Foreign Legal Consultant
Poupak is a corporate lawyer with an international background. She is currently based in Houston, but has previously practiced in Canada and France. She advises companies involved in mining, oil and gas and agriculture on corporate and regulatory matters, the establishment of joint ventures, partnerships, mining conventions, PSAs, as well as sale and financing of assets.
Over the past few years, her practice has been focused on French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa and in particular Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso. She has been recognized by Chambers Global as a DRC Foreign Expert for general business law and corporate and M&A work.
Poupak regularly contributes to mining journals, publications and conferences.
Poupak qualified in 1993 in Québec (Canada), following which she obtained a Masters Degree in Law, from McGill University. She subsequently qualified for the Paris Bar in 2015. She is fluent in English and French and speaks Farsi.
Poupak is not a member of the Texas Bar Association or licensed to practice as an attorney in Texas. She is licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Texas.
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Thursday March 13, 2014
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December 11, 2014
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Norton Rose Fulbright acts for Tiger Resources on the refinancing of the Kipoi Copper Project.
February 02, 2016
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January 27, 2014