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Latin-America Guide

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)

What the team is known for Esteemed firm with a market-leading mining practice. Routinely advises industry giants on the construction, operation and expansion of large scale mining projects, as well as on sophisticated finance deals involving royalty, off-take and streaming agreements. Team has a notable track in major cross-border acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures in the sector. Also well versed in representing clients in administrative proceedings concerning alleged breaches of mining and environmental law.

Strengths A client enthuses that the firm is "recognised as a leader in the mining field," adding: "They perfectly understand the concept of urgency and have the ability to respond promptly. They are the best mining firm in Peru."

Another interviewee says: "Their services are the best that you can find. They have lawyers specialised in mining and environmental law, as well as regulatory and corporate matters."

Work highlights Advised MMG and other members of a Chinese consortium on the negotiation of permits as well as financing, tax and environmental matters following the acquisition of Las Bambas from Glencore.

Notable practitioners

Star individual and head of department Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado has a wealth of experience in mining transactions, including project financing and the negotiation of stability agreements. One client says: "He has amazing knowledge of the mining business, he is very sharp and very business-oriented. He has a real presence." Another source adds that he is "a very intelligent lawyer with very wide experience, above all in negotiation."

Óscar Benavides has particular experience in the purchase and sale of mining assets, as well as M&A and joint ventures. He also advises on the construction, development and expansion of large-scale mines, as well as innovative financing deals. One client reports: "He is sharp and very, very knowledgeable. He is brilliant."

Francisco Tong is highlighted as an "expert in mining permits," with one client enthusing: "He does an excellent job. He is focused on satisfying the clients' needs and looking for solutions." He focuses his practice on regulatory aspects of mining projects, particularly environmental matters.

Associate-to-watch Francisco Barrios is recognised in Peru's mining market, with one interviewee remarking: "He is a very good lawyer, handling environmental issues and permits. He is a very good reference."

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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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its knowledge of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and a host of commercial agreements in the mining sector. Deep bench of established practitioners frequently advises on the development and financing of projects. Also well versed in the administrative and environmental aspects of mining operations. Client roster includes domestic and international mining companies.

Strengths Sources say the firm "is well known for its expertise in the mining area," with one client adding: "CMS GRAU are super committed to the client, responsible, 100% reliable and very solid technically speaking."

Work highlights Advised Osisko Gold Royalties on a USD1.125 billion acquisition from Orion Mine Finance of a precious metals rights and assets portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman and department co-head Miguel Grau Malachowski is effusively praised by interviewees as being "a very well-reputed lawyer" and "a global name." Grau Malachowski continues to be a pre-eminent figure and offers significant experience in the mining sector, regularly advising on mining projects and investments in Peru.

Practice co-head Cecilia Gonzáles is described by one source as "a specialist in mining matters and very precise in the revision of terms," with another client enthusing: "She is one of the best mining lawyers in town." She has a proven track record in cross-border investments and financing in the mining industry, including privatisations of significant mining assets.

Liliana Pautrat is praised as "a very good lawyer with a lot of experience." She advises companies on the full cycle of mining projects, from prospecting and development, to extraction and through to closure.

Associate-to-watch Patricia Gargurevich is praised by a market commentator as "a good lawyer," adding that "without a doubt she is knowledgeable in this area."

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Rubio Leguía Normand - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Potent practice handling the full cycle of mining projects, from exploration, development and exploitation through to closure. Team advises on foreign investment into the mining sector, including acquisitions and joint ventures. Also helps mining companies negotiate energy supply agreements as well as advising them on ongoing regulatory matters. Acts for a host of major local and international mining clients.

Strengths A client praises the firm's long-standing involvement in the industry, adding: "Their knowledge of the market and experience is very good."

Work highlights Represented Jinzhao Mining Peru on the optimisation of its USD1.5 billion investment in the Pampa de Pongo mining project.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Xennia Forno has significant experience in major cross-border investments in the mining sector in Peru, as well as particular expertise in regulatory issues relating to mining titles and permits. Sources report: "She is a very recognised leader in mining," with one client adding: "Xennia's work in the mining area is of a very high quality."

