Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

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EU Agreement on Trade Rules for Conflict Minerals

The European Union (EU) institutions have reached broad agreement on trade rules for so-called "conflict minerals". While the technical details still need to be established, we summarize the expected new EU rules below....more

6/30/2016 - Conflict Mineral Rules Due Diligence EU Exclusions Exporters Importers Manufacturers Metals OECD Sellers

Key Milestone towards the Standardisation of Mineral Reserve and Resource Reporting

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") has proposed to modernise its rules for mineral property disclosure and more closely align them with international regulatory standards and practices. The SEC has...more

6/28/2016 - Conflict Mineral Rules CRIRSCO Disclosure Requirements Mineral Exploration Minerals Mining Regulation S-K Resource Extraction SEC Securities Exchange Act

Draft Mining Charter would restructure BBBEE transactions in the South African mining industry

On 15 April 2016, the Department of Mineral Resources ("DMR") published the draft Reviewed Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2016 ("Draft Mining Charter") for...more

5/7/2016 - Investment Funds Minerals Mining South Africa

Losing Strength: US Steel Industry Analysis

The United States steel industry faces severe headwinds as steel prices continue to fall. Even as recently imposed protectionist measures on certain imported steel products take effect, tariffs alone may be insufficient in...more

4/19/2016 - Competition Distressed Debt Exports Global Market Imports Manufacturers Tariffs US Steel

Mining in Africa – getting in sync with the cycle

With one third of the world’s mineral reserves and two thirds of the world’s diamond production, Africa should have basked in the era of roaring commodity prices and booming optimism. Over the last decade, Africa’s average...more

1/28/2016 - Africa Commodities Foreign Investment Infrastructure Minerals Mining Regulatory Reform Transfer Pricing

Mining in Iran: Post-deal Opportunities

US$20 billion worth of investment opportunities in Iran's mining sector has piqued the interest of international mining companies. Opportunities were presented by Iran's Minister of Industry and Mines at an investment...more

10/5/2015 - Foreign Investment IMIDRO Investment Opportunities Iran Iran Sanctions Metals Mining Nuclear Power

Mining & Metals: Weathering the storm no more: Mining companies, including the sector's giants, need to act decisively and swiftly...

Will sustained stress unmake the mining & metals markets? A year ago, the first wave of distress in the mining & metals sector provided the industry’s major and mid-size players with something to think and talk about. It...more

9/29/2015 - Commodities Distressed Assets Metals Mining

Boom, borrow, build, bust–and bounce? The fortunes of the mining and metals markets may have shifted up and down in recent years,...

Amid ongoing realignment in the mining and metals markets, industry participants have already begun seeing and seizing extraordinary opportunities—including those created by companies reacting to the boom-bust cycle. In...more

7/8/2015 - Bonds Business Opportunities China Coal Industry Commodities Debt Securities Equity Markets Foreign Investment Global Marketplace International Trade Investment Funds Metals Mining

Deal or no deal?

Energy and resources companies that have been steering clear of the complexities of three distinct but overlapping Iran sanctions regimes would have been encouraged by an interim deal between Iran and international community...more

5/29/2015 - Commodities Energy Sector EU Exports Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Mining Nuclear Power UN Security Council

China poised to acquire distressed assets

As distress in the mining industry deepens, better quality assets are being pushed onto the market. Unlike many other assets on the divestment chopping block over the past 24 months, these assets are priced to sell. And...more

3/17/2015 - Acquisitions China Distressed Assets Foreign Investment Mining State-Owned Enterprises

Global Mining and Metals Industry Group: Kazakhstan push for reform

Kazakhstan’s new legal and regulatory changes are part of a push for progress and are a step in the right direction in creating a simpler, more transparent and attractive environment for international investment in the mining...more

2/28/2015 - Foreign Investment Kazakhstan Metals Mining Mining Contracts Regulatory Reform

The Glencore giant, the law’s Lilliputians, and the mining and metals markets: Glencore-Rio Tinto II: Can it negotiate the merger...

James Killick, John Tivey, Rebecca Campbell, Jan Jeram and Anthony Elghossain of global law firm White & Case examine the process and the issues that may arise should such a deal come to fruition. The market’s been...more

12/29/2014 - Market Participants Metals Mining Popular UK

Mining & Metals: Opportunity & Risk— From bust to boom? Positioning for the future

With an ongoing malaise in the mining and metals markets, industry participants have continued to anticipate, identify and respond to risks differently. Some participants have elected to retreat from emerging economies,...more

12/24/2014 - Metals Mining Rare Earth Metals

Patchwork options

More difficult project funding environment brings innovative financiers to the fore - A combination of factors since the global financial crisis has made it increasingly difficult for companies other than the majors to...more

12/3/2014 - EU Project Finance

Mining & Metals: Opportunity & Risk — Weathering the bottom of the cycle

Weathering the bottom of the cycle - Even the global resources giants have been forced to look inwardly and restructure more than just their business strategies in order to cope with the pressures of the prolonged...more

10/1/2014 - Metals Minerals Mining Natural Resources

Finding Your Fix: Removing the price fix for gold and silver may cause a rethink on the reliance on spot prices in contracts

Removing the price fix for gold and silver may cause a rethink on the reliance on spot prices in contracts - First published in Mining Journal, August 2014 The fix is finished. Amid ongoing technological and...more

9/2/2014 - London Metal Exchange Metals Mining UK

On the cusp of a boom

Africa has long been viewed as a continent of untapped potential. Now favorable demographic and economic trends are attracting an influx of foreign investment, pointing toward a new era in its development, say Jason Kerr and...more

2/26/2014 - Africa Economic Development

There May Be Trouble Ahead: Legal Challenges on Home Turf Threaten U.S. Ex-Im Bank Funding for Foreign Mining Projects

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is facing a new wave of legal challenges related to the financing of natural resource projects outside of the US, and which threaten to de-rail one of Western...more

2/25/2014 - Australia Environmental Assessments Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Environmental Policies Mining NEPA

EP III: an open pit for finance? The impact of the Equator Principles on the industry’s environmental and social performance

The Equator Principles (EP) is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk. EP applies globally to all industry sectors and covers...more

8/12/2013 - Project Finance Risk Management Sustainable Business Practices

What next for Guinea’s regulation? Tracking the evolution of the Guinean mining code against the ups and downs of the global...

On April 9, 2013, the Republic of Guinea enacted amendments to its 2011 mining code, with the aim of reinforcing the message to international investors that Guinea is open for business. In a press statement, the Guinean...more

7/23/2013 - Economic Development Minerals Mining Natural Resources New Legislation Resource Extraction

Everything Old is New Again – Financing trends in the mining industry making a comeback

Until last year, mining companies had little trouble raising funds. But, as the boom in the price of commodities has peaked and passed, the markets remain volatile for miners. Profits have plummeted by up to 49%1 for the top...more

7/22/2013 - Commodities Investors IPO Mining Private Equity Profits

Glencore’s Long March to Take Over Xstrata

At long last, Glencore has overcome the final regulatory hurdle and secured the approval of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire the 66 percent of Xstrata that it does not already own. But not before agreeing to...more

4/29/2013 - China MOFCOM

Guinea Publishes Its Mining Contracts

The Republic of Guinea is home to substantial reserves of mineral resources, notably in bauxite and iron ore, and is widely considered in the mining and metals sector as a key jurisdiction to watch for significant growth in...more

2/22/2013 - Minerals Mining Mining Contracts

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