Subsoil Resource Management





Our team advises on transactions and issues related to the exploration and production of mineral resources and the registration of rights to mineral deposits.

Our lawyers come with hands-on experience in relationship management, precious metal and gem exploration, production, and purchase transactions in various African countries (Tanzania, Sierra Leone, the Republic of the Congo).

Legal due diligence of the subsoil use rights owned by Intergeo MMC Ltd, the consolidate of Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim group mining assets, in relation to the Kingash platinum-copper-nickel deposit and the Ak-Sug copper-porphyry deposit (the Krasnoyarsk region), prior to a planned IPO at Toronto Stock Exchange.
Consolidation of gold mining companies assets and supporting its sale to one of the leading gold producers in Russia and Kazakhstan. The scope included assisting with the buyer's due diligence, negotiating acquisition terms, including English and Kazakh law based share sale and purchase agreements, loan note agreements, shareholder agreement and investment agreement terms.
Advising a Russian company on the registration of rights to a common minerals deposit in the Moscow region.
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Legal due diligence, acquisition, sale, creation of joint ventures, day-to-day operations support, asset protection on behalf of a company holding licenses for exploration, production, and purchase of precious metals and gems in various African countries (Tanzania, Sierra Leone, the Republic of the Congo).
Legal due diligence of a Russian company holding licenses for subsoil exploration, including prospecting and valuation of mineral deposits, exploration and assessment of subsoil areas for the construction and operation of underground structures not related to mining.
Advising Indian state oil&gas company on a sale of a subsidiary in Russia owning several producing oil fields in Russia. Handling tender, preparing standard documentation under Cypriot law, advising on sanction related matters etc.
Advising the owners of one of the largest Russian coal producers on the IPO and exit following IPO. Assistance with setting up a family office and investments in renewable energy projects (M&A acquisitions of solar parks in EU, other sustainable investments).
Advising the owners of the regional Russian oil&gas company in Krasnodar region on sale of company.
Full legal support for the construction of three offshore jack-up drilling rigs worth $650m+ in Singapore. This included negotiating amendments and extensions to construction contracts, technical supervision contracts, financing agreements, and participating in bidding for bareboat charter and drilling contracts tendered by drilling and oil companies, including Shell and ADES.
Legal due diligence of land rights of the project operator company in connection with the planned project financing for the construction of an oil product pipeline from Afipsky Refinery to the marine terminal in Tsemesskaya Bay, Krasnodar.
Advising a Russian company on registration of rights to a deposit of common minerals in the Moscow region.