Macleod Dixon LLP named Global Mining Law Firm of the Year

CALGARY, June 2 /CNW/ - Macleod Dixon has been named Global Mining Law Firm of the Year 2010 in the Who's Who Legal Awards. From the numerous nominations Who's Who received to identify leading law firms and individuals serving the global mining sector, Macleod Dixon has emerged on top. Through feedback from clients and private practice professionals in over 50 countries, the firm was recognized with the highest number of lawyers (9) across the highest number of countries (5) in the mining chapter of Who's Who - both of which are greater than any of the firm's competitors worldwide. "Macleod Dixon prides itself on the expertise of our leading practitioners and the depth of our practice in the mining and resource areas. We are pleased to be receiving this independent recognition on a global scale from a respected third party," commented Bill Tuer, the firm's managing partner.

Macleod Dixon has built its reputation by being at the forefront of the natural resource industry for almost 100 years drawing on expertise acquired in the heart of Canada's oil industry as a catalyst to expand its presence to other resource capitals of the world. This award is a further testament to the firm's standing as an industry leader and to its deep specialization across the entire spectrum of mining ventures, from precious and semi-precious metals, to minerals and coal. As an example, the firm's Russian practice works with the biggest foreign investors operating in Russia's gold and silver production sector and has successfully obtained ground breaking state approvals crucial for large scale investment to proceed in strategic sectors of the country's economy.

With the benefit of over 12 years of independent research, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers bases its awards on a number of factors, including the number of lawyers selected, the number of offices represented, general feedback received in the ongoing research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in a firm's favour. The UK based Who's Who Editor in Chief Callum Campbell said, "In a highly competitive field, receiving the Who's Who Legal Mining Law Firm of the Year Award is an outstanding achievement. This is the first time Macleod Dixon has won the award, and the consistently positive feedback we received reflects its exceptional individual and collective talent. We have no hesitation in declaring it the leading firm for mining expertise."

With over 250 legal professionals in six key centres around the globe, Macleod Dixon LLP is one of Canada's premier international law firms.

SOURCE Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

For further information: For further information: Amish Morjaria, Manager, Marketing Services, Macleod Dixon LLP, Telephone: (403) 267-8168, Email: amish.morjaria@macleoddixon.com

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