Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Market-leading firm with a deep bench of respected lawyers who provide a full-service energy practice. Noted for its considerable expertise across the energy spectrum, with a particularly strong presence in the mining and oil and gas sectors, as well as a strong capacity to provide legal solutions in the power area. Gas exploration, energy production and mining-related litigation are examples of the broad variety of legal services offered.
"This is a high-end firm which provides very commercial and meaningful advice."
"Marval provides excellent legal advice and is a very client-focused law firm. It offers innovative and cost-effective alternatives to clients."
New developments The team recently incorporated former Legal Director of Total, Arturo Pera, as of counsel.
Work highlights Advised China National Nuclear Corporation on the regulatory and contractual issues related to the USD4.71 billion construction of two hydroelectric dams. This is the biggest hydroelectric project in the country.
Advised Oroplata on a wide range of legal issues related to its multibillion-dollar gold and silver mining project. These issues include but are not limited to financing, government relations and tax issues.
Luis Lucero focuses his distinguished legal expertise on the natural resources sector, with a particular emphasis on the mining sphere. He is praised by commentators for leading a "client-focused, innovative and solid" team that can focus on different areas of mining. Advising on a multibillion-dollar gold and silver project in Santa Cruz province is a recent highlight.
According to one client, Leonardo Gabriel Rodríguez is "a highly responsive, very practical lawyer with significant expertise." Rodríguez's broad legal practice includes advising on a wide range of mining and related finance matters.
Andrés Villarreal primarily focuses on mining M&A, in particular the purchase of mining assets in Argentina. Villarreal, an associate, is praised by clients for "responding in a very opportune manner and providing very good work."
Market sources highlight Francisco Macías for "inspiring confidence in his knowledge and ability to understand the dynamics of negotiations." Macías specialises in the oil and gas industry, advising clients on M&A, contracts and regulatory issues.
Ricardo Beller is noted for his "professionalism, availability and ability to generate alternative solutions." Beller's oil and gas practice includes advising on disputes, M&A activity and day-to-day advice on a variety of issues.
Significant clients Glencore, Goldcorp, Anglo American, Coeur Mining, Minera Santa Cruz.