Mining and Metals

BRIGHT CASE INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM has extensive global experience advising on the development and financing of mining and metals projects in different geographic areas over the world, UK (London, Manchester, etc.), France (Paris, Marseille, Lyon, etc.), Belgium (Brussels, Liege, etc.), Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne, etc), Italy (Rome, Milan, etc), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, etc), Cyprus (Nicosia), UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc.), Sultanate Oman (Muscat, Suhar, etc.), Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria, etc.). Our understanding of the key economic drivers and risks affecting our clients' businesses and our familiarity with the financing and investment structures commonly used in the mining and metals industry enable us to add value for our clients and execute transactions quickly and efficiently.

We are able to handle all legal aspects of a mining project from inception to completion operations as:

  • Acquisition of mineral exploration and mining rights
  • Joint venture, option, earn-in and earn‑out arrangements
  • Mining disputes, litigation and arbitration
  • Tax planning
  • Off-shore structures
  • Due diligence and risk assessment
  • Project loan documentation
  • Security over mining assets and mining agreements
  • Direct agreements with sovereigns
  • Gold loans
  • Derivative and hedging arrangements
  • Environmental permitting
  • EPC and EPCM agreements
  • Management and operating agreements
  • Royalty agreements
  • Concentrate sale and processing agreements
  • Metal sale agreements

Our understanding of the sectors features, characteristics and development perspectives allows us to draw lasting strategies for establishment and operations of mining sector projects. In addition, based on our in-depth knowledge of the sector legislative frame we provide complex advice on possible environmental and commercial aspects of mining and metals projects. We can advise on the local requirements and technical regulations applicable to the particular projects and assist in connection with the participation in the tender procedures, including preparation of tender documents, assistance in negotiations and advice on the contract with the competent authorities.

Our lawyers and consultants are high level professionals recognized by the preciseness of their knowledge and experiences. They provide proactive and creative solutions to the needs of our clients in the process of structuring and negotiation of their deals in conformity with opportunities of the regulations reshaping the business environment almost every day.