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Brigard & Urrutia

Teams
Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Our team of Natural Resources and Environment  is conformed by a group of attorneys that provide specialized advice and legal assistance to local and foreign clients in regulatory and transactional matters related to the hydrocarbon and mining industries, as well as in respect to sustainability and environmental matters applicable to all sectors of the economy. 

In relation to the hydrocarbons industry, our team provides all-inclusive advice and assistance in the structuring of upstream, midstream and downstream projects, focused on the exploration, production, refining, transportation and sale of hydrocarbons and its by-products. On the mining industry, our team provides comprehensive advice and assistance in the development of projects related to the exploration, production, transportation and processing, and sale of minerals.

In the field of environment and sustainability, we provide strategic consulting services for the design, structuring, operation, monitoring and decommissioning of projects in all sectors of the economy. We offer interdisciplinary services, which consider both the lifecycle of the activity and the actions before the environmental authorities for the obtaining of environmental approvals. We also provide assistance with environmental administrative investigations and judicial procedures, the formulation of environmental projects, and the training of personnel in respect to sustainability matters. 

Portfolio of services

Hydrocarbons

  • Legal framework of hydrocarbons activities and Identification of legal and contractual obligations.
  • Contracts and Selection Processes
  • Matrix of Legal risks and development of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Diagnosis of compliance status (Legal Due Diligence)
  • Upstream: E&P and TEA, Association Contracts, Joint Operating Agreements, PSA, Farm Out)
  • Midstream and Downstream 

Mining

  • Legal framework of mining activities and Identification of legal and contractual obligations.
  • Mining Contracts, allocation of mining titles and Selection Processes
  • Matrix of Legal risks and development of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Diagnosis of compliance status (Legal Due Diligence)
  • Mining Formalization and Auditing
  • Single Registry of Marketers of Minerals-RUCOM 

Environment

  • Environmental evaluation of legal compliance.
  • Environmental auditing and due diligence.
  • Environmental regulatory matters (domestic and international).
  • Environmental Licenses, permits and authorizations 
  • Environmental administrative proceedings, civil proceedings and/or other legal actions before the competent authorities.
  • Technical and social advice of projects.
  • Climate change and renewable energies.
  • Corporate social and environmental responsibility.
  • Technical-environmental assistance.  
 

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