Mr. Vedoya and Mr. Arbeleche, are in charge of the Mining and Environmental areas of practice at the law Firm and coordinates our legal platform for Climate Action and Sustainable Businesses. In addition, he leads the Aviation, Airport and Space Law Area of Practice.
Sebastián advises local and foreign companies on mining and hydrocarbon issues, including the analysis and counseling on any legal issue in connection with the mentioned industries and also with matters related to contracts, the environment, foreign exchange, foreign trade, financing, application for and grant of permits, and other issues specifically related to the development of mining and hydrocarbon projects, whether at exploration, construction and operation stages. He has participated in several acquisitions of mining and hydrocarbon projects, joint ventures created for the development of this type of projects and in assignments of mining properties and hydrocarbon concessions, including due diligence and title assessment, draft and analysis of contracts, assistance in the preparation of Feasibility Studies, counseling to binational Argentine-Chilean projects, among others. He has also actively participated in the design and preparation of rules and regulations related to the mining activity, and the protection and defense of the rights of clients under promotional systems specifically applied to their business. He is also a specialist in Aviation, Airport and Space Law and coordinates the Area providing a first level service integrated with the other areas of the Firm, in order to render an integral legal service to the companies of those sectors.
Before becoming a partner of the Firm, he was a member, for more than sixteen years, and as partner between 2008 and 2014, together with Mr. Arbeleche, of Natural Resources and Environmental Departments of prestigious law firms specialized in such areas of practice. He has provided legal counseling services to local and foreign companies in mining, oil & gas, environmental, contract, financing and foreign exchange law-related aspects, among others.
He has been a university professor of Natural Resources and Environmental at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino for almost seven years. He is lecturer of the “Master of Mining Business Management” at Universidad Católica de Cuyo.
Mr. Vedoya graduated from the School of Law at Universidad Católica Argentina in 1996. He was admitted to local Bar (C.P.A.C.F.) in 1997. He took a Program on U.S. Business Law at the University of California in 2000.
Furthermore, he has been recognized in his field of practice by Chambers & Partners and International Financial Law Review.
“It is a pleasure to work with Sebastián as he deeply understands the mining business context, our company and our position in the global market. He combines depth of analysis with pragmatic evaluations, meeting our expectations. We are fully confident in his work.” • Chambers and Partners.