Natural Resources


There is an indubitable fact that exportation of natural resources is the basis for many economies. Since the reserve allocations of resources are not equivalent worldwide, the market and regulatory developments are fluctuated rapidly. The global natural resources actors are therefore in need of being guided by ideal legal professionals who understand the sector requirements, monitor industry trends and deliver both efficient commercial strategies as well as innovative legal solutions.

At A&T, we have a flexible legal service that is responsive to our clients’ demands, which enable them to protect their commercial and legal interests, safely navigate within the sector, manage and mitigate risks as well as dominate the industry. We offer our clients a perfect combination of legal and commercial expertise so that they are able to derive the benefit of their businesses from our international network.

Working with A&T enables our clients to strengthen their businesses and simplify the complicated demands of regulatory issues since we are well aware of numerous legal frameworks for resolving disputes. Our target-oriented approach is able to assist our clients in efficiently changing the shape of natural resources industry and increasing the sectorial opportunities.

We have comprehensive industry knowledge of the existing local and regulatory framework, global market and international transactions, which enables us to offer a single point of contact to deliver legal trends and commercial strategies to all of our clients’ needs as a whole. It is therefore true to say that the inevitable consequence of dynamic mechanism of A&T is to facilitate efficient workflow of its clients by constantly bringing together the new structures and legal expertise.

In order to meet the changing needs of our clients, we continuously monitor, scrutinise and identify the sectorial policies prudently. We also have various international contacts for the natural resources industry around the world, which enables us to assist our clients in solving legal disputes with our balance of international collaborations.  

Our Clients

We advise and act for a broad range of clients across the industry, including: commercial land owners, commercial and development banks, contractors, export credit agencies, governments, international financial organisations, investors, major & junior mining companies, new technology companies, oil and gas companies, project sponsors, purchasers, suppliers, wind turbine manufacturers and wind farm and solar park developers across the full range of issues that apply to the sector. 

What we do in Natural Resources

We cover all aspects of natural resources sector, including:

Mining and Metals

  • Allocation, adjustment and capacity arrangements 
  • Approvals and environmental issues of mining
  • Capital raising and M&A
  • Labour and safety 
  • Mine closure 
  • Mineral rights 
  • Mining projects 
  • Mine start-ups or closures
  • Pricing and financing arrangements 

Advising, drafting and negotiation for all mining and metals related-contracts, including:

  • Construction, operations and maintenance contracts
  • Mining contracts, i.e. open cuts and underground
  • Operating and Off-take agreements 
  • Procurement contracts
  • Project documentation 
  • Spot sales and long term sales agreements
  • Workplace agreements 

Oil and Gas

  • Advising on corporate governance for oil and gas companies
  • Crude oil and gas sales 
  • Dispute resolution: litigation and arbitration in the oil and gas industry 
  • Drilling service issues
  • Floating production storage and offloading (FPSOs), 
  • Flotation 
  • LNG projects and LNG sales
  • Oil and gas company share and asset issues and takeovers 
  • Oil and gas storage projects
  • Pipeline constructions

Advising on all aspects of oil and gas matters and projects, including:

  • Distribution and sale 
  • Production 
  • Processing 
  • Refining and storage facilities
  • Trading 
  • Transmission 

Power and Renewables 

  • Anaerobic digestion facilities
  • Associated marine environmental issues 
  • Biomass energy and projects
  • Corporate and contractual structures for investment in solar systems
  • Dispute resolution, including: arbitration, litigation (e.g. patent, marine environment) 
  • Environmental enforcement action and permitting 
  • Feed in Tariff
  • Grid connections
  • On/off shore wind farms and facilities
  • Solar commercial property installations 
  • Land acquisitions for renewable projects 
  • Planning for renewable projects 
  • Renewables obligations certificates 

Advising, drafting and negotiation for all power and renewables related-contracts, including:

  • Equipment purchase agreements
  • Fuel supply agreements
  • Heat and electricity energy supply agreements 
  • Power supply agreements