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Research Services

At MineHutte, we have built an in-depth understanding of the global approaches to legal frameworks and policy development in the natural resources industry. Our analysis covers over 900 mining & environmental laws, regulations and policies, as well as their drafting, application and implementation. 

This allows us to offer our clients a range of associated consultancy and research services including:

  • Deep-dive risk analysis into any jurisdiction, building on the material covered in our standard legal risk report to provide insight into the application and implementation of the legal and policy frameworks and the geopolitical influences impacting risk both currently and in the future. 
  • Regional & international comparative analysis on legal risk and legal frameworks, as well as insight into alternative regulatory approaches and investor perceptions. 
  • Assessment of national mining policies, industry best practice standards & civil society due diligence guidance on responsible mining practices. 
  • Insight which combines regulatory structures and policy frameworks – addressing factors such as environmental, social & governance principles from multiple angles.

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Legal Research Services

Legal Review

Review Reports provide Legal Risk Assessment and Licensing Profile for properties/assets – a due diligence tool in the acquisition of mineral titles and properties prior to acquisition. The reviews include a detailed legal risk assessment and licensing profile for projects, properties, or licences under review - providing specific information and legal risk insight, as per client specifications. Review Reports are a vital tool in early-stage due diligence, as well as a useful in reference base as transactions progress.

Comparative Analysis

Comparative Analysis Reports assess a jurisdiction’s mining law framework & associated legal risk in a comparative context. The reports assess the legislative approach taken in respect of critical investment considerations in a given jurisdiction, comparing against other nominated jurisdictions. This allows comparisons against best practice standards; other jurisdictions which compete for investment and jurisdictions of similar geological interest.

Jurisdictional Deep Dive

A Review Report for a jurisdiction details and assesses the legal, political and fiscal environment and the associated risk implications for projects and investments. Based on in-depth research, local insight, case-studies and peer behaviour, ‘Deep Dives’ offer intelligence on the implementation and application of laws in practice, how geopolitical factors are impacting the regulatory environment, and what the forecast is for future legal reforms.

Sustainability Research

A Common Approach to Defining Responsible Sourcing

Provides a rights-based approach to understand responsible sourcing and lists enviornmental, social, economic and governance rights that should be covered under a sustainability strategy.


Good Practice Guidelines for Responsible Sourcing

The guidance is aimed at governments & companies seeking to create & implement responsible sourcing frameworks and strategies. Investors, CSOs and industry associations may also find the guidance useful.


Responsible Sourcing in a Supply Restricted Enviornment

With the increase in mineral demand for green technologies, challenges are anticipated in responsible sourcing this increase, and interventions need to be considered to support mining companies achieve this.


Responsible Sourcing & Advocacy

The briefing document summarises the discussion on three important Responsible Sourcing challenges: How do we ensure that the voices of the most vulnerable groups are heard, find mechanisms that address their concerns and ensure these voices are part of the decision-making process.


Responsible Sourcing & Standards

This briefing document details key ingredients for an effective standard to be constructed, and its interplay with global benchmarks and regulations. A balancing act between the objectives of the multiple stakeholders needs to be maintained, and balancing the need for consultation with the need for action.


Responsible Sourcing & Financial Markets

As the financial sector leverages its power over companies through direct engagement & increased reporting requirements, challenges remain, including insufficient standardised reporting metrics, weak regulations on r sustainability & addressing non-compliance.