Mining and Metals

Our team of experts in the mining industry represent local and international corporations in their legal needs in Chile, including strategies for the acquisition and development of mining assets and projects, in the corporate structure of their investments, and in complex regulatory matters, which are crucial for the efficient and legal development of mining projects in Chile.

Our team provides tailored and comprehensive legal services to our clients, relating to corporate, financing, tax and labour matters as well as the financing, construction, development and the operation of exploration and exploitation mining projects along with their expansion. Our experience encompasses metals such as copper, lithium, gold, and iron ore, and we have particular experience with complex regulatory, hydro and environmental matters and close plans,  covering the life cycle of mining projects.

We represent mining companies of all sizes, investment funds, trading companies, royalties and financial institutions. We have strong expertise in conducting due diligence process, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting the relevant agreements, in obtaining easements, water supply for the mining activity and mining litigation, to name a few.

What our clients say:

“This group has solid mining sector knowledge, and its business sense is excellent; its honesty is also evident.” “The team is proactive and good at communicating” “all the individuals were happy to go out of their way to deliver a great service, even when this required many late nights due to time zone differences and very tight deadlines.” With ‘solid mining sector knowledge’, the ‘proactive’ 11-strong department at Guerrero Olivos is consistently sought out by international and local mining companies, mining developers, private investment funds and financial companies. Key areas of work include high-value project acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, and M&A. The firm also has robust mining-related regulatory, dispute resolution and environmental law practices.”

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