20 years accompanying our clients through all of the phases of the mining industry.
We are a pioneer law firm that ventured into the mining industry more than 20 years ago. As external and in-house lawyers, we have accompanied our clients through all of the stages of the mining industry, including exploration, production, refining, and sale of minerals.
Since mining is a strategic industry regulated by the Ecuadorian government, interaction with the authorities is of vital importance. Our relationship with the governmental agencies is continuous and respectful.
“Compact energy group with a focus on mining law. Advises a number of major international clients from the mining industry on all stages of relevant projects. Areas of expertise include negotiations with regulatory bodies, joint venture agreements and construction permits.”
Chambers & Partners 2016
“The energy department at this firm is steadily establishing its presence in the market, offering particularly recognised expertise in matters related to the mining sector. It has advised on several major mining projects in the last year, at all stages from exploration to exportation.”
Chambers & Partners 2015
What do we do?
We advise our clients on their day-to-day operations, ensuring compliance with mining regulations and in related areas (environmental, employment, commercial, administrative law, as well as foreign investment). In summary, we ensure that mining activities are performed in accordance with applicable legislation, minimizing conflicts and risks that may arise with the government, communities, workers, and the environment.
For over 15 years we have advised a Canadian mining company on its daily operations in Ecuador, from its exploration campaigns through production, refining, and export of gold.