Since the signing of the Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement in October 2009, Mongolia has experienced an unprecedented surge of economic growth, clocking in at a 17.9% growth rate this year. Nevertheless, the country stands at a cross-roads. In June, Mongolians go to the polls to elect their next government. The election will play a pivotal role in whether Mongolia is able to build upon its recent successes or will miss this historic opportunity to turn the country into the "Saudi Arabia" of coal and minerals.
Michael Aldrich is the managing partner of the Ulaanbaatar office of Hogan Lovells International LLP. Mr Aldrich has been a regular visitor to Mongolia since 1993 and has been resident in Ulaanbaatar since April 2009. In his talk, Mr Aldrich will share his perspective on the business and legal environment in Mongolia and the impact of the election on the country's future.
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