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Digging deeper: Insights from mining arbitration experts

  • International arbitration
June 10, 202410:00AM EDT | 3:00PM BST


Burford Capital hosted a webcast on global mining disputes. Watch the recorded webcast using the form to the right.

Global mining companies often face unique challenges related to geopolitical uncertainty, resource nationalism and economic protectionism and a high number of related disputes are inevitable. These arbitrations involve significant damage claims due to the size and scale of mining operations abroad. To advance their claims, many claimants have turned to arbitration finance. 

In this webcast, panelists explored: 

  • Current challenges and opportunities in the mining and metals sector  

  • Key disputes facing the industry and the role of international arbitration  

  • The approaches of tribunals in mining arbitrations to valuing damages, including the percentage of damages claimed versus awarded 

  • Why arbitration finance is particularly attractive for claimants in mining disputes, both pre-filing and post-award 

The webcast took place on June 10 at 10:00AM EDT | 3:00PM BST. 


Jeffery Commission Burford

Jeffery Commission
Director, Burford Capital

Jeffery Commission is a Director with responsibility for assessing and underwriting legal risk as part of Burford’s investment team, focusing on investor-state and international commercial arbitration.

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Greg Johnson_Secretariat

Greg Johnson
Director, Secretariat

Mr. Johnson is a Director at Secretariat, where he primarily provides consulting and expert services in international arbitration cases. Mr. Johnson has worked on projects spanning a wide range of industries including metals & mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, power, telecommunications, manufacturing, and banking. Mr. Johnson’s prior work includes consulting on financial and economic issues in disputes surrounding projects in a variety of industries.

Vasudha Kaul_ Secretariat

Vasudha Kaul
Senior Associate, Secretariat

Ms. Kaul is a Senior Associate at Secretariat, where she is focused on providing consulting and expert services for international arbitration cases. Previously, she has worked with Disputes team Accuracy. She has contributed to projects across various industries, including telecom, real estate, manufacturing, automotive, agriculture, and aviation sectors. Additionally, Ms. Kaul possesses significant private equity experience garnered from her tenure at Highgate Hotels (New York), Brookfield Asset Management (Mumbai), and SAMHI (publicly listed investment firm backed by Goldman Sachs, Equity International, IFC, and GTI Capital).