Cariola’s main mission is to fully satisfy the legal needs of our clients in any area of the law, through high quality advice provided in a comprehensive, efficient and appropriate manner. With this objective in mind, Cariola’s lawyers propose simple, precise legal solutions, designed for each particular client or case.
Mining and Natural Resources
Our firm is one of the country’s leading law firms in advice for natural resources and mining, and we work with a wide range of foreign and local clients, providing comprehensive advice on all matters related to these areas, especially on the prospecting, development, financing and operation of mining projects, mine closure, and other related matters.
We have actively participated in the most important acquisitions and sales of companies and mining assets (copper, gold, silver, saltpeter, iodine, nitrates, iron, salt and coal), as well as in the development and operation of several mining and energy projects from their initial prospection phase until their construction, commissioning and expansions, including advice on the preparation of strategies for legal vehicles for investments, company incorporation, project financing, preparation and negotiation of all types of agreements and joint ventures, due diligence, strategic alliances, capital venture, stream financing agreements, take off, supplies, ownership over the area to be mined, creation of mining concessions, requesting and processing of permits and authorizations from regulatory entities, arbitration, insurance trials, international sale and purchase of minerals and their materials, and other areas related to these activities such as the development, processing and acquisition of water rights, community relations, port operations and regulatory and environmental issues.
In this area we work with both small companies and medium and large companies. We also provide the continuous corporate advice required by our clients for their normal business operations.