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Mining

The mining sector is a major area of practice for us, given the strategic importance of natural resources in the African economy.  We advise a range of mining operators in relation to exploration licences, regulatory compliance, government relations, risk mitigation and environmental approvals. Our advice also covers related corporate issues, such as project finance, tax, land acquisition and litigation including on cross-border projects.  We are the only law firm with an office in the first mineral region of Senegal (Tambacounda), to assist our mining clients located there. Our Partners also take an active role in supporting law reform in this sector, with participation in the study commissioned by the World Bank that has led to recommendations to the new Mining Code in Senegal.

Recent transactions:

• Acting for Australian listed company Minemakers in the acquisition of the Gidde Bissick mining permit in Senegal
• Representing Toro Gold on the Mako Prokect joint venture in Senegal
• Advising Jindal Steel and Power on a mining joint venture in Cameroon
• Advising Sundance on the acquisition of an equity interest in Congolese mining company Iron Congo

Publications:

Mining Law in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ismaël Itoua and Dr Aboubcar Fall, ICLG 2016

Mining Law in Guinea, Ismaël Itoua and Mouhamed Kebe, ICLG 2016

Mining Law Committee News, “Comments on the draft Mining Code of Senegal”, Dr Aboubacar Fall, International Bar Association, Vol 7, No 1, October 2015
http://www.ibanet.org/LPD/SEERIL/Mining_Law/Default.aspx

Revision of the Senegal Mining Code, Dr Aboubacar Fall, GENI & KEBE 2015

Overview of Mining Law in West Africa, Mohamed Dieng and Mouhamed Kebe, ICLG, 2015

Mining Law in Mali, Hassane Kone and Mouhamed Kebe, ICLG 2015

 

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