Ina Maria Drago

Ina Maria Drago

Estudio Echecopar


Ina Maria Drago is a partner at Estudio Echecopar. She has a background in corporate law with a broad knowledge of the legislation applicable to natural resources activities and advises clients in all aspects related to the start-up and development of natural resources projects.

Practice Focus

Ina Maria advises clients in acquisition or sale of companies, assets and shares participations, including mergers, spin-offs and reorganizations, as well as domestic and international financing of companies focused on the exploitation of natural resources.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Trevali Mining Corporation in obtaining a USD 160 million senior secured term loan and a USD 30 million senior secured revolving working capital loan granted by The Bank of Nova Scotia and SG Americas Securities LLC.
  • Advised CD Capital on an equity investment in Los Calatos Project.
  • Advised Sierra Antapite on the acquisition of the gold-silver Antapite Mine owned by Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., located in the Province of Huaytara, Department of Huancavelica.
  • Advised Inversiones Capital Global S.A., subsidiary of Santander Global Banking & Markets, regarding the subscription of shares that represent 49.78% of the capital of Generacion Andina S.A.C.
  • Advised Volcan Compañia Minera S.A.A. on the sale to Odebrecht Energia del Peru S.A. of 100% of the shares of Compañia Energetica del Centro S.A.C., titleholder of an hydropower project named "Belo Horizonte" with an estimated capacity of 180MW (2013).
  • Advised an international banking group and Morgan Stanley as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners.
  • Advised CCB International, CICC, and a British multinational banking and financial services holding company as bookrunners in the initial public offering in Hong Kong and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 1,764,913,000 ordinary shares of Chinalco Mining Corporation International


  • Peru (2005)


  • Columbia University (Master of Laws (LL.M.)) (2010)
  • Universidad de Lima (Law Degree, summa cum laude) (2005)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Exchange Student) (2003)


  • English


"Top Ten Trends for Latin Investment Funds," In Thomson Reuters' Latin American Law & Business Report, May 2011

"Modifican procedimiento para la distribucion del Canon Minero," (Amendments to the distribution procedure of mining contributions), Horizonte Minero, August 2008

"Diferencias entre un Permiso de Pesca y una Licencia de Operacion Pesquera," (Differences between a Fishing Permit and an Operating Fishing License) Gestion, July 2008

"Peru: Mining Investment Manual," Mining Investment Manual, January 2008

"Regimen Sancionador Pesquero," (Sanctioning Regime for the Fishing Industry) Revista de Derecho Administrativo del Circulo de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, January 2008