Lawhill & Co. Advocates provides legal services to all aspects of mining explorations activities and related business matters, international deal structure, planning and negotiation, acquisition and disposition of mining assets, confidentiality agreements, services agreements (drilling surveys), principal agreements (public bids, joint ventures, earn-ins, option and assignment agreements). The Firm has practical legal experience pertaining to rights of indigenous communities, social and cultural aspects, due diligence investigations and analysis, post-closing matters, environmental and regulatory compliance, and royalty agreements.

Lawhill & Co. Advocates’ Mining team of experts comprises of lawyers who advise on a broad range of companies in the mining and metals sector, including major mining companies, junior mining companies, development banks, international financial institutions, commercial banks, contractors and government across the full range of issues that apply across the sector.

Our industry specific practice advises clients on transactions relating to project development, M&A (both public and private), funding (equity and debt), minerals and metals trading, litigation and international arbitration. Our combination of our experience across the full life cycle of a mine – from acquisition and financing to expansion and disposal – means we can provide a comprehensive understanding of the mining sector in Tanzania, and the likely issues and solutions that arise in a wide range of transactions. We always strive at finding commercial solutions for investors in complex legal and regulatory regimes. Besides M&A and financing expertise, this also requires a solid understanding of the applicable tax and regulatory rules that cross beyond one jurisdiction.

All these transactions are supported by our market leading experts in areas such as taxation, contracting, regulatory, corporate, environment, project planning and financing, to mention a few. Over the past decade Lawhill & Co. Advocates has handled a number of tax cases involving mining companies and provided high quality tax opinions and legal services for companies working in the mining sector.