Department co-head Emil Ruppert is noted for his experience in, and knowledge of commercial and environmental matters relating to mining operations. Market sources report that he is "a very good lawyer on corporate mining topics."

Associate-to-watch Miguel Ángel Soto routinely advises on mining contracts and permits. One client says: "He knows the mining area very well and has very good legal knowledge."

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

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International firm with a solid domestic presence. Known for representing junior mining companies as well as prestigious financial institutions investing in the sector. Team has notable activity in corporate and project financings in the mining industry. Also advises clients on sector-specific regulatory and environmental mandates.

Strengths One client reports: "Estudio Echecopar has provided an excellent service and is very responsive and thorough with its advice."

Work highlights Acted for Trevali Mining on a USD160 million senior secured term loan and a USD30 million senior secured revolving working capital loan.

Notable practitioners

Department head Valentín Paniagua Jara offers expertise in both the financing and the regulatory aspects of mining projects. He also advises on M&A and other corporate mandates in the sector. He is highlighted as "a very good lawyer with expertise in mining," with a client further commenting on his "timely and professional" working style.

Up-and-coming individual Ina María Drago Ludowieg focuses on corporate and project financing in the mining sector. A client says: "Ina is very approachable and so easy to talk to. Her reports and information are very complete, informative and easy to understand."

About the Team (content provided by Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International)

We have a proven track record and our practice remains a major player in the country's highly important mining sector. Our practice area is best known for the following:

Our ability to provide a very comprehensive legal advice to our clients throughout the investment, development and operational stages of mining projects’ lifecycles, including not only all the regulatory issues related to mining activities but also the “transactional” side of the industry (M&A, project finance and financing transactions related to mining assets).

Advising local and international banks on the financing of large-scale mining developments and expansions.

Drafting and negotiating all kinds of mining agreements, including but not limited to transfer of mining concessions, options, assignments and joint ventures.

Advising our clients on the development and day-to-day operations of medium and large mining projects.

Conducting thoughtful due diligence that comprise all legal aspects of mining projects. As an added value, our team is also proficient using certain technical tools, such as GEOCATMIN (geological and mining cadastral system with geo-referenced information), so we are able to render a complete and accurate service.

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García Sayán Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced practice mainly advising junior mining companies on commercial and regulatory mandates. Routinely assists with the negotiation of concession, framework and joint venture agreements. Noteworthy team is also active counselling on issues relating to rural communities as well as environmental mining considerations.

Strengths One client highlights the team as "very efficient in bringing critical issues to my attention," going on to add: "The lawyers are always available, and quick to respond and provide knowledge of difficult areas."

Work highlights Assisted Pucará Resources with the due diligence for mining concessions for the establishment of net smelter return royalties.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman José Miguel Morales Dasso has expertise in mining projects and is well respected by market sources for his experience. One interviewee reports: "He has had many years in the market and is recognised as someone who knows the mining area."

Co-head of department Diego Grisolle Fontana is highlighted as "a very good lawyer," by market commentators. He has experience advising on the negotiation of mining assignment agreements.

Associate-to-watch Nancy Ogata is active assisting junior mining companies with concessions and joint venture agreements.

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

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Growing practice handling both regulatory and corporate mining issues. Advises on surface access and mineral rights, as well as regulatory permits. Also active representing clients in administrative proceedings linked to concessions. Team has strengthened its mining practice following the addition of Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino.

Strengths The firm is highlighted as "very good" by sources, with one market observer commenting that the team possesses "lawyers with a lot of experience in mining matters."

Work highlights Advised the government of Peru on the USD525 million arbitration proceedings brought by Bear Creek Mining Corporation against the Republic of Peru.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui is recognised by market sources for his activity in the mining sphere. He has lengthy experience advising clients on issues such as the transfer of mining concessions, privatisations, as well as project development and associated regulatory and tax considerations.

Co-head of department Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino has experience in the development of mining projects, with particular expertise in environmental matters. One source reports that "he is an excellent lawyer with a lot of experience in mining matters."

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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Dentons - Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy international firm advising junior mining clients on financing deals for projects, further to joint ventures and the incorporation of companies. Team co-ordinates with other departments to offer advice on corporate, environmental and tax matters.

