Discussion Panel on the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act and Foreign Mining Subsidiaries Related Lawsuits

  • Dates:
    Mar 25, 2015
  • Hours:
    From 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Location:
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLPConference rooms: F, G and H1200 Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard Street VancouverMAP: http://www.blg.com/en/offices/vancouver
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Carlos da Costa
604 306 0458
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The Management & Economics Society of CIM, in Vancouver, and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP are pleased to present: Fred R. Pletcher Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Kenneth J. Tyler Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Graham Walker Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP   who will deliver presentations on: Reporting for mining issuers under the new Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (Canada) by Fred R. Pletcher Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act and its ramifications for the mining industry by Kenneth J. Tyler Circumventing the corporate veil: Recent lawsuits seeking to hold Canadian public mining companies liable for the actions of their foreign subsidiaries by Graham Walker   Executive Summaries: Fred R. Pletcher

Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Fred Pletcher is Chair of BLG’s National Mining Group and a partner in its Securities and Capital Markets Group. Based in Vancouver, Fred focuses his practice on mining, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and general corporate commercial work. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in these areas by the foremost legal rankings publications. In the mining field, Fred acts for Canadian and international mining companies in connection with: acquisitions and dispositions of mines, development projects and exploration properties; options agreements; joint venture agreements; project finance; royalty, streaming, off-take and ore sales agreements; confidentiality agreements; tenure issues; permitting; and NI 43-101 reporting obligations. 
In the area of corporate finance, he acts for both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of public debt and equity offerings and private placements, including: IPOs; cross-border and MJDS offerings; and income fund, REIT, structured and flow-through product offerings. In M&A transactions, Fred acts for acquirers, targets and special committees in connection with: friendly and unsolicited take-over bids; plans of arrangement and amalgamations; proxy fights; asset purchases and sales; and spin-offs. He also advises Canadian public companies, boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance matters and day-to-day securities compliance issues
Kenneth J. Tyler Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Kenneth Tyler is Regional Head of BLG’s Aboriginal Law Focus Group and counsel in its Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory Group. Based in Vancouver, Ken is a litigator who focuses his practice on Aboriginal and Constitutional Law. He has experience with trials and appeals at all levels of court relating to Aboriginal and Treaty rights, the Division of Powers between the federal and provincial legislatures, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Ken also advises clients on issues related to contracting with First Nations, and the scope of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

Before joining BLG in 1998, Ken managed the Constitutional Law Unit of the Department of Justice for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, was Coordinator of Constitutional Relations with the Saskatchewan Department of Justice, and Crown Attorney with the Constitutional Branch of the Manitoba Department of Justice, and was President of Tyler, Wright & Daniel Ltd., a small research consulting firm that specialized in historical research on Native land claims and that gave him extensive knowledge regarding the history of western Canada. 

Graham Walker Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Graham Walker is the Regional Leader of BLG’s Maritime Group and our Insurance and Tort Law Group in Vancouver. Graham practices transportation law (with a focus on Maritime law, rail and trucking), environmental law, insurance and tort law, and general commercial litigation.   

This presentation will be held on: Wednesday March 25, 2015   Venue: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Conference rooms: F, G and H 1200 Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard Street Vancouver
MAP: http://www.blg.com/en/offices/vancouver   

Itinerary: 4:00pm – Registration & Refreshments 4:30pm – Presentations 6:00pm – 

Q&A Panel Discussion   Seminar is complimentary (no charge) but seats are limited. Register by Friday, March 20, to secure your place. 

Please register now or RSVP us at vancouver@cimmes.org if you are interested in attending it. 

This is also an excellent networking opportunity.   A special thank you to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP for generously hosting this event!