Investingnews.com interviews Montréal lawyer, Frank Mariage, in a report on the new DRC mining code and other top trends in mining law.
Frank Mariage, partner at Fasken, took some time to talk about mining law and to share his advice for investors at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference earlier this month.
Mariage works with mining firms in Canada and abroad on various aspects of their businesses, including navigating regulations, mergers and acquisitions and financing.
He said 2018 and 2019 will be good years for the industry, and “obviously gold is still attracting the attention, but we have the new metals now. The industrial metals, lithium, cobalt. That’s generating a lot of activity.” Mariage added that cannabis and cryptocurrencies have taken in some attention, and junior mining firms are facing “a hard fight” to raise capital for exploration.