RMMLF Mining CLE and Reception

  • Toronto, ON
  • March 1, 2020

Speakers & committee

Program Chair

ERIK GOLDSILVER, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, ON

Program Committee



DAVID ALLMAN is a Partner with Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, in Vancouver, British Columbia. David’s mining law practice involves regularly advising senior, mid-tier and junior mining clients on domestic and international mineral resource property transactions, including option agreements, joint venture agreements, royalty agreements, strategic alliance agreements and confidentiality agreements, as well as advising on a range of corporate, commercial and securities matters. He has been involved in transactions involving mineral projects in Canada, Latin America, Africa and Eurasia.  He has presented and been a committee member at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation annual institute, and has spoken at and co-chaired a number of other legal conferences.

OSCAR BENAVIDES is a partner with Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, in Lima. He holds a law degree from the Universidad de Lima (2000) and an LL.M. in Environmental Law from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Colorado (2006). He advises on the structuring, negotiation and execution of contracts for exploration, development and exploitation of mining projects. He participates in the acquisition and sale of mining projects, as well as in their operation. He teaches Mining Law at the Universidad del Pacífico and at ESAN. He is a guest member of the Canadian Peruvian Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.

FRANCE M. TENAILLE is a partner in the Toronto office of Gowling WLG. She is a member of the firm's business law, energy, infrastructure, and mining groups, and is co-leader of the firm's Latin America and Cuba teams. France's practice focuses primarily on corporate and M&A transactions, corporate finance, commercial matters, and project finance, with an emphasis on cross-border deals and clients in the Latin American natural resources sector. France has extensive experience advising public and private issuers in connection with asset and share purchases and related party transactions, corporate reorganizations, public and private securities offerings, stock exchange listings, and commercial arrangements such as mining (earn-in) options, joint ventures, operating and off-take agreements, royalties and streaming arrangements, and strategic alliance agreements. She also advises on corporate social responsibility and foreign anti-corruption legislation. As a result of her commitment to providing practical, solutions-oriented advice and outstanding client service, France's expertise has been recognized in a number of prestigious legal directories, including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, Who's Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Latinvex.


WES CARSON, Wheaton Metals Corporation, Vancouver, BC

FRANCESCA LEE, Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer, Newcrest Mining Limited, Melbourne, Australia

CHRISTOPHER LEMON, General Counsel, Pan American Silver Corp., Vancouver, BC

NATHAN LONGENECKER, Senior Vice-President Legal, and General Counsel, Kinross Gold Corporation, Toronto, ON