Julio César Ortiz - Partner, Ortiz & Macaluzzo Law Firm As a partner in the firm, Ortiz and Macaluzzo, his work is focused on advising mining companies and mining service providers not only in Argentina but also internationally. Specialties include the provision of legal advice to clients in numerous business areas, incorporations and acquisition, due diligence, labor and migratory relations, civil and commercial agreements, environmental law, institutional relations, acquisition, transfer and maintenance of mining properties, fiscal issues related to mining investments, joint ventures, judicial proceedings and extrajudicial settlements, among many other aspects. María Celeste Macaluzzo - Partner, Ortiz & Macaluzzo Law Firm As a partner in the firm, Ortiz and Macaluzzo, her work is focused on advising mining companies and mining service providers not only in Argentina but also internationally. María Celeste assists her clients in all matters connected with Mining Law -including acquisition, transfer and maintenance of mining properties- Labor and Social Security Law, civil and commercial agreements, Environmental Law, organization and incorporation of legal entities adjusted to the business model, due diligence audits, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, Foreign Exchange and Capital Controls, among many other aspects.
The presentation will focus on the development of the main institutes of mining law in light of the vision of the mining authority in the province of Santa Cruz, as well as the challenges and perspectives that its evolution will entail in the future. Certain institutes will be specified, such as: . legal work: its execution and compliance with current regulations, . determination of disseminated or vein-shaped deposit; . Investment Plan and Amount: its presentation and compliance, . possibilities of forming mining groups; . the concession fee: its increase and annual update, among others. On the other hand, certain aspects and challenges to consider in the future will be analyzed: . the possible revision of the mining zoning; . the increase in the mining canon and, therefore, the excessive increase in the Investment Plan and Amount; . the need for a regulation on surfaces; . the Provincial Technological Fund: applicability, destination of funds, among others.