Lawyer Profiles


Corpus has a long history of advising mining industry-transforming transactions for clients in the metals and mining industries and has, in recent years, acted for some of the world's major international mining and metals companies on several industry major and unique innovative transactions. The firm provides a full range of legal advice at every phase of a mining project, from prospecting and licencing to mining, smelting, refining, trading and semi-manufacturing.

Corpus’ expertise extends to supporting clients set up commercial operations, with IPOs, negotiating cross-border joint ventures and M&A, and negotiating project finance, lease finance, and other types of financial arrangements, tax and regulatory issues.


  • First Quantum Mining and Operations Limited: Advisor on the Option and Joint Venture Agreement to be executed by First Quantum Mining and Operations Limited, Teck Resources Limited and Gamma Copper Limited to ensure compliance with Zambian law.
  • Anglo Exploration (Zambia) Limited (“AEZL”): Advisor on an Airborne Geophysical Services Agreement with Spectrem Air (Proprietary) Limited (“Spectrem”) for survey services by Spectrum in relation to AEZL’s mineral exploration licence.
  • Intrepid Mines Limited: Advisor to Intrepid Mines Limited on the establishment of a mineral processing facility to produce copper concentrate.
  • African Rainbow Minerals Limited (“ARM”) and Vale International S.A: Advisor to Johannesburg-listed African Rainbow Minerals Limited (“ARM”) and Vale International S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vale International Holdings GmbH, in relation to disposal of their 80 percent indirect joint venture stake in Zambia’s Lubambe Copper Mine to EMR Capital Bidco Limited (“EMR”), a specialist resources private equity management firm, for USD97.1 million in cash.
  • Wuhuan Engineering Company Limited (“Wuhuan”): Advisor to Wuhuan Engineering Company Limited an international engineering consulting, design and contracting enterprise of chemical petro-chemical and medical industries, with respect to the proposed 51 percent acquisition of EMCO Mining Company and EMCO Energy Zambia Limited.


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