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Pablo Mir

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Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

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Mining, Energy & Natural Resources


Senior partner. Mr. Mir leads the Mining; Energy & Natural Resources practice area of BMAJ. His practice focuses on Natural Resources, Mining and Energy, and Public Works Concessions.


Pablo Mir has advice several mining companies and mining investments banks in their projects in Chile and also projects in Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. He led the team that obtain the approval for the first exploration project under the Chile-Argentina Mining Treaty. He led the legal team that construct the Gas Pacífico pipeline that transport natural gas from Argentina to the 8th Region of Chile. Mr. Mir has participated as consultant to several work groups and commissions of the Chilean Government to improve mining and energy regulations. And he is a frequent speaker in international mining law conferences and seminars.


Spanish and English.


Pablo Mir is a Member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, theInternational Mining Professionals Society (IMPS), and the Latin American Mining Lawyers (AMLA). He is also a member of the International Bar Association’sSection on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (SEERIL), the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). In Chile, he is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the legal affairs commission of the National Mining Association (SONAMI).


He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Universidad de Chile (1987).


Projects and infrastructure

Within: Leading lawyers

Pablo Mir - Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana’s projects experience includes major mining projects, power generation facilities, ports, airports, and major real estate developments. The practice advised Barrick Gold Corporation on a joint venture agreement with Goldcorp for the operation of a gold and copper deposit project. Pablo Mir, Alejandro Álvarez and Rony Zimerman are highly regarded; Jorge Lembeye left to found Lembeye & Cía.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas

Within: Electricity/oil and gas

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana is recommended for renewable energy and transmission matters; and the practice is supported by the firm’s regulatory, dispute resolution and mining law groups. Working in conjunction with an Australian law firm, the team advised Pacific Hydro on the implementation of an international banking consortium’s $500m global funding for a portfolio of renewable energy assets throughout Chile and Australia. Pablo Mir, Rony Zimerman and of counsel María Paz Cerda are the recommended advisers; Jorge Lembeye exited to found Lembeye & Cía.

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Within: Leading lawyers

Pablo Mir - Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Within: Mining

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana’s mining team can draw on the firm’s regulatory, environmental, corporate, tax, labour and dispute resolution groups regarding its clients’ projects in Chile and Latin America. In recent matters the team acted for Barrick Gold Corporation (as part of a joint venture agreement with Goldcorp), regarding the operation of a gold and copper deposit project in northern Chile; advised Nutrex, a US-based mining exploration company on its acquisition of mining concessions and project assets; and assisted Laguna Gold with the acquisition of Chile’s El Toqui underground mine. Other active practice clients include Exeter Resource Corporation, Allied Salt, Rio Explorations, Sociedad Contractual Minera Atacama Minerals Chile, and Codelco. Pablo Mir and Rony Zimerman are highly rated; senor associate Felipe Allende is ‘one to watch’.

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