International Seminar and Breakfast (before IBA SEERIL)

  • Bogota, Colombia
  • April 17, 2024

International Seminar and Breakfast (before IBA SEERIL)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024  |  8:30 – 10:30 am Colombia Standard Time (GMT-5)
JW Marriott Bogota, Bogota, Colombia

Registration closes on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 12 pm MDT.

Foundation Member $25 Nonmember $50

8:30 – 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am: China and Critical Minerals Strategy in Latin America

After networking over breakfast, our presentation will focus on the China Belt-and-Road Initiative and its impacts in Latin America in the context of global strategic critical minerals investment. China’s massive global infrastructure development strategy is an important geopolitical development and puts Latin America in a difficult yet powerful position, particularly when considering the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and the Strategic Minerals Partnership. This seminar will be complementary to the SEERIL program’s overall theme “A transformative era of action for the law and lawyers – implementing the energy transition and global sustainability.”

OSCAR BENAVIDES, Partner, Rodrigo Elias & Medrano Abogados, Lima
JERÓNIMO CARCELÉN, Partner, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uríam, Santiago
JANET HOWARD, Partner, Fasken, Toronto
ELIZABETH STEYN, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Calgary

10:00 – 10:30 am: Q&A


If you plan to join us we encourage you to also register for the SEERIL program.  Registration details found here:  Conference Details | International Bar Association (  

This program is being offered in-person only. 

Registration is now closed