Mining and Natural Resources
We are one of Chile’s leading law firms in the fields of mining and natural resources. We have a vast array of foreign and local clients to whom we provide comprehensive advice in these fields, particularly in the exploration, development, financing, operation of mining projects, mine closures and related matters.
We have participated actively in headline-making acquisitions and sales of mining companies and assets (copper, gold, silver, nitrates, iron ore, salt and coal), as well as in the development and operation of numerous mining and energy projects, from initial exploration all the way to construction, startup and expansion. This work has included advice in preparing legal investment vehicle strategies, the organization of companies, project finance, preparation and negotiation of all kinds of contracts and joint ventures, due diligences, strategic alliances, venture capital, stream financing agreements, take-offs, procurement, surface property issues, the processing of mining property and mining litigation, obtaining and processing of permits and authorizations with the regulators, arbitration, insurance litigation, international purchase and sale of minerals and supplies, and other areas related to these activities, such as the development, processing and acquisition/purchase of water rights, community relations, port activities, regulatory and environmental issues.
In our practice area we include junior, medium and large size companies, providing also the ongoing corporate assistance required by our clients in their normal course of business.