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Regulatory Risk Analysis & Consultancy Services
for the Global Mining Industry


How do the Regulatory Risk Ratings work?

  • ≤ 30 Critical
  • 31-44 Severe
  • 45-54 Substantial
  • 55-64 Moderate
  • 65-74 Low
  • ≥ 75 Minimal
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The 2015 mining code of Gabon offers its subjects and foreign participants a comprehensive package of regulation, which amply shows the draftspersons' grasp of the industry; yet, it also demonstrates a far-too common naivety in respect of economics, where government discretion translates into uncertainty and risk; some may prove willing to speculate on the hope of fair treatment and only time will tell whether the administrators of this law quash or reward such hope.

Regulatory Risk Rating: 35
Corruption Potential Index: 20
Corruption Risk Index: 33
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Regulatory Risk Rating

Measures the risk that an investor will lose the economic benefits of a mineral discovery based only on the key laws, regulations and policies in the jurisdiction – with a rating of 100 equating to zero risk.  

Corruption Potential Index

Measures a jurisdictions’ corruption potential, providing a mining specific rating based on: (1) the importance of various government decisions in the administration of mineral projects; (2) the degree of discretion associated with those decisions; (3) the number of state actors involved in decision making.

Corruption Risk Index

Measures the likelihood of government actors using discretionary powers for improper purposes, providing a mining specific corruption risk rating by mathematically screening the CPI through the lens of the Economists’ Democracy Index.


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  • Recommendations for decreasing regulatory risk and corruption potential in mining codes
  • Advise on regulatory amendments to assist with FDI attraction
  • Regulatory risk assessment of draft legislation, comparative reviews and global benchmarking
  • Review and assessment of mining agreements and conventions
  • Recommendations for transferring mining policy to mining legislation

  • Instant regulatory analysis and jurisdictional briefings
  • Regulatory risk analysis by stage of mining cycle
  • Library of laws and regulations
  • Briefing reports with comparative analysis to accompany mining agreements and conventions
  • Assistance for inclusion of ‘soft issues’ in mining agreements and conventions

  • Regulatory risk analysis and comparative reviews – broken down by stages of mining cycle
  • Identification of regulatory risk in key areas including transfer of titles & security of tenure
  • Advise on socio-economic commitments in mining agreements: from CSR to regulation
  • Implications of mining law amendments on investment risk and project specific risk
  • Technical report input for environmental requirements and development considerations

  • Fiscal regime profiles
  • Mineral licensing structures & authorities
  • Mineral regulatory regime outlines and briefings
  • Community engagement requirements under regulations
  • Review of best practice and comparative regulatory guidance

  • Consultations and briefings on draft mining codes and regulatory implications
  • Engagement strategy on legal frameworks and future mining projects
  • Guidance on legal frameworks for potential investors and interested parties
  • Communication & engagement strategies to effect positive regulatory change
  • Corruption and regulatory risk benchmarking for competitive analysis