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
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
The Quebec government has recently announced that the Capital Mines Hydrocarbon fund (CMH Fund), the purpose of which is to acquire equity interests in mining and hydrocarbon projects in Quebec, is officially in effect. The...more
Welcome to the 2015q3 Manufacturing Outlook report in partnership with DLA Piper.
It has been an eventful summer in the world economy; while not quite four seasons in one day, we’ve seen the future of the eurozone on the...more
Minerals Make Life – an initiative created by the National Mining Association – has recently developed an infographic detailing the importance of the super element molybdenum. Few elements have a higher melting point than...more
On August 26, 2015, Santa Fe Gold Corporation and three affiliates filed voluntary chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The cases are docketed as case no. 15-11761, and...more
On July 20, 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted resolution 2231 endorsing the final nuclear deal agreed between the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (US),...more
Editor’s note: This article was updated on July 23, 2015, to Editor’s note: This article was updated on July 23, 2015, to reflect certain additional information in U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231.
On July 14, 2015,...more
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.
The judgment on the claim brought by Mercuria Energy Trading Pte Ltd and Mercuria Energy Group Ltd (Mercuria) against Citibank NA and Citigroup Capital Markets Ltd (Citi), has now been published by the English Commercial...more
EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan: On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)...more
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
On February 11, 2015, the United States filed a complaint before the World Trade Organization (WTO), alleging that certain actions by the national, regional and local governments of the People’s Republic of China are in...more
The two major legal issues currently facing the metals industry are benchmark pricing and metals warehousing. We have spoken regularly at industry events and to our clients about both of these topics and a number of you have...more
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
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
On 28 November 2014, the Western Australian Government made changes to the manner by which iron ore royalties payable to the Government are calculated. These changes more clearly prescribe the scope of permissible deductions...more
As previously advised, on January 20, 2014, Iran and the group of nations known as the P5+1 (United States, U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) implemented a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) whereby Iran agreed to accept...more
UK Court Authorizes LME to Proceed With Reform of Physical Warehouse Network -
The UK Court of Appeals held that the London Metal Exchange may proceed with a previously announced plan aimed at shortening the amount of...more
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
In This Issue:
..Investors in Africa Benefit from Regional Trading Blocs
..Understanding the COMESA Merger Control Regime
..Protecting Your UK Business Against Departing...more
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
After the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) was signed last November by Iran and the P5+1 nations, many U.S. companies asked whether they could reestablish business relationships with Iran. That was a fair question, but...more
Discussion and Analysis -
Often, overwhelming public opinion is absolutely correct. This week’s news has been dominated by the NBA’s banning of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling over the outrageous and inexcusable...more
Following on the coattails of the Youngstown, Ohio, manufacturing hub, President Obama announced three more public-private manufacturing institutes – in North Carolina, Chicago and Detroit – to focus on advancing...more
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