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CEO

DR. HERNÁN M. ZABALLA, LLB. MSC.

 

He has over twenty years of experience in Mining Law and natural resources in general and has provided and provides Corporate and legal services to a large segment of domestic and foreign mining companies in Argentina, integrating several of their Boards of Directors.  Barrick Gold (has integrated all the directories of its subsidiaries in Argentina until 2014),  Pan American Silver (he was Presidents and then Vice President until 2015 of all companies in Argentina),  Silver Standard  Yamana, Peñoles,  McEwen Mining,  Lumina Copper,  YPF (permanent consultant in its mining issues), YMAD,  Western Lithium, etc.   He also advised providers like  Austin Powder Mining,  Metso,  Red Path,  Mas Errazuriz, etc.  Education:  Lawyer, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (1989). Admitted to Bar in 1989. Academy of American and International Law, The Center for American and International Law (antes, The Southwestern Legal Foundation), University of Texas, Dallas (1999).  Professional Background:  Zaballa • Carchio Abogados law firm- Partner (2011 - Present).  Brons & Salas law firm (1994 - 2011). Legal advisor for the United Nations Development Program (1989 - 1994).  Publications and Conferences:  Co-author of Informe sobre el Proyecto de Ley para ordenar el texto del Código de Minería (Report on proposed Bill to organize the Mining Code Wording) in the Conceptos Magazine of the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, 1972, Nº 1, Nov-Dec 1996 & Jan-Feb 1997. Co-author of Establishing and Conducting a Mining Business in Argentina, published by Howell International Enterprises, LLC, 1997. Author of Conceptualización sobre el Funcionamiento del Municipio (Conceptualization on Municipality Operation), Conceptos Magazine, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, 2000. Author of several articles in specialized publications and speaker in local and international conferences on Administrative Law and Mining Law : Diario La Nación, Conferences organized by Revista Panorama Minero, Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Minería Argentina, Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, Mercer University, Cámara Japonesa de Comercio e Industria ("Kayokai"), Cámara de Comercio Argentino Canadiense, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and China Mining 2010, among other institutions.  Memberships  Buenos Aires Bar Association. International Bar Association. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros (CAEM). Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Minería Argentina (FUNDAMIN). Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).  Academic Activities  Professor of Rural, Mining and Environmental Law, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (2007 - Present). Associate professor of Administrative Law, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (1994 - 2007).  Associate professor of In-depth Administrative Law, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (1998). Associate professor of de Rural, Mining and Environmental Law, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (1995 - 1999). Associate Professor of postgraduate courses at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1996).