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On the horizon: FIDIC’s new Green Book
Last year, we commented on the new agreements that FIDIC published at the end of 2019.
Accessing Chinese solutions for mining, energy and resource infrastructure clients
Chinese outbound investment was on the decline before COVID-19 as Chinese regulators and Chinese lenders were forcing sponsors to focus much more on the quality of their projects.
UK Supreme Court clarifies issues on parent company liability in Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc
This judgment from the UK Supreme Court provides clarification on the English courts’ treatment of jurisdictional challenges in the context of a claim brought against a UK domiciled parent company and its foreign domiciled subsidiary for alleged torts overseas.
Joint ventures in context: Expert interviews - mining
Raj Karia and Nick Adams, Partners
Enka v Chubb
The Supreme Court has brought welcome clarity to the English law approach to determining the law governing an arbitration agreement in its judgment in Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi A.S. (Respondent) v OOO Insurance Company Chubb (Appellant)  UKSC 38
The competence-competence principle under scrutiny in Canada
Welcome to issue 15 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International Arbitration Report. In this issue we continue our industry series to focus on the mining and metals sector.
Disruptive technology in the mining industry
While new technologies offer many new opportunities within the mining industry, the corresponding risks and potential disputes are not far off. In this article, we focus on these opportunities and risks as well as disputes that might arise from changes in the mining industry and emerging avenues for avoiding and resolving such disputes.
Foreign investment in Papua New Guinea
In this article we explore the positive developments we are seeing in Papua New Guinea as they move towards allowing further foreign investment.
The new Equator Principles: The implications for Canadian mining
The past decade has seen a significant rise in the prominence of environmental and social issues relating to project development.
Global: Sustainability in mining and materials: Antitrust authorities step up
Mining and materials activities can have substantial environmental impacts, from the point of extraction to processing, transportation, manufacturing and ultimate disposal or recycling.
Australia: Protecting our unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage
Each state and territory in Australia has laws that seek to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) cultural heritage from unlawful harm.
Northern Territory Treaty Discussion Paper released
The Northern Territory (NT) Treaty Commission (the Commission), headed up by Commissioner Mick Dodson AM, released its Discussion Paper on 30 June 2020, as part of the second stage of its consultation program.
Deep sea mining: Is it sustainable/green enough?
We are close to seeing commercial deep sea mining become reality.
Indonesia amends the Mining Law
On 12 May 2020, the parliament passed a law amending (2020 Mining Law Amendment) the 2009 Mining Law (Law No.4 of 2009 on Mining Mineral and Coal).
Norton Rose Fulbright advises Emerald Resources on project financing for first ever large-scale gold project in Cambodia
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to have advised Emerald Resources NL, a Perth-based gold explorer and developer, on the private equity-funded US$60 million Okvau Project Debt Facility provided by Sprott Private Resource Lending (Sprott).
Global: Coronavirus outbreak: The legal implications
A comprehensive look at the coronavirus outbreak, its impact on the global supply chain and key industries, as well as practical next steps for businesses.
UK Supreme Court ruling on parent company liability for overseas subsidiaries
An important decision from 2019 and one that will be of keen interest to UK companies with international operations is the UK Supreme Court judgment in Vedanta Resources Plc and Konkola Copper Mines Plc v Lungowe and Others  UKSC 20.
Staying faithful: English Court’s termination of North Sea operatorship makes waves
Last week, the English High Court handed down a rare judgment interpreting the terms of one of the industry’s most familiar contracts: the joint operating agreement (JOA).