Mining Law Forum: Native Title Compensation, Disputes, and Negotiation Strategies

Examine the topical subject of Native Title Compensation in the mining context plus delve into case discussions for critical practical insights. Learn up-to-date tips for successful negotiations of native Title agreements in mining projects and stay informed about dynamic changes in mining law across different jurisdictions with a mining disputes case update. This event is an opportunity to enhance understanding and effective engagement in mining and resources law. 243W11

Thursday, 14 March 2024
Professional Skills
3.00pm to 4.00pm Tips for Negotiating Win-Win Native Title Agreements in Mining Projects
  • Ways to expedite agreements to projects
  • Mitigate project risks effectively
  • Maximise benefits for both parties: ongoing commercial and cross-cultural future engagement for both parties

Presented by Marcus Holmes, Principal, Land Equity Legal

4.15pm to 5.15pm Mining Law Disputes and Case Updates
  • Covering dynamic changes in mining law
  • Jurisdictions included:
    • Warden’s Court
    • Supreme Court/Court of Appeal
    • Federal Court of Australia

Presented by Mark Gerus, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers; Best Lawyers 2023, Mining Law, Natural Resource Law, Native Title Law, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution


Goran Galic, Partner, Allen & Overy; Best Lawyers 2023, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law

2.00pm to 3.00pm Native Title Compensation in Mining and Resources Law
  • Overview of Native Title Compensation in a mining context
  • Discussion of relevant cases

Presented by Justin Edwards, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers; Leading Native Title Barrister, Doyle’s Guide 2023


Attend and earn 3 CPD units including:
2 units in Substantive Law
1 unit in Professional Skills

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

4.00pm to 4.15pm Break


Mr Goran Galic, Partner, Allen & Overy
Goran is an energy, resources and projects specialist. He brings market-leading experience advising across the ‘pit to port’ spectrum of the energy and, mining sectors, including on project acquisitions, joint ventures, developments and operations. He is involved with in amongst the largest LNG and mining in Australia and globally. He is a lead partner on hydrogen and CCS regionally, and leads on amongst the first hydrogen and CCS mandates in Australia. Additionally, Goran advises on regulatory and environmental aspects of energy and mining projects and brings considerable expertise in ESG/sustainability considerations and strategies relevant to the resources sector. He is an active member of Allen & Overy’s Sustainability Board. Goran is sought for his deep sector expertise and solutions focussed approach. He is recognised by clients for his ‘client-centric [approach] and good big picture view of deals’ (Legal 500 Australia 2022) while another source adds that his ‘depth of energy & resources expertise is top of the market… [and that it is] difficult to choose any other adviser as he has a genuine knowledge of the issues we face…’ (Legal 500 Australia 2022).

Mr Marcus Holmes, Principal,
Marcus Holmes is Principal of Land Equity Legal, Perth- based native title, mining and environmental lawyers. Marcus has specialised in native title and Indigenous heritage law since the 1992 Mabo decision and has worked for major resources companies in WA, Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. He is also an experienced commercial property, environmental and mining lawyer. As well as working for mining companies in native title negotiations, Marcus works with Indigenous land councils and for native title holder groups through their corporations and is a specialist in agreement making and as a mediator/ facilitator in Developer/ Indigenous and intra-Indigenous dispute resolution.

Mr. Mark Gerus, Barrister,
Mark Gerus has 25 years' experience in commercial and resources , litigation having previously been the founding litigation partner at boutique , firm Blakiston & Crabb and in the litigation department of Gilbert + Tobin. In , 2017 Mark commenced practice as a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers. , He has acted for resource companies in complex disputes relating to , mining tenements, the sale and purchase of mining projects, split , commodity arrangements, joint ventures, off take arrangements, royalties, , termination of contracts and State Agreements. Mark has appeared as , counsel on behalf of mining and exploration companies in the Mining , Warden's Court in relation to all aspects of the Mining Act and "bet the , company" litigation relating to mining projects. Mark has conducted , Applications for the judicial review of State and Commonwealth Ministerial , decisions relating to major resource projects. Mark has a Bachelor of Laws , from the University of Western Australia (1992) and a Master of Laws from , the University of Melbourne (2003).

Mr Justin Edwards, Barrister,
Justin Edwards practices at Francis Burt Chambers. He practices mainly in native title and administrative law. Before joining the bar Justin practiced at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers in Queensland; again, mostly in native title. A highlight of this part of his practice was working with the Wik and Wik Waya people in the Cape York region. Justin started his career at Yamatji Marlpa Aborginal Corporation as an articled clerk and then as a claim lawyer practicing out of Karratha.


Mining Law Forum: Native Title Compensation, Disputes, and Negotiation Strategies


Single Session
Thursday, 14 March 2024
2.00pm to 5.15pm Australia/Sydney
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