Session 1: Structuring Mining and Resources Transactions
This masterclass will provide an overview of key structuring concerns for resources joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. Discussing aspects that can impact on a successful transaction, and review principal legal and commercial terms. Consideration will be given to recent developments in the sector, including valuation challenges, operational control matters, and managing investments with new investors into the resources sector. The workshop is appropriate for any resources sector participant consider to joint venture or sell or acquire resources assets.
- Overview of structuring joint ventures and M&A transactions
- Key issues that impact on successful completion
- Principal legal and commercial terms for Resources Investments
Session 2: Off-take, Marketing, Streaming and Take or Pay Agreements
Resources investments are dependent on effective off-take and marketing arrangements. These can take a variety of forms, from long term off-take contracts which underwrite large investments into infrastructure, to spot cargo agreements. Streaming agreements have recently provided a major new source of funding for projects and provide their own unique challenges to effectively implement. Often major resources projects will rely on take or pay arrangements as well to ensure access to logistics. This workshop will review each of these commercial contract structures and consider key issues that are relevant for the investor, mine owner and managers, and off takers.
- Overview of marketing commercial agreements for the resources sector
- Consideration of major infrastructure take or pay contract terms
- Introduction to streaming contracts and structures
Robert Milbourne is an international corporate lawyer focused on the mining sector. As an Adjunct Professor Robert has taught mining law for the last eight years and has led trainings and workshops around the world. His resources experience includes time general counsel of Vale Australia and partner of two leading international law firms. Robert is currently Managing Director of Mining Standards International. He regularly advises governments, mining firms and investors on complex resources projects around the world.