Last Updated January 30, 2019

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Contributed By GENI & KEBE

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GENI & KEBE GENI & KEBE is Senegal’s oldest law firm, having been established in 1912. It has three offices in Senegal and one in Côte d’Ivoire. GENI & KEBE’s lawyers are qualified to practise in the 17 states of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the firm is also a member firm of DLA Piper Africa. Mining law is a major sector for the firm, given its significance to African economies. It advises a wide range of mining operators in relation to exploration licences, regulatory compliance, government relations, risk mitigation and environmental approvals. The advice also covers related corporate issues, such as project finance, tax, land acquisition and litigation, including on cross-border projects. GENI & KEBE is the only law firm with an office in the first mineral region of Senegal (Tambacounda), to assist its mining clients located there.

To prospect, explore or exploit the mineral deposit, the mining rights-holders must inform the mining administration about the methods and results of their activity, and keep accounting for their transactions according to legal provisions, as well as respect human rights, transparency, social and environmental requirements.

The holder of a prospecting authorisation must inform the mining administration about the result of his investigation.

The holder of an exploration right must perform the annual programme of exploration activities within the term of his or her right, spend the minimum of his or her approved exploration working programme and request a mining right if there is proof of a commercially exploitable deposit. In addition, the holder must submit his or her purchase agreements as well as other agreements, including a lease contract regarding his or her mining right, to the Ministry of Mines and Energy for approval.

The mining title-holder must regularly inform the minister in charge of mines about the results of his or her activity. He or she must also fulfil within the legal timelines the financial requirements as provided by the mining convention he or she signed with the State.

GENI & KEBE

47, Boulevard de la République
Immeuble Sorano, Dakar, 15023
Postal Address : BP 14392, Dakar, Sénégal

+221 33 821 1916

+221 33 842 62 75

info@gsklaw.sn www.gsklaw.sn
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GENI & KEBE GENI & KEBE is Senegal’s oldest law firm, having been established in 1912. It has three offices in Senegal and one in Côte d’Ivoire. GENI & KEBE’s lawyers are qualified to practise in the 17 states of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) and the firm is also a member firm of DLA Piper Africa. Mining law is a major sector for the firm, given its significance to African economies. It advises a wide range of mining operators in relation to exploration licences, regulatory compliance, government relations, risk mitigation and environmental approvals. The advice also covers related corporate issues, such as project finance, tax, land acquisition and litigation, including on cross-border projects. GENI & KEBE is the only law firm with an office in the first mineral region of Senegal (Tambacounda), to assist its mining clients located there.

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