Roberto Velarde

Associate / Peru

Senior associate at PPU expert on regulatory and corporate matters related to exploration and exploitation mining projects, including all the permits and authorizations required by the industry. Experienced on the procedures to obtain mining tenures and the fullfilment of administrative obligations to keep them in good standing, contracts under civil law, mining contracts such as transference, lease and option, mineral purchase contracts, associative and corporate contracts entered into as part of transactions between mining companies. Has rendered legal advice to mineral traders and companies that provide services to the mining industry. With experience performing legal audit of mining companies (Due Diligence) and on the applicable legal framework regarding illegal mining and formalization process for mining activities.


Work experience

  • 2016 - present Senior Associate

    Estudio Phillipi Pritecarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

  • 2011 - 2015 Associate

    Ferrero Abogados




Featured Cases

  • BHP BILLITON Peru 2018

    Rendering legal advice to obtain more than 1500 mining rights.

  • Sandvik Peru 2016

    Assuming an in-house lawyer position, performing legal and comercial advisory about the companies’ regular activities in its role of providing services to the mining industry.

  • BHP Billiton Peru 2015-2016

    Legal advisory to obtain the required permits to carry out mining exploration activities.

  • Xstrata Tintaya Peru 2012

    Development of a Matrix detailing the social commitments assumed by the company and its compliance status. The project included designing the procedure to approve new social commitments and to undertake new commitments on behalf of the indigenous communities located within the area of the company’s mining project.



  • July 2016 Lima - Perú

    Perspectives about the granting and documentary evidence requirements of surface land rights applicable to exploration mining projects

    Roberto Velarde - ADVOCATUS
  • July 2013 Lima - Peru

    Comments about illegal mining legislation

    Roberto Velarde / Hernán Torres - ADVOCATUS


  • 2018 Magister New York University, NY- United States LLM

  • 2015 Course Universidad Esan and Esan Graduate School of Business Executives Especialization Program (PEE) – Corporate Law Course: Merger and Acquisitions.

  • 2014 Course Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Especialization in Environmental Mining Legislation

  • 2008 Course Sociedad Nacional de Minería Petróleo y Energía III Especialization Course: Mining and Law 2011

  • 2009 Lawyer Universidad de Lima / Peru



  • Lima Bar Association

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities 2015 - 2015

    Mining Law Course

    Assistant - Universidad de Lima

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Course for officers and officer’s assistants of the Mining Public Registry Main offices of the Public Registry Office - SUNARP Peru 2011