Comparative Latin American Mining Law

Law Firm:
Holt Abogados

Florencia Heredia

Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Adjunct Professor

Lawyer, 1991, Universidad Católica Argentina
Prize Dr. Faustino Legón; Summa cum laude and magna cum laude

Master’s Degree in Corporate Law, 1995-1996, Universidad Austral of Argentina

Post graduate study “Corporate Environmental Strategy” Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa

The professional practice of Florencia Heredia, one of Latin America’s pre-eminent mining lawyers, focuses on general practice and on natural resources and environmental law. She provides legal advice to the majority of companies in this field and in the financing of projects having advised the lenders in all major mining projects in Argentina: Bajo de la Alumbrera, Cerro Vanguardia and Veladero.

During 1997, she worked at the German Law Firm Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener, mainly at the Münich and Moscow offices, participating in M&A, energy and environmental projects.

She has spoken in several international seminars and has taken part several Argentine Government commissions. She is member of various natural resources and environmental law entities. She has been appointed Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Officer of the International Bar Association’s Mining Committee. She is founding partner of AMLA (Latin American Association of Mining Lawyers), member of IMPS (“International Mining Professionals Society”) and Fundamin (an Argentine association for mining studies), and is Chair of the Environmental Committee of Buenos Aires Bar Association.

She has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the fields of mining and project finance by international publications such as Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who and Latin Lawyer.

Before being a founding member of Holt Abogados, Ms. Heredia was a member of Estudio Beccar Varela for 16 years, where she was partner for more than eight years.