Alfaro Abogados Announcing New Mining Partnership


Alfaro - Abogados is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with mining and administrative law experts Ignacio Celorrio, Hernan Celorrio and their team to further develop its mining practices and complement them with its corporate and finance services.

Mr. Ignacio Celorrio has 20-yrs experience in the mining sector and has been member of several boards of mining companies in Argentina and abroad, as well as senior positions in several sector chambers.

Mr. Hernan Celorrio is a seasoned and recognized mining law expert. He serves as the President of the Argentine Mining Foundation and was twice awarded Mining Businessman of the Year in Argentina.

Alfaro - Abogados strong expertise in international business transactions, corporate and finance and the solid and reputable mining practice of Mrs. Celorrios, positions Alfaro-Abogados as one of the strongest leaders in comprehensive Mining, Corporate and Finance legal services in Argentina.

The Argentine economic and legal environment is helping Argentina gain momentum in mining. Clients are in need of a full legal services law firm with a strong practice in Corporate, Finance and Mining law.  


Mr. Hernan Celorrio is an Advisor of Pan American Goldfields Ltd., since August 2011; President of the Argentine Mining Foundation; Director of the Executive Committee and President of the Mining Committee of the Argentine Canadian Chamber of Commerce; President of the Advisory Board of UrAmerica Ltd. (also known as UrAmerica PLc), and Director and Advisor to the Board of Recursos Argentinos SA. He was President of Barrick Explorations Argentina (December 1999-March 2006); Vice President of the Argentine Chamber of Mining Companies (1999 – 2005); Senior Partner of Brons & Salas Law Firm (specialized in Mining) from 1983 to 2007; Director of Gold Point Energy Corp. (June 11, 2006 to February 2008); Director of Blue Sky Uranium Corp. from (June 28, 2007 to March 1, 2009); Director of Northern Orion Resources and Yamana Resources (Compania Minera Polimet S.A.) in Argentina. Mr. Celorrio is the author of Argentine Mining Legal Framework (1998) and has lectured on Argentine Mining Law and Foreign Investments globally. He served as a Professor of Administrative Law and Economic Regulations at the National University of Buenos Aires, and was awarded Mining Businessman of the Year in Argentina (years 2000 and 2002).

Mr. Ignacio Celorrio is a well-known Argentinean mining lawyer with twenty years of experience counseling international clients in legal and institutional affairs in the Argentine mining sector. In addition of being a member of several legal associations (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, IBA, among others), Mr. Celorrio has been a Board Member of CAEM (Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros – Argentine Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs) for almost ten years and direct participant in practically all Argentinean mining companies associations. Mr. Celorrio is currently vice-president of the Australian-Argentine Industry and Commercial Chamber. Through his practice, he has engaged with federal and provincial authorities, NGO’s and other civic society participants in every Argentine mining province. He is also Chair of Administrative Law at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino and has extensive academic practice. Mr. Celorrio has been a founding Board Member of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. (which was listed in the TSX and AMEX previously to the Yamana Gold take-over) and board member of several natural resources Argentinean subsidiaries of TSX-V and ASX listed companies. He had also worked in Toronto at Gowlings WLG (1998/1999) and in Miami at Greenberg Traurig LLP (2002/2004), top tier Canadian and US law-firms respectively. He has given conferences in multiple occasions in academia, international and Argentine events, as well as with Argentinean mining and mainstream media. Among its recognitions, Mr. Celorrio has been included in several top-lawyers lists for excellence in service by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal Mining and in the 40 under 40 Argentine lawyers.