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Marite Aragaki

Partner

Contact
T +51 1 513 9430
CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 110
Miraflores, L18
Lima
Peru
Languages Spanish, English
Mining

Marité Aragaki has broad experience negotiating agreements and dealing with regulatory aspects for the extractive industries, advising foreign and national clients in the planning, development and implementation of investment projects in the energy, mining and gas sectors. She has worked with the mining CMS Grau practice area since 2003 and was named partner in 2014.

Marité has experience in Corporate and M&A transactions, having been involved in many of the most relevant M&A transactions in the Peruvian mining sector, as well as in the financing of projects. Her area of expertise also includes acquisitions and construction for the extractive industries, as well as commercial contracts with a special focus on the mining, electricity and gas sectors (material contracts including energy supply, EPC, insurance, among others).

From her recent work we can highlight the streaming transactions closed by Silver Wheaton and Glencore, as well as the negotiation of the EPC for the south Peruvian pipeline (gasoducto del sur).

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Relevant experience

  • Silver Wheaton, advice on the acquisition of a silver stream from the Antamina mine in Peru worth USD 900 MM.
  • Goldcorp, assessment on its secondary offering of shares in Tahoe Resources for gross income of approximately US$1 Billion.
  • Silver Wheaton’s precious metals streaming from Hudbay’s Constancia mine in Peru for USD 430 million.
  • Hudbay’s purchase of the Constancia Copper project in Peru for USD 522 million.
  • Jinzhao’s (now Zhongrong Xinda Group) project, permitting and tax planning for its iron ore project port, processing and extractive facilities in Peru.
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Education

  • 2012 - Master in Mineral Law and Policy (LL.M.), University of Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), United Kingdom - Rio Tinto Scholar
  • 2008 - Mining Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 2005 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
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Memberships

  • Lima Bar Association
  • Instituto Nacional de Derecho de Minería, Petróleo y Energía  (National Institute of Mining, Oil and Energy Law)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
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Publications

  • Key Aspects of Mineral Tenure Law, in Mining Journal (Suplement on Peru) with Marité Aragaki; Aspermont Media, London, Reino Unido; September 2012; p. 17 - 19.
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Life Sciences & Healthcare

Marite advises companies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector on complex corporate and M&A issues, commercial strategies, contractual agreements and day to day corporate matters and sectorial administrative proceedings.

She has been involved in various pharmaceutical matters advising top laboratory and companies within the sector. Her expertise covers the draft and management of material contracts (including environmental related contracts), regulatory issues related to licenses, permits and authorizations with competent regulatory agencies among others.

Marite has also experience advising foreign investors on its legal strategy for obtaining licenses for the production, marketing and import of medical plant-based products.

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Education

  • 2018 - Diploma in Formalization and Categorization of Healthcare Institutions, ESAN University, Peru
  • 2012 - Master in Mineral Law and Policy (LL.M.), University of Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), United Kingdom - Rio Tinto Scholar
  • 2008 - Mining Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 2005 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
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Memberships

  • Lima Bar Association
  • Instituto Nacional de Derecho de Minería, Petróleo y Energía  (National Institute of Mining, Oil and Energy Law)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
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Publications

  • Key Aspects of Mineral Tenure Law, in Mining Journal (Suplement on Peru) with Marité Aragaki; Aspermont Media, London, Reino Unido; September 2012; p. 17 - 19.
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