Global Mining Update - June 2018

Author:Mr Ian Coles, Tom Eldridge and Rachel Speight
Profession:Mayer Brown

Welcome to the latest edition of the Mayer Brown Global Mining Update which focuses on some of the key legal issues and developments that have been affecting the Mining sector over recent months.

Renewed Confidence for the year ahead

May 2018

Partners Ian Coles and Rachel Speight provide an update on the current mood in the mining industry, and the opportunities ahead.

The mining industry in Africa - is 2018 the year of opportunity?

13 March 2018

Partner Ian Coles looks back to the recent Mining Indaba in Cape Town to assess both some of the key lessons learned from that event, and the state of the industry going forward.

Ian has also been discussing the various issues and opportunities that currently exist in the Zimbabwean mining sector in a series of articles:

Law in Zimbabwe still needs reform to attract mining investment 13 March 2018 Zimbabwe mining sector: has positive change begun? 5 March 2018 Mining in Zimbabwe: The need for Government Intervention 4 March 2018 Financing the Zimbabwe Mining Sector: Has the Time Arrived? 3 March 2018 Mining is Being Driven Green

February 2018

Partner Rachel Speight discusses green mining, a key topic of discussion at the Mining Indaba 2018 event in February.

Update on the Mining Code of The Democratic Republic of Congo

March 2018

Partner Alban Dorin discusses recent amendments to the mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Commodity Pre-payment Agreements

March 2018

Partners Ian Coles and Rachel Speight discuss commodity pre-payment agreements, as well as other funding products in the mining sector.

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