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AV ANDRÉS BELLO 2711, 8TH FLOOR, 7550611 LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, CHILE
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Work +56 2 2757 7600
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www.bmaj.cl

Rony Zimerman

Tel:
Work +56 227 577 610
Email:
Web:
www.bmaj.cl
Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Work Department

Mining, Energy & Natural Resources

Position

Partner. Rony Zimerman practices in the areas of natural resources and energy law as well as in the areas of corporate/commercial and real estate law. He regularly advises foreign investors into Chile on natural resources and energy projects, as well in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and cross border joint ventures.

Career

Prior to jointing BMAJ, Rony practiced in the corporate and securities area of Lang Michener (McMillan) in Vancouver, Canada. Rony is a lecturer at the Universidad Católica Law School.

Languages

English and Spanish.

Member

Rony is co-chair of the International Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, since August 2014. He is a member of the Chilean and the American Bar Association, the International Mining Professionals Society (IMPS), the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the International Bar Association section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law.

Education

Rony obtained his B.A.(honors) from the McGill University in Montreal, Canada (1990) and received his LL.B. (JD equivalent) from the University of British Columbia Law School, Canada (1994). He also obtained a J.D. degree from the Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile (2004).


Chile: Energy and natural resources

Mining

Within: Mining

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana's specialist, seven-strong mining team regularly works alongside the firm's regulatory, environmental, corporate, tax, labour and dispute resolution departments. Recent work highlights included advising Japanese mining company Sumitomo Metal Mining on its acquisition of 30 per cent of the Quebrada Blanca mine from Canadian mining company Teck Resources; and acting for Molyb (Codelco) on the construction and development of a molybdenum recovery plant. It also assisted Australia-based private equity group EMR Capital with its $230m acquisition of the Cerro Colorado mine from BHP Billiton. Pablo Mir and Rony Zimerman are highly-rated advisers, and Felipe Allende is noted for financing, transactional and contractual matters. Other team members include senior associates Joaquín Perez and Teresita González.

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