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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining — Peru


Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado
- 5 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading full-service firm boasting a standout energy and natural resources department, with top-tier abilities in the full range of mining mandates. Advises an impressive client roster on the development and operation of large-scale mining projects, as well as complex financing transactions involving royalty, off-take and streaming agreements. Sector-related dispute resolution and regulatory matters are additional areas of expertise, alongside representing industry giants in privatisations, joint ventures and M&A deals.

Strengths The firm enjoys a superb reputation among its clients, who remark: "They are the number-one firm without a doubt - the team is exceptional; the lawyers have a commercial understanding and know how to achieve results."

Clients appreciate the multidisciplinary abilities of the team: "They offer a comprehensive and integrated vision of mining legislation, which can involve highly specialised analysis of administrative and tax matters."

Work highlights Advised MMG on the acquisition of Las Bambas copper mine from Glencore and the subsequent construction stage of the project, including assisting with the stability agreements and permitting, as well as tax, social and environmental issues.

Represented Minera Chinalco Perú in all legal matters related to the operation of its USD4.8 billion Toromocho copper mine, including contractual and permitting matters, as well as day-to-day operational advice.

Significant clients Compañía Minera Antamina, Tahoe Resources, Hudbay Minerals, Anglo American Quellaveco, Southern Copper.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, the "extraordinary Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is the most important reference in this field; his experience and advice exceeds just the legal aspects of a transaction, encompassing good knowledge of the industry as well - he is really amazing." Others enthuse: "He truly is a star in mining law - he's out there in the stratosphere." He has vast expertise in mining, representing clients in a diverse range of mandates, including M&A deals and project financings.

Óscar Benavides is described by clients as "an outstanding lawyer." They go on to highlight that "he has a clear sense of how to deal with clients and the authorities." Another source mentions: "He gets deeply involved in the issues he handles - he is a very important help and support for the company." He has experience in mining project operation, development and financing.

The "impeccable" Francisco Tong is particularly valued by clients due to him being "highly dedicated, available and involved with the matters." He has in-depth knowledge of regulatory and environmental issues related to mining projects and routinely assists clients with construction and expansion mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados)

Our Mining Law group is the most prominent and active in the country. We specialize in providing strategic advice on planning and execution of the different stages of the mining business, from the acquisition of mining concessions to the mine closure.

We have extensive experience in the acquisition, sale or consolidation of mining projects and in conducting due diligences and environmental audits.

We represents clients on proceedings for securing permits for mining activities, as well as in the legal planning, drafting and execution of contractual, fiscal and labor legal frameworks that must be considered prior to construction, and the execution of Legal Stability Agreements.

Our practice group houses three sub-areas: (i) corporate law and tax planning, (ii) permitting and compliance with mining related obligations and (iii) environmental law. 

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CMS GRAU - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Cecilia Gonzáles and Miguel Grau Malachowski
- 5 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished practice group with in-depth knowledge of the regulatory aspects, as well as the development and financing elements, of mining projects. Expertise spans financing transactions, M&A deals and contract negotiations, including royalty, streaming and off-take agreements. Public bidding processes are an area of further experience, often representing both domestic and international companies.

Strengths Clients single the firm out for its strength in the mining market, as one comments: "The team does an outstanding job - they are extremely responsive, combining experts from various departments of the firm in order to provide a complete and integrated service. They are creative and knowledgeable of this field."

Work highlights Advised Franco-Nevada on the negotiation and execution of a long-term streaming agreement with Teck Resources for more than USD610 million, related to the Antamina silver mine.

Significant clients Silver Wheaton, Glencore, Rio Tinto, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Compañía Minera Milpo.

Notable practitioners

Cecilia Gonzáles stands out to clients for her "attention to detail and knowledge of mining mandates." They also consider her to be a "a specialist in this market," and call her a "leader in Peru." She is routinely called upon to assist both domestic and international clients with a broad range of matters, including financing and contracts, as well as administrative and environmental issues.

