Mittwoch, 17. April 2013

Länderrisiken: Minenunternehmen in Indonesien fürchten Eskalationen, Lizenzentzug und Verstaatlichung

Die Situation der ausländischen Minengesellschaften in Indonesien verschärft sich weiter. Die Rechtssicherheit inkl. der Minen- und Fördergesetze werden instabiler und wieder kommt die Bedrohung durch eine potentielle Verstaatlichungswelle inkl. Lizenzverwerfungen auf. Dazu werden nicht nur die Spannungen auf nationaler Ebene größer..

Miners warn: Rules change costly
By Rey E. Requejo | Posted on Apr. 17, 2013 at 12:01am
Mining companies have asked the Supreme Court to dismiss petitions seeking to strike down Republic Act 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 over constitutional issues that the high tribunal has already resolved with finality in a landmark ruling in 2004. They said “there is a price to pay in changing the rules in the middle of the game.”
Interviewed before the oral arguments held at the court’s summer session hall in Baguio City on Tuesday, lawyer Tito Lopez, counsel of Australian mining firm Oceana Gold that operates in Nueva Vizcaya, warned of massive repercussions to the national economy should the high court nullify the law and cancel all Financial and Technical Assistance Agreements and Mineral Production Sharing Agreements..
Petitioners argued that R.A. 7942 is unconstitutional arguing that it violates Article XII, Section 2 of the 1987 Constitution which provides that “all lands of public domain, waters, minerals, coal, petroleum and other mineral oils, all forces of potential energy, fisheries, forests, timber, wildlife, flora and fauna and other natural resources are owned by the State..”

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