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Latin America 2023
Colombia Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
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2 Ranked Lawyers

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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.


Chambers Review

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining - Colombia
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados is a market-leading law firm in Colombia that is commended for its extensive experience advising an impressive domestic and international clientele on a range of mining matters, such as titles, royalty payments, and complex regulatory mandates. The practice group is particularly revered for acting on mining-related contentious proceedings, including arbitration and administrative proceedings before the National Mining Agency. The mining legal team is further supported by Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados's highly reputed public law department.

Strengths

"Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados offers very strong services and depth of team with respect to our mining operations."

"Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados has a strong ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters as our legal mining adviser."

Work highlights

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados advised Cerro Matoso on mining law matters such as royalties, deductible costs and administrative issues in Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Outstanding partner Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla preserves an excellent reputation in the Colombian mining sector. A market commentator commends him, saying: "Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla is an excellent lawyer in mining matters, possessing a very strong business acumen in the field." Another interviewee notes: "He is one of the best lawyers in Colombia, with a very active role in the mining sector."

Yady Villaquirán enjoys support from complimentary clients in the Colombian mining market, with one commenting: "Yady Villaquirán is exceptionally good at handling people and understanding the legal needs of her clients."

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla
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Yady Villaquirán
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Members

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Laura Arias González

Piedad Rodriguez Quintero

Santiago Cardona Neira

Yady Villaquirán

Head of Department

Clients

Provided by Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

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

MINEROS S.A.

MINERÍA Y ENERGÍA MINESA S.A.

ORICA COLOMBIA S.A.S.

SOCIEDAD MINERA DE SANTANDER- MINESA S.A.S

THREE CROWNS LLP

Industries

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Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Mining & Metals

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities