Work Area: Mining & metals

Robalino Law adds three partners in Ecuador

Less than a month after launching its fourth Ecuadorian office, Robalino Law has boosted its disputes, labour, IP and natural resources departments by promoting three lawyers to partner.

16 June 2021

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over mine expansion project

Multinational mining company Anglo American has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia following a local court order blocking expansion plans at a coal mine over environmental concerns – after its partner in the project Glencore which has also lodged a claim against the state.

10 June 2021

Costa Rica avoids damages in mining dispute

A divided International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has held Costa Rica liable in a third-party funded claim worth almost US$400 million brought by a Canadian gold mining company, while declining to award any damages.

08 June 2021

Glencore brings third arbitration claim against Colombia

Glencore has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia after a planned expansion at a coal mine was halted by a local court citing environmental concerns – the third case the Swiss commodities trader has brought against the state at the centre.

02 June 2021

PPU merges with Chilean natural resources firm

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) has strengthened its natural resources practice by incorporating local law firm Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán y Tapia Abogados, adding three partners.

27 May 2021

FerradaNehme and BMAJ steer Atacama gold stream deal

Canadian miner Capstone has hired Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Vancouver and FerradaNehme in Santiago to seal a US$290 million gold stream deal related to its Santo Domingo mine in northern Chile.

19 May 2021

Peruvian gold miner digs out second loan extension

Peruvian law firm Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados has advised Gold Fields La Cima, the local subsidiary of South African miner Gold Fields, on its second extension of a US$150 million loan obtained in 2017.

07 May 2021

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán hires ex-government energy lawyer

Colombian firm DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán has boosted its natural resources practice by recruiting the head of legal affairs at the government’s Ministry of Mines and Energy.

04 May 2021

Brazilian firms in Novelis’ green bond issuance

Torys LLP in Toronto and New York and Brazilian law firm Levy Salomão Advogados have helped US aluminium company Novelis raise 500 million euros (US$586 million) in a green bond issuance.

27 April 2021

Hudbay calls on Peruvian firm for debt issuance

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, Goodman LLP in Toronto and Peruvian law firm Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas have helped Canadian mining company Hudbay make a US$600 million debt issuance.

23 April 2021

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