Firm Experience

A few examples of projects that the Firm's Partners and attorneys have experience working on are included below.  They serve as a representative sample and are in no way all inclusive of the Firm’s projects - past or current, or the entire scope of the Firm’s practice areas. The Firm values client confidentiality and unless permitted otherwise will not disclose the names of its clients.

  • Corporate formation and advice to some of Mongolia’s most well known corporations – Big 4 Audit, Luxury Brands, Minerals Exploration and Mining, Service Industry, Supply Companies.
  • Joint venture and strategic alliance advisor in Mongolia to some of the most well known global corporations – Big 4 Audit, Banking and Finance, International Organizations.
  • Advisor to the State Central Bank of Mongolia during the receivership, conservatorship, bankruptcy and liquidation of two of Mongolia’s leading banks, Zoos Bank and Anod Bank – Consultancy Project.
  • Advisor on one of Mongolia’s few bankruptcy cases involving a State-owned minerals company and private sector investor to reorganize rather than to liquidate – not to be disclosed.
  • Advisor in connection with the extension of trade finance facilities and other loan facilities to a number of Mongolian borrowers (generally secured by Mongolia located collateral), including US$400 million loan to Mongolian Mining Corporation used to acquire the Baruun Naran coal project from QGX Limited – Representation of Standard Bank Plc.
  • Advisor in connection with multi-billion US$ project finance from a consortium of international lenders – Representation of Oyu Tolgoi LLC.
  • Advisor in offshore pre-IPO financing of Mongolian projects – Representation of Investors and Mongolian Companies.
  • Advisor in connection with the lease of aircraft to the Mongolian state-owned airline and to various Mongolian privately owned airlines – Representation of Offshore Aircraft Leasing Companies.
  • Advisor in connection with a loan to a Mongolian borrower secured by railway engines and rolling stock – Representation of Russian Commercial Bank.
  • Advisor in connection with debt and equity investments in a number of Mongolian businesses, including in a number of mining projects, which includes representations of international financial institutions and offshore investment funds in some cases, and the Mongolian company in other cases, and includes due diligence work and the preparation of transaction documentation – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor in connection with the extension of trade finance facilities to Mongolian petroleum products importers and a scrap metals trading company (secured by Mongolia located collateral) – Representation of Offshore Commercial Bank.
  • Advisor in connection with the finance lease of a fleet of mining equipment to a contract miner operating in Mongolia – Representation of offshore leasing company.
  • Advisor in connection with debt and equity investments by international financial institutions and offshore investment funds – Representation of a Mongolian Commercial Bank.
  • Advisor with respect to establishment of derivatives trading facilities (gold and forex) with the Mongolian Central Bank and Mongolian commercial banks – Representation of Offshore Banks.
  • Advisor in connection with loans made to domestic borrowers, including the collateralization of such loans with Mongolian assets – Representation of Mongolian Commercial Banks.
  • Advisor on financial instruments including derivatives – Representation of bulge bracket investment banks.
  • Advisor in respect of IPO financings of various international exchanges including LSE, SEHK, ASX, and TSX – Representation of Issuers and Underwriters.
  • Advisor in respect of listed debt transactions including MTN programmes on the SGX – Representation of both Issuers and Underwriters.
  • Advisor in connection with Mongolian tax compliance issues – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor in connection with the offshore structuring of investment into Mongolia from a Mongolian tax perspective – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor to Mongolia’s leading petroleum exploration, import, wholesale, transport, storage, and supply companies – Representation of Mongolian National and Wholly Foreign Owned Companies.
  • Advisor to leading nuclear energy companies incorporated in Mongolia – Representation of Multiple Companies.
  • Advisor to Mongolia’s leading minerals prospecting, exploration, mining, concentration, processing and sales companies – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor on Mongolia’s leading renewable energy (wind turbine) project – Representation on Japanese and Mongolian Joint Venture Project.
  • Advisor on the first major concessions project in Mongolia between the Government of Mongolia, project sponsors and lending consortium – 450 MW Combined Coal Heat and Power Plant Number 5 Project.
  • Advisor to the lending consortium on the proposed Tavan Tolgoi coal fired power plant – TT Power Project.
  • Advisor on significant rail project for minerals transportation and export involving Government agencies, leading Mongolian national corporations and lenders – 270 km Southbound Rail Project.
  • Advisor on leading Coal-fired Power Generation Complex project –250 MW Mine Mouth Thermal Power Plant Project.
  • Advisor on multiple road projects for commodities transportation and import/export, as well as general road infrastructure – Private and Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) Sponsored Projects.
  • Advisor on groundbreaking renewable energy project – Gobi Region Joint Venture Wind Turbine Project.
  • Each year MahoneyLiotta conducts due diligence investigations on legal entities, land, immovable property, minerals and other licenses and permits, Government projects and other assets, and renders legal opinions. The transactions typically range between US$ 5,000 – 4 billion.
  • Advisor on first major negotiations in Mongolia between the Mongolian National Trade Union and foreign invested minerals company operating in Mongolia, and subsequent unionization efforts with other minerals and supply companies – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor to leading foreign invested legal entities operating in Mongolia on visas and work permits, labor agreements, and compliance with the labor and health and safety requirements under Mongolian law – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor to companies following industrial accidents, inclusive of the procedural and substantive elements of investigations and outcome predictions – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor to Mongolia’s leading real-estate companies in immovable property construction, retail and corporate compliance – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor to off-shore developers of commercial and residential real-estate – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor to individual and corporate purchasers of commercial and residential real-estate in Mongolia, including offshore and on-shore investors – Multiple Representation.
  • Advisor on the draft Securities Market Law, Concessions Law, Public Private Partnership Law, Strategic Entities Foreign Investment Law, Petroleum Law, Minerals Law, Minerals Policy, Labor Law and Company Law.