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In brief

The legislatures of Salta, Catamarca and Jujuy, by Law Nº 8.289, Law Nº 5.756 and Law Nº 6.278, respectively, ratified the Interprovincial Treaty for the Creation of the Lithium Mining Region, which had been signed in October 2021.

In focus

  • Acknowledgement Lithium Mining Region

To recognize that Salta, Catamarca and Jujuy, for the purposes of economic and social development derived from the research, extraction, production, industrialization and commercialization of lithium, form a natural territorial area of the country, to be known as the Lithium Mining Region.

  • Regional Lithium Committee (“Committee”) Creation

They propose the creation of a Committee composed of the heads of the Mining Authority at the highest level in each of the provinces. The Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Productive Development and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the National Executive Branch will be invited to form this Committee. The Committee appointed its members on 5 May 2022 and on 22 August of this year, by means of Joint Complementary Act N° 2, the Regulation that will govern the operation of the Committee was approved.

  • Purpose of the Committee

The Committee will act as a coordinator for provincial requirements, among themselves and before the nation, in aspects of regional interest related to research, production, industrialization and commercialization of lithium throughout its entire value chain.

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Adolfo has been a member of the Management Committee of Baker McKenzie’s Buenos Aires office since 2013 and the managing partner of that office since 2021. He has extensive experience working on corporate and commercial transactions for companies in the oil & gas, mining and natural resources industries. Adolfo has authored several reviews for various publications — including Sweet & Maxwell — usually involving Argentinean investments and mining.


Ezequiel Artola is a partner in the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice Group in Buenos Aires. He advises clients on a variety of complex transactional, general commercial and regulatory matters, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial agreements and corporate practice. Ezequiel was assistant professor of commercial and civil contracts at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and has written articles related to mining, oil and gas, and distribution and agency agreements.


Delfina Ferrario is an Associate in Baker McKenzie, Buenos Aires office.