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Latin America 2023
Colombia Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
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Band 3

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Provided by Gómez-Pinzón

GP regularly participates in high-end transactions and projects in the mining sector. The firm conducts due diligence on the acquisition of mining assets and companies and advises both lenders and borrowers in connection with financing transactions where mining assets serve as collateral.

GP also advises mining companies on their day-to-day operations, especially in relation to mining titles’ good standing and related corporate and regulatory issues. The firm has a multidisciplinary approach to large transactions and projects in the mining sector, assembling expert teams on a case-by-case basis. The firm is able to draw on the expertise and resources of the firm’s market leading corporate, M&A, banking, finance & capital markets, administrative law, regulatory, environment, competition/antitrust and labour & employment departments in order to provide clients with a comprehensive service      

GP provides mining clients with critical support on environment issues. The firm’s market-leading environment practice group handles the negotiation of contract provisions defining and allocating environmental risks and assets and represents clients in administrative and judicial proceedings such as group and collective actions.

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining - Colombia
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Gómez-Pinzón is a noteworthy practice group that boasts a long-standing presence in the mining sector. The legal team is experienced in representing companies operating in coal, gold, and salt exploration and extraction. Gómez-Pinzón is well positioned to assist with the acquisition of mining assets, and handles matters related to mining concessions, drafting service agreements, and regulatory issues in Colombia. Aris Gold is the law firm's new client win.

Strengths

"They boast a lot of expertise and are always available. They show the international counterparts that we are ready to do business with them."

Work highlights

Gómez-Pinzón acted as counsel to Barrick Gold on the due diligence process regarding its interest in acquiring AngloGold Ashanti's assets and copper projects in Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Partner Patricia Arrázola Bustillo remains active in the Colombian market advising clients on the transactional side of mining matters. A client remarks: "Patricia Arrázola Bustillo is always available and has detailed knowledge of the mining legislation."

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Patricia Arrázola Bustillo
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Patricia Arrázola Bustillo
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Members

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Fabio Ardila

Head of Department

José Luis Palacios

Juan Felipe Pulecio

Lina Correa

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ANTIOQUIA GOLD LTD.

ARIS GOLD CORPORATION

ASOCIACIÓN COLOMBIANA DE MINERÍA

BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION

BRINSA S.A.

DRUMMOND

GRUPO LAMOSA S.A.

INTERAMERICAN COAL INVESTMENTS

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