agribusiness and natural resources

Mining & Materials Arbitration

CRA has successfully supported a wide variety of arbitrations in the mining arena, including breach of contract, international licensing disputes, and trade controversies. Our team integrates expertise in economics, corporate finance, materials science, geology, chemical engineering, and industrial organization. We have consulted directly with major mining corporations as well as the governmental agencies that regulate them.

Our expertise covers the entire industry including: iron and steel; light, base, refractory and precious metals; coal and coke; aerospace materials; and Industrial minerals and materials.


  • 01
    Fair market value of gold mine: Investment treaty arbitration
    Dr. Tiago Duarte-Silva was engaged by a funder to provide a valuation of a gold mine in India subject to a possible investor-state arbitration. This was an...
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  • 02
    Tax reassessments on mining streaming agreement: Investment treaty arbitration
    Dr. Tiago Duarte-Silva has opined in an ongoing ICSID investor-state arbitration based on claims that tax reassessments on a mining streaming agreement have...
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  • 03
    Arbitration caused by defective equipment in downstream metal processing
    CRA was retained by counsel to the claimant in an arbitration caused by defective equipment. The claimant had acquired purportedly more efficient equipment...
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