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Santiago Vial

Associate
Servicios Legales Baker McKenzie SpA

Biography

Santiago Vial is an associate and member of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Group. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2014, having previously worked as paralegal in the Dispute Resolution Group in 2012.

Practice Focus

Santiago focuses his practice in the areas of infrastructure, environment, mining and corporate law.

He regularly works on a comprehensive scope of mining matters, such as the acquisition of mining companies, including accordingly the planning, strategy and implementation of strategies related to mining property. Additionally, he assists clients with various and related environmental, regulatory and energy aspects. On the other hand, he advises in the supervision of their corporate governance, and contractual aspects, in general.

Santiago has also been involved in several transactions, acquisitions and due diligence processes, for foreign and local, natural resources and energy companies and investors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advice to Audley Capital Advisors in the purchase of a stake in Anglo American Norte, with Orion Mine Finance as the main co-investor, for USD 300 million.

  • Advice on the mining and easements aspects of Minera Michilla, a joint venture between Haldeman Mining Company and Antofagasta Minerals.

  • Advice on Mantoverde's vend on equity stake from Mitsubishi Materials Corp. for a USD 263 million equity subscription and a USD 20 million cash payment.

  • Works regularly with Mantos Copper, Mantoverde, Sierra Gorda SCM, KGHM International, and various non-conventional renewable energy, and natural resources companies.

Admissions

  • Chile (2015)

Education

  • Pontificia University Catolica (Diploma in Law Energy & Natural Resources) (2020)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Licenciado en Derecho, summa cum laude) (2014)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Co-author "Conservation Right in Rem, and its Relationship with Mining Tenements," Thomson Reuters/Legal Publishing Chile, 2019