Interference with your mining contract: How can you protect your rights?

November 13, 2023
Gold Grain

This article was originally published in The Northern Miner.

In an article published in The Northern Miner, Tiago Duarte-Silva and Volterra Fietta’s Ahmed Abdel-Hakam discuss the legal concept of tortious interference with a mining contract, which occurs when a third party intentionally interferes with an existing contract between a mining company and a host state. This can happen, for example, when a third-party convinces the host state to revoke the mining company’s license or to grant it to that third party instead. They discuss how mining companies can protect themselves from this type of interference by seeking protection through a bilateral investment treaty (BIT). The article also discusses how damages are calculated in cases of tortious interference with a mining contract.