Rafael Argañaraz Olivero advises companies on mining, environmental and natural resources law, on regulatory and contractual aspects. He is a specialist in the registration of mining concessions, and is authorized to process titles before the mining authorities. He collaborates in the preparation of environmental and social impact reports. He performs audits and due diligence of both mining titles and corporations. He graduated as a lawyer from the UNT in 2001. He obtained a degree as Foreign Trade and Mercosur Assistant (IDELA–UNT), Postgraduate from the University of Turin in International Commercial Law and is studying the Master in Mining Law and Policy from the University of Dundee (Scotland). He specialized in environmental matters in courses in Seville and Madrid (Spain). He won several academic scholarships: from IDELA – UNT; the FURP; from the Universitá di Torino and the University Institute of European Studies. He lived in the USA, Italy and Spain.
With the reform of the Salta Mining Procedures Code of 2014, the province formalizes the mechanism to make Article 346 of the Mining Code effective, referring to the right of the provinces to create geological research zones or areas of special interest within their territories, for the purposes of exploration and recognition of the same to determine the existence and potential of its natural resources. From that moment, it is defined how the Mining Court, the mining authority in the province, interacts with the state mining company (REMSA SA) so that it has the option of creating the aforementioned special interest zones. And, as of the creation of the same, a public tender begins, with pre-established terms and scope, so that interested third parties can present their projects in order to become awardee in these areas.