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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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What the team is known for

Widely renowned full-service firm with a market-leading team in the mining area. Strong bench of lawyers is well equipped to advise on high-complexity mandates concerning mining M&A, as well as project financing, land acquisition and regulatory issues. Routinely retained by blue-chip mining companies to assist with the negotiation of exploration agreements, feasibility studies and the construction, operation and expansion aspects of mining projects.

Strengths

Clients say: "The quality of work is excellent and client responsiveness is extremely high, while the turnaround time was great." Other sources state: "They are very business-oriented and understand the details of the industry very well, and have a good network and skills to identify what is relevant and what is not."

Work highlights

Assisted Anglo American Quellaveco with the approval of a feasibility study for the Quellaveco Mine and the further execution of a legal stability agreement.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Tong is a respected name in the market and gains recognition from clients, who say that his "knowledge is admirable and the confidence with which he works provides assurance."

Head of department and stellar practitioner Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado is held in high esteem by market commentators, who say he is "very solid and transmits confidence. He provides detailed analysis and he shows what the challenges are and how to overcome them." Interviewees maintain that "he is the most recognised person in mining matters." He has shown important activity on high-complexity issues in the mining sector relating to exploration agreements, land acquisition and mining M&A.

Partner Óscar Benavides is cited by clients as "absolutely outstanding and very responsive," while other interviewees say that he is "a very practical and efficient person to work with. He does a good job of understanding both the local practice and also the way we do business in the USA." He has demonstrable expertise in mining-related M&A transactions.

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Overview

Our Mining Law group is the most prominent and active in the country. We specialize in providing strategic advice on planning and execution of the different stages of the mining business, from the acquisition of mining concessions to the mine closure.

We have extensive experience in the acquisition, sale or consolidation of mining projects and in conducting due diligences and environmental audits.

We represents clients on proceedings for securing permits for mining activities, as well as in the legal planning, drafting and execution of contractual, fiscal and labor legal frameworks that must be considered prior to construction, and the execution of Legal Stability Agreements.

Our practice group houses three sub-areas: (i) corporate law and tax planning, (ii) permitting and compliance with mining related obligations and (iii) environmental law. 

Members

Barrios, Francisco

Benavides, Óscar

Ferrero, Claudio

Labarthe, Juan Miguel

Tong, Francisco

Vidal, Claudia

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

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Department location

Avenida San Felipe 758

Lima

Lima

Peru

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Francisco Tong
Band 2
Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado
Star Individuals
Óscar Benavides
Band 1