Three Crowns will host a panel presentation on “Hot topics in mining-related disputes: Practical lessons from México, Peru and beyond”, at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2024 Convention in Toronto.

PDAC is the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention. The four-day event, taking place from March 3-6, attracts up to 30,000 attendees from over 130 countries for its educational programming, technical sessions, exhibitor showcases, and networking events.

Partners Liz Snodgrass and Agustín G. Sanz will speak alongside Mayra Bryce Alberti and Cecilia Gonzáles Guerra of Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados, and Montserrat Manzano and Edmond Frederic Grieger of Von Wobeser & Sierra.

The session will explore current and prospective challenges faced by the mining industry in complying with the evolving set of regulatory, labor, environmental, and social obligations imposed on companies in the extractive sector. Our expert panellists will analyze current examples of disruption of mining projects and what practical measures can be adopted to minimize such risks and prepare for potential disputes. There will be a reception following the panel with hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

The event will take place on Tuesday 5 March from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Room 203B, North Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Liz, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and adviser in international arbitration matters. She has acted in arbitrations around the world, with notable experience of disputes arising in Africa, India, and Asia. Liz has particular expertise handling disputes involving States and State entities and fiscal disputes under long-term contracts. Her practice is a mix of commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on the upstream energy, power, and mining sectors. She is recognised in ChambersThe Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.


Agustin is a Special Legal Consultant in the Washington, DC office. He has extensive experience of both international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations involving disputes in a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure and highway concession agreements, oil and gas, energy and power grids, water treatment, technology, public works, sovereign debt, and agribusiness. He also advises sovereigns and international organisations in matters of public international law.

Agustin also has extensive experience advising international clients in connection with local administrative and court proceedings in Latin America, as well as contract renegotiation, settlement, and post-award agreements arising from investment and commercial disputes.

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