Francisco Valle

Of Counsel

Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is specialized in mining and water law, including mining title studies, mining due diligence processes, mining litigation of all kinds, mining concessions for exploration and exploitation, oppositions to the constitution of mining rights, annulment litigation for mining concessions, mining easements, and the control, maintenance and supervision of mining property.

He has been responsible for the protection, maintenance, and defense and constitution of water rights, applications for authorization to explore groundwater, as well as for oppositions, reconsiderations, and claims. He has also advised on the drawing up and interpretation of mining, commercial and civil contracts, and the analysis of diverse legal matters related to mining and water rights. He has participated in the presentation of Environmental Impact Studies and Declarations.

Studies and Experience

  • Lawyer, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (1988).
  • Head Lawyer at Mining Company S.C.M. (1990-2002).
  • Founding Partner of Alvarez, Valle y Cia. (2002-2004).
  • Founding Partner of Alvarez, Hinzpeter, Jana & Valle Abogados (2003-2007).
  • Partner at Gillmore and Company (2007-2015).
  • Associate Lawyer at UpGrade Mining SpA (since 2015).
  • Partner in Valle Pensa Abogados (since 2015).
  • Of Counsel at Chirgwin (since 2018).
Francisco Valle

Francisco Valle

Of Counsel
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Areas of Expertise

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