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Mining

FABREGA MOLINO offers comprehensive advice for the mining sector, with a team of lawyers in all legal relevant areas (commercial, regulatory, environmental, financial, procurement, tax and litigation and arbitration). The lawyers who integrate this area are characterized by combining the experience in the development, construction and financing of projects with an intense work in mergers and acquisitions operations for minig traders.

Our clients in this practice area are composed of mining companies, financial institutions and investors and developers.

Relevant transactions:
  • Counsel of Franco Nevada Corporation (Canada) in its precious metals stream financing agreement and  guarantees contracts with First Quantum Minerals LTD and Korea Resources Corp. Franco Nevada has committed USD$1.36B for the construction of Minera Panama’s Cobre Project, currently one of the world’s largest copper mines in production.  We have advised Franco Nevada in all due diligence processes and transaction documents.  
  • The Firm advised a large Australian mining company in the potential acquisition of a partial interest in a local mining operation. 
  • Counsel of Orla Mining LTD. (Canadian) a concerning the purchase of Cerro Quema Mine Project located in Los Santos Province, Panama. We assisted with due diligence of Minera Cerro Quema, S.A. and other related entities, as well as drafting all transaction documents. 
  • The Firm advised an international financial institution in the granting of a US$100 million Dollar loan to a Panamanian company operating a Mining Project in Panama, secured with a collateral over assets located in Panama and a mortgage over the mining concession.
  • The Firm acted in a limited capacity, as advisors to a Chinese entity during a potential M&A transaction involving certain mining operations in Panama and Peru.
Related people

José Agustin Preciado

Senior Partner

Alejandro Vásquez

Associate