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Claro & Cía

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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What the team is known for

Solid name in the Chilean legal market with an experienced practice advising clients on both local and international asset acquisition and mining concessions. Frequently active representing leading mining companies in regulatory matters, sanctioning procedures and permitting authorisations, as well as assisting with farm-out agreements, EPC contracts and public bidding processes.

Strengths

Comes recommended for its "excellent" service, with a client highlighting the team's "level of commitment to the project in general."

Work highlights

Advised Anglo American Sur throughout the structuring, negotiation, drafting and execution process of a Planning Coordination and Mining Operation Governance Agreement entered into with Codelco.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Nicolás Eyzaguirre is praised by sources for the extent of his experience in the field. Clients recognise among his strengths "a good level of knowledge and experience in legal aspects, particularly in mining," praising also his excellent disposition to address the more practical issues of the operations.

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Overview

Claro & Cia.’s Natural Resources Group is a market leader in advising clients in energy, mining, water resources, fish farming, forestry, agriculture, wine and other industries. Our department actively participates in mining projects, construction of hydro, renewables, transmission lines and pipelines and assists developers in their financing, partnerships and regulatory needs with respect to green-field and brown-field projects.

Our department is integrated by lawyers who have an important background in regulatory and environmental matters, as well as litigation and corporate. We provide our clients with a comprehensive service, assisting them from a mining regulatory perspective, and also in the financing, project development, M&A processes, litigations, and in the ever-increasing number of environmental cases that have arisen due to the recently created Environmental Courts and Environmental Superintendence.

We are known for counselling in complex projects from the environmental standpoint. We assist our clients in structuring their businesses to minimize legal exposure, including the potential application of environmental law requirements and act as a link with environmental auditing firms.  Above all, our practice has been designed and is oriented to enable clients to accomplish their goals, minimize failures and stay out of trouble. We are broadly known for our thoroughness, creativity and talent to pull out complex tailored strategies that will lead them to success. 


Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

Claro & Cía

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Department location

Apoquindo 3721, 14th Floor

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

755-0177

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Nicolás Eyzaguirre
Band 3