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Our team is recognized as one of the best options for clients due to our abilities in the area and the integral focus on consulting that we offer. We would like to help you.


With more than twenty-three years of experience, Tobar ZVS has gained an incomparable reputation in the mining industry. This notable experience has allowed our clients to count on advice in all ambits of the mining industry, without worrying about the phase, whether it is exploration, development or exploitation of the project.

Likewise, we have an experienced team in public procurement and infrastructure development. We represent both national and international clients in the private and public sectors, which perform projects with the government and municipalities, participating in public bids and tenders, public-private partnerships (PPP). The complexity of infrastructure projects requires innovative legal help, and we understand that our clients trust our Firm to foresee problems and provide an effective and efficient cost from a fiscal point of view, within the appropriate amount of time.
As the energy sector has become a complex and multi-disciplinary field, our team of lawyers is prepared to face the requirements of our clients in the petroleum and gas, electricity and renewable energy fields. Our range of services includes mergers and acquisitions, project financing, environmental aspects, regulatory consultancy, fiscal planning and prior informed consent.

Our value proposition is innovative in the legal profession for various reasons. Under our policy «only do what we do best», we integrate a network of professionals who are the best in their respective area so that the client only has one point of contact with all of the necessary elements to make strategic decisions.

“We are committed to excellence in the Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure Unit. Our success is closely related to the success of the client. Our value proposition is innovative, as we have managed to integrate solutions that go beyond typical legal advice, which include all of the critical angles that all companies face, including aspects related to corporate social responsibility, strategic communication and sustainable development”.

Cesar Zumarraga, Lead Partner of the REI Unit.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Corporate, regulatory and environmental due diligence
  • Structure of Operations, Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance Contracts
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Negotiation of Collaboration Agreements with public and private entities
  • Consultancy on national and international public tenders
  • Design of financing models for mining projects
  • Mining exploitation contracts with the State
  • Fiscal regime and investment contracts
  • Design of strategic communications
  • Protection of Investments
  • Negotiation and structure of Exploitation
  • Contracts with the State
  • Strategic communications planning with government authorities
  • Obtainment of mining concessions (public tender processes)
  • Regulatory compliance to maintain areas in good standing
  • Modification of concession regime and change of phase
  • Consultancy on closure of operations
  • Illegal mining and protection remedies for mining titleholders
  • Design and strategy for land acquisition plans
  • Prior informed consent and aboriginal nations
  • Environmental permits and licenses
  • Consultancy on environmental regulatory aspects
  • Planning of sustainable strategies for mining projects
  • Special work regime for the mining industry
Energy and Infrastructure
  • Consultancy for participation in national and international public tenders
  • Negotiation of Collaboration Agreements with public and private entities
  • Management of labor and political risks for infrastructure projects
  • Design of financing models for energy and infrastructure projects
  • Financing projects for infrastructure
  • Management of disputes related to infrastructure projects, mediation and arbitration, judicial disputes
  • Assistance for strategic communications and management of political risks
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • EPC Contract, construction contracts (turnkey or unit price), concessions and build-operate-transfer (BOT) Contracts, among others
  • Fiscal planning
  • Special work regime for each industry
  • Corporate structure by business model
  • Protection of Investments
  • Regulatory and environmental compliance
    • Planning of sustainable strategies for energy and infrastructure projects
    • Corporate, regulatory and environmental due diligence