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Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice commended for extensive experience advising an impressive domestic and international clientele on a range of mining matters, including assisting with titles, royalty payments and complex regulatory mandates. Deep bench of practitioners particularly revered for acting on mining-related contentious proceedings, including arbitration, as well as representing clients in administrative proceedings before the National Mining Agency. Team is further bolstered by firm's highly distinguished public law department.

Strengths

One interviewee is highly impressed with their work on royalty disputes, describing their knowledge as "very in-depth," further stating that "not many firms have experience with these types of processes, which are very technical and specific." The same source praises: "They understand the mining sector, which is very complex, and are very up to date."

One client praises "not just their experience, their knowledge of the law and the support they provide, but that you can count on them." A source confirms that the team are "very open to having conversations with clients, which opens many doors."

Work highlights

Counselled Minera Vetas on the impact of government restrictions on mining activities on their tenements, as well as representing the client in an arbitration proceeding.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla is lauded by one client as "a magnificent professional who is widely knowledgeable of the mining sector," further praising that "he is permanently up to date." Another interviewee highly values Arrieta Padilla as "a very personable individual who with all his experience and great career still explains things very simply," adding: "He inspires confidence and a wish to work with him."

Associate-to-watch Jorge Tirado Navarro is well regarded by one interviewee for his "extraordinary work," in particular highlighting "great capabilities of analysis and interpretation" as among his main strengths.

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Overview

AMYA has renowned experience in the mining-energy sector and has counselled leading national and foreign mining companies in all necessary aspects in order to establish their short, medium and long-term operations. 

It is important to notice that most of the large mining companies with operations in Colombia are clients or have been our clients due to its broad and well-known experience in all legal aspects of the mining business. One of the most remarkable aspects of the Firms’ services to the mining sector is the wide-ranging knowledge, experience and recognition that it has regarding public and administrative law.

Regarding to the services that the Firm offers, it provides legal advice on the drafting, negotiating and execution of mining concession contracts; the term extension of mining and association contracts; and legal advice concerning regulatory matters before the national mining and environmental authorities. The Firm, as well, provides legal advice in environmental administrative procedures regarding environmental licenses, environmental management plans, and delimitation or reduction of environmental protected areas. One of the mayor services that the Firm offers is the representation in fiscal liability proceedings before the General Comptrollership of the Republic. Currently, we are representing some clients in fiscal liability proceedings related to the payment of royalties, compensations and other tariffs derived from the companies’ extraction activities.


Members

Arrieta Padilla, Carlos Gustavo (Head of Department)

Villaquirán, Yady (Head of Department)

Cardona Neira, Santiago

Hernández, María José

Tirado Navarro, Jorge

Clients

ASOCIACIÓN COLOMBIANA DE MINERÍA

CARBONES DEL CERREJÓN LTD. Y CERREJÓN ZONA NORTE S.A.

CELSIA S.A. E.S.P.

CERRO MATOSO S.A.

CONTINENTAL GOLD LTD. SUCURSAL COLOMBIA.

DARBY OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS LTD.

DRUMMOND LTD.

EMPRESA DE ACUEDUCTO Y ALCANTARRILLADO DE BOGOTÁ S.A. E.S.P.

EMPRESAS PÚBLICAS DE MEDELLÍN E.S.P – EPM E.S.P –

FINANCIERA DE DESARROLLO NACIONAL – FDN –

GALWAY RESOURCES VETAS HOLDCO SUCURSAL COLOMBIA (GALWAY GOLD

IMPALA

MINERA VETAS

MINERÍA Y ENERGÍA MINESA S.A.

MINEROS S.A.

ORICA COLOMBIA S.A.S.

SOCIEDAD MINERA DE SANTANDER- MINESA S.A.S

THREE CROWNS LLP

Industries

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Mining & Metals

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

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Department location

Carrera 7 No.71-21, oficina 1601, Torre B

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Colombia

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla
Band 1
Jorge Tirado Navarro
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