Introduction

"This is the second edition of the Practice Guide – Mining published by Lexology Getting The Deal Through, based in London, United Kingdom..."

Streaming Agreements in Mining

"This chapter discusses the relevance that streaming agreements have gained in recent years as a financing alternative for mining projects regardless of their stage of development (greenfield, current operations, future expansions and even business rescue), as opposed to traditional funding mechanisms such as equity and debt financing..."

Social Licence and the Rule of Law

"This aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of how the notion of social licence was born (as explained by James Cooney in his article, ‘Reflections on the 20th anniversary of the term “social licence”’), and how and why, in countries with certain constitutional traditions, it can be seen as contradictory to the rule of law, since the notion of social licence has eroded some capital constitutional principles..."

Community Engagement

"Community engagement is a broad umbrella term for discussions about indigenous issues and the international standards relating thereto set forth by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the International Labour Organization’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169) (ILO 169), among others..."

Regulatory Developments and Managing Environmental Compliance

"One of the most complicated issues – if not the most complicated – that mining companies face when attempting to carry out activities in most Latin American countries is, without doubt, the requirement for prior consultation of indigenous peoples and communities regarding activities on their ancestral territories, and of communities in general in and around the location of a given project, and their involvement in the process..."