Seasoned practitioner Miguel Grau Malachowski is considered by market sources to be a "highly prestigious and active player in this field." He is additionally viewed as having "the best reputation in the market." He has over 40 years of experience representing clients in a variety of mining projects in Peru, Chile and Paraguay.

Partner Liliana Pautrat is described as an "excellent professional," who is "a great adviser on regulatory issues and the granting of permits." She is highly knowledgeable of mining project development mandates, as well as environmental matters.

Associate-to-watch Patricia Gargurevich advises mining clients on a variety of matters including incipient project exploration, exploitation and closure. She has additional experience in related corporate and M&A mandates.

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Valentín Paniagua Jara
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for International powerhouse with a well-reputed mining practice group. M&A deals, joint ventures and project financings are areas of particular expertise, in addition to handling due diligence and contract negotiations. Has extensive knowledge of regulatory mandates involving indigenous peoples' rights, as well as archaeological heritage protection. Often called upon to assist both mining companies and financial institutions.

Strengths The mining team at the firm is described by clients as "very professional, with an in-depth knowledge of the market."

Work highlights Assisted CD Capital with a USD45 million equity investment in relation to the Los Calatos project. The investment will be made in three stages, culminating in the company's ownership of 70% of the project.

Significant clients Minera Aurífera Retamas, Trevali Mining, Kaizen Discovery, Inca Minerals, Brexia Goldplata.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Valentín Paniagua Jara is described by market sources as an active and an extremely competent lawyer in this field. Clients assert that "he is available all the time," and go on to praise his skills in mining-related M&A deals. He additionally advises on regulatory and corporate elements of mining projects, with further noteworthy strength in dispute resolution and financing mandates.

Up-and-coming partner Ina María Drago Ludowieg is recognised by market commentators as an active player in this arena, with them particularly singling out her strength in regulatory mandates. She is experienced in financing and corporate issues involving the mining sector.

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García Sayán Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Diego Grisolle and José Miguel Morales
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its abilities assisting an impressive roster of both domestic and international corporations with the commercial, contractual and regulatory elements of mining transactions. Experienced in advising on the complete lifecycle of a project, including exploration, exploitation and closure. Has further expertise in due diligence, acting for clients on the acquisition of mining titles, licences and environmental permits.

Strengths The firm is held in high esteem by clients. One interviewee comments: "The team is knowledgeable, understanding of the subject at hand and able to identify and prioritise important issues. Additionally, the access to other departments within the firm enables them to address many different matters - I would strongly recommend the team, without hesitation."

Work highlights Advised Compañía de Minas Buenaventura on the filing of a Form F-20 to comply with US SEC requirements and provide information about the financial situation and the adherence of the company to Peruvian mining regulations.

Significant clients Lemuria Royalties, Compañía Minera Coimolache, Silver Standard Resources, Pucara Resources, Osisko Mining.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Diego Grisolle Fontana is considered by market sources to be an active player in the Peruvian mining sector. They value him as a "hard worker," and go on to note that "he has very good experience in this field."

Senior statesman José Miguel Morales Dasso is identified by interviewees as an active practitioner in this field. He is well versed in a variety of commercial mining mandates, having acted for major domestic and international companies.

Associate-to-watch Nancy Ogata is described by market commentators as a "very good lawyer." She has considerable experience in the mining sector, with additional strength in commercial, regulatory and environmental matters.

About the Team (content provided by García Sayán Abogados)

García Sayán Abogados provides advice in the commercial, contractual and regulatory aspects related to the mining activity; the negotiation of all kind of contracts related to mining projects for exploration and exploitation and, as well as on issues related to peasant communities. We also provide advice on study and review of mining titles (due diligence) including the obtaining of licenses and permits, the incorporation of mining companies, and even on issues related to environmental mining matters, including the mining closing stage.

Our members are actively involved in the issuance of new legislation through the National Institute of Mining, Petroleum and Energy Law and the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy and participate actively in the PDAC’s and Rocky Mountain’s Conventions.

