GEOLOGICAL AND MINING LAW
On 1 January 2012, the Act - Geological and Mining Law dated 9 June 2011 came into force and introduced a series of changes in the legal standing of properties located at areas of recognition and exploration of minerals and mining deposits. In particular, these changes concern proprietary relationships, issues on designating areas of recognition and exploration of minerals and mining deposits in respect to the regulations stipulated in the Act on spatial planning and management, accountability for mining damage and issues of expropriation at mining areas.
Cases on recognition, exploration, documentation and exploitation of minerals are filed at the competent authorities of geological administration, namely: a district prefect, marshal and minister with competence in environmental issues. The scope of competence of the authorities is specified in the Act - Geological and Mining Law and depends, among others, on the location of a mineral deposit, its type, method and planned volume of extraction, range of undertaken activities.
Legal assistance at every stage of investments in minerals
Representation before a district prefect, marshal and minister with competence in environmental issues
Legal use of geological information
Legal audit of real estates
Issues concerning the environmental protection
Proceedings in matters relating to mining damage