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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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Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire's new mining code is an example for others to follow (with only minor changes). It provides a level of stability and security of tenure that, in the absence of political uncertainty, should lead to enhanced investment. Its drafting reflects a sophisticated understanding of the mining industry without tangential influences of stakeholders concerned about mining activities and lacking in such knowledge; nevertheless, the potential for abuse has not been removed from the code in narrow areas of application.

Regulatory Risk Rating: 67
Corruption Potential Index: 65
Corruption Risk Index: 65
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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