IPBA 2021

Ignacio Santamaria


Lloreda Camacho & Co


Ignacio has been Partner of Lloreda Camacho & Co., since 1996. He is the head of the Mining & Natural Resources, Administrative, and International Trade Departments.

He has a Law degree (J.D. Equivalent) from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, holds two post-graduate degrees in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes and in Administrative Law from the Universidad del Rosario, both in Bogotá. Ignacio has also a post-graduate degree in Antitrust Law from the University of Konstanz in Germany.

Ignacio has more than 25 years of experience in matters related to Mining Law, including mining joint ventures structuring, acquisition of mining companies, establishment of special purpose vehicles, option agreements and purchase agreements of mining titles and related; building, construction and operating mining agreements, earth removal agreements, easements, mining due diligence processes, preparation of the required documents from a Colombian legal perspective for listing processes on the TSX, TSXV and ASX, representation of clients before administrative authorities, litigation processes in connection with mining and land restitution, credit agreements and documents to secure the credit agreements, nullity and reinstatement of rights actions before the administrative courts, and negotiation with communities of all types of agreements including previous consultation processes and participation agreements, forest reserve extraction processes and environmental permitting in general.

Currently, Ignacio is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF), the Interpacific Bar Association (IPBA); and participates in the Annual Meetings of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) since 2006 and the Mines & Money event since 2012.

Additionally, he has been invited as guest speaker by the National Association of Industries – ANDI the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and IPBA.