Comparative Latin American Mining Law

View Now »

Law Firm:
Estudio Rodrigo, Elias

Luis Carlos Rodrigo Prado

Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Adjunct Professor

Bachelor of Laws, 1990, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

L.L.M, 1993, Yale University Law School
Fulbright Scholarship

Research on International Arbitration, 1993, Yale Law School
Ford Foundation Scholarship

Orientation to the U.S. Legal System, 1992, Georgetown University

Luis Carlos Rodrigo is one of South America’s pre-eminent mining lawyers. He specializes in Mining and Environmental Law, Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Tax Law.

His professional practice is fundamentally related to advising mining and natural resources companies regarding their exploration, exploitation and corporate development activities.

Mr. Rodrigo is a director of important mining companies which carry out operations in Peru and provides professional advice to major mining multinationals and also mid-tier and junior companies of several countries in their operations in Peru.

He has been in charge of counseling several foreign companies in the acquisition of equity and companies which carry out operations in our country, having ample experience in structuring said operations and their international financing.

He has also negotiated several investment and stability agreements with the Peruvian government, joint venture agreements and the like for the exploration and/or exploitation of natural resources, shareholders’ agreements for mining operations, and has also participated in many privatization processes regarding enterprises or assets in the area of natural resources.

Mr. Rodrigo is a Trustee at Large for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Senior Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association Mining Law Committee.

Featured Publications

“Resource Development: The Key Role of Law and Institutions,” in the Proceedings of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation International Institute (April 2009)

“Comments on the New Acts on Natural Resources passed regarding the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement with the US” in Enfoque (Themis Law Review) N° 76 (September, 2008).

“Obstacles for mining: Until when shall we continue preventing development?” in Enfoque (Themis Law Review) N° 38 (July, 2005).

“Fiscal Stabilization Agreements with Host Countries: What they are and how they work” in Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute N° 51 (2005).