A miner’s guide to novel claims

Litigation is increasingly being used to pursue climate outcomes. In this article, we shed light on trends we're seeing unfold in the novel claims space, and what you need to consider in mitigating risks for your business. Read more

COP26: What can we expect for the mining sector?

The UN Climate Change Conference is expected to accelerate ambitious net zero commitments and emissions reduction targets. This article sets out the key issues mining companies should consider in the lead up to the conference. Read more

A methodology for the calculation of native title compensation

 On 13 March 2019, the High Court handed down its first decision on native title compensation in ‘Timber Creek’ [2019] HCA 7 (Timber Creek). The High Court’s decision is a measured reflection of the need for Australian law to evolve in a manner that acknowledges, recognises and accommodates the diversity and individuality of native title … Read more

Argentina seeks to double investment in mining sector

The Argentina government is working on a bill to establish a federal mining agreement to harmonise all existing legislation across the different provinces and with the federal government. After a year of intensive negotiations with the different provinces, the Argentine government is finalising details of a plan to relaunch mining nationwide. The government expects to … Read more

Infrastructure charges reform: An update on changes and commencement

The provisions of the Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Qld) (Amendment Act) which amended the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld) (SPA) and the South-East Queensland (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 (SEQ Water Act) commenced on 4 July 2014 implementing amendments to the infrastructure charging provisions in the SPA and … Read more

English High Court judgment in ongoing Zambian dispute

On 15 July 2014, the High Court in London handed down a further judgment in the ongoing dispute between Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and U&M Mining Zambia Ltd (U&M). KCM owns a number of mines on the Zambian copper belt.  It is a Zambian company majority owned by Vendanta Resources Plc, which is listed on … Read more