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Human rights impacts in the extractive industries – Africa
21 January @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kroll, Quinn Emanuel and AAMEG are pleased to invite you to attend a webinar to discuss legal developments in relation to human rights impacts in the extractive industries.
The session will include a presentation by:
• Cem Ozturk – Managing Director and Head Australia, Kroll, Sydney
• Paul D. Evans – Partner, Quinn Emanuel Lawyers, Perth
• Julianne Hughes-Jennett – Partner, Quinn Emanuel Lawyers, London
• Oliver Stern – Head of Business Intelligence, Kroll, London
The session will be an opportunity for Quinn Emanuel (QE) to provide an update on emerging hard law in connection with business and human rights together with their practical experience of assisting businesses in the extractives sector to reduce the risk of human rights impacts and ultimately to either manage any ensuing litigation or potential legacy risks which may encumber future capital attraction or divestment transactions.
The session will address developments specific to Australia and other common law countries, including state and federal modern slavery legislation, the risk of international tort liability and proposed corporate liability regimes. QE will draw on their significant litigation experience acting for businesses in the extractives sector, including before the courts of England in connection with operations on the African continent and the potential for non-UK parties to face such claims before the English Courts.
Kroll will share examples of cases where QE and Kroll work closely together to gather intelligence on-the-ground. Kroll specialises in business intelligence and investigations and in this space often works through counsel to identify human rights related risks to assist clients in their due diligence as they consider investment opportunities, review their risk profile and, where necessary, respond to allegations of human rights abuses and subsequent litigation. The session will be a good opportunity to share real, practical examples and we hope there will be plenty of time for participants to ask questions.