Mr Pablo Mir > Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana
AV ANDRÉS BELLO 2711, 8TH FLOOR
7550611 LAS CONDES
SANTIAGO
Chile
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Work Department

Mining, Energy & Natural Resources

Position

Senior partner. Pablo Mir leads the Mining; Energy & Natural Resources practice area of BMAJ. His practice focuses on Natural Resources, Mining and Energy, and Public Works Concessions.

Career

Pablo has advised several mining companies and mining investments banks in their projects in Chile, as well as in Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. He led the team that obtained approval for the first exploration project under the Chile-Argentina Mining Treaty. He led the legal team that constructed the Gas Pacífico pipeline transporting natural gas from Argentina to the 8th Region of Chile. Pablo has participated as consultant to several work groups and commissions of the Chilean Government to improve mining and energy regulations. He is also a frequent speaker in international mining law conferences and seminars.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

Pablo is a Member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, theInternational Mining Professionals Society (IMPS), and the Latin American Mining Lawyers (AMLA). He is also a member of the International Bar Association’sSection on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (SEERIL), the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). In Chile, he is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the legal affairs commission of the National Mining Association (SONAMI).

Education

Pablo received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Universidad de Chile.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana fields a 21-strong department with a broad range of experience in corporate matters, from M&A, banking and finance and capital markets, to project development and real estate. The M&A practice area is also well-known in the market for structuring sophisticated corporate governance mechanisms that allow for efficient M&A transactions. Founding partners Alejandro Álvarez and Octavio Bofill co-head the corporate and M&A practice, while mining and natural resources practice head Pablo Mir leads on the corporate and transactional needs of clients in those sectors. Also key to the group are younger partners Ana María Yuri, José Antonio Velasco and Rodrigo Saffirio. Key senior associates include Manuel Sánchez, Andrea Alarcón, Joaquín Recart and Victoria Salazar. Former mining and energy and natural resources partner Rony Zimerman  moved to  Lembeye Abogados in April 2020.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Pablo MirBofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s 33-lawyer practice has a strong track record in the planning, development, construction and operation of projects in Chile. It has particular expertise in mining-related projects, but the practice is also well known for projects involving power generation facilities, ports, airports, and real estate developments. The firm boasts several experienced partners, including mining and natural resources expert Pablo Mir, and corporate co-heads Alejandro Álvarez and Octavio Bofill. Ana María YuriJosé Antonio Velasco and Rodrigo Saffirio provide additional partner-level support. Former mining and energy and natural resources partner Rony Zimerman moved to Lembeye Abogados in April 2020.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Mining

(Leading individuals)

Pablo MirBofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana

The six-strong mining department at Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana is well-known in the regional market for leading transactions on behalf of a broad client base, including majors such as Sumitomo, listed, mid-size and junior companies, privately-held companies and local mining players. Despite a slowdown in new mining projects and a reduction in funding from investors, the firm has maintained a healthy portfolio of both new and ongoing work – such as its advice to Compañía Minera Cielo Azul on the acquisition of Project Marimaca, a large, open-pit copper oxide deposit. Department head Pablo Mir is a prominent figure in the sector who has profound mining expertise; a strong second line of senior associates comprises Felipe AllendeJoaquín Perez and the recently promoted Teresita González. However, former co-departmental head, Rony Zimerman left for Lembeye Abogados in April 2020.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity/oil and gas

Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana‘s energy practice area is a multi-disciplinary and six-strong team, led by natural resources partner Pablo Mir, that comprises members of the firm’s corporate, regulatory and dispute resolution groups. It primarily advises clients from both the conventional and non-conventional renewable energy sectors, including solar, wind energy, mini-hydro and geothermal projects. Also key to the department are Ana María YuriJosé Antonio Velasco, co-public law head Guillermo de la Jara, and arbitration specialist Rodrigo Gil. Former co-department head Rony Zimerman moved to Lembeye Abogados in April 2020.