THE question of who owns the mines and minerals beneath land and the potential for developers being held to ransom over the exercise of such rights is becoming an increasingly important issue for a range of players in the property sector, according to a leading law firm.
Our diverse experience within the mining and natural resource sector provides clients with confidence that we understand the key issues affecting their businesses.
We advise several of the UK’s largest mining services business in relation to their core activities, as well as in connection with their ancillary trading and development matters.
We provide support to businesses operating in the coal sector as well as in minerals mining and quarrying actitivies.
In addition to UK-based clients, we have advised several international mining operators in connection with a variety of funding and M&A matters, including IPO and subsequent fundraisings.
Our experienced team provides support to clients in connection with their routine activities as well as in response to unplanned incidents, such as health and safety, environmental or employment matters, and our specialist experience of the sector means that we understand the issues as they arise.
Examples of our experience include:
- advising potash mine operators in connection with a range of funding, construction and HR matters;
- advising funders regarding £120m facilities in connection with the acquisition of a coal mining operation and associated remediation activities;
- provision of coal extraction agreements and options and working rights agreements to a number of mining clients;
- representing a number of mining clients in disputes in connection with open-cast coal mining projects, in Scotland and England;
- advising an international mining company on a pre-IPO reorganisation involving multiple jurisdictions and its subsequent AIM IPO and AIM secondary issues;
- advising the shareholders of a national mining and transport company on its sale to its management team plus other arrangements connected with the management buy-out;
- advising a mining services business in connection with O&M arrangements in connection with third party mining operations;
- advising opencast mine owners in connection with planning and environmental requirements associated with remediation, as well as subsequent property development activities;
- advising mining operators on disposal of surplus sites, and development of on site renewable energy assets.
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