Havilah recognised with commercial achievement award

Havilah recognised with commercial achievement award

Arion Legal was heavily involved in assisting Havilah in negotiating and completing the deal for the development of the Portia gold mine in South Australia. The deal was recognised for its unique and innovative commercial and funding model which has allowed Havilah to proceed with the development and operation of the Portia gold mine in a tough economic climate for mining projects. Media Release: 22 April 2016: Havilah has been awarded the inaugural Ocean Partners Commercial Achievement Award recognising the success of its innovative funding model for the Portia Gold Mine. Havilah Resources Limited (“Havilah” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that it received the inaugural Ocean Partners Commercial Achievement Award for the innovative funding model that enabled its Portia Gold Project to come to fruition. This award is an initiative of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) and was announced at SACOME’s Annual Resources Industry Dinner. Further details can be found in SACOME’s media release available on the following link: http://www.sacome.org.au/images/Final_Awards_Winners_announced.pdf Commenting on the award, Havilah’s Managing Director, Dr Chris Giles said: “SACOME is to be congratulated for this initiative. Things are tough in our industry and it is good that unique and special achievements are recognised. “I would also like to acknowledge Minister Koutsantonis’ unwavering support and encouragement of mining in our State. He has taken some courageous initiatives and is continuously seeking ways to improve the regulatory framework for mining and we applaud that. “Havilah’s small dedicated management team and legal counsel, Mark Stewart of Arion Legal, are thanked for their hard work in implementing the mining agreement and funding arrangements. “Particular thanks...

Arion Legal signs Strategic Co-operation Agreement with Yunnan Baqian Law Firm

Arion Legal together with its associated company in the Lao PDR, Arion Legal Lao (Sole) Co Ltd is pleased to announce the signing on 19 June 2015 of a Framework Agreement for Strategic Co-operation with the Yunnan Baqian Law Firm (Baqian). The signing of the agreement follows closely on the heels of the signing in Canberra on 15 June 2015 of the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). An integral part of ChAFTA is the development of closer cooperation between commercial law firms from China and Australia in the effective provision of transnational legal services. Baqian is a leading law firm in Yunnan, PR China, with its main office in Kunming, and is recognised as one of the largest, most comprehensive and leading law firms in Western China following years of sustainable and rapid development. Arion Legal is an international law firm based in Adelaide, South Australia with its associate office in Vientiane, Lao PDR serving clients from Australia, Asia- Pacific, Europe and the US and focusing on the provision of legal services into Australia, Lao PDR and the Greater Mekong subregion. Under the Strategic Co-operation Agreement the firms will – work to foster outbound direct investment from PR China into Australia, Lao PDR and other Asia Pacific countries; recognise each other as their primary strategic partner in each party’s respective territory and pursue business co-operation with that party in its territory; undertake joint promotional and business development activities in Australia, PR China and Lao PDR in the pursuit of common business goals; and locate secondee lawyers in each other’s offices. Since establishing its operations in the Lao...