Mining is a key revenue generator for the economy and as the industry evolves, there are ongoing needs, challenges, and opportunities facing clients and regulators.
Our mining team has in-depth industry knowledge and legal expertise to advise and assist with all aspects of mining and mineral exploration. We have unrivalled local knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting the mining sector in Ghana.
From our inception, we have worked on most of the high-profile mineral exploration and mining deals in Ghana from representing Stanley Mining Group in the 1990s to advising the International Finance Corporation in connection with the financing of certain mining operations, to acting for key operators in the sector.
Our advice cuts across a broad spectrum of areas in the mining sector, including mergers & acquisitions, financing, due diligence, tax, employment, litigation, arbitration, joint ventures and regulatory advice.
Drafting and negotiating the terms of project documentation including sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, and mining services agreements.
Project finance: advising on various multimillion-dollar facilities for development of mining projects across Ghana.
Regulatory advice including local content, environmental protection, health and safety, corporate governance and anti-corruption issues.
Immigration, labour and related human resources issues.
Specialist mining law advice in respect of mining litigation.
Corporate tax advice.
Due diligence audits.
AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, Keegan Resources (Ghana) Limited / Asanko Gold Inc, Castle Peak Mining Limited, and PW Mining Ghana Limited: General legal representation.
SA Carrières NIVET, Asanko Gold Inc, Franco Nevada Corporation, and PMI Gold Corporation: Proposed acquisition of certain mineral and mining rights.
Government of Ghana: Proposed monetisation of certain gold royalties and the establishment of a special purpose vehicle to undertake a public offer of shares in Ghana and the United Kingdom, to be subsequently listed on the main market of the Ghana Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.
Future Global Resources Limited: Up to USD 95 million acquisition of a 90% interest in the Bogoso/Prestea mine held by Golden Star Resources Limited.
PMI Gold Corporation, Asanko Gold Inc., Orica Australia Pty Ltd, Vimetco NV, Adamus Resources Limited and Ghana Australian Goldfields: Providing tax advice