News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Event 31 Mar. 2021
Claudia Frutos-Peterson Speaks at Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration’s India ADR Week
Article 20 Jul. 2021
Partner Emanuella Agostinelli authors article on Italian Insolvency during COVID-19 in International Corporate Rescue.
Client Alert 14 Jul. 2021
International Insight: Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership in 2021 – General EU Perspective – Alert 2 of the Series
Client Alert 26 Jul. 2021
Courts are Demanding Environmental Care
Article 19 Jul. 2021
Partner Antonio M. Prida Commemorates Curtis’ 30 Year History in Mexico in Voces Mexico Article Series
News 22 Jun. 2021
Curtis appointed as legal partner of the Commissioner for Italian participation in Expo Dubai 2021
News 26 Jul. 2021
Curtis' Private Client Group and Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Chambers High-Net-Worth Guide.
Client Alert 07 Jul. 2021
International Insight: Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership in 2021 – International and US Perspectives – Alert 1 of the Series
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: 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)
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