The mining industry is the flagship of Armenia's economy. As lawyers advising businesses in Armenia, we could not overlook this and have built up adequate capacities to provide high- quality and comprehensive services to industry participants. We constantly follow the latest developments in this field, hold consultations with, and present our views and concerns before, governmental agencies. We have advised clients on a wide range of issues from permitting to compliance with mining and environmental laws. We have worked on preparation of the draft mining code. It was enacted on January 1, 2012. But because it was enacted after significant modification, it suffers from a considerable number of inconsistencies. We continue advocating for further changes and, hopefully, for enactment of the parts and sections of the draft code that have been deleted for reasons unknown to us. Moreover, on behalf of the Government of the RA we have been involved in the development of the new edition of the Mining Code since January 2015.