Our natural resources lawyers possess in-depth industry-based training and experience. We provide the highest level of legal service to the mining, oil and gas, forestry, water, and power industries in areas as diverse as agreements relating to property interests for natural resources, financing of resource companies by public and private offerings of equity or debt, project financing, smelting and refining contracts, metal sales’ contracts and take-over bids.

Close cooperation among the members of our firm’s dispute resolution, business & corporate and tax practices, as well as our government relations experience allows us to offer comprehensive business strategies that effectively deal with the industry’s rapid pace of change.

Energy

Increasingly in demand and increasingly challenging. If you’re involved in oil and gas, electricity or other energy projects in Ukraine, you need a superbly trained, highly experienced legal team that can clear your path through complex domestic and foreign legal issues. We advise the energy sector on some of the largest projects in Ukraine.

We can assist you with:

  • project development;
  • project finance;
  • mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, privatizations;
  • permits and licences;
  • transportation arrangements; and
  • tolling arrangements.

Mining

From initial exploration and claim staking to the establishment of large operating projects, our mining lawyers are committed to providing superior client service, forward-thinking resolutions and exceptional value. Having worked with many of the world’s leading mining companies, our team has been involved in some of the most significant transactions in the industry.

Our professionals offer expertise in a full range of mining issues including financings and stock exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, exploration and joint ventures, operations and closures, regulatory and compliance issues. Working together with our colleagues in aligned practice areas, we offer sophisticated and integrated counselling in areas such as project financing, public equity, debt financing, environmental compliance, intellectual property, and safety risk assessment and management.

Environmental Permits & Compliance

We advise both start-ups and existing operations on required environmental permits, approvals and licences, as well as procedures and policies to help our clients achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws.

We also assist clients in negotiations with governmental authorities relating to the granting or transfer of environmental permits and approval of remediation plans. If the parties cannot reach a satisfactory resolution and recourse to an administrative court cannot be avoided, we have extensive experience in these types of matters before the respective courts.