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CMS Grau

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Partner and head of the Mining practice area. Cecilia specialises in mining law, foreign investment and corporate and M&A.


Cecilia leads the Mining practice area for more than 20 years. She is one of the top references in the Peruvian mining sector and has international standing.

Her track record includes the handling of a vast portfolio of projects and transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, structured loans, and streaming transactions, across all the stages of investment. Cecilia has participated in most, if not all, of the privatization processes for mining or mining-related assets conducted by the Peruvian State, advising foreign investors.

She has also been part of the legal department of Rio Tinto Plc in London, UK.


Spanish and English.


Lima Bar Association (CAL).


Master with distinction in Mining Law and Policy from University of Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), United Kingdom. Master in Natural Resources and Mining Policy – International Development Law Institute (IDLI), Italy Postgraduate course in Legislation and Contracting in Oil, Gas, and Mining Resources – Universidad de Lima Law Degree.

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Energy and natural resources > Mining

(Hall of Fame)

Cecilia GonzalesCMS Grau

CMS Grau has a broad mining practice which encompasses expertise in M&A, project development, contentious issues and divestments, and is very much the “go-to” practice for property-rights issues in the mining sector. Moreover, as an international firm, it is well placed to handle domestic, regional and international mandates by virtue of its global network and unsuprisingly acts for a strong roster of high-profile local and global clients. Cecilia Gonzáles heads the team and has noteworthy corporate and regulatory expertise in the natural resources and the extractive industries; she also handles tax and project planning matters. Liliana Pautrat handles the exploration, exploitation, processing and transportation aspects of mining activities, and has previously held the position of president of the Mining Council of the Ministry of Energy and Mines. A second line of younger partners includes Marité Aragaki, who is the name to note for regulatory matters, and procurement and construction for the extractive industries; and Raúl Ferreyra, another key practitioner, who brings his experience as in-house counsel for a large international mining company to the team.