GTDT Practice Guides provide topical analysis of key trends, opportunities, challenges and risks representing significant regional interest or concern across a range of industries and work areas. Updated annually, the Practice Guides present accessible insight into those issues transcending geographical borders and impacting strategic decision making at an international level.
"This chapter will refer to the relevance that streaming agreements have gained over the past few years as a financing alternative for mining projects regardless of their stage of development (greenfield projects, projects in current operation, future expansions and even for business rescue), as opposed to traditional funding mechanisms such as equity and debt financing..."
Jorge Alberto Ledesma García and Jorge Ruiz
"Legacy liability (also known as successor liability) in M&A transactions is of key importance as it may significantly impact the value of the acquired target and the overall viability and success of the intended business..."
Carlos Vilhena and Drummond C Trindade
Pinheiro Neto Advogados (Brasília)
"This chapter aims to address some key agreements in the mining industry, focusing on how they can affect mining ventures at an international level, as well as what the current related trends, opportunities, challenges and risks are within the industry that are of concern..."
Florencia Heredia and Juan Martín Allende
Allende & Brea
"This chapter on battery minerals focuses on lithium. It will cover the lithium industry, and also address battery production and the challenges ahead. Initiatives such as the Global Battery Alliance (GBA), and others of the sort, will play a role..."
"This chapter is intended as an overview of how the notion of social licence was born (as explained by Mr James Cooney in his article, ‘Reflections on the 20th anniversary of the term “social licence”’),2 and how and why, in countries with certain constitutional traditions, it has played a role that can be found contradictory to the rule of law, as the notion of social licence has eroded some capital constitutional principles..."
Cesar Zumarraga and Juan Fernando Larrea
"This chapter will cover the following:
property of non-renewable natural resources, including multiple conceptions and different approaches;
constitutional provisions regarding non-renewable natural resources;
regulations and granting of mining rights;
challenges of the mining industry in Ecuador; and
exploration activity by foreign entities in Ecuador..."
Andrei Liakhov and Mykola Lytvynenko
"This chapter examines various processes a mining company must follow when it (i) discovers that a project it is running or investing into (or both) is likely to be ‘sanctioned’, or (ii) is looking to enter a new jurisdiction with an abundance of natural resources but an unstable domestic situation (tribal wars, United Nations personnel killed, half of the economy unlawfully expropriated, etc) or is in a difficult international situation (brutal ruling regime, human rights abuses, war with neighbours, conflict with the Trump administration, etc)..."
"The growing influence of the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) in mining resource disclosure, the membership by most of the critical mining and finance countries around the world and the clear movement to common disclosure requirements by regulators will only continue to grow..."