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Zimbabwe has an abundance of mineral resources. Investors from all over the world and within the country are eager to contribute to the development of this sector of the Zimbabwean economy. Where multi-jurisdictional mining transactions are involved, Team Scanlen is sought after by various global firms as the local expert of choice as it equips its clients with the relevant knowledge and assists in the facilitation of compliance with mandatory legislation generally (indigenisation, exchange control, investment licenses, competition laws and others) and advises and assists with the protection of the client’s mining rights. Its expertise is world renowned for being solid and reliable.

Team Scanlen offers a one stop shop for mining law needs. Team Scanlen’s mining law department is credited with having navigated many local and foreign corporations through the legal and regulatory aspects of this extractive industry and understands the changes that the industry has gone through as well as the challenges it faces. Team Scanlen offers clients innovative legal solutions and market firsts which help clients stay competitive during the good times as well as the more challenging. The depth of the firm’s experience in all areas of law allows its practitioners to draw upon other internal specialists where necessary, such as those who devote their practices to environmental or regulatory law or those experienced in dispute resolution. Team Scanlen makes it its business to keep abreast of developments in the law and participate in industry seminars on an on-going basis. It advises and assists in obtaining and protecting the following: prospecting licenses; exclusive prospecting licenses; mining claims; mining leases; mining grants; mineral concessions and special mining leases.

The team also advises on the following: all aspects of acquisition or disposal of mineral rights including transfers of interests; all aspects of mine safety and occupational health; structuring of indigenisation transactions; due diligence investigations; structuring of community involvements in mining projects; corporate commercial advice such as mergers and acquisitions, project finance, joint ventures and alliances; construction and engineering law; legal aspects of environmental and waste management; employment and immigration law; taxes and royalties; dispute resolution.


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