Mining and Resources

Bellanhouse has a focus on the mining and resources sector and our dedicated team provides a full range of services.

We have advised diverse clients, large and small operating in the sector across different geographic regions and at different stages of their development from exploration to production to mine closure and rehabilitation.

We have been involved in numerous capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for clients. However, our team’s experience extends across other areas of mining and resources law.

We Regularly provide advice on:

  • The preparation of agreements including:
    • Joint Venture agreements
    • Farm-in arrangements
    • Sale and purchases (asset and equity)
    • Options
    • Royalties
    • Marketing and offtakes
    • Operational contracts, eg service and transport handling contracts
    • Production sharing contracts
  • Liaison with relevant government departments and approval process
  • Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage matters
  • Assistance with FIRB applications and issues

Examples of our recent transactions include:

New Century Resources Limited

Acted for New Century Resources Limited in connection with its offtakes and gas sale agreements

Kopore Metals Limited

Acted for Metallum Limited in connection with its 100% acquisition of the Kopore Copper/Silver Project

Nzuri Copper Ltd

Acted for Nzuri Copper Ltd in connection with its acquisition of an additional 40% interest in its Kalongwe Copper-gold Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Liontown Resources Ltd

Acted for Liontown Resources Ltd in connection with the Kathleen Valley Project (lithium-tantalum) from Ramelius Resources Limited

Chalice Gold Mines Ltd

Acted for Chalice Gold Mined Ltd in connection with the joint venture agreement with respect to Northern Superior Resources Inc’sCroteau Est Gold Project in Quebec, Canada

Oilex Ltd

Acted for Oilex Ltd in connection with the sale of a 10% interest in the Cambay Project PSC

Primary Gold Ltd

Acted for Primary Gold Ltd in connection with its acquisition of the Coolgardie Gold Project

Boss Resources Ltd

Acted for Boss Resources Ltd in its acquisition of Uranium One Australia Pty Ltd for the Honeymoon Uranium Project in South Australia

Draig Resources Ltd

Acted for Draig Resources Limited in connection with its capital raising

Carbine Resources Ltd

Acted for Carbine Resources in connection with its acquisition of the Mount Morgan Project and subsequent capital raisings