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COW Renegotiations – The Current Position and the Likely End Game by Bill Sullivan of Christian Teo Purwono & Partners

Bill Sullivan of Jakarta based law firm Christian Teo Purwono & Partners has produced an interesting piece outlining the Indonesian Government’s efforts to renegotiate legacy Contracts of Works to bring their terms into line with the 2009 Mining Law. In the opinion of the writer, this apparent lack of any major progress over the past 12 months, […]

Myanmar mining sector: policy issues

Peter Church writes: When I first started looking at the Mining Sector in Myanmar I thought it was more just a question of amending the law so that it provided certainty for both foreign and local investors in this sector. However, I now believe this is only one part of the solution and that there […]

Mining Industry Regulation in Indonesia – Domestic Processing & Refining – The Emperor has no Clothes

Bill Sullivan of Jakarta based law firm Christian Teo Purwono & Partners has once again written an excellent overview of the goings on in the Indonesian mining industry where the Government recently issued a Presidential Instruction on Acceleration of Domestic Processing & Refining. The purpose of the Presidential Instruction is to facilitate the process of making domestic […]

Is it time to pursue mining opportunities in Myanmar?

Peter Church writes: The below article by the Oxford Business Group by and large paints an accurate picture of the mining sector in Myanmar. No one can dispute Myanmar’s natural resource wealth but I would suggest foreign mining companies need to be very careful indeed before leaping in. Such potential investors should not only look […]

Indonesian Energy & Mining Sectors – Export Ban Revisited

Bill Sullivan of Jakarta based law firm Christian Teo Purwono & Partners has written an excellent overview of the recent Indonesian Supreme Court decision regarding the export of certain unprocessed mining products, and why the steps taken by the Government in response will likely lead to further legal action. Indonesia’s highly contentious export ban on certain unprocessed […]