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Rubio Leguía Normand - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Xennia Forno and Emil Ruppert
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Deeply experienced mining practice boasting an impressive client roster of key industry players, as well as international financial entities. Has in-depth knowledge of project development and M&A deals, in addition to assisting with joint ventures, lease and supply agreements, credit facilities and contractual mandates. Further areas of focus include sector-related dispute resolution and regulatory issues.

Strengths The team at Rubio Leguía Normand garners praise from clients, who declare: "We receive a great level of service from the team - they are efficient and advise us on a range of complex matters, including concessions, environmental issues and due diligence. They are really excellent."

Work highlights Acted as Peruvian counsel to Triple Flag Mining Finance on the execution of a USD250 million silver stream agreement with Milpo UK in relation to silver production from the Cerro Lindo mine.

Significant clients Gold Fields, Votorantim Metais, Apollo Global Management, China Development Bank, ICBC.

Notable practitioners

The "very solid professional" Xennia Forno is held in high esteem by interviewees, with one describing her as "a reference in the Peruvian mining market," and going on to add that she is "someone who is very generous with her knowledge - a fantastic lawyer." She has particular experience in public law matters, as well as financing and M&A transactions related to mining projects. She co-led the team on the aforementioned Triple Flag Mining Finance work highlight.

Emil Ruppert receives recognition from market commentators for his experience in this field, with particular reference being made to his expertise in environmental elements of mining projects. He is additionally well versed in contractual issues and corporate mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Rubio Leguía Normand)

Since its incorporation more than 30 years ago, Rubio Leguía Normand has continuously advised the most sophisticated and important local and international mining companies in the prospecting and development of their mining operations in Peru, being constantly recognized by pier firm´s and mining companies as a tier 1 law firm for mining.

Our clients include key global players in the mining field, such as Newmont Mining Corporation, Anglo American, Barrick Gold Corporation, Shougang Corporation, Aluminum Corporation of China – Chinalco, among many others who look towards Rubio for their operations in Peru, considering our international quality standards and notable expertise in the field.

We provide a complete legal support to our clients for the development of their mining operations in Peru, by assisting them in every aspect and detail of their operations, including the acquisition of mining projects or companies, the negotiation of joint ventures, options and lease agreements, construction contracts, energy supply agreements, community agreements, tax and labor issues and mine closing procedures, administrative and regulatory compliance queries, the financing of their operations, etc.

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Dentons - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fernando Pickmann
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic practice group with noteworthy abilities in a variety of mining mandates, often advising both international and domestic junior mining companies. Has experience in regulatory issues, together with strength in M&A deals, joint ventures and financing mandates. Works together with other departments to assist with related tax and corporate matters.

Strengths Clients acknowledge the firm's strength in this field. One reports: "I have faith in the quality of their work; they do a good job in a timely manner. We also receive direct contact with partners when necessary."

Work highlights Acted for Sprott Mining on the negotiation of an agreement for a USD1.5 million loan facility in favour of Compañía Minera Quiruvilca.

Significant clients Proinversión, Nyrstar, Regulus Resources, Alianza Minerals, Red Eagle Mining.

Notable practitioners

The "super-professional" Fernando Pickmann is lauded by clients as a "proactive lawyer, always a step ahead and in possession of a broad view of mining legislation." His practice spans contractual mandates for project exploration and development, with particular expertise in start-up companies involved in this sector. He is often retained by international clients to advise on their Peruvian operations.

About the Team (content provided by Dentons)

We advise our clients in all aspects of the Mining business, assuming an unconditional and customized commitment to them being deeply aware of their business model and objectives, either in dealing with service providers, companies engaged in exploration and operating companies engaged in exploitation. We base our practice in the creation of legal structures that ease the development of our clients’ businesses, not only from the strictly legal technical mining perspective, but also in the corporate, tax, environmental and trading areas. It is important to highlight our participation in the most prominent listing processes in the Lima Stock Exchange, and business financing processes with domestic and foreign entities, both in the financial and in the securities market.


