On the back of the success of the first ever General Counsel Forum at the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020, Hyve Plc and Africa Legal are thrilled to announce a further collaboration to host another groundbreaking event this year.
The Extractives General Counsel (virtual) Forum will provide networking, educational and thought leadership opportunities to legal leaders working in the mining sector. And, in an exciting development, the event will also be welcoming fellow in-house counsel from the Oil & Gas, Energy and Renewables sectors.
Delegates can expect topical and relevant conference sessions which add value on both a sector-specific and cross-sector basis to ensure maximum ROI while joining our community from the comfort of their home or office.
The central theme is Repositioning Legal as a growth-enabler in a new dawn for African extractives. This reflects how this year will represent an inflection point whereby those providing legal services within their organisations can become key influencers, controllers and stakeholders despite the seismic changes in society. From the digital industrial revolution to automation and demands for greater corporate transparency, it is time for legal departments to transition from the ‘no’ department to being respected strategic advisers and growth-enablers.
Key session topics will include:
Environmental & Social Governance;
The March Towards Accountability;
Integrating Human Rights into Corporate Culture;
Dinner Party Defence - How to address the Extractive Industries’ Image Problem.
Commenting on the announcement of this new event, 2020 co-chairperson, Daniel Driscoll of Endeavour Mining said, “It was wonderful to see the return of a dedicated session for extractives’ lawyers in 2020.
“Indaba brings mining experts from around the world together to share ideas and is the only event of its kind for Africa.
“I am delighted to see that for 2021 the Indaba GC Forum is being combined with Africa Oil Week. The reality is that extractives’ lawyers tend to do both mining and hydrocarbons because the legal issues are substantially similar.”
Echoing this enthusiasm was Aviona Mabaso, Senior Special Legal: Africa Region at AngloGold Ashanti and previous co-chair of the 2020 conference.
“So often the role of a GC is a solitary one characterised by unusual problems that require innovative solutions,” he said.
“With the role becoming more strategic in the business, it is important for GCs to form a strong and informative network. Participating in the inaugural GC Forum was an opportunity of a lifetime, and I’m excited that we get to do it again, now combined with the petroleum and gas sectors.”
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