Charltons’ Memberships and Affiliations


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OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Global Mineral Resource Assessment Project (GMRAP), a cooperative international project, to assess undiscovered resources for porphyry and sediment-hosted copper, platinum-group elements, and potash.

British Geological Survey (BGS)

The future of the global minerals and metals sector: issues and challenges out to 2050.

World Bank – Oil, Gas and Mining Unit

Mining Journal

Website of the leading mining industry newspaper

The Global Mining Association of China

The Global Mining Association of China is the representative body for both companies and individuals within the international mining community in China.


Mining Intelligence & Technology


Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas Journal


Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information

Society of Petroleum Engineers

The largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry with a mission to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 26 Member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. The IEA conducts a broad program of energy research, data compilation, publications and public dissemination of the latest energy policy analysis and recommendations on good practices.


OPEC's mission is to coordinate & unify the petroleum policies of Member Countries & ensure the stabilization of oil prices in order to secure an efficient, economic & regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers & a fair return on capital to those investing in the petroleum industry.

The Independent Petroleum Association of America

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is the national association representing independent crude oil and natural gas explorer/producers in the United States. The IPAA site provides information covering the upstream side of the industry in each of the 33 producing states and policy papers on industry position. The one page overview of the "State of the U.S. Oil & Natural Gas Industry" presents industry positions and trends and the latest statistics on employment, imports, production, drilling, and reserves. The Research and Information page has links to statistical data.

The American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the U. S. petroleum industry's primary trade association. Its membership consists of a broad cross section of petroleum and allied industries in exploration, production, transportation, refining and marketing. The API site features a free energy consumer site with information on policy, industry statistics and links and resources.

US Department of Energy

International Association of Drilling Contractors

IADC is dedicated to enhancing the interests of the oil-and-gas and geothermal drilling and completion industry worldwide.


Our association with Boase Cohen & Collins in Hong Kong

Boase Cohen & Collins is a firm of Hong Kong Solicitors that offers comprehensive legal services. Their core practice areas include civil and criminal litigation, dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation), matrimonial, intellectual property, probate, immigration, personal injury, employment and labour. Together, we operate as a full service law firm to meet the diverse needs of our clients.
BCC’s Senior Partner Colin Cohen is a well-known senior litigation solicitor in Hong Kong. Colin has been involved in numerous high profile cases. In 2012 Colin was awarded the Hong Kong Medal of Honour for his contributions to the work of Board of Review, Inland Revenue Ordinance.

Legalink  - A Global Network of Individual Law Firms

Charltons is a member of the international legal network Legalink.
Legalink is a non-exclusive, international legal network of over sixty independent business oriented law firms with members from the majority of the world’s main commercial centres. The network is now composed of more than 3000 legal professionals.
Legalink differs from typical “name-on-a-list” referral networks as it is a genuine collaboration of reputable and successful law firms with close working and personal relationships. Its common aim is to guide clients through the challenges of global business and provide them with excellent, personalized legal services. 

Mining and Natural Resources

AMPLA – The Resources and Energy Law Association

Charltons is a member of the research and energy law association AMPLA.
AMPLA is an Australian not-for-profit association established in 1976 to advance the knowledge of law relating to mineral and petroleum resources. Over recent years the interests of AMPLA have extended to include climate change, emissions trading, the environment, native title and all legal aspects of energy production and marketing.
AMPLA is governed by a National Board of Directors. Each year, AMPLA holds its National Annual Conference, which rotates around the Australia’s major cities. In addition to this, the State Branches hold seminars, workshops, conference and social functions.
On a biennial basis, AMPLA co-presents with the IBA Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) with the support of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, the AMPLA / IBA Resources and Energy Law Conference South East Asia.

Hong Kong Mining Investment Professionals Association

Charltons is a member of the Hong Kong Mining Investment Professionals Association (HKMIPA)

The HKMIPA is a non-profit legal entity serving the professionals from the mining investment industry in Hong Kong and its adjacent region.

HKMIPA regularly organizes technical conferences, seminars, site visits and publications, with an aim of providing its members an access to the latest development of the mining industry across the region.
Hong Kong Mining Investment Professionals Association is founded by a group of mining specialists for the sake of servicing the best interest of the industry.

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Exchange Associations

ASEAN Exchanges

World Federation of Stock Exchanges