On 16 April 2013. the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China conditionally approved the $30 billion takeover of Xstrata plc by Glencore International plc. MOFCOM's conditional approval of Glencore's purchase represents the largest merger in mining history.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 May 2013 | Practice Area: Merger Control
The article considers the push by the Chinese to encourage foreign mining companies to invest in Asia, particularly Hong Kong. It looks specifically at the impact of the HKSE's new rules for mineral companies and also discusses the ways in which Chinese companies invest in African natural resources.
Law Firm: Shearman & Sterling | Published: 04 December 2012 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Whilst the opportunities for mining, resources and infrastructure companies in Africa are immense, there are also many obstacles. This report from DLA Piper is intended to provide a high-level snapshot of the mining industry and regulatory framework in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 28 November 2012 | Practice Area: Mining
Baker & McKenzie's updated guidebook provides an overview on mining and the legal and technical protection of property rights in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. Additionally, the guide outlines the operating framework, relevant mining rights and filing procedures.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 08 October 2012 | Practice Area: Mining
The Indonesian Government has formally legislated the establishment of a team tasked with negotiating amendments to existing coal and mineral Contracts of Work. This briefing provides a history of the Mining Law, who the new amendments apply to and what CoW holders should now be thinking about.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 31 January 2012 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The global energy industry continues to bring new challenges and opportunities to all of its participants. Vinson & Elkins reports on China's presence in the global energy industry.
Law Firm: Vinson & Elkins | Published: 04 April 2011 | Practice Area: Oil
Vietnam’s large mineral reserves combined with high commodities prices worldwide, have appealed international interests and foreign investment in mining activities. Indochine Counsel discusses the changes introduced by the new mining law, which will be effective from 1 July 2011.
Law Firm: Indochine Counsel | Published: 16 March 2011 | Practice Area: Mining
Transparency International in July published its 2010 progress report on the enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. This briefing summarises its findings.
Law Firm: Norton Rose | Published: 28 September 2010 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
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