, regulatory and compliance. It also draws on related practice groups, such as antitrust, taxation, IP and environmental, to provide a holistic service to clients. The team is jointly led by Toby Grimstone, James Inglis and Robert Cleaver, while Ian Hunter, Aisling Zarraga and Andrew Jones are key practitioners; Zarraga is a key name for public and private M&A, joint ventures, equity issues and general corporate matters; Hunter also handles corporate matters and is the managing relationship partner for key client Glencore; and Jones has considerable experience in mining transactions in Africa. Charlie Jacobs left for an in-house role at JP Morgan in the summer of 2021.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

Linklaters LLP co-ordinates a large emerging markets practice from London, where partners are active across Africa, the CEE, Southern Europe, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, the CIS, Southeast Asia and Turkey. The firm’s work spans banking and finance, corporate and M&A, capital markets, energy and infrastructure, and dispute resolution, with the team frequently acting for some of the world’s largest corporates and financial institutions. Head of the Africa group Andrew Jones is a key partner in the energy and infrastructure practice. His group, which includes Ian Hunter and Michael Fanner, assisted Arise Côte d’Ivoire on the setting-up and development of three Economic Industrial Zones in Cote d’Ivoire in Abidjan, Ferkessédougou and San Pedro. Daniel Tyrer leads the global energy and infrastructure group, and he frequently advises on upstream oil and gas, LNG, pipeline and petrochemical plant projects across EMEA and the CIS. Capital markets partner Richard O’Callaghan acted for a multinational investment bank on the Republic of Serbia’s issuance of €1bn in green notes due 2028 under its GMTN programme. Ian Andrews  left the firm in 2022.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

(Next Generation Partners)

Ian Hunter   – Linklaters LLP