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For over twenty years we have accompanied our clients in the development of one of the most important industries in Chile. The foregoing has allowed us to acquire both knowledge and experience in the mining business, in all its stages, such as establishment and constitution of mining concessions, obtaining water-use rights, acquisition of mining concessions, mining property lease agreements and royalties, establishment of easements and rights of way, area control and protection and mining law.

We combine our knowledge of mining law with our experience in Tax, M&A, employment, environment, public procurement, infrastructure and projects.

CMS Chile also advises various companies in the energy, real estate, agricultural, and forestry sectors that require legal advice on mining law for the execution of their projects and the adequate protection of their subsoil.

"The firm has been extremely helpful in explaining how land registry and due diligence works for mining property in Chile"

Chambers Latin America

"Outstanding and committed professionals’ who combine deep knowledge of the area with a creative, flexible and proactive approach"

The Legal 500

"[CMS]Carey & Allende offers exceptional service, characterised by immediate responses, efficiency, dedication, solid technical understanding of the industry and a personalised approach"

Chambers Latin America

"The firm advises mining companies on acquisitions and a variety of other matters, such as electricity supply contracts and permitting. The department’s clients rely on it for help obtaining mining easements necessary for the development of their interests and the group is adept at negotiating contracts related to the operation and maintenance of mining projects"

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