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Manuel Ponce

Senior Associate

CMS Carey & Allende
Av. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 10
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Languages English, Spanish

Manuel is senior associate and has been part of the Mining Group at CMS Carey & Allende since 2014. His practice focuses on mining and water rights, especially in subsoil protection processes for several projects that CMS Chile advises on, through opposition suits to measurement, expiration, nullity of mining rights and the exercise of other actions contained in the Mining Code. He is in charge of the establishing mining property through exploration and exploitation concessions.


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"He provides quick responses, going beyond what we ask of him"

Chambers Latin America - 2020

"Very organised lawyer who knows the area well"

Chambers Latin America - 2019

"He is a really good mining lawyer who handles the work extremely well"

Chambers Latin America

Awards & Rankings

Endorsed by Chambers and Partners, and The Legal 500.

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  • 2022 –Development of Desalination Projects in Chile: technical aspects, regulatory/legal, environmental and financing framework, Universidad del Desarrollo    
  • 2016 – Master of Mining and Water Law, Universidad Finis Terrae
  • 2013 – Mining Law certification, Universidad Finis Terrae
  • 2012 – Natural Resources & Energy Law Certification, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • 2011 – Law Degree, Universidad de Atacama School of Law
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