The Natural Resources Practice Group, has accompanied the development of the extractive industry from its inception in Mozambique, and has extensive experience in advising and serving clients in the sector, with the advantage of having actively contributed to the evolution of the legal framework and thus understanding the practice in its implementation thus helping clients minimizing their legal risks. In terms of service delivery, the group stands out for the following:
Assisting clients negotiating concession contracts, licensing and obtaining permits, drafting and execution of contracts across the entire value chain in investment projects in mining, oil and gas, forestry and energy sectors.
Legal due diligence on holders of concessions, licenses or assets in Mozambique, either for the purpose of monitoring and assessing the fulﬁlment of their statutory obligations or in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, transfer of participation interests or assets, ﬁnancing, amongst others.
Issuing legal opinions on issues emerging out of concession contracts, licenses and permits, relationship with stakeholders and others.
Advising on the application processes emerging out of environmental legislation in the monitoring and evaluation of compliance with their environmental statutory obligations.
Representation of concessionaires and operators in the legal reform public consultation processes by making submissions on behalf of the industry on various bills and draft regulations, always for the beneﬁt of the industry and for a favorable investment climate and the competitiveness of industry.