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Hernández & Cía. Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noteworthy practice group with a solid track record handling mining mandates for a broad roster of companies and international financial institutions. Expertise spans financing, regulatory and due diligence issues, alongside project expansions involving royalty and streaming agreements. Has additional knowledge of M&A transactions within the sector.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the firm in this field, as one mentions: "The service is good and the lawyers fulfil the objectives that we present to them."

Work highlights Advised Juan Paulo Quay, in its capacity as titleholder of the non-metallic Bayovar 12 project, on the granting of the permits for the exploration of phosphates and the exploitation of cast.

Significant clients Lundin Mining, Pasto Bueno Venture, Standard Tolling, Mantaro Resources, Energold Drilling Perú.

Notable practitioners

The "impressive" head of department Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui is a well-known practitioner within the market. He has experience advising a number of international and domestic clients on project privatisation processes, as well as mine exploration and exploitation mandates. He led the team on the aforementioned Juan Paulo Quay work highlight.

Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino is well regarded by market commentators for his practice in this area. Clients highlight that "he has great experience advising on permitting issues," and go on to report that "he is dedicated to the client and correctly handles the matters that he takes on." He focuses his practice on civil, environmental and administrative elements of mining mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Hernández & Cía. Abogados)

The firm provides advisory related to all stages of the mining industry, starting with exploration and development of operations to the extraction stage, processing of the minerals and trade. The firm actively participates in the designing and negotiation of the agreements for the acquisition of mining interest. The firm supervises the revision and obtain the required

Permits, authorizations, registrations, and licenses for each stage of the mining activity. The firm’s knowledge of the industry enables it to provide advisory to national and international corporations, either in operations or in the exploration stage, and to all companies, regardless of their size.

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Osterling Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong mining practice group adept at handling a broad range of issues. Has considerable strength in regulatory mandates, including assisting clients with administrative sanctioning procedures and compliance. Further expertise encompasses concessions and permits, as well as sector-related environmental matters, dispute resolution and M&A deals.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the service offered by the firm, with one enthusing: "I'm very pleased with the support received; the level of quality and consistency of the team is excellent. They are professional and provide immediate support when needed. In addition to this, they possess technical knowledge of the subject, together with strong abilities to collaborate with us and work as a team."

Work highlights Represented Rio Tinto Minera Perú in progressive closure activities at the La Granja project.

Significant clients Hudbay Peru, Compañía Minera Antamina, Compañía Minera Kolpa, Lumina Copper Perú, Marcobre.

Notable practitioners

Since publication, Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino has left the practice.

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Miranda & Amado Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alberto Delgado Venegas
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised practice routinely called upon to assist international mining companies with a range of matters. Has experience acting on project development and financing, alongside M&A transactions and joint ventures. Sector-related due diligence, dispute resolution and environmental mandates are further areas of focus.

Strengths A client praises the firm for "not only helping to solve the issues that you ask them to handle, but also identifying other possible problems or legal risks in the operation. The team truly knows the business and shows real interest in giving the best possible advice."

Work highlights Advised a subsidiary of the consortium that owns Las Bambas copper mine on a USD131 million loan obtained by PeruRail to build transport services for the mine.

Significant clients Anglo American, Great Panther Silver, Rio Tinto, Strike Resources, Hochschild.

Notable practitioners

Clients consider Alberto Delgado Venegas' mining practice to be "outstanding." They also say: "The service he provides is very quick and his responses are accurate and appropriate." Project financing for international and domestic mining companies is a particular area of expertise for Delgado Venegas.

About the Team (content provided by Miranda & Amado Abogados)

Our mining practice is an integral part of the firm’s market leading projects practice; it adds to and benefits from the expertise developed in connection with other natural resources and infrastructure projects. We handle the complete range of mining-related work, from due diligence regarding the acquisition of title to concessions, through the exploration, permitting, development (construction) and production phases. We are renowned for advising on highly complex matters, including giving opinions in connection with environmental permitting for mining projects and handling complex disputes for mining clients, before local and international arbitration panels and at the judiciary.


