14 March, 2019 Chile

WWL: Mining 2019

Energy, Mining and Natural Resources

In our latest edition of WWL: Mining, we feature 434 of the top mining practitioners in the world, across 61 different countries and 229law firms. Those included in this edition have been selected for their excellence in a broad range of mining matters, including financing, environmental regulation, exploration projects, royalty agreements and indigenisation issues.



Pablo Mir at Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados is one of the most distinguished names in the mining market, with peers calling him “an awesome practitioner”. He is well versed in exploration, project management and regulatory matters.

Carlos Pérez-Cotapos at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos & Cia is “a senior figure in the market and is a very knowledgeable practitioner”. He is particularly strong on environmental issues and mining transactions, as well as financing matters.

Gonzalo Grez is “an outstanding and reliable practitioner who is very active in the mining field”. His broad practice includes expertise in mining acquisition and divestment, project finance, due diligence work and contractual matters, among others.

Juan Paulo Bambach of Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is lauded as “an outstanding lawyer” by peers from around the world. His practice centres around exploration and transactional mining matters.

María Paz Pulgar is highly praised as “a rising star in the market” by commentators in Chile. Her expertise lies in M&A and other transactional work in the mining sector.

Jerónimo Carcelén Pacheco at Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán & Tapia is “a very strong lawyer who is extremely experienced in international mining work”, according to impressed market sources.

Cristian Quinzio S with Quinzio & Cia is an acclaimed mining practitioner who “definitely deserves to be included”, according to commentators. He is renowned for comprehensive practice, which covers advisory and contentious work, including arbitrations, in the sector.

Marcelo Olivares C is lauded as “an excellent mining lawyer who is accomplished in mining contractual matters”. His practice also encompasses project financing and litigation.

Jorge Granic of Larraín y Asociados Abogados is described as “extremely active on the financing matters and is a strong lawyer in the Chilean market”. He is experienced advising on the financing, construction and operation of industrial projects in the energy and mining sectors.

Andrés Verdugo at Núñez Muñoz & Cía Abogados is “a very experienced lawyer who is well versed in international mining projects”, say sources. He has considerable knowledge regarding corporate and taxation issues in Chile’s mining industry. 

Patricia Núñez is an authority on joint ventures, M&A and mining law in the Chilean market and is considered “an excellent attorney” by sources.

Antonio Ortúzar Jr at Baker McKenzie is “an active player in the market, and a strong practitioner” report peers. His extensive experience encompasses financings, support agreements and joint ventures involving mining clients.

Source: Who's Who Legal: Mining

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