Work Area: Mining & metals

Flor Bustamante and Tobar ZVS in US$300 million streaming deal

Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado has helped Canadian mining group Wheaton Precious Metals enter a US$300 million streaming agreement with Vancouver-based Lumina Gold relating to the latter’s gold-copper project in Ecuador.

06 June 2023

Payet Rey, Rodrigo Elías and Garrigues guide Peruvian mining loan

Several firms have helped Peruvian mining project Minera Boroo Misquichilca (MBM) obtain a US$95 million pre-paid facility, with the funds earmarked to repay debt to Canadian mining group Barrick Gold.

06 June 2023

Alfaro Abogados adds Marval mining lawyer to senior rank

Argentine firm Alfaro Abogados has strengthened its mining practice by appointing a lawyer from Marval O'Farrell Mairal as partner.

26 May 2023

Glencore pays US$1.1 billion for Vale and Norsk Hydro assets

Mundie e Advogados in São Paulo has helped Swiss commodities trader Glencore acquire equity interest in two mining facilities from Brazil’s Vale and Norweigan miner Norsk Hydro for US$1.1 billion.

15 May 2023

Multiple firms steer mining JV in Chile

Canadian firm Blakes and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) have helped mining-focused investor Resource Capital Funds enter into a joint venture with Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre (Pucobre) to invest US$360 million in a copper project in northern Chile.

05 May 2023

CSN gets US$1.4 billion loan to decarbonise steel production

The mining arm of Brazil’s largest steel manufacturer – CSN Mineração – has hired four White & Case LLP offices to obtain a US$1.4 billion loan to fund a set of projects that produce low-carbon steel.

03 May 2023

Codelco desalination plant obtains funds

Four Norton Rose Fulbright offices and Larrain y Asociados in Santiago have helped a company controlled by Japanese conglomerate Marubeni and Chilean transmission business Transelec obtain project financing to build a desalination plant in northern Chile, a project that will supply water to state-owned mining company Codelco.

19 April 2023

Pan American Silver boosts LatAm presence with Yamana Gold buy

Canada’s Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Brazilian firm Mattos Filho have helped Pan American Silver acquire fellow Canadian mining group Yamana Gold – including its assets in Argentina, Brazil and Chile – for US$4.8 billion.

18 April 2023

Chilean firm Bofill Mir promotes three to partner

Bofill Mir Abogados has added firepower to its corporate and natural resources practices by elevating three lawyers to its senior rank.

14 April 2023

Mello Torres adds Vale counsel as partner

Brazilian firm Mello Torres has strengthened its offering by hiring the chief counsel of global mining at Vale to its partnership.

13 April 2023

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