Burkina Faso has become the fourth producer of Gold in Africa and gold is first exported product since 2009. The practice has been supported by the increasing interest of foreign investors in the mineral resources of Burkina Faso. Linked to that development is the growing interest of independent power producers in the generation of power in Burkina Faso, notably solar which has led our lawyers to advise new players in the energy sector.
•Legal assistance for the incorporation of new companies, the establishment of joint-ventures between international mining companies and local companies ;
•Negotiation and signing joint venture agreements between international and Burkina Faso mining companies;
•Legal counsel in the acquisition, renewal and transfer of mining permits in Burkina Faso and Niger;
•Legal counsel to several mining and energy companies, including IAMGold (Canada), Goldplat (South Africa), Orbis Gold (Australia), Roxgold inc (Canada), Falcon Drilling (Canada), B2Gold Corp. (Canada), MNG Gold (Turkey) Newmount (Etats-Unis) and Eren (France);
•Drafting of the 2003 Mining Code and its implementing decrees with the lead consultant of the State of Burkina Faso;
•Review of the the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) Community Mining Code and drafting its related regulations with the lead consultant;
•Drafting and reviewing PPAs;
•Legal advice of clients on investment, company registration and licensing of permits, employment, tax, foreign loans and repatriation of funds for energy companies.