'Iain Duncan is a Partner based in the London office of international law firm Simmons & Simmons LLP. He has extensive experience of advising on transactions around the world in the mining sector. He advises on M&A, project development (including joint venture and offtake) arrangements and various forms of financings in the mining sector. Iain regularly speaks at or chairs major mining conferences such as Beijing Mines & Money 2011 and has written for publications such as the Mining Journal. He also sits on the Council of MinSouth (the London based Society for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Metals).