Rely on our market-leading, top tier mining practice which covers the full range of work from transactions to regulatory issues, such as the obtainment, purchase and sale of mining titles and concessions. We advise leading multinational players in the sector and also act for a host of junior exploration companies. We have extensive experience rendering advice to clients throughout all the development stages of mining and metals projects across Colombia. Our team has assisted with the financing and development of a variety of projects and has become a key advisor for various gold, copper and coal companies.
Our strength lies in delivering a comprehensive service to our clients that blends our substantial knowledge of the legal issues and our insight on business issues pertinent to the sector, including contract negotiation, project development and matters ancillary to ongoing operations. We also offer a vast knowledge of mining-focused M&A and financing transactions.
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- Ashmont Resources: Advising this Canadian company in their acquisition of several mining interests in Colombia. Ashmont acquired in the past years several options over titles located in Colombia. Our firm advised the company in the drafting of the documents for the closing of the transaction, and performed due diligence on the properties.
- Calvista Gold Corporation: Advising in the acquisition of their California Project. Our firm was also actively involved in the process of listing Calvista at the TSXV, which included the issuance of local opinions for the National Instrument NI 43-101, and the issuance of title opinions directed at financial agents and Canadian law firms. The Firm has also acted as counsel for Calvista in their incorporation of a wholly owned subsidiary in Colombia, and has advised the company in tax matters, labor matters and corporate matters in general.
- CB Gold Inc.: Advising in their acquisition of several mining assets located in the Department of Norte de Santander in the northeast of Colombia.
- Medoro Resources: Advising in their purchase of the outstanding shares of Colombia Goldfields Ltd. Our Firm performed due diligence on behalf of Medoro and advised in the structuring of the transaction as local counsel.
- Monnet Global Ltd.: Acting as local counsel to this Indian-based company and subsidiary of Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd, involved in the exploitation and distribution of coal. The Firm advised the company in a due diligence on mining titles, acquisitions and other corporate advise in various negotiations.
- Norvista Resources Corp.: Advising this Canadian investment bank, in their acquisition of a mining project, located in Santander. Our firm was actively involved in the negotiation and execution of and MOU with local miners.
- Rio Tinto: Acting as permanent counsel in all of its operations in Colombia. This included the incorporation of a local branch in Colombia, the application for over two hundred mining titles before the relevant mining authority and their representation in all government procedures before the mining authority. The Firm also provided counsel in the execution of option agreements to acquire mining titles and the structuring of agreements over Rio Tinto's mining assets in Colombia.
- Solvista Gold Corporation: Advising in the acquisition of their Caramanta and Guadalupe projects, which included early-stage concession agreements and applications. The Firm was actively involved in the drafting of the agreements that led to the purchase, as well as in the issuance of legal opinions and in supporting Solvista in their relations with the local Government of Antioquia where the properties are located.
- Xtrata: Advising in several transactions with Glencore.
- Emerald Energy: Counseling in the transfer of three exploration and exploitation contracts to Ecopetrol and the negotiation of the Joint Operation Agreement for each of the transferred assets.
October 19, 2016
For a couple of years now many observers of the mining sector have viewed consolidation as an inevitable and necessary component of the recovery from difficult market conditions that began in 2012. However, despite that fact that market conditions have recently improved, the recovery has not been led by a wave of consolidation as anticipated. Yet the consolidation thesis still holds, even if the timing seems to have been a bit delayed, as supported by recent M&A trends. Read more