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Allende & Brea

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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What the team is known for

Top-tier mining team acting at the forefront of Argentina's lithium industry. Also advises companies extracting gold, cobalt and graphite. Regularly retained by a diverse client base of majors and juniors, comprising established foreign players and new market entrants. Strong bench of experienced practitioners provide counsel on the full gamut of regulatory and transactional issues, ranging from M&A investments and project development, to the due diligence of mining assets, permits and exploration agreements.

Strengths

One client reports: "Allende & Brea is my first choice of law firm for a mining project," and another source endorses their "excellent advice" and "knowledgeable and service-oriented lawyers."

Another interviewee praises their "high-quality and client-oriented practice," adding that "they are very responsive to the client's requirements and provide deep analysis." The same observer adds that "they are very experienced dealing with international issues regarding mining investments."

Work highlights

Assisted Pluspetrol with the establishment of a lithium division, known as Litica Resources, while also providing counsel on a joint venture transaction with LSC Lithium.

Notable practitioners

Department head Florencia Heredia "takes ownership of the work," an interviewee reports, adding: "She has an excellent insight into the mining industry, so her analysis provides the full picture of political, commercial and labour concerns." Another client confirms that "she is very good, and not just on the legal side, but in explaining the landscape and keeping the company abreast of political developments." The source goes on to state: "I'll be frank, Florencia is the best mining lawyer in Argentina."

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Overview

Allende & Brea mining practice provides all ranges of knowledge and services for clients in the mining sector. From the very simple start up of a mining project in its exploration phase up to the most sophisticated transactions involving complex regulatory scenarios. We accompany our clients as “real translators” of our country legal regime and uses in the provincial jurisdictions. We keep our clients fully updated on the last legal and political developments that may impact the mining sector.

Our mining practice includes assistance in:

  • Conducting due diligence process on mining rights either for acquisition or financing.
  • Preparing and negotiating agreements for either acquisition or assignment of mining rights, joint ventures, options agreements, earn-in and exploration agreements.
  • Providing advise in relation to relevant easements, and mining related infrastructure.
  • Providing advise in relation to the Argentine promotion regime for the mining sector.
  • Providing strategic advice in relation to governmental relations and regulatory matters and in relation to the engagement which each stakeholder in a mining project, among others.

We have developed a highly regarded reputation for regulatory and transactional work in the mining industry and our team is known for its knowledge and ability to surf complex matters. Whenever we are hired for a project we form a team that is tailor made according to the specifications of the project, covering the different areas that it may involve.

Members

Heredia, Florencia (Head of Department)

Patrón Costas, Marcos

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

Allende & Brea

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Department location

Maipú 1300,

11th Floor,

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1006 ACT

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 4 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Highlight

Orocobre and Galaxy agree to a proposed A$4B merger of equals

Authors: Florencia Heredia, Agostina L. Martinez, Valentina Surraco Urtubey

Article

The importance of lithium for achieving a low-carbon future

Authors: Florencia Heredia, Agostina L. Martinez, Valentina Surraco Urtubey

Highlight

Acquisition of LSC Lithium Corporation by Pluspetrol

Authors: Florencia Heredia, Agostina L. Martinez, Valentina Surraco Urtubey

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Florencia Heredia
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