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Al Gourley

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Corporate/commercial; global mining and energy.


Regional Managing Partner of the London office. Specialises in international mining with a focus on offering legal and business advice relating to mergers and acquisitions, mining agreements, debt and equity financings, and new stock exchange listings. Key resource within the firm for 'pure' mining transactions, including royalty, streaming, carried interest, joint development, joint venture, option, offtake, marketing and other mining transactions. Experience working in-house with one of the world's largest mining companies, and as a CEO of a UK mining company producing industrial materials for sale to the world's leading chemical companies.


Trained Blake Cassles & Graydon LLP; qualified 1992; counsel Noranda Minerals 1992-94; senior counsel Noranda Mining and Exploration Inc and Noranda Metallurgy Inc 1995; partner Reid & Company 1996-96; partner Macleod Dixon LLP 1996-2003; partner Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP 2003; partner Fasken Martineau LLP 2007 to date; qualified England and Wales 2008.


York University, Canada (1977 BBA); University of Ottowa (1990 LLB).

London: Foreign firms

Canadian firms in London

Within: Leading individuals

Al Gourley - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Within: Canadian firms in London

FASKEN's London office acts as a key link to the firm’s Canadian and South African networks. It advises clients in the mining, energy, infrastructure and banking sectors, principally in respect of capital markets transactions, corporate and commercial matters, M&A deals, project finance, and public-private partnerships. Al Gourley is the regional managing partner of the London office and is widely respected for his mining law expertise. Abayomi Akinjide and Jodi Katz are also key partners.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

FASKEN 's client roster includes a wide array of entities including brokers, corporates, mining companies, banks and investors. The main names to note within the firm's mining and minerals offering are Jodi Katz , Thomas Wexler and managing partner Al Gourley who has substantial experience  in cross-border transactions, IPOs and corporate finance mandates within the natural resources sector.

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