An Introduction to

Cross-Border Natural Resource Transactions: A Video-Linked Workshop & Networking Event

  • Albuquerque, Anchorage, Bismarck, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Vancouver
  • June 15, 2017

Organized by the Young Professionals Committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Albuquerque, Anchorage, Bismarck, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Vancouver

Whether you are a new lawyer, landman, or other new professional working in mining, oil and gas, renewables, or other area of natural resources law, a basic familiarity with the laws and issues surrounding cross-border natural resource transactions will benefit your practice. This 90-minute video-linked CLE program, preceded or followed by a hosted networking event, will allow new professionals to learn the basics of the laws and regulations governing cross-border natural resource transactions, and provide an opportunity to meet and network with your peers—all without extensive time and travel.

The ongoing trend of globalization has made international mergers and acquisitions increasingly commonplace, with cross-border transactions in the resource sector becoming prevalent. While this has created new opportunities, these transactions present unique legal issues such as mineral tenure, title confirmation, transferability of operating permits and authorizations, environmental liabilities, community and indigenous rights, foreign ownership of assets, and securities laws. It is vital for both purchasers and sellers to understand the differences in the legal landscapes between jurisdictions to adequately assess the requirements and risks of completing such a transaction.

This program will provide an introduction to key legal issues and pitfalls that can arise when completing any cross-border transaction, and will use the increasingly common Canada-U.S. cross-border mining M&A transactions as an example.

Complimentary refreshments will be served at the local networking events.

Course Materials will be provided electronically before the start of the Workshop.

Continuing Education Credit

This course consists of ninety minutes of continuing education. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider. Credit will be applied for in each state and province where the Workshop is being broadcast.

Earlybird Discount

Cutoff date for discounted registration fees:  May 30, 2017

Young Professionals Reception at the 63rd Annual Institute in Santa Fe

Join us Wednesday July 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Back by popular demand, this gathering offers young professionals and their significant others an opportunity to meet young lawyers, landmen, and other professionals from around the country and around the world.

Not yet a member of the Foundation?

Our discounted New Professionals Membership is designed for recent law school graduates, new landmen, and other new natural resources professionals. Join in the calendar year of graduation or first employment as a natural resources professional and your membership will continue through the end of the following calendar year. Visit for details.