Programme 2016

2016 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Monday 6th June 2015

  • 19:30 – Welcome Dinner

Tuesday 7th June 2016 – Day One

  • 07:30 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
  • 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks
  • Al Gourley, Partner, Fasken Martineau and WIOML Director
  • 09:10 – 09:40 Keynote Address, Extractive Industries Transparency
  • Paulo de Sa, Head of Mining Division, World Bank
  • 09:40 – 10:30 Challenges of doing business in Francophone Africa
  1. How do civilian and common lawyers relate in mining projects in civil law countries in Africa?
  2. Are we speaking the same language
  3. Looking at basic areas of (mis)understanding, whether commercial, cultural or legal, but also focusing on the evolution of treaty rules based on civil law (such as OHADA) and different methods of enforcement.

Speakers:

  • Yves Baratte, Partner, Simmons & Simmons (Moderator)
  • Jeffery Snow, Senior Vice President, IAMGOLD
  • Stéphane Brabant, Partner, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Co-Chairman of Africa Practice Group, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Francophone Country Reviews
  1. Reviewing key legal concerns for investors in these countries as well as current developments.

Speakers:

  • Yves Baratte, Partner, Simmons & Simmons (Moderator)
  • Morocco: Frank Mariage, Partner, Fasken Martineau
  • Republic of Guinea: Salimatou Diallo, Director, SD Advocats
  • France: Didier Julienne
  • 12:30 – 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 – 15:15 South America Country Reviews

Speakers:

  • Brazil: Pedro Garcia, Regional Co-ordinator, Rio de Janeiro, Mining Practice Group, Veirano Advogados (Moderator)
  • Argentina: Federico Godoy, Senior Partner, Beretta Godoy
  • Peru: Oscar Benavides, Partners, Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados
  • Colombia: Alvaro Rodriguez, Partner, Posse Herrera Ruiz
  • Chile: Rafael Vergara, Partner & Co-Head, Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Group
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Break
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Model Mining Code
  1. A focus on the development of WIOML’s Model Mining Code

Speakers:

  • Al Gourley, Partner, Fasken Martineau
  • Richard Bartlett, Mining Law, University of Western Australia
  • Paulo de Sa, Head of Mining Division, World Bank
  • Emma Beatty, Chief Legal Editor, MineHutte
  • Masuma Farooki, Associate Director – Resource Policy, SNL Metals & Mining, S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Andrew Van Zyl, Partner and Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting Ltd.
  • 19:30 - Dinner

Wednesday 8th June 2016 – Day Two

  • 08:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 – 10:30 CIS Session
  1. Economic overview of CIS mining sector; where are the opportunities?
  2. Doing mining business in Russia, dealing with sanctions and other regulatory issues
  3. Doing mining business in Kazakhstan

Speakers:

  • Alan Kartashkin, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Dmitry Yudin, Managing Director, Sapinda
  • Maxim Telemtayev, Partner, White & Case
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Alternative Financing
  1. Royalty Streams

Speakers:

  • Peter Mason, WIOML Director
  • Michael Pickersgill, Torys LLP
  • Berna Kennedy, PwC
  • 12:30 – 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 – 15:00 Indigenous People
  1. Remedies for impacts caused by resource development

Speakers:

  • David Percy, Chair of Energy and Law and Policy, University of Alberta
  • Jon Samuel, Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement, Anglo American
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Break
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Corporate Counsel
  1. The role of counsel in managing risks

Speakers:

  • John Chandler, Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law, University of Western Australia (moderator)
  • Andrew Donovan, Senior Counsel, Anglo American
  • Evgeny Tulubensky, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Nordgold
  • Hans Martin, Head of Corporate Legal, Brazil, Norsk Hydro
  • 17:00 – 17:15 Closing Remarks
  • Al Gourley, Partner, Fasken Martineau and WIOML Director