New Member – Daniel Weinstein joins as the Mining Law Expert in Chile

Leaders in Law, the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Daniel Weinstein as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Mining Law expert in Chile.

Daniel Weinstein has broad experience in the mining sector, leading mining-related transactions for over US$22 billion in recent years, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, farms-in, engineering and construction contracts, and procurement agreements, with experience in mining across five continents.

Additionally, he has led exploration ventures over 2+ million hectares of mining claims, representing both junior and major companies. Furthermore, in the last years, he has advised projects under construction in Chile and abroad worth over US$19 billion, ensuring the delivery of vital infrastructure for mining and desalination.

Daniel joined Urzua Abogados in 2022 after a successful career of nine years  (2004 – 2013) in renowned law firms in Chile and abroad, followed by another nine years leading the legal departments of prestigious companies, as Head of Legal for Chile and Peru at SNC-Lavalin (2013 – 2014); General Counsel at Quantum Pacific Exploration (2014 – 2017); and finally, as Legal Manager of BHP  (2017 – 2021). At BHP, he led the legal teams responsible for Exploration globally, for the Projects and Commercial areas of the Minerals Americas division, and for the Potash business unit.

Firm Description:

URZÚA is a niche law firm, specialized in projects, engineering, construction and mining, and within it, its controversies (claims, arbitrations, and litigation).

URZÚA was born from the talent, work and commitment of Cristián Urzúa, who after an intense career in important law firms, decided to create URZÚA, already with five successful years in the industry, and highlighted in  all relevant legal rankings as a key player in engineering and construction law. In August 2022, Daniel Weinstein, who has an outstanding experience working in law firms and in engineering and construction and mining companies, joined the firm as a partner, to create the mining area and deepen the project practice.