About Us

About Us

Founded in 1998, Charltons is one of Hong Kong's leading boutique corporate finance law firms.

A cornerstone of our firm is our mining and natural resources practice. Together with regularly providing advice to junior, mid-size and senior miners on a wide range of projects, we are also experienced in working with industry service providers and others natural resources sector participants including contractors, mine-operators, rights holders and off-takers.

Our qualified lawyers have extensive experience in mining sector project -financing and in drafting the specific technical agreements required during each stage of a project's development from exploration to production to mine rehabilitation and closure. Additionally our team is familiar with the often complex issues surrounding transportation, mining litigation, resource taxation, environmental compliance and local community issues.

Our experience is derived from work on a wide range of mineral projects from precious and base metals to industrial minerals and coal, to oil projects in Myanmar. We have acted for resource companies with mineral assets in diverse locations including China, Myanmar, Chile, Peru, the DRC, Iran, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Tibet and Papa New Guinea together with mineral listed companies on Stock Exchanges in Hong Kong, Australia, Toronto and London. We also act for internationally renowned investment banks, private equity firms and global financial advisers to the mining industry and in recent year have been involved in some of the mining sector's most significant listings, capital market transactions, acquisitions and reverse takeovers in Hong Kong. Our experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets informs our mining practice, and we endeavour to combine high quality commercial orientated legal advice with legal know-how specific to the natural resources sector. .

With offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai Beijing, and Yangon Charltons is ideally positioned to assist mining companies doing business in China. Our mining team includes PRC qualified lawyers and supported by a Mandarin Cantonese and speaking team.

As Hong Kong capital markets lawyers we fully understand the local market's nascent but quickly developing appreciation of mining project development and the financing needs of pre-exploration miners.

We combine strong technical skills, innovative problem-solving techniques and practical business orientated legal advice with deep understanding of the mineral sector. We are strongly committed to offering a fresh, solution-orientated approach to our mining clients. Our impressive reputation is recognised across Asia. We were awarded the "Boutique Firm of the Year" by Asian Legal Business for the years 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Charltons is a different sort of law firm.