Mr Ignacio Santamaria > Lloreda Camacho & Co. > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Lloreda Camacho & Co.
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Work Department

Ignacio heads the Mining & Natural Resources, Administrative, and International Trade Departments.




Ignacio has been Partner of Lloreda Camacho & Co., since 1996. He has more than 20 years of experience in matters related to Mining Law, including mining joint ventures structuring, acquisition of mining companies, establishment of special purpose vehicles, option agreements and purchase agreements of mining titles and related matters; building, construction and operating mining agreements, among others.


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Ignacio is currently member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) and the Interpacific Bar Association (IPBA). He also has participated in the Annual Meetings of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) since 2006 and the Mines & Money event in London since 2012. Additionally, he has been invited by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation to be a speaker on Mining Law topics and has served as a member of the steering committee of the special sections of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in Cartagena, Colombia.


He has a Law Degree from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia; two Specialization Degrees, in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes and in Administrative Law from the Universidad del Rosario, both in Bogotá; and a Post-graduate Degree in Antitrust Law from the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio SantamaríaLloreda Camacho & Co.

Lawyers at Lloreda Camacho & Co.provide comprehensive advice, and timely and accurate support’. Distinguished by its focus on the mining sector, the group acts for a mix of multinational and domestic clients on a range of industry matters, including regulatory issues, bid tenders, commercial transactions, and dispute resolution. Department head Ignacio Santamaria is held up by sources for his ‘instinct for solutions’; he brings to bear comprehensive expertise across the full life cycle of mining law. The group also includes next-generation partner Angela María Salazar, who combines strength in mining and environmental matters.

Colombia > Environment

Noted for its ‘perfect knowledge of Colombian legislation’, Lloreda Camacho & Co. supports clients on a range of environmental compliance, administrative procedures and due diligence matters. The firm’s robust offerings in the mining and life sciences spheres ensures that it is particularly active in environmental law issues pertaining to those industries, but its broad sector experience also spans agribusiness, technology and forestry, among others. Mining and natural resources specialists Ignacio Santamaria and Angela María Salazar oversee a practice that also includes environmental law-focused senior associate Natalia Soto, whose ‘deliverables are perfectly executed’.

Colombia > Tax

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s tax group operates both as a standalone practice and as a support to deal teams across the firm. With experience in tax planning, transactional tax structuring, and contentious matters, the department is particularly active on behalf of companies in the life sciences, retail, TMT, and energy and natural resources sectors. Mining, tax and foreign trade head Ignacio Santamaria co-leads the department alongside senior associate Luis Felipe Paredes. Associate Juan Fernando Díaz is highlighted for his ‘proper acumen’.