The mission of the Initiative is to advance our members’ knowledge of mineral regulation worldwide through global participation of leading professionals, academics and policy makers to foster an informed understanding of legal issues related to mineral exploration and mining; and to interact with our members in the exchange of ideas and the formation and strengthening of professional relationships.

The Initiative is a membership organization and membership is open to all in the legal profession, whether working for a legal firm or in-house with a mining or service company.  WIOML was founded by lawyers with a mining focus from a number of firms across the globe including Fasken Martineau, Miranda, Norton Rose, Simmons & Simmons and Veirano.