Juan Paulo Bambach

Partner / Chile

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.

Stellar practitioner Juan Paulo Bambach receives widespread recognition from market sources, with a client stating: "A good lawyer with swift response times and enough resources to handle big issues." He offers ample expertise advising local and international companies on asset acquisition and regulatory matters affecting the sector. Bambach co-heads the department and regularly leads the firm's most challenging cases. Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Chambers & Partners, Latin America.

Work experience

  • - present Lawyer

    Compañía Minera Disputada

  • - present 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 2008 - 2018

    Mining Law

    Teaching - Universidad de Los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2013 - 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 on -

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Assistant -

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Mining Law in local national and international seminars.