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Marval O’Farrell Mairal

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Argentina > Energy and natural resources > Mining

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Luis LuceroMarval O’Farrell Mairal

A stand-out mining firm’, Marval O’Farrell Mairal houses ‘the market-leading practice in Argentina’, according to many. The group covers all the bases in mining law, with specialist skill sets in mining projects, transactions, regulatory matters and litigation — it is also distinguished by its ability to draw upon the wider firm’s top-tier expertise in corporate finance, public law and tax to provide support on multi-layered mining deals. Department head Luis Lucero is widely revered as a ‘go-to mining specialist’ and provides ongoing advice to Oroplata, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldcorp, on its Cerro Negro gold and silver mine. On the contentious side, Lucero is representing Glencore’s subsidiary El Pachón in its high-profile dispute with Minera Los Pelambres (an Antofagasta-controlled subsidiary) regarding a waste dump built by Minera Los Pelambres on Glencore’s property in Argentina. Leonardo Rodríguez is also a key contact and advised Coeur Argentina on granting an option to Minera Santa Cruz to purchase the Huracán and Tornado mining rights in the Province of Santa Cruz. The firm also benefits from an impressive band of younger mining specialists, including senior associate Andrés Villarreal and associate María Mercedes Rudolph. Other key clients include Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti and Pan American Silver.