Work highlights Assisted Regulus Resources with the negotiation and execution of joint venture agreements with Compañía de Minas Buenaventura.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Fernando Pickmann "is a recognised lawyer in the market," according to sources. He specialises in domestic and cross-border transactions, including joint ventures as well as acquisitions and disposals of mining assets and shares in mining companies.

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

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with notable activity in the exploration, construction and production phases of mining projects. Routinely assists with permits and regulatory aspects including concession agreements, as well as acting on sector-specific arbitration proceedings.

Strengths One client says the service is "excellent," going on to add: "They have always been very responsive and great to work with, and get the job done in a reasonable amount of time."

Notable practitioners

Alberto Delgado Venegas has particular experience in project finance regularly advising foreign clients investing in the Peruvian mining industry. Sources say he is "a very good lawyer, focused on mining issues."

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)

What the team is known for Respected firm advising on mineral rights, transactions and administrative proceedings. Has notable activity in regulatory mandates, negotiating licences and permits for mining clients and offering further knowledge of environmental regulations.

Work highlights Advised Proinversión on the transfer contract relating to Michiquillay Copper Deposits.

Notable practitioners

Gabriela Jáuregui Morán assists companies with permits and licenses linked to mineral exploration and mining exploitation projects. One source confirms: "Gabriela is a competent lawyer that knows the subject."

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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第四等

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What the team is known for Reputed practice advising mineral exploration and small mining companies. Handles corporate transactions, project development and regulatory mandates, including the granting of easements and permits relating to rural communities, water and archaeological sites.

Strengths One interviewee praises the firm's "precision, knowledge of the market and good instinct for the management of businesses."

Work highlights Assisted High Power Exploration with project structuring and compliance relating to the development of Las Tinajas.

Notable practitioners

Head of department José Antonio Honda is described by sources as "a very committed lawyer with an excellent knack for outlining his point of view and discussing a matter in which he may have a different opinion."

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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)

What the team is known for Recognised firm with experience advising on corporate mining matters such as joint venture agreements and the sale and purchase of assets. Also assists clients with public bids and helps secure mining titles and surface land access rights for exploration projects.

Strengths One client praises the "personalised firm," going on to add: "We have received an opportune, very good service."

Work highlights Assisted BHP Billiton World Exploration with administrative permits and surface easements for state-owned land for the exploration of two projects.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Ricardo Harten Costa has lengthy experience in the mining industry. He regularly assists international clients with exploration activities in Peru, advising on mineral rights and surface easements.

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)

What the team is known for Boutique firm advising on exploration rights, as well as environmental and health safety issues connected to junior mining operations. Experienced in a variety of regulatory matters, routinely representing clients in administrative sanctioning proceedings.

Work highlights Successfully represented Compañía Minera Quechua in administrative sanctioning proceedings over an alleged infraction.

Notable practitioners

Karim Kahatt is recognised by sources for his expertise in environmental regulations. One source says: "He is an excellent lawyer with a lot of experience." He regularly represents clients in administrative proceedings.

Associate-to-watch Boris Pacheco focuses on environmental and health and safety issues linked to mining operations. He has experience in both transactions and administrative proceedings.

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

Senior statesman and department co-head Miguel Grau Malachowski is effusively praised by interviewees as being "a very well-reputed lawyer" and "a global name." Grau Malachowski continues to be a pre-eminent figure and offers significant experience in the mining sector, regularly advising on mining projects and investments in Peru.

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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 has expertise in mining projects and is well respected by market sources for his experience. One interviewee reports: "He has had many years in the market and is recognised as someone who knows the mining area."

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Star Individuals

Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual and head of department Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado has a wealth of experience in mining transactions, including project financing and the negotiation of stability agreements. One client says: "He has amazing knowledge of the mining business, he is very sharp and very business-oriented. He has a real presence." Another source adds that he is "a very intelligent lawyer with very wide experience, above all in negotiation."

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Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Xennia Forno has significant experience in major cross-border investments in the mining sector in Peru, as well as particular expertise in regulatory issues relating to mining titles and permits. Sources report: "She isa very recognised leader in mining," with one client adding: "Xennia's work in the mining area is of a very high quality."

