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Within: Environment

Baker McKenzie houses a robust cross-departmental practice, which handles a wide range of planning, infrastructure, transport, and energy and natural resources-related matters. On the non-contentious side, Adolfo Durañona provides ongoing advice to Albemarle on the lithium properties it operates in the province of Catamarca. On the contentious front, public law head Luis Dates represented an energy company in defending an environmental claim. M&A specialist Gustavo Boruchowicz is also a key contact.

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Argentina: Energy and natural resources


Within: Electricity

Baker McKenzie’s specialist expertise in public procurement and government contracts translates into a steady stream of work relating to project bids, regulatory issues and contentious matters. Among its recent highlights, energy, infrastructure and natural resources partner Adolfo Durañona advised DuPont on a dispute with energy distributors concerning tariffs. Other key clients include Bunge Argentina and Fondomonte Inversiones Argentina.

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Within: Leading individuals

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Within: Mining

Baker McKenzie’s robust mining practice advises clients across a broad range of exploration, exploitation and financing issues, with recent strong showings in the lithium and gold areas. Department co-head Adolfo Durañona is an eminent name in the market and recently advised Albemarle on several matters, including the $18m acquisition of lithium mining projects in Catamarca. On the finance front, Durañona advised Trident Southern Explorations on a $19m loan to support continued activities in the Andacollo mining project. The department, which is co-led by Roberto Grané, also counts Vale as a key client.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Baker McKenzie’s oil and gas practice is best known for its representation of major oilfield services companies, including Schlumberger, Superior Energy Services and Texproil. Transactional and regulatory specialist Roberto Grané co-leads the department and paired up with Ezequiel Artola to advise Energicon, as operator, on securing title to the Vaca Mahuida area. Artola also acted alongside group co-head Adolfo Durañona to advise Spectrum on its offshore operations in Argentina, including the request for offshore seismic permits in three areas.

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