Practice Areas:

Mining

Mining is one of the main engines of the Peruvian economy. At Hernández & Cía. we provide legal and regulatory advice to national and international companies in all phases of the industry: from exploration, construction, and development of operations, to the extractive, metallurgical processing, commercialization, and closure stages.

We actively participate in the design, due diligence, and negotiation of contracts to acquire mining interests. We do so through traditional transfer, option, assignment, or risk-sharing contracts or by proposing specific schemes that adapt to the interests of the client and the particularities of each operation.

Likewise, we prepare, present, monitor, titling, and register mining rights. And, we design and supervise strategies for formulating and obtaining permits, authorizations, registrations, and licenses required at each stage of mining activity.

  • "Experience, teamwork, professionalism."
    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • "Proactive, full knowledge in the mining department."
    IFLR1000 (30th edition)

  • "A mining client refers to the firm as a one-stop-shop with excellence across several areas, including mining, environment, tax, labour and litigation."
    Latin Lawyer (23rd edition)

  • "The team knows how to listen to its clients and provide them with the necessary support to solve problems, especially in time and cost. In addition, they have an excellent relationship with their clients. Compared to other firms, they are one of the best on the market."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "Well regarded mining practice for Peruvian issues. They are one of the best firms in Lima for mining-related work."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "This is a solid team that provides comprehensive advice on matters of interest to the company."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "One interviewee appreciates 'their breathtaking regulatory knowledge,' while another remarks: 'The firm provides an excellent service that demonstrates their expertise assisting international clients with their specific mining requirements in Peru.'"
    Chambers 2022

  • "They have a very rigorous approach from the theoretical point of view, and at the same time they make very practical and efficient recommendations, satisfying our specific needs. They always strive to understand more about our business, which makes a difference with other lawyers in the same field."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "The legal advice provided has been excellent. Especially this year it has been key to have their accompaniment in mining law for the various problems and consultations during the construction of the Mina Justa mining project. They combine great knowledge on various regulatory issues and, at the same time provide quick and practical answers, which is vital for the dynamics of mining projects. It is important to feel that they live the problems with the client and try to solve them not only by giving a merely legal response but by looking at various alternative solutions. Our main contact is Miyanou Dufour (regulatory and mining). The team has diverse members with different specialties, they are all excellent professionals."
    The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "The legal service of Estudio Hernández seems optimal to me. Timely attention, with excellent results. I could mention the achievement of a PAS (OEFA Sanctioning Administrative Process) whose finding was contested reaching the instance of the TFA (Environmental Court) being finally filed and not generating any impact on the company."
    The Legal 500 (2022)