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Antonio Ortuzar, Jr.

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Antonio Ortuzar Jr. is the Managing Partner and head of the Mining Practice Group of the Firm’s Santiago office. Antonio is also the joint coordinator of the Latin America Energy, Mining, Chemicals and Infrastructure Group.

The Pacific Alliance comprised by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru seeks to attract private capital for the infrastructure sector, under the modality of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). They adopted the guiding principles of PPPs, which will help member countries to promote predictability, transparency, competition and integrity. Our Baker McKenzie partners on…

The use of technology in industrial mining has been developing since its inception: dynamite helped clear tunnels and reach greater depths at a much faster rate than could be done with a pick and hammer; the industrial revolution catalyzed the mechanization of equipment; and electric conveyor belts made it easier…

Stakeholders demand mining companies be not only profitable and productive but also responsible and sustainable The mining industry is facing new challenges. In the past, mining companies simply had to plan their production on the basis of “highest volumes at the lowest production cost” to keep stakeholders happy. Today, mining…

The energy transition from fossil-based fuels to lower carbon alternatives is underway. While it is a threat for the fossil fuel based energy sector, it is also driving significant new opportunities, including demand for reliable and cost effective energy storage and, with it, demand for different types of minerals, such…