Capital Raising

Advising Borrowers

We are experienced in advising sponsors and borrowers on the legal aspects of mining project financing. We have advised some of the leading PRC and international natural resource companies on their debt offerings. We are also always happy to help junior miners, who may be unfamiliar with the debt financing option, better understand the process so they can make the right choice as to what financing model best suits them. We are happy to play a key role in coordinating and/or managing the process among borrower, lender, sponsor (where applicable), professional advisers and technical consultants.

Charltons can assist sponsors and borrowers by:

  • Advising on primary financing documents
  • Advising on the provision of security and/or reviewing or drafting security documents as required
  • Coordinating the due diligence process on behalf of the miner borrower
  • Review and/or drafting off-take agreements, infrastructure agreements, construction agreements, equipment agreements, operating agreements, maintenance agreements, and product purchase agreements
  • Advising on equity contributions (where the financing model combines both debt and equity)
  • Advising on the legal aspects of life of mine plans and development plans
  • Advising on hedging arrangements
  • Advising on the Listing Agreement (where applicable)
  • Advising on option, warrants, and similar rights
  • Advising on convertible debt securities