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Cecilia Gonzáles

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Cecilia Gonzáles is described by one source as "a specialist in mining matters and very precise in the revision of terms," with another client enthusing: "She is one of the best mining lawyers in town." She has a proven track record in cross-border investments and financing in the mining industry, including privatisations of significant mining assets.

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Valentín Paniagua Jara

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Valentín Paniagua Jara offers expertise in both the financing and the regulatory aspects of mining projects. He also advises on M&A and other corporate mandates in the sector. He is highlighted as "a very good lawyer with expertise in mining," with a client further commenting on his "timely and professional" working style.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Óscar Benavides has particular experience in the purchase and sale of mining assets, as well as M&A and joint ventures. He also advises on the construction, development and expansion of large-scale mines, as well as innovative financing deals. One client reports: "He is sharp and very, very knowledgeable. He is brilliant."

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Fernando Pickmann

Dentons

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Fernando Pickmann"is a recognised lawyer in the market," according to sources. He specialises in domestic and cross-border transactions, including joint ventures as well as acquisitions and disposals of mining assets and shares in mining companies.

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Band 2

Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui is recognised by market sources for his activity in the mining sphere. He has lengthy experience advising clients on issues such as the transfer of mining concessions, privatisations, as well as project development and associated regulatory and tax considerations.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Francisco Tong is highlighted as an "expert in mining permits," with one client enthusing: "He does an excellent job. He is focused on satisfying the clients' needs and looking for solutions." He focuses his practice on regulatory aspects of mining projects, particularly environmental matters.

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Alberto Delgado Venegas

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alberto Delgado Venegas has particular experience in project finance regularly advising foreign clients investing in the Peruvian mining industry. Sources say he is "a very good lawyer, focused on mining issues."

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Band 3

Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino

Hernández & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Luis Felipe Huertas del Pino has experience in the development of mining projects, with particular expertise in environmental matters. One source reports that "he is an excellent lawyer with a lot of experience in mining matters."

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Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Emil Ruppert is noted for his experience in, and knowledge of commercial and environmental matters relating to mining operations. Market sources report that he is "a very good lawyer on corporate mining topics."

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Diego Grisolle Fontana

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Diego Grisolle Fontana is highlighted as "a very good lawyer," by market commentators. He has experience advising on the negotiation of mining assignment agreements.

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Band 4

Ricardo Harten Costa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Ricardo Harten Costa has lengthy experience in the mining industry. He regularly assists international clients with exploration activities in Peru, advising on mineral rights and surface easements.

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Band 4

José Antonio Honda

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department José Antonio Honda is described by sources as "a very committed lawyer with an excellent knack for outlining his point of view and discussing a matter in which he may have a different opinion."

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Gabriela Jáuregui Morán

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gabriela Jáuregui Morán assists companies with permits and licenses linked to mineral exploration and mining exploitation projects. One source confirms: "Gabriela is a competent lawyer that knows the subject."

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Band 4

Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Karim Kahatt is recognised by sources for his expertise in environmental regulations. One source says: "He is an excellent lawyer with a lot of experience." He regularly represents clients in administrative proceedings.

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Band 4

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Liliana Pautrat is praised as "a very good lawyer with a lot of experience." She advises companies on the full cycle of mining projects, from prospecting and development, to extraction and through to closure.

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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 individual Ina María Drago Ludowieg focuses on corporate and project financing in the mining sector. A client says: "Ina is very approachable and so easy to talk to. Her reports and information are very complete, informative and easy to understand."

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Associates to watch

Francisco Barrios

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Francisco Barrios is recognised in Peru's mining market, with one interviewee remarking: "He is a very good lawyer, handling environmental issues and permits. He is a very good reference."

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Patricia Gargurevich

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Patricia Gargurevich is praised by a market commentator as "a good lawyer," adding that "without a doubt she is knowledgeable in this area."

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García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Nancy Ogata is active assisting junior mining companies with concessions and joint venture agreements. 

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Santiváñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Boris Pacheco focuses on environmental and health and safety issues linked to mining operations. He has experience in both transactions and administrative proceedings.

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Miguel Ángel Soto

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Miguel Ángel Soto routinely advises on mining contracts and permits. One client says: "He knows the mining area very well and has very good legal knowledge."

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