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Natural resources in the CEE countries are as diverse as the countries themselves. The region is rich in coal, certain types of ores such as copper and bauxites, iron ore and precious metals. Although oil and natural gas deposits are limited—these are predominantly imported—shale gas reserves have been proven in the region, and shale gas development is underway.
Partner with a team who will help you face the challenges of capital constraint and increasingly complex regulations in the business of mining this region. Wherever you are on the mining timeline, our lawyers offer you industry specific experience from mine exploration, project development and finance, to production and help you navigate the complex environmental assessment and permitting process.
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Leverage our knowledge of law—as well as our technical expertise of mining projects in the region—for the successful strategic planning of all your investments and operations in the CEE.
The OHADA laws have simplified the various vehicles available to persons doing business in West and Central Africa. The article provides a basic overview of the business structures available to investors, as well as the benefits of each structure, as contained in the revised Uniform Act relating to commercial companies and economic interest groups.
On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act ("UFSA"), the first law directly targeting Russia and its economy in response to events in Ukraine. On December 19, 2014, President Obama also executed a new Executive Order and General License 4 that, together, impose a trade embargo with Crimea except for certain agricultural and medical goods. These prohibitions align with the EU's new sanctions against Crimean investment which took effect December 20, 2014.
As the events in Ukraine and Russia continue to unfold, the reaction by the US and the EU, including imposing sanctions, will impact individuals, businesses, and entire sectors. The recent events in Ukraine lead clients in every corner of the globe to seek our strategic guidance as the situation develops.
Dentons has advised international energy group Sev.en Energy on its strategic acquisition of US-based metallurgical coal producer Blackhawk Mining, LLC. C. The transaction comes on the heels of Sev.en Energy’s acquisition of a 17% ownership interest in Corsa Coal in May 2020, further reinforcing its access to the metallurgical coal mining industry in the US market.
Dentons has advised Sev.en Energy, a major player on the Czech energy market, on strategic acquisition of a 17.1% share in Corsa Coal Corp., a US-based metallurgical coal producer with mines in Pennsylvania and Maryland, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Global law firm Dentons, Colombia’s Cárdenas & Cárdenas, and Mexico’s López Velarde, today announced that the partners of each firm have approved the combination of the three firms, bringing the world’s largest law firm to two of Latin America’s top four economies.
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