Energy & Natural Resources
Legal update for energy lawyers - December 2020
We advise the mining and extractives supply chain, on both contentious and non-contentious issues and across the whole mining process, including mining risks.
Our clients include governments, mine owners and operators, engineering consultants, traders, banks and other financial institutions, insurers and reinsurers. We also advise the transportation and storage companies that move goods from mine to market.
The increasing scarcity of the world’s resources continues to force the extractive industries to work in new and challenging jurisdictions and environments. Our far reaching international energy and natural resources practice network provides an integrated and comprehensive service on a global basis enabling us to guide our clients through the issues and difficulties facing the global mining industry today, such as resource nationalism, environmental and community concerns.
Acting for a large, ASX listed energy company in a claim for indemnity for property damage and business interruption arising out of issues with a mine site in Eastern Africa.
Advising Delta Mining Consolidated (DMC) in relation to various pre-IPO refinancings and involved in a subscription of USD 120 million by London Mining into DMC.
Advising on an investment arbitration at ICSID for an Australian listed mining company against The Gambia in connection with a dispute regarding cancellation of a mining licence
Advising on the high profile, USD 20 billion Simandou South iron ore mining project. This project is one of the world’s largest untapped high quality iron ore deposits and the project includes the construction of a 700km railway and the development of a deep water port to the south of Conakry...
Advising a mining and exploration company on construction contracts, including labour and material issues, as part of the Tonkolili iron ore project. Their flagship asset is the AIM listed Tonkolili iron ore project in Sierra Leone. At Tonkolili African Minerals has a confirmed JORC magnetite...
Advising Cokal Ltd, an Australian Listed Company, on acquiring interests in coal mining licence interests in Tanzania
Advising one of the world’s largest commodities traders on the acquisition of 96 mining licenses in Brazil
Representing US Investors in a dispute concerning the Government of Ecuador’s revocation of a tar sands mining licence and Ecuador’s renunciation of its ICSID membership
Acting for the insurers of a large consulting engineering firm in relation to Federal Court of Australia proceedings which alleged that they were responsible for the collapse of underground mine workings.
Acting for a coal exporter in various arbitrations valued at USD 500 million, including USD 280 million SIAC arbitration against a power producer concerning the export of several million tones of thermal coal from Indonesia after the Indonesian Government imposed new export requirements
Advising a major Chinese coal trader on multi-million USD disputes and issues arising from sale of Indonesian coal under SCOTA contract and transportation issues.
Advising an international contractor on the design, construction and exploitation of an open-pit coal mine in Mongolia.
Advising a bank on a USD 125 million secured financing to a Kazakhstan copper mining-smelting enterprise (involving collateral including the pledge of raw materials, bank accounts and vehicles)
Advising Amwal Al Khaleej on its investment in a USD 10 billion project for the construction of an alumina mine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia