Location: Expertise / Energy & Mining
Energy & Mining

We represent domestic and foreign energy and mining owners, developers, investors, survey parties, tenants, leasers and financing parties providing various legal services regarding investment, development and construction, financing, acquisition and listing, etc. of energy and mining projects.

 

We are at the core of the energy and mining industries. We participated extensive mining projects around the globe covering North America, Australia, South America, Africa, Middle Asia, especially the countries and regions along the "One Belt One Road", involving oil, natural gas, coal bed gas, coal, potassic salt, iron, copper, gold, nickel, aluminum, lead and zinc, magnesium, rare earth, tungsten and other major nonferrous metals. Meanwhile, we provide legal services regarding renewable energy and power generation projects in areas covering hydropower, nuclear power, wind power, solar energy, biomass energy, etc.

We have extensive experience in major energy and mining industries and have been committed to maximizing business value and minimizing legal risks for our clients. We are specialised in dealing with various transaction types and legal issues of energy and mining industries, including but not limited to:

  • Cross-border M&A projects and green-field investment
  • EPC projects with minority equity investment
  • Project engineering and infrastructure construction
  • Project financing of energy and mining
  • Offtake of mineral commodity
  • Bulk commodity trade financing
  • Sale, underwriting and transportation of bulk commodities
  • Health, safety and other labor relations
  • Environment Protection
  • Acquisition of mining rights and negotiation of mining rights contracts
  • Negotiation of government investment agreements and preferential terms
  • Equity and debt insurance of overseas investments in energy and mining projects
  • Dispute resolutions aring from energy and mining projects

Our services mainly include:

  • designing transaction structure and tax planning for clients
  • conducting legal due diligence on target companies, mining rights and other mineral assets
  • negotiating and drafting, reviewing and modifying  transacitonal documents
  • assiting clients with various formalities, including various government approvals, licenses and registrations
  • assisting with closing and post closing matters
  • providing comprehensive legal advice to clients in the energy and mining industries
  • providing clients with corporate legal risk management and cross-border dispute resolution services

Representative deals

  • In 2019, represented A+H listed company Jiangxi Copper Company Limited regarding its acquisition of the Canadian Listed Company First Quantum Minerals Ltd. shares with a consideration exceeding USD 1.1 billion
  • In 2017, represented H share listed company Zhaojin Mining together with Fosun to acquire Eldorado Gold project at USD1.2 billion
  • In 2016, represented Jiangxi Copper together with CCB International to establish Valuestone Global Resources Fund phrase I in Cayman Islands

Awards

  • 2022, Projects & Energy Firm of the Year: China, China Law & Practice
  • 2020, Nominated in Energy Firm of the Year, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2021, Nominated in Energy & Resources Deal of the Year: The Coastal Areas - Kazakhstan Boguty Tungsten Mine's Equity and Debt Financing Project, Asian Legal Business
  • 2018, 2020,2022, Nominated in Energy & Resources Deal of the Year, Asian Legal Business
  • 2020, Nominated in Energy & Resources Deal of the Year: “Jiangxi Copper Company Limited's acquisition of the Canadian Listed Company First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Shares with a Consideration Exceeding USD 1.1 Billion”, Asian Legal Business

Rankings

  • 2019-2020, Recommended firm in Materials, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2019-2020, Recommended firm in Oil and gas, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2013-2015, 2017-2020, Recommended firm in Projects and Energy, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2016, 2021-2022, Top-tier firm in Projects and Energy, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2011-2012, Top-tier firm in Projects and Energy, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2001-2010, Top-tier firm in Projects and Energy, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2015-2017, Recommended firm in Energy and Infrastructure, IFLR1000