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Fasken Martineau will be hosting and organizing a number of events and seminars as part of the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the mineral industry's largest annual event.

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, will be hosting and organizing a number of events and seminars as part of the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the mineral industry's largest annual event.

The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange will take place March 2 to 5, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Breakfast & Seminar: Fraser Institute's 2014 Mining Policy Research Agenda Update. Speaker: Dr. Ken Green, Senior Director, Fraser Institute & PDAC 2014 Convention Keynote Session Speaker

Friday, February 28, 2014

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Lunch & Seminar: Update on Latin American Regulatory Reforms Affecting the Mining Sector. Panelists: Florencia Heredia, a Founding Partner at HOLT Abogados; Affonso Aurino Barros da Cunha, Partner, Siqueira Castro Advogados; Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek and Alfredo Chávez Goyeneche, Partners, Gonzalez Calvillo Abogados; and Samantha Alfonzo, Partner, Fasken Martineau

Saturday, March 1, 2014

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Seminar & Cocktail Reception: Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Mining and Energy Sectors - Key Issues and Opportunities. Panelists: Peter Kirby and Cliff Sosnow, Partners, Fasken Martineau

Sunday, March 2, 2014

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Women in Mining Seminar & Cocktail Reception: Expanding Roles of Women: Tips from Senior Women Leaders on Advancing and Thriving in Careers in the Extractive Sector. Moderator: Michelle Pockey, Partner, Fasken Martineau. Panelists: Maureen Jensen, Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission; and Anna Tudela, Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Goldcorp Inc.

Monday, March 3, 2014

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Breakfast & Seminar: Corporate Grievance Mechanisms: Where the Rubber Hits the Road on Business and Human Rights. Panelists: Caitlin Glynn-Morris, Corporate Manager, Community Relations and Development, First Quantum Minerals; Craig Ford, Former Vice-President, Corporate Responsibility, Inmet Mining Corporation; Dr. William Wiley, Director of Tsamota Ltd.; and Kevin O'Callaghan, Partner, Fasken Martineau

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building, Room 714

Aboriginal Program: Rights, Roles and Responsibilities: Perspectives on Building Relationships Between Companies and Aboriginal / Indigenous Communities. Speakers: Colin Webster, Director - Aboriginal, Government & Community Relations, Goldcorp Inc.; Wayne Dunn, Professor of Practice in Corporate Social Responsibility, McGill University; Steven Phiri, CEO, Royal Bafokeng Platinum; and Chief Isadore Day, Serpent River First Nation

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Lunch & Seminar: KPMG  and Fasken Martineau on Québec Mining. Moderator: Jean M. Gagné, Partner, Fasken Martineau. Panelists: Frank Mariage and Martin R. Gagné, Partners, Fasken Martineau; Renault-François Lortie, Partner, KPMG-SECOR

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Seminar & Cocktail Reception: Contested Transactions -- Key Issues for Mining Companies. Panelists: Aaron Atkinson, Dan Batista and Brad Freelan, Partners, Fasken Martineau

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Breakfast & International Arbitration Seminar: Managing Mining Projects in a Dynamic and Risky World II - Recent Developments in Mining Disputes. Panelists: Michael Bourassa; Geoffrey Cowper, QC; Dominique Gibbens, Partners, Fasken Martineau and Selvyn Seidel, Chairman & CEO, Fulbrook Capital Management, LLC

7:30 am - 11:15 am

Sheraton Centre Hotel 123 Queen Street West

MineAfrica at PDAC: 2014 Mining Breakfast and Investing in African Mining Seminar at PDAC. Keynote Speaker: Clive Johnson, President & CEO, B2Gold Corp. Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Lucas Moalusi, Partner, Fasken Martineau. Presentation: Battle of the Giants: Dissecting the Inter-Union Rivalry Within South America's Mining Industry. Speaker: Melanie Hart, Partner, Fasken Martineau. Fasken Martineau is a proud sponsor of this event.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building, Room 717

Aboriginal Program: Examining Aboriginal Issues in the Mineral Sector: The Current Landscape in Canada. (10:20 am: Key Legal Cases in Canada: The Current Landscape. Speakers: Kevin O'Callaghan and Charles Willms, Partners, Fasken Martineau)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Lunch & Seminar: White Collar Crime - Key Issues for Mining Companies. Panelists: Antonio Di Domenico, Norm Keith and Neal Smitheman, Partners, Fasken Martineau

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Seminar & Cocktail Reception: An Update on South African Mining, Labour and Community Engagement Issues. Moderator: Michael Bourassa, Partner, Fasken Martineau Speakers/Panelists: The Honourable Susan Shabangu, Minister of the Department of Mineral Resources; His Excellency MMS Mdladlana, South African High Commissioner to Canada; Melanie Hart and Lucas Moalusi, Partners, Fasken Martineau

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Fasken Martineau 2400-333 Bay St, Toronto

Breakfast & Seminar: The Growing Relationship Between Canadian and Latin American Markets. Panelists: John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange; Francis Stenning, CEO, Lima Stock Exchange; Fernando Pickmann, Partner, Peruvian law firm Gallo, Barrios & Pickmann and CEO of Southern Legacy Minerals; Ricardo Carrión, Managing Director, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, Kallpa Securities in Lima; Courtney Chamberlain, Chairman and CEO, Minera IRL; Samantha Alfonzo and Martin Fisher-Haydis, Partners, Fasken Martineau

In addition, the firm has a team of lawyers who are global experts in the mining industry from North America, Africa and Europe available to comment at the event. These lawyers practise in various mining related groups, including Global Mining; Aboriginal Law; Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Social Responsibility; International Arbitration; International Trade and White Collar Crime. Fasken Martineau has been providing legal services to the mining industry for over 150 years.

Members of the media wishing to attend, to arrange an interview or requiring additional information, should contact Camille Boileau, 514 871-5987, 514 518-8848 (mobile), cboileau@fasken.com or Karen Lafleur, 514 397-4396, 438 401-5990 (mobile), klafleur@fasken.com.

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