Mining Law 2014


Course Date: November 5, 2014

Total: 5h 2min

Welcome and Introduction

Graham H. Scott — Vector Corporate Finance Lawyers, Vancouver

Survival Instincts—Strategies for Coming Through the Bear Market

  • how have the doom and gloom predictions for the venture market panned out this year
  • what is the sentiment now in both the junior and senior markets
  • what have successful companies done to manage the downturn and come out ahead

Erez Bahar, CA — Davidson & Company LLP, Chartered Accountants, Vancouver

Royalty Agreements and Streaming Agreements

  • the most common types of royalties, how they are used, and how they are calculated
  • how streaming transactions are structured, how they are used, and how they are calculated
  • a review of contractual provisions common to royalty agreements and streaming agreements

Alan Monk — Barrister & Solicitor, North Vancouver 

Networking Break

Equity Crowdfunding for Junior Resource Issuers

  • equity crowdfunding—what it is and why it is taking off
  • what is happening now in equity crowdfunding
  • proposed equity crowdfunding specific rules in Canada
  • current rules issuers can use when equity crowdfunding in Canada
  • exemptions issuers can use when equity crowdfunding in the US
  • preparing your client for an equity crowdfunding campaign
  • equity crowdfunding and junior resource issuers

Alixe B. Cormick — Venture Law Corporation, Vancouver

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry

  • implications of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for managing human rights and social risk
  • Enodo's unique and precise approach to stakeholder engagement: marrying the "art" and "science" of corporate social responsibility to better respond to stakeholder needs and concerns

Stephanie Garrett — Senior Consultant, Enodo Rights, Vancouver

The Tsilhqot’in Decision—What is Next?

  • what does the decision mean for mining in BC?
  • what options exist for government going forward?
  • what can industry do to increase certainty?

Robin M. Junger — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Cyber Security in the Mining Industry

  • why is the mining industry targeted by hackers?
  • how have new business trends created new opportunities for hackers?
  • what are the options for mining companies?

Gaétan Houle, PEng, MBA — National IT Security Leader, Ernst & Young, Montreal

Offtake Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation—Joint Venture 5A Form

  • offtake agreements: key features
  • confidentiality agreements: broadening the scope and recent case law
  • RMMLF Joint Venture Agreements
    • Canadianization of terms
    • pitfalls using them in Canada and internationally 

Brian E. Abraham, QC — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Current Focus Issues in NI 43-101

  • the mining industry in BC
  • NI 43-101 review of key concepts
  • preliminary economic assessments

Christopher Collins — Chief Mining Adviser, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver

TSXV Initiatives on Capital Raising and Operating in Foreign Jurisdictions

  • overview of the current capital raising environment for TSXV issuers and a discussion of recent policy initiatives to facilitate capital raising efforts
  • discussion of key listing considerations for operating in foreign or emerging market jurisdictions

Zafar Khan — Policy Counsel, Listed Issuer Services, TSX Venture Exchange, Vancouver