Juan Paulo Bambach

Partner / Chile
  • Practice areas / Energy, Mining and Natural Resources - Corporate / M&A
  • Languages / English, Spanish, German

Partner at PPU expert in Corporate and M&A, Energy, Mining and Natural Resources. He has acted as counsel in the most important transactions of companies of national and international mining exploration. He is a respected lawyer for his in depth understanding of mining regulations and negotiations.

Described by sources as "brilliant," and "a point of reference in Chile," department co-head Juan Paulo Bambach wins plaudits for his distinguished expertise in mining issues. He leads on most of the firm's most significant work highlights and is also able to assist with the environmental implications of mining projects. Chambers and Partners - Energy and Natural Resources: Mining
Respected figure Juan Paulo Bambach is a well-regarded name in the mining sphere, where he represents multinational companies on project financing transactions. He receives praise from sources for his in-depth expertise in this space. Chambers and Partners - Projects
He offers additional capabilities in the environmental implications of mining projects, as well as assisting notable financial institutions in project financing Chambers & Partners 2019 - Mining

Work experience

  • - a la actualidad Lawyer

    Compañía Minera Disputada

  • - a la actualidad Lawyer

    Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra




Featured Cases

  • Lithium Power International Limited Australia 2016

    Assisted the client in the review and acquisition of 50% of a lithium project in the Maricunga brine. Currently, he is one of the lawyers of the project (Salar Blanco).

  • Kinross Gold Corporation Chile 2017

    Counsel to Kinross Gold Corporation in the sale of 25% of Cerro Casale and 100% of Quebrada Seca.

  • State Power Investment Corporation China

    Counsel to State Power Investment Corporation in the due diligence process and subsequent acquisition of 100% Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd, renewable energy company with assets in Australia, Brazil and Chile.

  • Administradora Inversiones Mineras S.A. Chile 2012

    Counsel to Administradora Inversiones Mineras S.A. in the incorporation of a mining fund; its application and award of the Fondo de Inversión de Capital de Riesgo - Fondos de Exploración Minera (FENIX) with CORFO





  • 2002 Graduated Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Taxation Planning

  • 1997 Graduated Universidad de Atacama Mining Law

  • 1993 Master Universidad de Wurzburg, Germany Master in Law

  • 1988 Law Degree Universidad de Chile, Chile



  • PDAC
  • Rocky Mountain Law Foundation

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 2018

    Mining Law

    Teaching - Universidad de Los Andes
  • Academic Activities - to date

    Master Real Estate Law Program

    Teaching - Universidad de Los Andes
  • Academic Activities - 2013

    Diploma Natural Resources and Energy Law

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities - 2013

    Post Graduate Mining Law

    Teaching - Unversidad Finis Terrae
  • Activity -

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Teacher's aide -

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Mining Law in local national and international seminars.