Mining & Natural Resources
We represent some of the world’s biggest natural resource companies, junior companies, financial institutions and other participants in the natural resource sector.
Our firm provides comprehensive legal services to companies that explore, mine, process and sell all types of metals and minerals. The depth of our business and corporate finance experience ensures we are able to effectively respond to needs of our mining clients. We provide advice on all aspects of mining projects, including project structuring, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate financing and project financing, project acquisitions, due diligence review, and permitting. We assist clients in drafting and negotiation of mineral production sharing agreements and financial or technical services agreements, as well as joint venture, supply agreements, royalty, and similar agreements. We also represent clients in a broad range of administrative and judicial proceedings.
Our firm offers a full range of legal services for clients in the oil and gas industry. We advise clients on petroleum service contracts with the Philippine Government, farm-in and farm-out agreements, operating contracts and similar arrangements.
Our lawyers have been in the forefront of natural resource law practice in the Philippines. We prepared the first financial and technical services agreement entered into a mining company with the Philippine Government, and have represented a consortium of international banks in the first project financing of a mine in the Philippines. Our firm played a significant role in the reversal by the Philippine Supreme Court of its earlier decision to declare unconstitutional certain provisions of the Philippine Mining Act in early 2005.