Certificate in Mining Law

Note: Registration for this program is full.

The mining business raises complex ownership, regulatory and contractual issues, and increasingly, mining activity is located in countries with weak legal systems and unstable political regimes.  Those who advise mining companies, or have legal accountability within them , need to understand not only the industry and the law, they need practical strategies for managing business and legal risk in multiple jurisdictions.

This intensive and multi-disciplinary certificate program was developed by mining lawyers and mining executives for those who need a comprehensive understanding of the critical business and legal issues in today’s dynamic mining industry.

Key Benefits - What You Will Learn:

  • Fundamentals of mining such as exploration methods and resource estimation
  • The stages of mining projects and industry players
  • Standards of disclosure for mineral projects
  • Due diligence and risk assessment: the key provisions
  • Global legal systems for acquiring and securing mining rights
  • The key issues impacting the negotiation and drafting of mining agreements
  • How to structure investments outside Canada
  • Methods for assessing and mitigating environmental risks
  • Types and sources of financing for mining projects
  • International standards of good practice and how to comply with them
  • Strategies for developing a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • Anti-corruption legislation and policies; the reach of governments in enforcement
  • How mining policy and investment decisions are made
  • How to develop policies and codes of conduct to protect against risks:
    best practices


Eden M. Oliver, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP       
Mark Travers, Deputy General Counsel, Base Metals, Vale Canada Limited

OPD Program Lawyer

William Luby