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A new era of corporate governance in the mining sector: director oversight of technical report preparation and disclosure

Jay C Kellerman

Nils Engelstad - Stikeman Elliott LLP

As corporate scandals continue to plague capital markets and the post-Bre-X quest for certainty in corporate governance and disclosure has not lived up to its potential, counsel more than ever must provide clients with practical guidance to help them meet regulatory and market demands for good corporate governance.

Mining in Latin America

Rafael Vergara

Over the past two years, the outstanding prices of base metals and commodity minerals in general have played a role in increasing mining activity in Latin America.

Federal litigation - Where did it go off track?

Gregory P Joseph

Twenty-five years ago, it cost parties roughly the same to litigate in state and federal court. Plaintiffs chose federal court sometimes for expansive discovery or to get a good judge, even though state court was an available alternative and additur impermissible in federal court. Today, plaintiffs with non-federal causes of action flee federal courts, and those with federal claims scour the books for state law analogues. What happened?

Recent Developments In Information Technology Law

Katharina Scheja

Lars Lensdorf

Thomas Heymann

German IT law has been influenced by three legal projects and a couple of interesting court decisions, all of which will affect the IT industry.

Is It Time for Privacy 2.0?

Christopher Millard

‘Modern’ data protection laws first appeared in 1970 (in Germany) as a response to the use of computers to process information about people. At that time, however, there were relatively few computers and most were in the public or academic sectors, and at a few large corporations. Moreover, these machines tended to be housed in secure locations without direct connections to the outside world. For regulators, the task of tracking and supervising the processing of personal data might have been a realistic objective initially, although not for long.

A view of retail development in the United States

Richard R Goldberg

The last twenty years have seen a dramatic shift in retail development in the United States.

New Pollution Regulation Under the Canada Shipping Act

Michael J Bird

M Clete Purcell

On 1 July 2001, the Canada Shipping Act 2001 (CSA 2001) replaced the Canada Shipping Act (CSA) as the primary legislation governing marine transport, pollution and safety, but it did not come into force until 1 July 2007, when certain regulations to clothe the statute also came into effect. The old CSA was initially based on the British Merchant Shipping Act of 1894 and was amended over the years on an ad hoc basis.

What Makes a Good Litigator?

Geoffrey Timms - Group Head of Legal Legal & General Group plc.

Geoffrey Timms, Group Head of Legal, Legal & General Group plc.

The invitation to write the introductory article has allowed the opportunity to reflect with colleagues as to what makes a good litigator. Below is a selection of the qualities that I believe are seen in the best litigators that I have come across both acting for Legal & General and against it.

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