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Fasken Martineau’s Global Mining Group seminar series during PDAC 2016 to start this week

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Fasken Martineau will be presenting 13 individual seminars in conjunction with this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention, the mineral industry’s largest annual event.

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, will be presenting 13 individual seminars in conjunction with this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention, the mineral industry’s largest annual event.

Fasken Martineau’s series kicked off on Tuesday, March 1, with its 6th annual Pre-PDAC Primer seminar. Guests and clients of the firm attended the seminar in person at five of our Canadian offices. The Primer featured short and practical presentations designed to prime attendees on topics of relevance to their discussions at PDAC 2016. Topics included:

• Mining Liens in BC, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut
• The Trans-Pacific Partnership - What it Means to Canadian Mining Companies
• The Proposed Alberta and Nunavut Start-Up Company Securities Exemption
• Three Takeaways From Recent Aboriginal Case Law
• Doing Business in Chile
• The New Streamlined Rights Offering Regimes
• The TSX and TSXV Requirements for Women on Boards - Current Board Profile
• Québec’s Transparency Measures in the Mining, Oil and Gas Industries
• Recent Amendments to Québec’s Regulation on Mineral Substances
• The Impact of the New UK Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act on Smaller and Privately Held Companies
• Mining in South Africa… Where to from Here?

Following the Primer, the series gets going on Thursday, March 3 and continues until Wednesday, March 9. The sessions, held at Fasken Martineau’s downtown Toronto office at 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400, offer a broad perspective on current industry issues and trends including:

Class Actions Relating to Mining Disclosure
A Dialogue on Mining and Aboriginal Policies from Canada’s Number One Think Tank, The Fraser Institute
Cuba: The Land of Opportunity?
Shareholder Activism and Contested M&A: An Update on the Resource Sector
Political Change in Argentina - What Does It Mean for Mining?
Québec’s Plan Nord: A Model for African Countries
Criminal Investigations into Mining Operations: How Proactive Should a Company Be?
The New Transparency Measures Act: A Comparative Analysis of the Major Differences Between the ESTMA and the Transparency Measures Act Including a South African Perspective
European and African Mining Law Reform: The Year in Review
Latin American Mining Update
How Community Land Disputes Can Affect Your Mining Operation: A South African/Canadian Perspective
A Discussion with the South African Department of Mineral Resources
No Gold? Look Under Another Rock. Alternative Financing May Be the Answer in Today’s Market

"Our firm has been providing strategic legal services to the mining industry for over 150 years and we are proud to have been recognized by Who's Who Legal ‘Global Mining Law Firm of the Year’ seven times in the last decade," said John Turner, head of Fasken Martineau's Global Mining Group.

Many of Fasken Martineau’s global team of mining lawyers from North America, Africa and Europe are speakers and are also available to comment throughout the seminar series. These lawyers practice in various mining related groups, including Global Mining; Aboriginal LawMergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Social Responsibility Law; International Arbitration; International Trade & Customs Law; Insolvency & Restructuring; Construction and White Collar Defence and Investigations

Members of the media wishing to attend, to arrange an interview or requiring additional information, should contact Geneviève Chalifour, +1 514 871 5987,

About Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at


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