The International Seabed Authority failed to meet its July 2023 deadline to adopt regulations on the exploitation of deep seabed mineral resources. This article outlines the key legal rights of Sponsoring States under UNCLOS and highlights important considerations Sponsoring States should keep in mind as discussions continue on the development of the Authority’s regulatory regime for exploitation.
Leveraging our knowledge of global supply chain interfaces enables us to expertly guide clients through complex projects in familiar and unfamiliar jurisdictions.
Competition for the world’s natural resources is fierce. Companies active in the areas of mining and commodities require risk sensitive advice that is bankable and workable on a day-to-day operational level. With our in depth knowledge of several intersecting industries – energy, transportation, infrastructure – and global team, we are well positioned to advise, especially in the investment hotspots of Africa, Latin America and Asia.
We have the skills to take on the lifecycle of these projects including cross-border and domestic M&A, joint ventures, capital markets, project finance, private equity transactions, restructurings, infrastructure and construction projects, commercial agreements, regulatory, insolvency and dispute resolution.
Our clients come from across the natural resources supply chain – from exploration and production companies, owners, operators, services companies, distribution companies and transporters to local and national governments, traders, banks, export credit agencies, financiers, funds and other investors.
This article discusses high profile cases involving nickel fraud in recent years and highlights material findings that focus on the use of warehouse receipts.
In this article, the Singapore Dispute Resolution team discusses recent case law developments in banks’ obligation to make payment under letters of credit, where such obligation is tainted by false and/or fraudulent representations made by the beneficiary.