Ian Coles heads Mayer Brown’s Africa and Mining practices and co-heads the Global Projects practice. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of bank and debt finance, ranging from projects and other structured finance to commodities financing and restructuring. He represents banks and other financial institutions, sponsors, and other participants in finance transactions throughout the world.
Continually recommended by the legal directories, sources praise Ian for his skill in project finance. He is “unflappable, very experienced and an exceptionally good lawyer” (Chambers: Mining 2020). He is “a stellar practitioner who receives widespread praise from peers” (Who’s Who Legal: Mining 2020). He is “highly regarded for lender-side representation in mining transactions, with peers noting his activity on high-profile project finance mandates” (Legal 500 2020). He is “highly skilled and trusted. He has a unique ability to look through a complex problem and to charter a potential course through it.” (Legal 500: Mining 2020).