Complex commercial contracts between governments and investors are part and parcel of our globalized economy. The impacts are enormous, with billions of dollars in investment and with a length of years to decades, these contracts have impacts on this generation as well as the next.
CONNEX and its network of experts help to balance the negotiation table through the sourcing of short-term, tailored multidisciplinary assistance to requesting governments. Thus far, CONNEX’s experts have advised 30 projects in 20 countries, to support government efforts to achieve a better deal. The stage of CONNEX’s involvement depends on the negotiation’s timing – either pre-negotiation or during the negotiation itself.
“CONNEX experts really knew the details of the projects, the demographic situation, the land and the country as a whole, which really helped in the negotiation. It was different having someone who really knew the country, as opposed to an expert from a far-off country who knew very little about Colombia.”
Santiago Ospina Perez, Director of Mining, Antioquia Regional Government, Colombia
CONNEX has worked predominantly in mining. However, CONNEX has branched out to mining-led infrastructure in West Africa.