Mining and Natural Resources

Crestle Zanders advises across the full range of matters and transactions in the mining and natural resources investment cycle: from licensing and concession, project development, project finance, project structuring, through to infrastructure construction, property rights, land tenure, and land use and access matters.

Our corporate and commercial, regulatory and finance practices play a major role in our services to the mining, metals and other natural resources industries which are a core a focus of our Africa Practice.

Through our innovative ways of assembling resources from specialist law firms in Africa and outside of Africa, we are able to provide representation to international mining and resource companies that either operate or are seeking entry into various countries in the region. Apart from Nigeria, our lawyers have advised on mining licensing and transactions in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

In Nigeria we continue to provide advisory support in relation to mining laws and licensing, project structuring, project planning and project finance. Our services have also covered the corporate and regulatory requirements and permits for market entry, as well as land tenure, property rights and compensatory regimes for land use and access that are connected with undertaking mining projects.