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Ignacio Santamaria

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Lloreda Camacho & Co.

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Ignacio heads the Mining & Natural Resources, Administrative, and International Trade Departments.




Ignacio has been Partner of Lloreda Camacho & Co., since 1996. He has more than 20 years of experience in matters related to Mining Law, including mining joint ventures structuring, acquisition of mining companies, establishment of special purpose vehicles, option agreements and purchase agreements of mining titles and related matters; building, construction and operating mining agreements, among others.


English - Spanish


Ignacio is currently member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) and the Interpacific Bar Association (IPBA). He also has participated in the Annual Meetings of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) since 2006 and the Mines & Money event in London since 2012. Additionally, he has been invited by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation to be a speaker on Mining Law topics and has served as a member of the steering committee of the special sections of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in Cartagena, Colombia.


He has a Law Degree from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia; two Specialization Degrees, in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes and in Administrative Law from the Universidad del Rosario, both in Bogotá; and a Post-graduate Degree in Antitrust Law from the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany.


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Ignacio SantamarĂ­a - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

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Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s practice is specialised in the mining and environmental segments, offering an integrated service by assisting clients in negotiating and drafting joint ventures, acquisition of companies and mining titles, preparing due diligence, processing environmental licenses, and acting in litigation involving local communities’ rights. ‘Brilliant’ Ignacio Santamaría heads the area, with senior associate Angela María Salazar also noted. Highlights include handling the due diligence report and financing through a purchase agreement of a $28m acquisition on behalf of Continental Gold. Other clients include Antioquia Gold, Minera Cobre de Colombia, Minera Vetas and Red Eagle Mining.

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