• October 15, 2019

Trends and Insights on Independent Expert Reporting

Published on October 15th, 2019

CSA GLOBAL AND HOPGOODGANIM PRESENT: Trends and Insights on Independent Export Reporting and What the Regulators want to see!

Join CSA Global and HopgoodGanim Lawyers for a complimentary information briefing to help you better understand how to reduce the delays when disclosing material information, and learn how to set the right level of disclosure when reporting to shareholders and the ASX.

Recently, ASIC increased its surveillance of Independent Expert Reports (IERs). The increased scrutiny has led to licence variations for some independent experts and the requests for increased information in the provision of IERs and technical specialist reports which have delayed corporate activities.

Attending this briefing session will help you to:

• Obtain an overview of the regulatory environment for IERs.
• Understand the key drivers for directors in determining whether to call for an IER in assessing control transactions and whether to recommend a deal.
• Discover how ASIC (and where relevant ASX) are monitoring prospectus disclosure and expert reports.
• Learn how ASIC views reasonable basis for mining project disclosure.
• Understand the challenges of reporting scoping studies and other early state information to avoid issues with regulators.
• Recognise how the reporting of metal equivalents adhere to transparency, materiality and competence.
• Learn the requirements on how to report production targets and what you are required to disclose.
• Gain an overview of ASIC’s approach to valuations and acceptable methodologies.
• Learn from some recent issues for IERs and insights into issues to look out for.

This session is designed for C-Suite, Company Secretaries, Managing Directors, Directors, Associate Directors, Partners and Administrators.

Join us at HopgoodGanim Lawyers | Level 27, Allendale Square | 77 St Georges Terrace in Perth at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start on Tuesday 22 October 2019

To register, simply click here



Ivy is a corporate governance specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in mining and resource estimation. She served as the national geology and mining adviser for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 2009–2015 and is currently Principal Consultant at CSA Global. Ivy’s experience in the mining industry in Australia and China, as an operations and consulting geologist includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite. As a consulting geologist she has conducted mineral project evaluation, strategy development and implementation, through to senior corporate management roles. Ivy joined the VALMIN committee in 2015.


Graham is a geologist with more than 28 years’ experience in exploration and management in Australia, PNG and Indonesia. His broad experience across the mining sector underpins CSA Global’s specialist technical corporate services. He is responsible for a coordinating a vast pool of high calibre specialists in Australia and internationally. His role on the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) ensures he is very well informed in key regulatory matters. Graham manages small and large projects with our clients throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australasia. He works collaboratively with our international offices to ensure we get the right skill set for each role, which can be anything from initial high-level fatal flaw checks through comprehensive due diligence to independent technical reporting and valuation of large multiple project mining operations.


Robyn has significant experience advising Australian corporations and their respective boards and senior management on capital raisings, IPOs, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance with the Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules and other corporate regulations. Robyn also advises on a range of commercial transactions including drafting and structuring transaction documentation for acquisitions and disposals of significant assets, and for joint ventures in the mining, resources and energy sectors. Robyn also conducts comprehensive compliance and due diligence programs. Her clients include ASX-listed entities, mid-cap companies and large private companies. She holds qualifications in Laws and Arts from the University of Western Australia, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. HopGoodGanim was again ranked in the 2014 edition of Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Robyn was noted as a ‘clear stand out’ in the area of Corporate/M&A. She was also Recommended in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Corporate Lawyers – Perth, 2015.

Trends and Insights on Independent Expert Reporting

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