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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Gabriela Jáuregui Morán
- 2 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Active practice group with noteworthy expertise in regulatory and environmental aspects of mining matters, as well as transactional mandates. Experienced advising both Peruvian and international mining and infrastructure companies. Team also represents clients in disputes before the mining authority.

Strengths Clients highlight that the mining team at Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados "provides good follow-up and has an in-depth knowledge of the industry, as well as the legal aspects of transactions."

Work highlights Represented Compañía Minera Milpo in the structuring and development of communal businesses in the areas where the mining projects are operating, in accordance with the company's social responsibility programme.

Significant clients Gold Fields La Cima, Minera Aurífera Retamas, Vale, Sociedad Minera Austria Duvaz, Archean Group.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Gabriela Jáuregui Morán receives praise from clients and peers alike for her practice in this sector. They laud her as a "good lawyer," and go on to recognise her "expertise in mining land regulations," as well as "her experience in the field."

About the Team (content provided by Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados)

We have extensive experience in the negotiation, structuring, and implementation of mining, investment, and tax stability agreements. We provide advice on land titling processes, registration of and opposition against mining concessions, and mining-environmental, health & safety regulatory matters. We take part in the negotiation and purchase of surface rights, community matters, administrative audit, supervision and oversight processes.

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Estudio Olaechea - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: José Antonio Honda
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Key practice group with particular expertise in regulatory advice, due diligence and project development work within the sector. Additionally handles transactional mandates and dispute resolution for a broad client roster, spanning industrial machinery manufacturers, as well as mining and transportation companies.

Work highlights Acted for Sociedad Minera Quiruvilca on mining regulatory compliance matters.

Significant clients High Power Exploration, Imerys Minerales Perú, Minera Montparnas, Ferrovía Transcontinental Rey Perú-Brasil, Generación Andina.

Notable practitioners

José Antonio Honda is recognised by market commentators for the versatility of his practice. He is well versed in mining mandates, with an additional focus on M&A, environment and energy matters.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ricardo Harten Costa and Hernán Torres
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Reputed regional firm with a solid mining practice advising on a range of commercial and regulatory mandates. Project exploration and development are areas of focus for the team, along with land surface rights, environmental permits and compliance. Has additional strength in sector-related M&A deals and joint ventures.

Strengths Market commentators acknowledge that the team "has the ability to handle complex cases, as well as doing good-quality financing work in the mining sector."

Work highlights Assisted BHP Billiton World Exploration with the processes to obtain the permits to initiate two exploration projects, in addition to advising on state-owned land easements.

Significant clients Mitsui Mining & Smelting, Glencore, Pan Pacific Copper, Compañía Minera Santa Luisa, Compañía Minera Quechua.

Notable practitioners

Ricardo Harten Costa has a long-standing practice in the mining sector, often assisting major international companies with their Peruvian mandates. He is described by interviewees as having "great knowledge" of the market and boasts additional expertise in tax matters.

About the Team (content provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría)

This area is composed of highly specialized lawyers who provide comprehensive advice on legal matters for the development of projects in different areas such as mining, industrial, energy, corporate, infrastructure and real estate, among others. The high degree of specialization, skill in the use and understanding of technical aspects associated with the respective specialties and coordination with other areas of our firm allows our area to provide multidisciplinary legal services of high quality and added value to government agencies and companies. Mainly, the group performed the following legal activities:

Support for Due Diligence processes under mergers and acquisitions or Project Finance processes.

Negotiations of transactions involving mining, environmental and energy relevant aspects.

Drafting and preparation of contracts used in related industries.

Environmental, energetic and mining litigation at judicial and administrative levels.

Compliance audits, covering legal and technical aspects (supported by multidisciplinary teams).

Advise for environmental impact assessments to investment projects, as well as in the process of obtaining other permits necessary for implementation and after their closing.

