Area of focus

Mining and Resources: Mining

Mining companies face a range of challenges. Health, safety, and environmental issues. Complex regulatory due diligence. Cybersecurity risks. Weakened commodity prices. At Hogan Lovells, we work with mining clients in all aspects of the industry. Our global footprint allows us to advise in key jurisdictions for mining...

Representative experience

Ranked Band 1 for Energy: Mining & Metals by Chambers USA 2015.

Advised Royal Gold, Inc. on multiple precious metal streaming transactions, with a 2015 aggregate value exceeding US$1.4bn.

Represented Goldman Sachs as advisor to BHP Billiton on their £75bn merger with Rio Tinto Zinc.

Represented the underwriters on a proposed IPO, Hong Kong listing, and Rule 144A placement of shares of a Chinese molybdenum and copper mining company.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Publication of the draft broad-based socio-economic empowerment charter for the mining and minerals industry, 2018

The publication of the Draft Broad-based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (Draft Mining Charter 2018) on Friday, 15 June 2018 came in the wake...

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Removing the court's power to decide for the minister of mineral resources

Public officials' decisions aren't always flawless when applying the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No 28 of 2002 (MPRDA), and there are often situations where the...

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A constitutional endorsement for direct democracy in customary law

In the Royal Bafokeng Nation "a king is a king by virtue of the people" (Kgosi ke Kgosi ka Morafe). This was endorsed by the South African High Court in a decision extending the principle...

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Power solutions for mines in Sub-Saharan Africa – captive power plants, diesel generators, and cross-border power trading

One of the key factors affecting the operation of mines in Sub-Saharan Africa is the availability of a reliable, uninterrupted supply of power. However, Sub-Saharan Africa has a severe...

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Uncertainty remains for western Australian mining titles

The majority of the High Court of Australia in Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd v Wilson & Ors [2017] HCA 30 (Forrest) held that the failure of an applicant to lodge a mineralisation...

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Carbon tax in South Africa

The carbon tax aims to encourage companies to change their future behaviour by taking steps now to gradually change their fuel inputs, production techniques and processes by encouraging...

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