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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

4 ranked lawyersBand 1PeruLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Widely acclaimed 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

An impressed client reports: "Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados offers an excellent service with a top-tier client service and timely responses to our questions." They go on to add: "They have a large team, which allows them to have specialists in various different areas in the mining sector. This allows them to go into the detail of complex matters and provide innovative solutions."

Another interviewee describes the firm as "one of the best mining firms in Peru," adding: "They are one of the leading firms in this market, with a very strong bench of high-quality lawyers."

Work highlights

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados assisted Southern Peru Copper with the development of the Michiquillay Copper Project, including the acquisition of surface lands required for the project, the fulfilment of SPCC’s obligations, and permitting matters.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Diego Pachas makes his debut in the rankings this year after receiving strong feedback from clients, with one reporting: "Diego Pachas offers an insightful knowledge of the mining industry and he makes us feel as if our matters are the most important."

A client praises Francisco Tong for his "regulatory mining experience," adding: "He is a high-quality lawyer who is focused on searching for the best possible solution." Another interviewee describes him as "a versatile lawyer who is always up to date and available to our needs." Interviewees are further impressed by Francisco Tong's experience assisting with sector-related environmental mandates.

Star individual Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado "is clearly the number-one mining lawyer in the Peruvian market," a client enthuses, adding: "He has a very holistic vision of the sector." Another interviewee describes him as "a mining guru," adding that "he is one of the best lawyers in the Latin America region." A market commentator further values "his vast knowledge of the complex Peruvian mining field who is always up to date with regulatory changes." He continues to provide stellar advice to clients on exploration agreements, land acquisition and mining M&A.

A client applauds Óscar Benavides for being "a fantastic and versatile lawyer who stands out for his ability to structure complex mining contracts." Another interviewee notes: "Óscar Benavides perfectly understands the essence of the mining sector," adding: "He has an exhaustive and comprehensive outlook of this field." Clients benefit from his extensive experience advising clients on sector-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

Pachas, Diego

Pachas, Diego

Vidal, Claudia

Zavala, Úrsula

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

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Location

Av. Felipe Pardo y Aliaga

652 piso 8

San Isidro

Lima

Lima

Peru

15073

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Peru

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Diego Pachas
Associates to watch
Francisco Tong
Band 2
Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado
Star Individuals
Óscar Benavides
Band 1