Allende & Brea – Estudio Jurídico

Natural Resources & Energy

Allende & Brea is my first choice of law firm for a mining project.’ – Chambers Latin America
Allende & Brea is my first choice of law firm for a mining project.’ – Chambers Latin America


María Morena Del Río

Fernando Martínez Zuviría

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Allende & Brea’s Natural Resources & Energy practice group provides all areas of knowledge and services for clients in the mining , oil & gas and power sectors. The practice has always been a relevant part of the history of Allende & Brea representing long standing traditional clients in the extractive sector ranging from the very simple start up of projects in their exploration phase up to the most sophisticated transactions involving complex regulatory scenarios.

We accompany our clients as “real translators” of our country’s legal regime and uses in the provincial jurisdictions. We keep our clients fully updated on the last legal and political developments that may impact these industries.

Our Mining practice includes assistance in:

  • Conducting due diligence processes on mining rights either for acquisition or financing.
  • Preparation and negotiation of contracts for the acquisition or assignment of mining rights, joint ventures, option contracts, earn-in and exploration contracts.
  • Providing advise in relation to relevant easements, and mining related infrastructure.
  • To provide advice in connection with the promotion regime for the mining sector in Argentina.
  • Providing strategic advice in relation to governmental relations and regulatory matters and in relation to the engagement which each stakeholder in a mining project, among others.

We have developed a highly regarded reputation for regulatory and transactional work in the mining industry and our team is known for its knowledge and ability to surf complex matters including project finance and governmental negotiations. Whenever we are hired for a project we form a team that is tailor made according to the specifications of the project, covering the different areas that it may involve.

Our Oil & Gas practice includes among other aspects:

  • Due diligence processes for conventional and non conventional areas.
  • Preparing and negotiating industry agreements in the relevant provinces within our country.
  • Strategy on easements negotiation.
  • Regulatory provincial aspects of the sector.
  • Providing strategic advice in relation to governmental relations and in relation to stakeholders’ engagement.

The practice group is formed by a multidisciplinary team of lawyers that combine deep knowledge of the industry with legal advice of the highest level in regulatory, environmental, tax, financial and contractual matters. We always aim to accompany our clients through the difficult times and cycles of Argentina providing not only strategic advice but also creative and sophisticated solutions for each particular client within a particular project and in a specific province.

Our work is tailor-made to the needs of the clients and the industry in a specific time. We are very conscious that extractives industries are global industries with a local impact.

The Power practice has seen a significant increase of activity in the recent years, particularly in the design and construction of natural gas and combined cycle power plants and in the renewable energy industry which is starting to be developed in the country.

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