What Management and General Counsel Need to Know About Extractive Investment That Outside Counsel May Not Tell You

When:
June 1, 2022 all-day
2022-06-01T00:00:00-07:00
2022-06-02T00:00:00-07:00
Contact:

How to Attend: The seminar is complimentary. Please register for it by Tuesday, May 31, to secure your place. RSVP via EventBrite (click HERE) if you are interested in attending it.

 

For its Wednesday, June 1, 2022 meeting, CIM’s Management and Economics Society is pleased to welcome:

Alan Franklin, JD, LLB, LLM

Managing Director, Global Business Risk Management
Academic Advisor, Athabasca University Faculty of Business

José Antonio Rivas, SJD

Founding Partner at Xtrategy LLP

María Lucía Casas Arguello

Associate of Arbitration and International Law at Xtrategy LLP

 

who will deliver a panel discussion on:

What Management and General Counsel Need to Know About Extractive Investment That Outside Counsel May Not Tell You

 

The establishment of an extractive investment either in Canada or abroad requires many areas of due diligence to reduce risks. This must be done in a multi-disciplinary manner, including legal and political risk consulting.

These sessions will discuss this in the context of such issues as:

  • Corruption – what you need to know about the risks, and how to reduce this, including understanding the serious risks of failing to pay bribes resulting in licence cancellation, imprisonment of employees
  • International Investment Agreements that can protect the investment from wrongful actions of the government
  • Contractual terms to reduce risk
  • Human Rights Concerns – how to address them to ensure government support of your project
  • Political Risk – will the host state interfere with your project by expropriation, licence cancellation, restricting currency conversion or remittance to home state
  • Political Risk Insurance – will it help protect your investment – does the insurer bring risk protection as well as risk transference
  • Financing – does financing through a multilateral development bank such as World Bank, or regional development bank provide political risk protection
  • International Arbitration – why it matters to you and what you need to know about the process

 

Biography:

Alan Franklin is Managing Director of Global Business Risk Management (Vancouver and Toronto). He also develops and teaches courses on international business risk management for Executive MBA students at Athabasca University in Canada. Alan is a member of the Panel of Experts of the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anticorruption at the University of Ottawa, as well as an active member of the Columbia University “Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum” and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.

José Antonio Rivas is a Founding Partner of Xtrategy in Washington D.C. (2019) and Bogotá (2018), and Chair of the Arbitration and International Law practice at Xtrategy. Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, United States, and the Republic of Colombia, he works as international counsel in investment disputes, serves as arbitrator, and provides advice in public international law and investment law to sovereign clients, state-owned companies, and investors.

María Lucía Casas Arguello is an Associate of Xtrategy’s Arbitration and International Law practice in Bogota, specializing in domestic and international arbitration, and public international law. María Lucía is a lawyer from the Universidad del Rosario and has academic and professional experience in national and international arbitration, and strategic litigation.

 

Please join us!

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 3:30pm EDT (12:30pm PDT)

 

How to Attend: The seminar is complimentary. Please register for it by Tuesday, May 31, to secure your place. RSVP via EventBrite (click HERE) if you are interested in attending it.

 

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