Iain Duncan

Simmons & Simmons

Iain is Head of the Mining team in London as well as the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure team in London. He has extensive experience of advising on projects/transactions around the world in the mining and infrastructure sectors.

In these sectors, he has acted upon a wide range of projects and transactions, as well as having advised on partnering arrangements (including contractual and corporate joint ventures), share/asset acquisitions and finance (including royalty, pre-pay and streaming financings), offtake arrangements and on development/investment agreements with host governments.

Iain is the relationship partner for key mining clients such as Anglo-American Plc, De Beers, Resource Capital Funds, Africa Finance Corporation, Orion Mine Finance, Gemfields, Mondo Minerals and Sumatra Copper & Gold.

Iain is “very focused, experienced and practical… with a very collaborative approach” (Chambers & Partners 2020).

His work experience includes advising Orion Mine Finance and Fusion Capital on the sale of Lynx Resources, the owner of the SASA zinc, lead and silver mine in the Republic of Macedonia, for US$402.5m to Central Asia Metals (CAML) by way of reverse takeover. This deal won mid cap deal of the year at the Mines & Money Awards.