Support to granting processes of mining concessions; assistance regarding mining and surface land disputes, local community; indigenous matters, water rights; among others.

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Santiváñez Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Mayte Capella and Karim Kahatt
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected group well versed in mining exploration contracts, environmental matters and health and safety issues within the sector. Team also handles regulatory mandates, including administrative sanctioning procedures. Routinely retained by junior mining companies entering the Peruvian market.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the abilities of the team in the mining sector, with one highlighting: "The firm has a team of well-prepared lawyers, who thoroughly review the legal issues we have and promptly return their advice on these matters."

Work highlights Assisted Minera Santa Elisa with an administrative sanction proceeding initiated by the mining authority for alleged non-compliance with the obligation to file the Annual Consolidated Declaration.

Significant clients Minera Santa Elisa, Compañía Minera Quechua.

Notable practitioners

Karim Kahatt is held in high esteem by clients, who single out his "knowledge and experience in environmental law." Another goes on to highlight that "he offers high-quality responses in a timely manner." Market commentators additionally recognise him for his academic profile.

Associate-to-watch Boris Pacheco is highlighted by clients for his professionalism, as well as his activity in the mining sector. One asserts that he is a "good lawyer" in this field, with knowledge of environmental and health and safety mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Santiváñez Abogados)

We offer the mining sector specialized legal advice.  We cover the regulation of all stages of the mining cycle and all of the activities of both medium and large mining and small and artisanal mining, whether these be mine exploration or mine working activities, including construction, closing and post-closing.  We have broad experience in managing mining property, permits and licenses, mining contracts, tax matters and legal stability agreements for mining and in acquiring land for mining purposes.

The department is best know for 

-               High level of specialization in mining exploration contracts (mining options, mining leases, joint ventures)

-               Multi practice legal advice to mining companies, with strong contribution of health and safety law and environmental law practice groups.

-               Thorough knowledge of mining administrative regime.

-               Academic presence on mining issues. During 2017, our practice group was invited to Catholic University School of Law to give an exhaustive presentation on the new Regulations for Mining Exploration.

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Senior Statesperson

Miguel Grau Malachowski

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Miguel Grau Malachowski is considered by market sources to be a "highly prestigious and active player in this field." He is additionally viewed as having "the best reputation in the market." He has over 40 years of experience representing clients in a variety of mining projects in Peru, Chile and Paraguay.

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Senior Statesperson

José Miguel Morales Dasso

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman José Miguel Morales Dasso is identified by interviewees as an active practitioner in this field. He is well versed in a variety of commercial mining mandates, having acted for major domestic and international companies.

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Star Individuals

Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, the "extraordinary Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is the most important reference in this field; his experience and advice exceeds just the legal aspects of a transaction, encompassing good knowledge of the industry as well - he is really amazing." Others enthuse: "He truly is a star in mining law - he's out there in the stratosphere." He has vast expertise in mining, representing clients in a diverse range of mandates, including M&A deals and project financings.

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Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "very solid professional" Xennia Forno is held in high esteem by interviewees, with one describing her as "a reference in the Peruvian mining market," and going on to add that she is "someone who is very generous with her knowledge - a fantastic lawyer." She has particular experience in public law matters, as well as financing and M&A transactions related to mining projects. She co-led the team on the aforementioned Triple Flag Mining Finance work highlight.

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Cecilia Gonzáles

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cecilia Gonzáles stands out to clients for her "attention to detail and knowledge of mining mandates." They also consider her to be a "a specialist in this market," and call her a "leader in Peru." She is routinely called upon to assist both domestic and international clients with a broad range of matters, including financing and contracts, as well as administrative and environmental issues.

