Natural Resources, Mining and Metallurgy

Moroğlu Arseven provides clients with clear advice on the regulatory aspects of the Turkish natural resources, mining and metallurgy sectors. Minerals and mining rights in Turkey are exclusively owned by the state, with exploration and operation rights delegated under license in return for royalties. Consequently, these are heavily regulated market segments, with many compliance pressures, as well as complicated permit and licensing practices. We regularly advise clients regarding regulatory compliance strategies, risk-mitigation as well as related litigation and investigations by governmental agencies.

Our regulatory counseling to clients in these sectors includes environmental impact assessments, waste disposal, export duties, product safety, zoning, emissions, as well as employee health and safety considerations. Our advice also includes how regulatory matters impact on commercial transactions to ensure our clients are aware of available strategic options and potential consequences attached to a given transaction. We have regular contact with the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, supporting clients to obtain exploration and operation licenses, as well as exemptions.

Our firm provides clients with integrated advice, drawing on our local regulatory expertise and relationships, as well as our experience in supporting practice areas such as M&A, joint ventures, tax, structured finance, competition and dispute resolution, among others.