"Hands Off My Mine: Protecting Canadian-Owned Mining Projects From Foreign Governments and Counterparties"
The more successful a mining project is, the more attractive it becomes to predators. Join us for an entertaining discussion of the dangers that success may bring and some practical steps that can be taken to manage the legal and litigation risks associated with mining investments in Canada and overseas. What can you do to defend against unfair, discriminatory or expropriatory measures being implemented by a host state? What are the common sources of disputes between mining joint-venturers in projects at home and abroad? How can such disputes be avoided or resolved with a minimum of time and expense? Not knowing the rules of the game can be very expensive.
Gerry Ghikas, Q.C., FCI Arb., Chair of the International Trade and Arbitration Group at BLG, is recognized as one of Canada's leading commercial arbitrators and arbitration counsel. He has extensive experience with international disputes concerning mining ventures. He recently served as Chair of ICC Canada and was a Canadian delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.
Cam Mowatt, BLG Practice Leader in the field of Investment Treaty Arbitration, acts as counsel in proceedings under investment protection treaties before the World Bank's International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. He advises Canadian corporations involved in foreign projects on how to structure their investments to obtain maximum protection.