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Valentín Paniagua Jara

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Valentín Paniagua Jara is described by market sources as an active and an extremely competent lawyer in this field. Clients assert that "he is available all the time," and go on to praise his skills in mining-related M&A deals. He additionally advises on regulatory and corporate elements of mining projects, with further noteworthy strength in dispute resolution and financing mandates.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Óscar Benavides is described by clients as "an outstanding lawyer." They go on to highlight that "he has a clear sense of how to deal with clients and the authorities." Another source mentions: "He gets deeply involved in the issues he handles - he is a very important help and support for the company." He has experience in mining project operation, development and financing.

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Fernando Pickmann

Dentons

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "super-professional" Fernando Pickmann is lauded by clients as a "proactive lawyer, always a step ahead and in possession of a broad view of mining legislation." His practice spans contractual mandates for project exploration and development, with particular expertise in start-up companies involved in this sector. He is often retained by international clients to advise on their Peruvian operations.

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Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "impressive" head of department Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui is a well-known practitioner within the market. He has experience advising a number of international and domestic clients on project privatisation processes, as well as mine exploration and exploitation mandates. He led the team on the aforementioned Juan Paulo Quay work highlight.

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Alberto Delgado Venegas

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients consider Alberto Delgado Venegas' mining practice to be "outstanding." They also say: "The service he provides is very quick and his responses are accurate and appropriate." Project financing for international and domestic mining companies is a particular area of expertise for Delgado Venegas.

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Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino is well regarded by market commentators for his practice in this area. Clients highlight that "he has great experience advising on permitting issues," and go on to report that "he is dedicated to the client and correctly handles the matters that he takes on." He focuses his practice on civil, environmental and administrative elements of mining mandates.

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Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Emil Ruppert receives recognition from market commentators for his experience in this field, with particular reference being made to his expertise in environmental elements of mining projects. He is additionally well versed in contractual issues and corporate mandates.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "impeccable" Francisco Tong is particularly valued by clients due to him being "highly dedicated, available and involved with the matters." He has in-depth knowledge of regulatory and environmental issues related to mining projects and routinely assists clients with construction and expansion mandates.

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Diego Grisolle Fontana

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Diego Grisolle Fontana is considered by market sources to be an active player in the Peruvian mining sector. They value him as a "hard worker," and go on to note that "he has very good experience in this field."

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Ricardo Harten Costa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ricardo Harten Costa has a long-standing practice in the mining sector, often assisting major international companies with their Peruvian mandates. He is described by interviewees as having "great knowledge" of the market and boasts additional expertise in tax matters.

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José Antonio Honda

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Antonio Honda is recognised by market commentators for the versatility of his practice. He is well versed in mining mandates, with an additional focus on M&A, environment and energy matters.

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Gabriela Jáuregui Morán

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Gabriela Jáuregui Morán receives praise from clients and peers alike for her practice in this sector. They laud her as a "good lawyer," and go on to recognise her "expertise in mining land regulations," as well as "her experience in the field." 

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Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Karim Kahatt is held in high esteem by clients, who single out his "knowledge and experience in environmental law." Another goes on to highlight that "he offers high-quality responses in a timely manner." Market commentators additionally recognise him for his academic profile.

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CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Liliana Pautrat is described as an "excellent professional," who is "a great adviser on regulatory issues and the granting of permits." She is highly knowledgeable of mining project development mandates, as well as environmental matters.

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Up and Coming

Ina María Drago Ludowieg

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Ina María Drago Ludowieg is recognised by market commentators as an active player in this arena, with them particularly singling out her strength in regulatory mandates. She is experienced in financing and corporate issues involving the mining sector.

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Associates to watch

Patricia Gargurevich

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Patricia Gargurevich advises mining clients on a variety of matters including incipient project exploration, exploitation and closure. She has additional experience in related corporate and M&A mandates.

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Associates to watch

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Nancy Ogata is described by market commentators as a "very good lawyer." She has considerable experience in the mining sector, with additional strength in commercial, regulatory and environmental matters.

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Associates to watch

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Boris Pacheco is highlighted by clients for his professionalism, as well as his activity in the mining sector. One asserts that he is a "good lawyer" in this field, with knowledge of environmental and health and safety mandates.

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