WIMBC Lunch & Learn

BC’s New Environmental Assessment Act and the impact on project approvals
Panel includes Fasken’s Kai Alderson, Mary Wallace and Johanna Fipke

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Venue: Fasken (Vancouver)
550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900
Vancouver, BC V6C 0A3

Registration: click here

Tickets: Free

The WIMBC team is excited to switch up the traditional lecture style lunch with a panel discussion!

Discussion Topic: BC’s New Environmental Assessment Act

This interactive session will be a panel discussion on the impacts of BC’s new environmental assessment legislation on project approvals in BC.

Panel Moderator: Johanna Fipke

Johanna Fipke is a Partner in Vancouver and a core member of the Firm’s Global Mining Group. She regularly advises major and junior mining companies, as well as private equity firms and lenders that do business in the mining space. Johanna often takes on lead advisory roles in multi-million and billion dollar international transactions and has been repeatedly recommended as a leading practitioner in mining by Lexpert®.

Some recent clients Johanna has advised include Teck, Northern Star, De Beers, First Quantum, Orion Mine Finance, Newcastle Gold, Agnico Eagle Mines, and AuRico Gold, as well as many others.

Johanna has been recognized in the 2018 edition of Women in Mining’s Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining .

Panel Speaker: Kai Alderson

Kai Alderson is an energy and natural resources lawyer in Vancouver. Utilities, energy companies and other natural resource clients seek out his practical advice on complex asset acquisitions and dispositions, project development and other challenging commercial matters. Kai is a trusted advisor, providing strategic advice to project proponents on environmental, regulatory and Indigenous law matters.

Panel Speaker: Mary Wallace

Mary Wallace is an energy and natural resources lawyer in Fasken’s Vancouver office. Mary works on a variety of commercial and regulatory matters, with a practice focused on energy, mining, infrastructure, and natural resources. She assists with due diligence for acquisitions and other corporate transactions, as well as environmental assessments, permitting, and compliance issues.



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