Investing in African Mining Indaba 2016
Charles Russell Speechlys continues to support the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference, and members of our Energy & Natural Resources attended this year.
For those that attended we hope that you enjoyed both our event and the conference itself and found it as insightful as we did. Our team have put together some key points from the conference that we wanted to share with you:
Move to alternative sources of fundraising, looking at Family Office and private individuals as potential investors into mining projects
Increase in gold prices. At the time of the conference, the price of gold went up and since then we have seen a rally in commodities prices
The theme of one of our articles on Shareholder Activism is well timed as it highlights some of the frustrations of investors. This theme was also shared at the conference particularly in respect of the critical importance of good governance and pro-active management.
We would also like to share with you a couple of articles written by our team:
Shareholder activism: Be prepared
Amid falling demand for commodities, slower economic growth in China and overall sluggishness in global markets, mineral exploration companies are having to find new sources of funding.
The Land of Plenty
Once the preserve of banks and large multinationals, Africa is being opened up to private clients through a range of new platforms.
This article was originally published in Private Client Adviser, March 2016
Adding claimants pre-service and amending outside the limitation period: pitfalls for the unwary
Sonia looks at a recent High Court judgment and its important guidance on the ability of claimants to be added to a claim before service
Damages-based agreements: an island of clarity in changing seas
Simon, Joe and Lauren look at a recent judgment which is a welcome island of clarity in the damages-based agreement sea of uncertainty.
Warranties on an indemnity basis: a question of damages
John and Simon take an in-depth look at warranties on an indemnity basis
Disclosure and documents referenced in expert reports: a level playing field?
Sonia looks at the impact of the recent High Court decision in Zverev v Ace Group International Ltd
Durra Al Ali
“Subject to contract” wording in settlement negotiations: a label that sticks
Durra looks at the term “subject to contract” and how it was put to the test in Joanne Properties Ltd v Moneything Capital Ltd and another.
Removing directors – what are my options?
Safeguarding search orders and the role of public interest: lessons to be learned from recent case law
Caroline looks at lessons to be learned from the recent decision in Calor Gas Ltd v Chorley Bottle Gas Ltd and others
French reform on provisional enforcement by Law and why it matters to civil and commercial disputes strategy in France
Simone looks at the French reform on provisional enforcement by Law and why it matters to civil and commercial disputes strategy in France.
COVID-19: security for costs in an economic downturn
Caroline looks at a recent case where a party seeks to use COVID-19's economic consequences to support their security for costs application.
Claiming privilege in investigations: whose decision is it?
Abigail looks at the recent decision of A v B and another
Remote hearings in the COVID-19 era: another new normal?
Charlotte and Simon look at remote hearings in the COVID-19 era
Search and deploy? Search orders and electronic data
Stewart, Rhys and Simon take an in-depth look at search orders and analyse recent developments.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
The costs of conflict
Patrick Gearon provides insight on disputes funding options and the changing landscape of costs and dispute resolution in the Middle East.
Frustration under English law – Key issues in a global pandemic
Claudine looks at Frustration and the key issues it has in a global pandemic.
Judgment in default - better late than never?
Hannah Kent looks at a significant update to the rules regarding default judgments.
COVID-19: procedural rules on deadlines relaxed but how far do they go?
Simon Heatley looks at the recent relaxation of procedural rules on deadlines
A roulette gamble that did not pay off
Charles Russell Speechlys advises TSX Venture Exchange listed mining company Hunt Mining Corp. on its recommended offer for AIM listed Patagonia Gold plc
Hunt Mining Corp. has since been renamed Patagonia Gold Corp. and resumed trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Europa Oil & Gas on placing
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Europa Oil & Gas on its placing to raise £4m (and open offer to raise up to a further £1m)
Predator Oil & Gas Holdings Plc obtain oil exploration licence in Morocco
Predator Oil & Gas announce that their application for a licence for hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal in Morocco has been accepted