With the incorporation of Messrs. Sebastián Vedoya and Sergio Arbeleche as partners in 2014, the Firm expanded its legal services to the Mining practice, consolidating Bruchou as a leading full service law firm in the area of Natural Resources.
The immediate synergy between Bruchou and the team headed by Messrs. Vedoya and Arbeleche positioned the Firm in a short period of time among the main legal advisors in the mining industry in Argentina.
Messrs. Vedoya and Arbeleche have a long career in the mining sector. They have been working together for almost 20 years, renderinglegal advice in natural resources matters, and have been part of Natural Resources and Environmental sectors in Law Firms that have been leaders in such expertise. They both provide legal advice to local and foreign companies in mining and environmental matters, and have assisted in pioneer and leading mining projects in Argentina (including binational projects). Also, they have actively participated in the design and drafting of regulations related to the mining activity at national and provincial level that have enabled the development of specific projects in the sector.
The services of the Firm in mining matters include legal advice on all aspects related to the international, federal and provincial regulation applicable to all aspects related to the mining projects at their exploration, construction and operation stages, and include -among others- the processing and tracking of permits, financial transactions and/or the acquisition of mining projects and joint ventures created for the development of such kind of projects, reorganizations, assignment of mining properties, due diligence performance and title assessment, drafting and environmental audit, analysis of contracts, assistance in the preparation of Feasibility Studies, counselling to binational Argentine-Chilean projects, and design of regulations providing for viability of projects and its operations.
Messrs. Arbeleche and Vedoya integrate and foster their services with other areas that are fundamental to the development of any project, such as corporate law, foreign trade, administrative, regulatory, taxation, litigation, intellectual property, among others; all of which finally results in the possibility of giving advice to clients on the performance of all kind of transactions in a specialized and comprehensive manner.