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Seminar - Resource nationalism returns
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Seminar - Resource nationalism returns

Protecting investments on the African continent

Thursday 14 March 2019

Ashurst Perth's office is pleased to invite you to join us for an informative seminar on Resource nationalism returns Protecting investments on the African continent.

In this session, Matthew Saunders, Partner, and Amy Cable, Senior Associate, will present on the firm's experience advising clients on the increasing resource nationalism that is taking place in some African States. While Africa has an abundance of natural resources which provide attractive new market growth opportunities, there are also inherent risks for Australian businesses. We are now witnessing a growing number of African States which are taking steps to implement tighter controls over their natural resources, and increase their "take" from projects. The growth of resource nationalism has the potential to jeopardise future investments as well as drive up costs and risks for investors, financiers, operators and service providers.

This seminar outlines protective steps investors should consider as they develop and implement robust market participation and operating strategies. 

The Lawyers from Ashurst's international resources team in Perth and London will review latest market developments, the role of investment treaties, contractual protections, and outline other practical ways to preserve shareholder value.

After the seminar, we invite guests to join us for drinks and canapés.

We hope you are able to join us.


Matthew Saunders

Partner, strategic advisory

Matthew is a partner in the dispute resolution practice in London and Head of our Global International Arbitration practice. He focuses on international arbitration relating to international projects and the energy and resources sectors, with a particular focus on investment treaty arbitration.

He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. His practice covers both contract and investment treaty arbitration, having acted for the Governments of Kenya, India and Georgia in bilateral investment treaty arbitration proceedings and having advised Kyrgyzstan and its state-owned mining corporation on investment treaty obligations.

Amy Cable

Senior Associate, strategic advisory

Amy is a senior associate in our London international arbitration team.

She has significant experience in oil and gas disputes, and has experience in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Amy also has experience in investment treaty arbitration, having been involved in defending Kenya in ICSID proceedings in the mining sector arising from the revocation of a mining permit.

Find more information in the flyer below. 



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