Mining Law Seminar and Reception (Before PDAC)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • March 3, 2024

Mining Law Seminar and Reception

Before PDAC

Sunday, March 3, 2024  |  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hilton Toronto in Toronto, ON 

Registration closes on February 29, 2024 at 12:00pm MST

Foundation Member $50 Nonmember $75

Join us in Toronto for the Foundation’s 5th annual Mining Law Seminar and Reception before PDAC! This seminar and reception will provide attendees with two 60-minute presentations along with an opportunity to meet and network with your friends and colleagues from around the world who practice or work in the mining industry.


2:00 – 3:00 pm: In-House Counsel Panel – What Is Keeping Mining Company Counsel Up at Night?


This moderated interactive discussion among in-house counsel will cover many of the critical issues and developments that are affecting mining companies. The panel will discuss the growing importance of managing the risk of changes in political systems, conducting political risk analysis, and the role of in-house counsel in political conversations; managing the risk of corruption and sanctions within compliance programs and the role of in-house counsel in developing and enforcing anti-corruption policies and procedures and conducting related investigations; the growing concern about cyber-security risks to mining companies and the role of in-house counsel in evaluating the adequacy of protections; and the alignment of diversity, equity, and inclusion policies with standards in various jurisdictions and the implementation of these policies with service providers, including outside counsel.


IGNACIO CELORRIO, Executive Vice President, Legal, Government and External Affairs, Lithium Americas (Argentina) Corp., Argentina

PAOLA I. CIFUENTES, Legal Manager, Anglo American, Santiago

PATRICIA KOSA MUÑOZ, Vice President Legal, Sierra Metals, Lima


3:00 – 4:00 pm: What Does It Take to Successfully Renegotiate a Mining Project Dispute with a Foreign Government in Times of Rising Resource Nationalism? A Case Study

KAMRAN AHMAD, Partner, White & Case, London

ELDY QUINTANILLA ROCHE, Senior Associate, King & Spalding, Denver and Miami


4:00 – 6:00 pm: Hosted Cocktail and Networking Reception


This program is being offered in-person only.