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MINING ACT MODERNIZATION

The Mining Amendment Act, 2009, (Bill 173) was enacted by the Ontario Legislature in October 2009. Immediate changes to the Mining Act (Ontario) included the deemed withdrawal of mining rights, including prospecting and claim staking on private land in Southern Ontario. Other amendments have been implemented over a phased-in approach as the relevant regulations and policies have been developed by the Ministry of Northern Developments and Mines (“MNDM” or the “Ministry”) following stakeholder consultation. More…

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Playing your cards right with mining controls

(This article was first published in the Singapore Business Times on 3 April 2014)

Indonesia recently implemented a ban on the export of unprocessed minerals and ore, and media has reported the subsequent loss of over 500,000 jobs in the industry. This is the latest chapter in a long standing history of resource nationalism. More…

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PRECIOUS METALS STREAMING AGREEMENTS

What is a streaming agreement?
A streaming agreement is a specialized agreement of purchase and sale for gold, silver or other precious metals pioneered by Franco- Nevada Mining Corporation in the early 1980’s. In general terms, a purchaser financing company will agree to purchase a specific percentage interest in the precious metal production (typically gold or silver) from a mine at a discounted price and for a specific time period (often the life of the mine). The financing company will make an upfront cash payment and then will purchase the commodity on an on-going basis at a price equal to the lower of a fixed price and the prevailing market price of the commodity. More…

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Clark Wilson LLP ranked in top mining M&A of 2012

Clark Wilson LLP ranked in the top 20 on BIV’s “Top mining mergers and acquisitions of 2012” list by dollar value. The list recognizes agents and advisers to target and acquiring publicly traded companies. With mostly national and international firms disclosed, BC’s law firm for business featured prominently with a $137 million deal.

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