Mining Law 2017

Course Date: October 12, 2017

Total: 5h 51min

Welcome and Introduction

Graham H. ScottMcCullough O'Connor Irwin LLP, Vancouver

Current Mining Issues at the BC Securities Commission

Christopher Collins Chief Mining Adviser, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver

Arbitrating Mining Disputes

  • recent appellate decisions on Arbitration Law
    • shoring up the finality of arbitration awards
    • changing approaches to contract interpretation
    • limitation period hodge-podge
  • enforceability of arbitration awards, international and domestic

Robert D. Holmes, QC Holmes & Bilawich, Vancouver

Current Trends in Confidentiality Agreements

Cyndi LavalGowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Managing Option Agreements

  • current practice on option terms
  • lessons from recent case law
  • exercising an option with a reluctant optionor

Alan J. HutchisonOsler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Vancouver

Joint Venture Risks

Michelle GrantErnst & Young, Vancouver



Mining Company Disclosure — Practical Real-World Guidance

  • regulations and regulators
  • news releases
  • websites and social media

Rod Young, P. Geo — Senior Manager, Geologist, Compliance & Disclosure, TSX Venture Exchange, Vancouver

The Regulators’ Duty of Fairness in Mining Development

  • what does the duty of fairness entail?
  • how does it relate to the Crown's consultation with Aboriginal groups?
  • what can be done to best avoid unfair treatment, or address it if it happens?

Robin M. JungerMcMillan LLP, Vancouver

Local Government Interaction and Potential Restrictions on Mining

  • Case Comment on Cowichan Valley Regional District v. Cobble Hill Holdings Ltd. 2016 BCCA 432
  • When is a mine regulated by local government land use power?
  • Is mine reclamation a landfill?
  • What land uses beyond extraction activities are integral to mining?

L. John AlexanderCox Taylor, Victoria

Networking Break

An English Mining Company’s Introduction to Aboriginal Law Issues in British Columbia

Brenda GaertnerMandell Pinder LLP, Vancouver

Royalty Companies’ Effect on Royalty Agreements and Other Recent Trends

  • nature of a royalty
  • provisions found in "traditional" royalty agreements
  • new provisions found in agreements used by royalty companies
  • importance of a royalty being an interest in land — a current Ontario example

David AllmanEdwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, Vancouver
Alan L. Monk Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, Vancouver

Questions and Discussion