agribusiness and natural resources

Natural Resources

CRA is at the forefront of applying economic principles and analysis to the natural resources sector. Our experts have considerable experience in commodity and market outlook analysis; competition in input and output markets; and technology appraisals and R&D assessment. We are particularly skilled in the preparation of feasibility studies, business plans, and implementation strategies, and help clients sort through complex market, competitive, and economic issues to enhance or reshape both corporate and business strategies.

In litigation matters we combine our insider’s grasp of the dynamic business environment in which metals and materials companies operate with precise, accurate analysis of the economic aspects of disputes. The support we provide is based on more than 30 years of consulting and litigation experience in mining, metals, and materials.

CRA has helped shape public policy in the natural resources sector, both from inside and outside government. We help clients demonstrate the economic implications of policy alternatives, calculate the costs and benefits of new technologies, and quantify the impact of proposed legislative or regulatory changes. One of CRA’s particular strengths is the ability to translate complex technical results into language easily understood by a diverse audience of stakeholders.


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    CRA consultants analyze the economic impacts of the MV Wakashio oil spill
    CRA has been retained by Holland & Knight and the Government of Mauritius to analyze the economic impacts of the MV Wakashio oil spill. The engagement will...
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    CRA expert helps respondent to avoid $1.4 billion in damages alleged by commodity trading company
    Tiago Duarte-Silva was engaged by a Korean state-owned bank in a HKIAC arbitration following the failure and bankruptcy of a commodity trading company. The...
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    Margaret Sanderson testifies for Parrish & Heimbecker in its merger win before the Canadian Competition Tribunal
    CRA expert and Global Antitrust & Competition Practice Leader, Margaret Sanderson, testified on behalf of Parrish & Heimbecker (P&H) before the Canadian...
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