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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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What the team is known for

Distinguished full-service firm enjoying a leading position in the mining sphere. Well equipped to handle a variety of matters, with a particular emphasis on the exploration, development and financing of mining projects. Highly active in M&A transactions within the mining sector, as well as assisting international companies with joint ventures, concessions, permitting matters and due diligence analysis.

Strengths

Clients comment: "We consider that all the work they have done for us has exceeded our expectations," and add: "Their whole team knows our projects and our business in depth."

An interviewee declares: "Whenever looking at potential transactions in Chile, they help with diligence, local law structures, local intelligence and insight."

Work highlights

Acted for Compañía Minera Cordillera Chile SCM on the strategy to acquire four legal mining easements in the Tarapacá region.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Carlos Pérez-Cotapos garners extensive praise from sources, who highlight his "great experience"and commercial awareness. He frequently advises mining companies on legal easements and corporate restructuring.A client says: "He understands our problems, can explain things as they happen on the ground and is able to find solutions."

Gonzalo Grez is lauded by clients, with one saying: "He is very creative in finding solutions and understands what we are looking for, so he is commercially aware. He knows a lot about mining and I like working with him as he is good in the technical sense but also commercially." An interviewee endorses his solid knowledge of mining issues.

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Overview

Our firm is one of the country’s leading law firms in advice for natural resources and mining, and we work with a wide range of foreign and local clients, providing comprehensive advice on all matters related to these areas, especially on the prospecting, development, financing and operation of mining projects, mine closure, and other related matters.

We have actively participated in the most important acquisitions and sales of companies and mining assets (copper, gold, silver, saltpeter, iodine, nitrates, iron, salt and coal), as well as in the development and operation of several mining and energy projects from their initial prospection phase until their construction, commissioning and expansions, including advice on the preparation of strategies for legal vehicles for investments, company incorporation, project financing, preparation and negotiation of all types of agreements and joint ventures, due diligence, strategic alliances, capital venture, stream financing agreements, take off, supplies, ownership over the area to be mined, creation of mining concessions, requesting and processing of permits and authorizations from regulatory entities, arbitration, insurance trials, international sale and purchase of minerals and their materials, and other areas related to these activities such as the development, processing and acquisition of water rights, community relations, port operations and regulatory and environmental issues.





Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

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Location

Avda. Andrés Bello 2711

19th floor

Vitacura

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

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Chile

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Carlos Pérez-Cotapos
Band 1
Gonzalo Grez
Band 2