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Getting the mining model right

Close to a year since Fasken Martineau’s Al Gourley stuck his “head above the parapet” at the inaugural World Initiative of Mining Lawyers (WOIML) conference and presented the ‘model mining code’ (MMC) , the organisation is ready to put its name to it and release the first draft into the wider legal community.

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The Ivory Coast has recently moved to improve its mining legislation (photo: Randgold Resources)

Cherry-picking elements from best-in-class legislation to push forward mining and mine development will always prove controversial, but while stories of governments expropriating assets, accepti...