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With cross-border, cross-practice teams of professionals focused exclusively on the rapidly consolidating mining sector, SDI offers our clients a comprehensive range of corporate finance and strategic communications services. Our professionals have a proven ability to provide counsel to clients and intermediaries based on in-depth industry knowledge and expertise in every area of the mining sector.

We have a broad network of relationships with key influencers in the mining sector. SDI mining teams include former bankers, lawyers, economists, policymakers, journalists and market researchers.

Our Industry Offerings:

Addressing Major Trends

Robust economic growth in emerging markets, led by China and India, continues to trigger strong demand. Supply is expected to remain tight even as the industry responds by spending hundreds of billions of dollars on new capital projects. These investments, often in remote and unfamiliar regions, are becoming increasingly risky and complex, putting a premium on continued industry consolidation.

Strategic Communications

The mining industry team within Strategic Communications consists of a number of sector experts who have represented a broad range of industry organizations and companies, from start-ups to multinationals. We have advised on numerous transactions and have a range of retained clients. Given this specialization, our clients have access to professionals who are focused exclusively on the client company’s specific industry, have a broad network of relationships with key influencers, and provide communications counsel based on in-depth industry knowledge and expertise. Our comprehensive suite of integrated communications services includes:

  • Corporate communications
  • Financial communications
  • Public affairs
  • Creative engagement
  • Strategy consulting & research

Environmental Solutions

Managing and resolving environmental challenges and financial exposure through strategic consulting, communications or litigation support are of vital importance to both public and private entities. SDI offers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at helping organizations deal with a specific environmental issue or programmatic challenges. The services focus on the resolution of complex contamination, toxic tort, products liability and insurance disputes.

Operating on a global scale, the SDI team includes financial and accounting, cost allocation, forensic history, private investigation, data management and technical/engineering professionals. The Environmental Solutions team has broad and in-depth experience serving clients in both the consulting and expert contexts and have provided expert and witness testimony. Our specialists provide clients with services in the areas of alternative dispute resolution (arbitration & mediation), cleanup cost and damages allocation, financial and cost accounting, forensic historical research, private investigations and environmental claims analysis. Core services delivered to clients by the Environmental Solutions Group include:

  • Alternative dispute resolution (arbitration & mediation)
  • Contribution and divisibility analysis
  • Data management
  • Environmental cost allocation
  • National involvement studies
  • Environmental cost and damages claims development and/or analysis
  • Forensic historical research and retrospective analysis
  • Liability estimations
  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) investigations
  • Private investigations
  • Remediation trust, PRP group accounting

In addition to their academic and professional credentials, our team possesses specialized project expertise in areas such as petroleum, chemicals, urban waterway (sediment), landfill, mining and smelting and government operations.

Strategic Communications Services

How organizations interact with the natural environment, and how they communicate this, is a critical pillar of their reputation with key stakeholders, from customers to policymakers. The environmental services team within the Strategic Communications practice consists of sector experts who have represented a broad range of organizations and companies, from start-ups to multinationals.

Our experts help clients develop proactive environmental (and more broad corporate social responsibility and sustainability) programs that enhance reputation, as well as advice on handling environmental issues and crises. Our clients have access to professionals who are focused exclusively on their company’s specific industry, have a broad network of relationships with key influencers, and provide communications counsel based on in-depth industry knowledge and expertise. Our comprehensive suite of integrated communications services includes:

  • Corporate communications
  • Financial communications
  • Public affairs
  • Creative engagement
  • Strategy consulting & research