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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


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Luis Lucero - Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Within: Mining

Excellent in all respects’, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal’s mining practice garners strong praise for its ‘unrivalled breadth of expertise across many practice areas’ and its ‘excellent client service’. The group’s ‘strong business mindset’ also finds favour, with key partner Leonardo Rodríguez highlighted as a ‘multifaceted lawyer who displays strong commitment to the client’s corporate aims’. Rodríguez recently advised Minera Hochschild Argentina on several issues, including exploration operations, environmental matters and the acquisition and maintenance of mining rights. Department head Luis Lucero is a ‘stand-out expert in his field’ and leads the firm’s representation of Oroplata, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldcorp, on day-to-day matters relating to its Cerro Negro mine – a multibillion-dollar gold and silver operation. On the litigation front, Lucero represented Pachón (a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore) in its $300m dispute with Minera Los Pelambres concerning a waste dump built by Minera Los Pelambres on Glencore’s property in Argentina. Senior associate Andrés Villarreal is also a key contact.

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