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Manifold Destinies: Managing Mining Projects in a Dynamic and Risky World

Global Mining Group and Litigation Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
Rideau and St. Lawrence Rooms
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Canadian mining companies have been involved in international exploration and development for decades, but many ventures are now proving disappointing for reasons other than commodity prices. In addition to the customary risks of developing projects, the risks of war, changing political conditions, loss of title through expropriation or nationalisation, unenforceability of contractual rights, inadequate courts and community disturbances have changed the investment climate. Lessons can be learned from both disappointment and success.

Join us for breakfast on PDAC Monday when we will discuss practical issues, challenges and solutions to managing the polycentric risks of investment-related mining disputes, particularly in developing countries. A multi-disciplinary panel will discuss the following topics:

  • Structuring foreign investments to maximize treaty protection
  • Securing access to international arbitration in case of dispute 
    • Arbitration clauses
    • Mining laws, investment laws and treaties 
  • Government relations in the host state in the face of potential disputes or impending or actual policy changes 
  • Creative strategies for managing arbitration and resolving disputes


Geoff Cowper, Michael Bourassa, Dan Brock, René Cadieux
Dominique Gibbens (moderator)


This seminar is free of charge and is only available in English.


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am EST     Registration & Breakfast 
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST   Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from seminars held at Fasken Martineau offices may be applied towards Continuing Professional Development for lawyers in Ontario, Québec and British Columbia. Please note that these seminars are not accredited for Professionalism Hours or New Member CPD Hours in Ontario.


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For more information:
Nick Fan
+1 416 868 3511
+1 800 268 8424 ext 3511