Mr. Vedoya graduated from the School of Law at Universidad Católica Argentina in 1996. He was admitted to local Bar (C.P.A.C.F.) in 1997. He took a Program on U.S. Business Law at the University of California in 2000.
Before becoming a partner of the Firm, he was a member, for more than sixteen years, and as partner between 2008 and 2014, together with Mr. Arbeleche, of Natural Resources and Environmental Departments of prestigious law firms specialized in such areas of practice. He has provided legal counseling services to local and foreign companies in mining, oil & gas, environmental, contract, financing and foreign exchange law-related aspects, among others.
He advises local and foreign companies on mining and hydrocarbon issues, including the analysis and counseling on any legal issue in connection with the mentioned industries and also with matters related to contracts, the environment, foreign exchange, foreign trade, financing, application for and grant of permits, and other issues specifically related to the development of mining and hydrocarbon projects, whether at exploration, construction and operation stages. He has participated in several acquisitions of mining and hydrocarbon projects, joint ventures created for the development of this type of projects and in assignments of mining properties and hydrocarbon concessions, including due diligence and title assessment, draft and analysis of contracts, assistance in the preparation of Feasibility Studies, counseling to binational Argentine-Chilean projects, among others. He has also actively participated in the design and preparation of rules and regulations related to the mining activity, and the protection and defense of the rights of clients under promotional systems specifically applied to their business.
He has been a university professor of Natural Resources and Environmental at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino for almost seven years. He is lecturer of the “Master of Mining Business Management” at Universidad Católica de Cuyo.
He was ranked among the Best Lawyers of Argentina by Revista Apertura (this is the most renowned magazine in Argentina recognised for its legal rankings). He has also earned remarkable references in The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and International Financial Law Review..
Since the end of 2014, Mr. Vedoya and Mr. Arbeleche have been in charge of the Mining and Environmental areas of practice at the law firm.
Areas of Practice
Law School of the Universidad Católica Argentina
U.S. Business Law Program, University of California