Rafael Vergara of Carey takes an in-depth look at mining in Latin America. "Governments are placing pressure on mining companies to take a greater role in supporting the broader community through social and logistical infrastructure, community developments, local hiring, and procurement and training practices."
The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers has brought together Michael Rattagan of Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena & Peña Robirosa, Stéphane Brabant of Herbert Smith Freehills, Pablo Mir of Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana and Casper Herler of Borenius to discuss financing in the market, the impact of local government and the community on projects, and new jurisdictions for this area.
Danielle Royal and Jay Kellerman of Stikeman Elliott explore the impact of amendments to the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act on the mining sector. "Canadian mining companies and Canadian nationals doing business abroad need to be alert to the fact that vigorous enforcement of anti-corruption legislation is the new reality."
Carlos Vilhena of Pinheiro Neto Advogados looks at the trend of mineral resource nationalism. "Existing mineral rights should always be strictly respected. The state should be efficient in its role, having strong, autonomous institutions that are financially and administratively independent from government, capable of doing their job and most importantly free of political interference."
Thomas Bell and Jason Glover of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett explore the impact of regulatory changes, notably the European Union’s Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and the Dodd-Frank Act, on private fund managers. "Going forward private fund managers will continue to seek solutions to streamline their compliance operations to meet regulatory obligations more efficiently and cost-effectively."
The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers has brought together Fazil Hossenkhan of BLC Chambers, Brian McDermott of A&L Goodbody and Paul Scrivener of Solomon Harris to discuss types and levels of activity, the impact of regulatory changes and the current economic climate on this area, and key trends for the legal market for the year ahead.
Andrew Shoyer and Rajib Pal of Sidley Austin look at the impact of the appellate body's findings in regards to two WTO disputes. "The findings in DS412 and DS426 are important for global industries not only because of their direct implications for the design and implementation of government support for green energy, but also for their implications more broadly for 'buy local' requirements in government contracts."
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