Partner Hubert André-Dumont served as moderator and speaker at a session on "Government take, minority state ownership, taxes and royalties" at this conference organized by the International Bar Association. The session addressed recent trend in the mining legislation of various African countries towards requiring the host country to own at all times a minimum stake in a mining project and the way to grant such a stake. As well as the recent trend towards higher taxes and royalties levels, the speakers analysed increasing the total government take. The session explored how these measures can affect potential mining investments in the context of global and regional economic, financial, and political developments. For more information, please visit www.int-bar.org.