News 19 Dec. 2019
Curtis Wins in London for Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
News 18 Apr. 2016
Curtis gains recognition in new Africa publication
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
News 26 Jun. 2020
Curtis wins Arbitration Team of the Year 2020 at Italy’s prestigious Legal Community Awards
Client Alert 16 Jun. 2020
Germany Insight: German Government Approves Comprehensive EUR 130 Billion Stimulus Package to Reverse Economic Damage from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
Article 02 Jul. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida and associate Irene Cuellar publish article on mediation in the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s legal magazine, "Opiniones técnicas sobre temas de relevancia nacional"
Event 24 Jun. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila Speaks on ISDS at ASIL 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
News 24 Jun. 2020
Curtis defeats second treaty claim brought against Kuwait
Event 31 Jan. 2020
Partner Antonia Birt Speaks at 5th Annual GAR Live Abu Dhabi
Client Alert 06 Jul. 2020
U.S. Insight: U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Adding “.com” To A Generic Word Can Make The Combination Eligible For Trademark Protection
Event 09 Jun. 2020
International Associate Luis Carlos Ramírez Martínez speaks on ProColombia webinar about the Effects of COVID-19 on International Trade
Publications 09 Jun. 2020
Luis Carlos Ramírez Martínez publishes "COVID-19 terminaría impulsando el comercio internacional" in asuntos:legales
Those operating in the mining sector face a heavily regulated environment at the mercy of geopolitics and constant economic, environmental, legal and operational challenges. Curtis advises clients at all stages of natural resource exploitation, from organizing tenders, drafting and negotiation of production sharing agreements, mineral licenses and concessions, to infrastructure procurement and development, as well as project finance, marketing and distribution.
Curtis mining attorneys offer comprehensive advice on the development of mining infrastructure, including all aspects of the building, operation, transfer and leasing of mining infrastructure. We also advise clients on commercial and contract aspects, including joint ventures and other contractual arrangements, environmental and other regulatory concerns, and the sale and purchase of significant mining assets. Representative industries include mining, manufacturing and trading in copper, zinc, lead, coke and many other metals and metal-related products.
Governments seeking counsel on the design and implementation of laws, regulations and regulatory entities governing the mining and natural resource sectors often rely on Curtis’ depth of industry knowledge to develop instruments that protect their interests while remaining commercially viable.
For over 35 years, Curtis’ minerals and natural resource attorneys have developed insight into the particular requirements of governments and state-owned entities involved in the mining, metal and energy industries.
Our advisory services in the mining and natural resource sectors include strategic financial and commercial advice, risk analysis, tender design and implementation, analysis, preparation and negotiation of contracts, licenses, concessions and ancillary agreements.
Curtis has had considerable success in recent years defending states facing challenges from investors and joint venture partners in the Middle East, Africa and Asia in the mining and minerals industry.
Gold Mining Victory in Ghana
Curtis won a sweeping victory in 2015 for the Government of the Republic of Ghana in a commercial arbitration relating to the termination of a gold mining concession in Ghana. The initial claim was US$200 million and a subsequent claim for breach of contract, both of which were dismissed by the tribunal, which upheld our client’s counterclaim and ordered the applicants to pay costs and legal fees of over US$3 million.
News 22 Mar. 2019
Curtis secures decisive win for Republic of Indonesia in ICSID annulment proceedings
News 21 Aug. 2015
Ghana, Counseled by Curtis, Wins Arbitration Case Against Two Foreign-Owned Mining Companies
"Considerable in-house expertise in petroleum, mining and related industries."
Legal 500 Latin America 2015
'...considerable expertise in tax and mining disputes. Clients consider them "high quality and very efficient."'
Chambers Global Oman - Dispute Resolution 2019