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CRA. 7 NO 71-52, TORRE B, PISO 9, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
Tel:
Work +57 1 313 7800
Fax:
Fax +57 1 312 2420
Email:
Web:
dentons.cardenas-cardenas.com

James Valdiri

Tel:
Work 571 3137800
Email:
Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

Work Department

Mining, Energy & Natural Resources

Position

Partner

Career

James is a partner in the firm’s market-leading Mining practice group. Major legal directories universally rank him as a leading lawyer for this specialized area of law. He has over 20 years of experience of all aspects of mining in Colombia, including transactions and regulatory issues. James is regarded as a leader in advising local and foreign companies on their government filings in connection with their mining operations in Colombia. His expertise extends to related issues, such as corporate advice and environmental law.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

‱ College of Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario Lawyers. College of Mining and Petroleum Lawyers.

Education

2010- Specialist in Mining and Energy Law. Universidad Externado. Bogotå, Colombia. 2003- Specialist in Telecommunications Law. Universidad Externado. Bogotå, Colombia. 1995- Specialist in Notary and Registry. Universidad Externado. Bogotå, Colombia. 1978- Attorney. Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Bogotå, Colombia.


Colombia

Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas has strengthened its standing in the market with the hire in the past year of a five-strong team from Norton Rose Fulbright led by Jorge Neher, who has over 30 years’ experience in the sector, and including key members HernĂĄn RodrĂ­guez and Santiago GonzĂĄlez who are ‘well known in the market’. The firm has in consequence expanded its roster of clients to include, for example, Gran Colombia Gold Corp, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Anglo American, Royal Road Minerals and YPF. Other longstanding clients include Frontera Energy and Korea National Oil & Gas Corporation. Bernardo CĂĄrdenas heads the practice – now alongside Neher – and James Valdiri is also noted; however, associate InĂ©s Elvira Vesga is now at Norton Rose Fulbright. The team advised Newmont Mining Corporation on a due diligence process for the acquisition of 19.9% shares of Continental Gold, owner of the BuriticĂĄ deposit, a gold project comprised by 65 mining concessions in the Antioquia region. RodrĂ­guez continues to advise Iamgold (after leading the original transaction while still at his former firm) regarding the option agreement for the acquisition of various mining assets.

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