Work Area: Mining & metals

Multiple firms in Paranapanema debt restructuring

Arnold & Porter in New York and Washington, DC and Brazilian firms Machado Meyer Advogados, Dias Carneiro Advogados and Felsberg Advogados have advised a group of creditors in Brazilian copper producer Paranapanema’s US$479 million debt restructuring.

04 April 2022

Chilean firms prepare for Boric era

As left-wing President Gabriel Boric takes office in Santiago, Chilean law firms are keeping a close eye on his packed reform agenda which is expected to boost the need for labour, tax, mining and ESG-related legal advice.

31 March 2022

Canadian group acquires Mexican silver-gold mine

Vancouver-based Avino Silver & Gold Mines has hired Canadian firm Harper Grey LLP, US outfit Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and Mexico’s Bufete González Olguín, SC to acquire a Mexican mining project from US group Coeur Mining.

31 March 2022

Ex-Grupo México general counsel returns to old firm

Mexican firm Ibáñez Hoffmann Mendoza Andrade Abogados (IHMA) has welcomed back one of its founding partners after a decade working in senior in-house positions at conglomerate Grupo México.

30 March 2022

Barros & Errázuriz expands partnership with four promotions

Chile’s Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has promoted four lawyers to partner, adding firepower to its natural resources, project finance, M&A and tax departments.

28 March 2022

Australia’s South32 ups stake in Brazilian miner

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped Australian miner South32 buy a stake in Brazilian counterpart Mineração Rio do Norte from US aluminium company Alcoa.

28 March 2022

Brazilian firms in US$1 billion Canadian gold mining loan

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto and TozziniFreire Advogados have helped Canada’s Kinross Gold obtain a US$1 billion syndicated credit facility to finance the acquisition of Vancouver-based counterpart Great Bear Resources (GBR).

24 March 2022

Peruvian miner redomiciles to Panama in first-time deal

Cuatrecasas (Peru) has helped local special purpose vehicle SPV I Mining Infrastructure redomicile to Panama, the first time that a Peruvian company has migrated outside of the jurisdiction.

15 March 2022

Lawyer returns to Morales & Besa as natural resources head

Chilean Elite firm Morales & Besa has welcomed back a former associate to lead its environmental, mining and natural resources department as partner, while also promoting a lawyer to its senior rank and head of energy law.

17 February 2022

Newmont ups stake in Peru’s largest gold project

US mining company Newmont has enlisted Rubio Leguía Normand in Lima to sign an agreement with Compañia de Minas Buenaventura (BVN) to acquire the Peruvian counterpart’s stake in the Minera Yanacocha gold mine for US$400 million.

16 February 2022

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