There are many good reasons to consider obtaining a second passport. The international markets offer several citizenship-by-investment programs, available for wealthy foreigners from nearly each and any origin. They base on a capital contribution to the government or a substantial property investment in a foreign country, combined with a fast-tracked application process to grant citizenship or at least permanent residence.
Legal support and assistance in mineral and mining investments in the Philippines The Philippines holds the world’s second largest gold reserves and are rich also in copper, nickel, and chromite. Mining is one of the country’s boom sectors, and regulatory changes open this industry sector more and more for foreign investments. Although the Philippine Constitution declared that minerals as the natural resource are owned by the Philippine government and must not be alienated, the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 allows 100% ownership of the claimed mining land area and minerals by foreign mining corporations. However, the Mining Policy as of 2012 introduces restrictions on mineral production sharing agreements (MPSA), financial or technical […]
This post describes hands-on experiences on advising mining projects in foreign jurisdictions. Such legal project management from abroad is not deemed to substitute local legal support and advice by professionals admitted to practice in that mining jurisdiction.