Mining Concession Ownership Dispute

January 17, 2023

In connection with a dispute between two mining companies over the ownership of a  foreign mining concession, a comprehensive investigation of the client’s legal adversary was performed to include an examination of publicly available information, manual public records and a wide range of human intelligence assets.  The investigation revealed potential improper payments paid to one or more government officials, the involvement of a notorious mining concession broker, unsanctioned logistical support provided a paramilitary group, the unlawful displacement of indigenous people to enable the construction of a country club and a bribe paid to a tribal elder.  The information assisted the company’s outside counsel is connection with his ongoing investigations with opposing counsel and the country from whom the concession was granted.