18 June, 2019 Chile

Mining in Chile: overview

Energy, Mining and Natural Resources
Partner Juan Paulo Bambach and principal associate María Paz Pulgar.
 
This article highlights some of the key legal issues commonly associated with the exploration and extraction of mineral resources in Chile. These issues form part of any due diligence exercise conducted by an investor proposing to acquire mining assets or an interest in a mining project.
This article looks at mining investment, the legal system applicable to mining, various mining laws, mineral ownership in, different types of mining tenements available, rights of miners to access land against landowners’ rights, imposition of royalties and other taxes by the various levels of government and rules and restrictions concerning foreign investment in Chile.
 
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Source: Thomson Reuters PRACTICAL LAW

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