Núñez, Muñoz, Verdugo & Cía Ltda, Abogados is a stellar example of first-rate legal counsel for international and local clients alike. Prized for its performance in the mining, energy and natural resources, corporate, project and M&A areas by publications such as Legal500, Global Chambers, Chambers Latin America, Best Lawyer and Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, the firm stands out for its professional excellence, dedication and trustworthiness. Additionally, the firm is a member of leading associations such as the International Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the International Mining Professionals Society, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the International Business Law Consortium.
On a whole, the firm’s clientele ranges from those with complex financial structures to those with sensitive environmental and native land issues. Regardless, the firm guarantees tailored and specialised advice at international standards and speed, excelling in the following areas.
Mining law: The firm represents mining companies from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, such as Antofagasta Minerals SA, Kinross Gold Corporation, Yamana Gold Inc, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Capstone Mining Corp and Codelco. Its expertise ranges from structuring projects, in general, as well as negotiating and executing exploration and joint venture agreements; securing financing for mining projects; mergers and acquisitions in the mining field; due diligence; constituting and securing rights over mining property in view of developing the client’s project portfolio, among others. The firm also represents clients in their dealings and negotiations with third parties, national and regional mining institutions and public companies. The firm has also advised the State of Chile in international biddings.
Energy: Núñez, Muñoz, Verdugo & Cía. Ltda. advises hydro, tidal, solar and geothermal power companies, such as Energía Andina SA; Carnegie Wave Energy Limited; Renewable Energy Enterprise; EnorChile; HydroChile. Specific expertise in the field includes establishing power companies in the country; negotiating joint venture agreements and power purchase agreements; financing power projects; advising regarding market regulations, etc.
Corporate law/mergers & acquisitions: Corporate counsel permeates almost all deals that the firm assesses, entailing the establishment of all necessary legal framework for foreign companies to achieve their business and financing objectives, including the establishment of joint ventures and subsidiaries, among others. In particular, the firm has broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the natural resources field.
Project financing & foreign investment law: The firm advises on fund forecasting and is equally familiar with foreign exchange regulations. The firms represents Resource Capital Funds, Sprott Lending, Elemental Royalties. Additionally, the firm provides counsel on deal structuring, negotiation of credit agreements and constitution of security interest, among others.
Public works: The firm has represented monoliners and banks in the financing of infrastructure projects and foreign clients in public works concessions.
Languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian.