News 11 Oct. 2023
Curtis Team Instrumental in Shareholder Approval of a New Multilateral Treaty to Transform Pan-African Housing Finance Institution Shelter Afrique into a Development Bank
Event 23 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at the 52nd IDRI Professional Accreditation & Membership Programme
Event 18 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at FDI Moot Shenzhen
News 25 Jul. 2023
Partner Eric Gilioli Ranked in Top 10 Influential Energy & Natural Resources Lawyers in Kazakhstan in Business Today
Article 22 Aug. 2023
Fuad Zarbiyev Publishes Article in Journal of International Economic Law
Client Alert 14 Aug. 2023
The EU’s Market in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Regulation: The Highlights
Event 22 Aug. 2023
Partner Dr. Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Speak at Arbitration and ADR Commission of the ICC Mexico
Event 11 Jul. 2023
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on the Role of the ICC in Investment Disputes
News 15 Aug. 2023
Legal Reader Publishes Article on Dr. Majed Alotaibi’s Arrival as Senior Counsel in Curtis’ Riyadh Office
News 31 Jul. 2023
Curtis Welcomes Senior Saudi Advisor, Dr. Majed Alotaibi, to its Riyadh Office
News 24 Aug. 2023
Curtis Attorneys Quoted in CoinDesk on FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s Strategy Ahead of His Criminal Trial
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
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 law 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