Infrastructure and commodities
A mining project is different from other types of project. It is subject to influences as variable as weather conditions and commodity prices. It needs expert hands.
Our work on the financing of the Geita gold mine in Tanzania and the project financing of the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia won us awards and accolades. We continue to apply this gold standard to all our infrastructure projects, whether that be railways, bridges, hospitals, schools or mines.
- conduct extensive due diligence for you on the mining industry in any country in Africa, including the competition and regulatory framework
- make sure that the documentation you need for your mining or infrastructure project is both realistic and practical
- apply our export finance experience in West Africa to your transaction.
“Norton Rose gains significant recognition for its dedicated structured trade and commodity finance practice”. Chambers UK 2010
“The firm’s massive, dedicated team has ‘the ability to get down to key issues in a fast-moving environment’… clients praise [the lawyers] for being ‘technically excellent but also commercial; quick but always thorough.’” Chambers Global 2009
We advise on all aspects of metals and mining law, we have experience acting for both governments and the private sector on PPP/PFI issues and we also provide advice on regulatory law.
We work on infrastructure projects in the OHADA region and elsewhere in Africa and regularly advise on protection afforded by OHADA law.
We run a full dispute resolution service including international arbitrations involving Africa