Mining & Metals
The prospecting, exploration, and extraction of natural resources are heavily regulated, and the EU has adopted legislation specific to mining – in particular to related environmental impacts (especially those involving waste and groundwater), and occupational health and safety. Other major challenges for the mining industry include state aid issues, competition for land use, and extensive licensing processes. Within DGKV’s many practice groups are lawyers with extensive knowledge of and experience in the industry, able to advise clients on the entire spectrum of legal issues related to the mining industry. We advise clients on licensing and permits, environmental issues, concessions, procurement, employment, occupational health and safety, state aid, and competition matters. DGKV has also helped major international companies in the mining industry establish their corporate presence in Bulgaria and/or acquire share participations in local companies.