Guiding our mining clients through a complex regulatory framework.

Following recent legislative and regulatory changes, Thailand’s mining and natural resources sector has seen greater obligations placed on mining operators, tighter environmental and social protection and controls on mining projects, and substantial limitations (including certain prohibitions) imposed on foreign investment in the sector.

Coupled with recent suspensions of certain mining activities, there remains a cloud of uncertainty over the sector’s future regulatory landscape.

Siam Premier’s mining and natural resources lawyers make sense of the latest Thai legislative and policy developments and regularly assist large mining companies navigate the complex regulatory framework. Our specialized local knowledge of the Thai mining and natural resources sector extends to permit, lease and license applications and renewals, joint ventures, strategic mergers and acquisitions, and sensitive health, safety and environmental matters in relation to mining operations.

We also have experience representing large mining companies in complex and high-risk mining disputes in major Thai courts, including one of the most significant multiparty environmental disputes ever litigated in Thailand concerning alleged contamination in connection with mining operations.

Our expertise includes advising on:

  • Project development agreements (EPC, EPCM)
  • EIA and EHIA reports
  • Health, safety and environmental law
  • Joint ventures
  • Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Mine closures
  • Mineral processing and metallurgical processing licenses
  • Mining leases
  • Prospecting licenses (GPL, EPL and SPL)
  • Tax
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