Sector Category: Mines & Minerals

JSA’s mines and minerals team advises on all aspects of mining laws including licensing and regulatory issues (reconnaissance permits, prospecting license & mining leases); bidding; policy issues including those relating to prescribed minerals, rehabilitation & resettlement; contracting; international joint ventures; mergers and acquisitions; foreign direct investment; employment; taxation and regulatory issues. The firm is engaged in state specific mining policy and legal law mandates including issues of enforceability of MoUs and state obligations. In particular, issues of land acquisition/right of way, rehabilitation and resettlement, environment, health and safety form a significant part of the work.