Mining Law

Extractive and mining activities face severe problems arising from the increasingly strict regulatory environmental, territorial and urban requirements and the compliance of Mining Law, creating all together frequent conflicts that need to be resolved before the Public Administration and eventually in law courts.

Our knowledge of the mining business sector and relevant regulation allows us to provide counselling services prior to requesting new mining rights or extending the existing ones to help your business make better decisions on each particular scenario.

Regarding mining exploitations in operation, we assess its legal situation to advise companies about the necessary adjustments and requests, and we also study the adequacy of future enhancements.

We help companies design growth plans based on expanding the mining rights already granted, draft reclassifications of Section A in Section C of the Spanish Mining Law, requests of mining concessions arising from Research Permits, transmission of mining rights, etc. - key aspects to be competitive in the market.

-Application for Mining rights and project authorization.

-Approval of annual work plans.

-Counselling in expired mining rights bids.

-Sectoral aspects of mining. Compatibility of extraction activities with land and urban planning. Environmental assessment of plans and projects.

-Sales or rental agreements for land and mining rights.

-Compulsory expropriation proceedings to expand exploitation projects for Resources Exploitation Concessions according to Section C and D of the Spanish Mining Law.

-Authorization of ore transportation infrastructures.

-Legal reports regarding Mining Law.

-Urban and environmental licenses for extraction and mining activities.

-Analysis of urban, environmental and sectorial feasibility for exploitation projects.

-Waste management in extractive activities.

-Disciplinary proceedings.

-Mining rights taxation

-Legal advise before the Administration, Courts and Tribunals.