Forum Sponsors

  • Simmons & Simmons
  • SRK Consulting (UK)
  • The Department for International Trade
  • Central Asia Metals
  • Orsu Metals Corp
  • SK Vostokgeologia

  • Simmons & Simmons

    Event host

    At Simmons & Simmons, our international, multi-disciplinary mining team of experienced, specialist lawyers advise on the whole range of mining investments globally. Our lawyers always aim to deliver smarter solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges.  This means helping them overcome the critical business obstacles they face. It means providing the answers they need to drive business success. Ultimately, it means replacing complexity and confusion with clarity and direction.

    We strive to combine individual experience, deep sector knowledge, a team-based collaborative approach, and the innovative application of technology, to deliver the smarter legal services they need in today’s fast-changing markets. Our clients include banks, specialist private equity funds, commodity trading companies, specialist mining finance providers and global mining companies. We regularly advise on large, complex transactions, offering innovative solutions, sector and industry knowledge and a focused, commercial approach to getting the deal done.

    Simmons & Simmons is a world-class international law firm in tune with the business world.

    Time and time again businesses across the world bring us their toughest commercial challenges. They call on Simmons & Simmons for our international reach and our expert legal advice. Our clients rely on our ability to align to their requirements: we invest time and effort into their businesses and the worlds in which they operate.

    SRK Consulting (UK)

    Country session sponsor

    SRK Consulting comprises approximately 1,400 staff, offering expertise to the mining and metals sector in a wide range of resource engineering disciplines from 45 offices located in 20 countries. SRK’s services to the mining and metals sector comprise both the management and completion of multi-disciplinary technical studies (authoring mandates), and reviews and audits (due diligence) of technical studies completed by others. The company’s independence is ensured by the fact that it is wholly owned by its staff and holds no equity in any project. This permits SRK to provide its clients with conflict-free and objective recommendations on crucial judgement issues.

    The Department for International Trade

    Country session sponsor

    The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps UK companies involved in the mining and construction equipment sectors export overseas.

    UK companies deliver solutions across the mining lifecycle, from initial scoping studies through all phases of feasibility and detailed mine design, and ultimately construction and operation.

    Central Asia Metals

    Country session co-sponsor

    CAML is a copper producer with SX-EW operations at Kounrad, Kazakhstan, and is a zinc and lead producer at the Sasa mine in Macedonia. The Company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2010 and began producing copper in 2012. Kounrad has since produced over 75,000 tonnes of cathode. In November 2017, the Company announced its acquisition of the Sasa zinc-lead mine. The acquisition has provided operational, commodity and geographical diversification, while increasing CAML's low cost base metals production by 150% in copper equivalent terms. CAML recently won the Mid-Cap Deal of the Year Award at the Mines and Money Awards Dinner. The Company has returned $144m to shareholders in dividends and share buy-backs.

    Orsu Metals Corp

    Country session co-sponsor

    Orsu Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration and development company. As announced May 18, 2017, the purchase of the initial 30% of the Sergeevskoe gold project located in the Mogocha District of the Zabaikal’skiy Region of the Russian Federation closed and it will be the focus of Orsu’s activities going forward. On October 11, 2017, Orsu completed the sale of its 94.75% interest in the Karchiga, Kazakhstan project for proceeds of US$ 6 million. (TSXV: OSU)

    SK Vostokgeologia

    Country session co-sponsor

    SK Vostokgeologia is one of two private companies aiming to conduct geological exploration and gold mining activities in the Krasnoyarsk Region of Russia. With net capital of US $800,000, the company's team of 40 employees has been working together for four years, during which time it has mined 149 kg of gold concentrate. Its most promising licences are for the exploration of 150 sq. km., 600 km. north of Krasnoyarsk, which is regarded as a highly promising 'white spot on the map'. The blocks are located near the Kutukas river, which is a right-side tributary of the Yenisei. Last year, we found the first signs of gold, and this year we established a permanent gold exploration project, aimed at describing placer gold and finding hard-rock gold. Besides, as the company absorbs local-knowledge, we have applied for further exploration licenses within the Krasnoyarsk Region. The company is looking for further investment to help it accelerate its rapid growth.