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For over twenty years we have stood alongside our clients in the development of one of Chile's most important industries. The foregoing has allowed us to acquire both knowledge and experience in the mining business, in all of its stages, such as establishment and constitution of mining concessions; obtaining of water-use rights, acquisition of mining concessions, mining property lease agreements and royalty, establishment of easements and right-of-ways, area control and protection and mining trial 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 from energy, real estate, agriculture, and forestry sectors that require legal advice on mining law matters for the execution of their projects and the adequate protection of their subsoil.

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"They manage the technical legal aspects of mining concessions well"

Chambers Latin America 2020

"We had a good experience working with the firm"

Chambers Latin America 2019

"CMS Carey & Allende has excellent mining sector expertise"

The Legal 500 - 2017

"They are really good in mining matters"

Chambers and Partners Latin America - 2018

"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"

Latin Lawyer 250 - 2018
CMS in Lat­in Amer­ica En­ergy, Min­ing & Pro­jects
CMS has stead­ily grown its pres­ence in Lat­in Amer­ica over the past ten years. In 2017 we ad­ded to our well-es­tab­lished of­fices in Rio de Janeiro and Mex­ico three new CMS mem­ber firms in Chile, Colom­bia and Peru.Our six of­fices across five of the most