Programme 2017

PROGRAMME:

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Welcome Remarks

  • Al Gourley, Fasken Martineau and WIOML Director

European Mineral Policy – “The European Renaissance – Old Europe”
An Overview of Mining Laws and Changes in France, Spain and Portugal.

Speakers:

  • Yves Baratte, Partner, Simmons & Simmons (Moderator)
  • João Fialho, Partner, Vieira de Almedia & Associados
  • Mariano Magide, Partner, Uria Menendez

European Mineral Policy – “The European Powerhouse”
An Overview of Mining Laws and Changes in Ireland, UK, Finland and Turkey.

Speakers:

  • Brendan Ringrose, Partner, Whitney Moore (Moderator)
  • Pekka Holopainen, Partner, Kallio Law
  • Omer Erdogan, Partner, Guner Law Office
  • Sally Norcross-Webb, Partner, Stephens Scown

 European Mineral Policy  “The European Union”
The Role of the European Union in promoting mining in Europe –  A Discussion of How EU Policy Impacts the Mining Sector in the EU.

Speakers:

  • Mark Camilleri, Camilleri Law (Moderator)
  • Mariano Magide, Partner, Uria Menendez
  • Blažena Hamadová, Research Assistant, MinPol
  • Rodrigo Chanes Vicente, Policy Officer, Unit C2 Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, European Commission

Model Mining Code 2017

An update of Model Mining Code Changes and introduction of the Model Corruption Code.

Speakers:

  • Al Gourley, Managing Partner London, Fasken Martineau (Moderator)
  • Joe Fardin, Associate Director, Centre for Mining Energy and Natural Resources Law, University of Western Australia
  • Ana Elizabeth Bastida, CEPMLP, University of Dundee
  • Pedro Garcia, Partner, Veirano Advogados

Consequences and Reporting of Corruption and Anti-Corruption Programmes

Speakers:

  • Piers Cumberlege, Chairman Europe, Veracity Worldwide (Moderator)
  • Eddie Rich, Deputy Head and Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East, EITI
  • Gabriela Febres Cordero, Founder and President, United for Colombia Foundation

 Managing Workforce Issues (Strikes, Redundancies) and Government Relationships

Speakers:

  • Stéphane Brabant, Partner, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Co-Chairman of Africa Practice Group, Herbert Smith Freehills (Moderator)
  • Evgeny Tulubensky, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Nordgold
  • Melanie Hart, Partner, Fasken Martineau

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Government Take – A Discussion of Fiscal Policies in Mining.

Speakers:

  • Daye Kaba, Partner, Fasken Martineau (Moderator)
  • Dr. Masuma Farooki, Associate Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Edmond Cibamba Diata, Managing Partner Johannesburg, Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates
  • Olle Ostensson, Consultant

Mineral Tracing and Reporting Legislation

A Discussion of Regulations that are Aimed at Increasing Transparency and Reporting – Are They Working?

Speakers:

  • Andrew Donovan, Senior Counsel, Anglo American
  • Michael Pickersgill, Partner, Torys LLP
  • Purvi Shah, Product Integrity Manager, DeBeers
  • Tyler Gillard, OECD

Project Valuation in Relation to Disputes

Speaker:

  • Andrew Van Zyl, Partner and Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting Ltd.

Human Rights 

A Discussion of Foreign Human Rights Abuses – Case Law and Remedies (Mining and Human Rights)

Speakers:

  • Joe Fardin, Associate Director, Centre for Mining Energy and Natural Resources Law, University of Western Australia (Moderator)
  • Stéphane Brabant, Partner, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Co-Chairman of Africa Practice Group, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Andrew Lille, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • John Southalan, Barrister, Resources Law Network

Managing International Litigation

Speakers:

  • Jeffery Snow, Senior Vice President, IAMGOLD (Moderator)
  • Peter Wright, Counsel, Glencore
  • David Gustman, Partner and Former Chairman, Freeborn & Peters LLP
  • Khawar Qureshi QC, Head of Chambers, McNair Chambers Qatar
  • Steven Siros, Partner & Chair of Environmental Litigation Practice, Jenner & Block

 Mining Operations and Local Populations

Speaker:

  • Ana Palacio, Founder, Palacio y Asociados (Moderator)
  • Christopher Sheldon, Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives, World Bank
  • Otmane Bennani-Smires, Executive Vice President Legal Affairs & General Counsel, OCP Group
  • Frank Mariage, Partner, Fasken Martineau

Closing Remarks

  • Al Gourley, Fasken Martineau and WIOML Director

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