Poupak is a corporate lawyer with an international background. She is currently based in Washington, DC, 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, Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Togo, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau. 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, following which she obtained a Masters Degree in Law, from McGill University. She is fluent in English and French and speaks Farsi.
Poupak is licensed as an attorney in Paris and Quebec but is not a member of the DC Bar Association or licensed to practice as an attorney in the District of Columbia. She is licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the District of Columbia.
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SeminarMarch 8, 2016
Oil and gas production in Ivory Coast began in the 1980s. Despite political instability over the last decade and the civil war having led to a slow-down in investmen.
December 11, 2014
Gabon is the world’s second-largest producer of high grade manganese ore. Its main deposit is exploited by the company Comilog, subsidiary of the French group Eramet.
October 08, 2014
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s teams in London, New York, Paris, Singapore and Washington have successfully advised on two trailblazing mining projects in Guinea..
February 10, 2017
Steve Chemaly, Jake Howard, Poupak Bahamin and James Stewart from Norton Rose Fulbright recently advised on a US$162.5 million transaction to finance the Kipoi Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Resulting in Tiger Resources' ability to secure an eight-year term debt in a deal that spanned six jurisdictions and involved a complex security structure..
February 04, 2016