Canada: Fasken Seminars During PDAC 2019
Last Updated: February 11 2019

Multiple Dates

Fasken " 333 Bay St " Suite 2400 " Toronto, ON



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Mining HR Best Practices: Avoiding Compensation Nightmares

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 07:30 - 09:00 EST

The premise of this session is that the impact of institutional investors and proxy advisory firms roles in the Mining sector are increasing with their ability to impact Say on Pay votes, equity plan renewals and individual director votes at AGMs.  


  • 07:30 - 08:00  EST  Registration and Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 09:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

The Fraser Institute's Release of the Annual Survey of Mining Companies

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 12:00 - 14:00 EST

Join us for Dr. Kenneth P. Green's review of the findings of the Fraser Institute's Mining Survey 2018. The Mining Survey is a snapshot of investment attractiveness in mining jurisdictions around the world. Dr. Green will also provide an overview of the Fraser Institute's 2019 research agenda for the Centre for Natural Resource Studies.  


  • 12:00 - 12:30  EST  Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30 - 14:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

International BHR Arbitration Tribunal Process Panel

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 07:30 - 09:00 EST

Extensive efforts are underway to design an International Business and Human Rights (BHR) Arbitration Tribunal to deal with unresolved human rights disputes arising out of international commerce.

The panel, at our March 1, 2019 session, will address the process and substance of the International BHR Arbitration Tribunal now under construction.


  • 07:30 - 08:00  EST  Registration and Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 09:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

Key Income, Commodity and Insurance Tax Issues Facing Canadian Mining Companies

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 12:00 - 14:00 EST

This presentation will outline key Canadian tax issues facing Canadian mining companies today, and will provide practical solutions and advice for dealing with such issues.


  • 12:00 - 12:30  EST  Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30 - 14:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

Marijuana in the Workplace

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 16:00 - 18:00 EST

As employers struggle to adapt to the impact of marijuana in the workplace, this seminar will address the legal issues and relevant case law, specific to drugs in the workplace, including occupational health and safety and human rights considerations. We will also highlight how employers can practically manage marijuana-related issues in this changing legal landscape.


  • 16:00 - 16:30  EST  Registration
  • 16:30 - 18:00  EST  Seminar and Reception

Blockchain and the Gold Industry – A Digital Certificate at the End of the Rainbow

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 07:30 - 09:00 EST

This round table discussion featuring industry leaders in technology and production will explore and discuss the potential use and application of blockchain in the gold and precious metals industry.


  • 07:30 - 08:00  EST  Registration and Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 09:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

Practical Guidance for Managing Cybersecurity Risks in the Mining Sector

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 12:00 - 14:00 EST

Cybersecurity continues to command attention as a top organization-wide risk management issue for organizations around the world, including in the mining sector. Hear from cybersecurity experts on practical guidance for businesses to consider in their approach to cybersecurity risk assessments, management and preparedness.


  • 12:00 - 12:30  EST  Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30 - 14:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

Oversight of Environmental and Social Risks at Mining Companies: Perspectives from Investors and Directors 

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 15:30 - 17:30 EST

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the approach of businesses and investors alike to environmental and social factors and their impact on a company's long-term value. Environmental and social issues have moved from being on the periphery of company decision-making to become an increasingly fundamental strategic priority for businesses including mining companies. Accompanying this shift has been an increased interest of investors in a company's E&S profile.

The panellists, drawn from both the investor and mining communities, will discuss the impact of E&S issues and investor expectations on board activity and management decision-making and how companies can better manage and respond to E&S issues.


  • 15:30 - 16:00  EST  Registration
  • 16:00 - 17:30  EST  Seminar and Reception

9th Annual Latin America Mining Update

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 07:30 - 09:00 EST

This year the panelists will focus on the leading risks faced by mining companies in Latin America including a region by region view on political, regulatory, security, local community opposition, reputation, operational and economic risks. Time permitting , the panelists will also update us on local M&A and financing trends, and new legislative initiatives that relate to mining.


  • 07:30 - 08:00  EST  Registration and Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 09:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

SEC Adopts Rules to Modernize Mineral Disclosure Requirements for Mining Companies

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 12:00 - 14:00 EST

On October 31, 2018 the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the adoption of amendments to modernize the property disclosure requirements for mining registrants. What does this mean for foreign mining companies dual listed in their own jurisdiction and the USA? A panel made up of consultants, regulators, and Canadian, US and Australian lawyers will discuss the implications.


  • 12:00 - 12:30  EST  Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30 - 14:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

The Impending Changes to Federal Environmental Law in Canada: What are the Implications?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 12:00 - 14:00 EST

Major changes are coming to cornerstone environmental legislation in Canada. Learn about how these changes to the federal Fisheries Act and federal environmental assessment legislation will affect major projects and project proponents in Canada.


  • 12:00 - 12:30  EST  Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30 - 14:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

Update on South Africa:  A Discussion with the Honourable Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Delegates from the Republic of South Africa

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 16:00 - 18:00 EST

Fasken is once again pleased to host a South African delegation from the Department of Mineral Resources, and a panel which will include the Honourable Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources, Roger Baxter, CEO of the Minerals Council SA, as well as senior mining lawyers from Fasken's office in Johannesburg.    


  • 16:00 - 16:30  EST  Registration
  • 16:30 - 18:00  EST  Seminar and Reception

Unlocking the Value of Impact Benefits Agreements (IBAs) for Existing Facilities

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 07:30 - 09:00 EST

In order to advance reconciliation efforts, companies have been under increasing pressure to consider agreements for existing facilities – and there is increasing willingness to consider this option. This session will discuss the benefits and potential pitfalls of "opening Pandora's box", including a client who has successful walked the path to an IBA for an existing facility.


  • 07:30 - 08:00  EST  Registration and Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 09:00  EST  Seminar and Q&A

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* Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Ontario.

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