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January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rachel Speight will be speaking about the difficulties companies from ‘traditional’ mining countries face when competing in less-than-transparent jurisdictions, and actions such companies can take to defend themselves while retaining industrial competitiveness. Rachel is a seasoned veteran of mining and infrastructure law, with particular expertise in the African continent. She has been with Mayer-Brown since 1999 and is repeatedly commended for her commercial-mindedness and technical understanding.
The talk will cover:
- an introduction to the UK anti-bribery offences and some discussion of the offences in the US and other jurisdictions
- who is covered by this legislation
- consequences of non-compliance
- the unique risks faced by the mining industry in this area – for example operating in high-risk jurisdictions; the level of interaction required with government officials; use of a supply chain; joint ventures; working with local partners; and the need for community projects
- strategies which mining companies and mining professionals can use to deal with these risks – eg risk assessment, due diligence, top-level commitment
- trends, such as globalisation of enforcement; growing number of jurisdictions are adopting this legislation; high profile corporates that have come under the spot light; whistle-blowing/self-reporting
- case study