Mining Law

Mining Law

Ketenci&Ketenci offers clients a significant experience within the niche area of mining law. As the growing Turkish mining industry attracts new investment from foreign mining companies, those companies may face with the challenge of unraveling local laws and regulations that govern the industry.

We offer our international and domestic clients a wide experience on all legal aspects of the mining industry including equity financings in the international financial markets, project finance for mining projects located around the world and other debt financings. We represent mining companies, financial institutions, investors, industry service providers as well as governments and other real/legal persons participating in mining and mining related activities.

We are particularly experienced in addressing on the international dimensions that characterize several mining industry transactions. Our mining law practice is consisted of establishment of multinational mining companies in Turkey, drafting mine construction agreements, exploration and development agreements, mine permitting and closure plans as well as mining litigation and environmental compliance of mining fields and agreements.

We advise clients on virtually every aspect of a mining operation from the commencement of a mining project through the end. Our team leads clients from the initial stages of acquisition, title examination, permitting and exploration through feasibility studies, site development, financing, management and operation of an active mine, reclamation and post-mining use of a mining site.

We primarily provide advice on;

  • mining rights, titles and regulations in Turkey
  • duties and royalties
  • obtaining the essental mining licences in Turkey
  • mine accidents and emergencies
  • tax issues
  • commercial contracts
  • acquisition and disposition of technology and intellectual property rights and patents involving a variety of mining technologies, including deep mining and leaching
  • dispute resolutions and litigation