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Luis E Lucero

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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

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He practices law in the fields of natural resources (with a focus in the mining industry), corporate matters, complex litigation and arbitration and project-finance.


Luis E. Lucero has been a partner at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal since February 1, 2011. Prior to joining Marval he was a partner with the firms Cárdenas, Di Ció, Romero, Tarsitano & Lucero (2007-2010), Fortunati & Lucero Abogados (2003-2007), and Cárdenas, Cassagne & Asociados (1994-2003). He acted as Foreign Law Consultant for Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (currently Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) in San Francisco, California between October, 1993 and May, 1994.


English & Spanish.


He is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Mining Professionals Society, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies, the Argentine Committee for Domestic and Transnational Arbitration, and of the Advisory Council of the School of Law of the Universidad Austral.


He was awarded his Law Degree by the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1983. Between 1986 and 1987 he attended a graduate course on Business Law at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, as well as other specific courses and seminars, including the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School in 1993, the Fundamentals of Management Program, at the Columbia Business School in 2000 and the Global Issues in Corporate Mining Strategy and Government Policy at the University of Dundee in 2001.

Argentina: Energy and natural resources


Within: Leading individuals

Luis Lucero - Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Within: Mining

A stand-out mining firm’, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal houses ‘the market-leading practice in Argentina’, according to many. The group covers all the bases in mining law, with specialist skill sets in mining projects, transactions, regulatory matters and litigation — it is also distinguished by its ability to draw upon the wider firm’s top-tier expertise in corporate finance, public law and tax to provide support on multi-layered mining deals. Department head Luis Lucero is widely revered as a ‘go-to mining specialist’ and provides ongoing advice to Oroplata, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldcorp, on its Cerro Negro gold and silver mine. On the contentious side, Lucero is representing Glencore’s subsidiary El Pachón in its high-profile dispute with Minera Los Pelambres (an Antofagasta-controlled subsidiary) regarding a waste dump built by Minera Los Pelambres on Glencore’s property in Argentina. Leonardo Rodríguez is also a key contact and advised Coeur Argentina on granting an option to Minera Santa Cruz to purchase the Huracán and Tornado mining rights in the Province of Santa Cruz. The firm also benefits from an impressive band of younger mining specialists, including senior associate Andrés Villarreal and associate María Mercedes Rudolph. Other key clients include Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti and Pan American Silver.

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