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FerradaNehme

ORINOCO 90, 16TH FLOOR, LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, 7560970, CHILE
Tel:
Work +56 2 2 652 9000
Fax:
Fax +56 2 2 652 9001
Email:
Web:
www.fn.cl
London, Santiago
FerradaNehme, Patricio Leyton, Santiago, CHILE

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Patricio Leyton

Tel:
Work +56226529000
Email:
FerradaNehme

Work Department

Environment and Natural Resources; Project Development and Permitting in Mining and Energy

Position

Partner

Career

FerradaNehme, Partner (2008-Present); Universidad de Chile, Professor of Environmental Law (2002-Present); Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Professor of Natural Resources Law (2009-2012); Urrutia y Cía., Associate and Partner (1996-2008); Latin America Coordinator and Research Fellow for the Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development, London, England (2000-2001).

Languages

English, Spanish

Member

Chilean Bar Association; International Bar Association; Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Education

LL.M., Georgetown University Law School (2001); Lawyer, Universidad de Chile School of Law, Chile (1995).

Leisure

Reading, running, playing with his children


Chile

Environment

Within: Leading lawyers

Patricio Leyton - FerradaNehme

Within: Environment

FerradaNehme is ‘focused on solutions and problem solving and not billable hours’. Patricio Leyton, who ‘delivers succinct and sound legal advice’ and ‘finds practical and intelligent solutions to problems’, is recommended for environmental permitting, co-ordination with political authorities and negotiating with communities. Valeria Ruz has vast experience in environmental assessment procedures, permit procurement, and environment-related administrative and judicial litigation; Luis Cordero heads the public law group. Ongoing matters saw the practice continue to provide legal and strategic environmental support during the permitting process of the Quebdrada Blanca mining project (phase 2), which involved community matters (particularly indigenous issues) and the use of underground water in northern Chile. In other high-profile matters, it acted for Chile’s state-owned copper mining company, Codelco, in a suit filed by a fishermen’s union against the Environmental Authority and thirteen companies (including the client) for the alleged reparation of environmental damage. Director Carola Salamanca is also highly regarded. Senior associate Camila Noguera joined from CorreaGubbins.

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