IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Rooms 233, Level 2

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Legal and social challenges of mining in Africa; the way forward

Thursday 3 November (0930 - 1045)

Rooms 233, Level 2
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Mining Law Committee (Lead)


This moderated panel will provide a range of perspectives on some of the key issues currently affecting mining in Africa, including environmental, social and other land justice issues in the mining sector and mine affected communities; the critical need to retain and maintain a social license to operate in Africa; the fact that Africa contains some of the key commodities for meeting projected worldwide demand for critical minerals; and the practical challenges of how to create effective government and community engagement and partnerships while avoiding the pitfalls of recourse to international arbitration.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Isioma Idigbe Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, Lagos, Nigeria; Conference Coordinator and Conference Quality Officer, African Regional Forum


Stuart Butzier Modrall Sperling Law Firm, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; Vice Chair, Mining Law Committee
Peter Leon Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sternford Moyo Scanlen & Holderness, Harare, Zimbabwe; IBA President
Victoria Nalule African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative, Bingley, England
Tobenna Nnamani Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors, Lagos, Nigeria; Website Officer, Mining Law Committee