In this global series, we look at recent trends in streaming, including the emergence of streams on new battery commodities, and the move by mining companies to limit the ‘upside’ that is sold to stream purchasers. We also review the steps taken by stream purchasers to move away from bank-like security to consider security substitutes such as staged milestone-related instalments of the upfront payment.
Across our offices we have leading experience in mine streaming, having advised dozens of issuers and purchasers throughout the world. Mine streams are complicated forward sale contracts, with many sector-specific provisions. It is a growth area and one that is evolving.
Why are there fewer streaming transactions in Australia than North America?
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Navigating your business through the Coronavirus outbreak
The global reaction to the initial outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan City, China in December 2019 has already had devastating effects in Queensland, particularly on the tourism industry, with the Queensland Premier recently estimating that the Cairns region alone has lost $200 million in forward bookings, and Gold Coast operators were expecting to lose $400 million.
French legislative overview
Legalization of cannabis is a recurrent topic in France, which has reached a new milestone under the pressure of the changes underway in other European countries.