MINING

Mining sector plays a crucial role in the industrial development of the country. FDI up to 100% is permissible through automatic route for coal and lignite mines. In the mining sector we provide strategic advice to private and public sector companies in India and to foreign companies on different ventures. Our lawyers have in depth knowledge of mining laws including The Mines Act, 1952; The Mines Rules, 1955; Mines Rescue Rules, 1985; Coal Mines Regulations, 1957; The Oil Mines Regulations, 1984; The Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1960. We have assisted clients in negotiating, drafting and vetting agreements such as joint ventures for coal mining projects, coal import and marketing agreements, leasing agreements for mining and quarrying, sub contracting agreements, coal supply agreements, drilling contracts etc. We provide legal opinion on joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the mining sector. We also conduct due diligence. We assist clients in obtaining approvals and consents from competent authorities. We also deal in employment and labour related matters in the mining sector. We draft and vet bidding documents relating to mining sector.