The Firm has a long history of involvement in Mining Law and is recognized as a leading legal practice in the various natural resources rich countries covered by its network of international offices. We are consistently ranked by several legal publications as one of the top tier practices for Mining and Minerals work. We have acted for several of the largest international mining companies and have built up a successful portfolio of high profile transactions and projects. Our experience covers all legal and transactional aspects through all stages of exploration, development, production, marketing and transportation of virtually all types of base and precious metals, including diamonds, iron, ore, gold and copper. We have also advised Governments in Africa and Asia in developing mining legislation and model contracts.


Our lawyers monitor industry developments and regulatory changes on an ongoing basis, and participate in industry associations, conferences and seminars to ensure that our Mining Law and practice knowledge is continually updated. We are also regular contributors to industry publications and have written extensively on the legal and regulatory framework for mining activities in several jurisdictions.

Our Experience
  • Negotiating exploration and mining joint venture and associations
  • Acquisition of exploration and prospecting licenses
  • Permits, approvals and regulatory compliance
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Resettlement of affected populations
  • Expropriation
  • Environmental compliance
  • Mine closures, decommissioning and reclamation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Stock exchange listings
  • Dispute resolution
  • Joint Venture and Association Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements
  • Option and Farm-in Agreements
  • Royalty Arrangements
  • Offtake Agreements
  • Stakeholder Agreements
  • Mine Operating Agreements
  • Remediation Agreements
Read Articles
A New Dawn
Tânia Cascais and Susana Pinto Coelho in ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AFRICA MAGAZINE
A new mining code for Timor-Leste
Ricardo Alves Silva and Ricardo da Mota Veiga in MINING JOURNAL
Angola tax changes out of sync with country’s mining code
Ana Pinelas Pinto and Ricardo da Mota Veiga in MINING JOURNAL
Timor-Leste's New Draft Mining Code