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Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) 2022

16 May - 18 May 2022

Bocconi School of Law, Milan, Italy

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Florencia Heredia

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Florencia HEREDIA is a senior partner of Allende & Brea, where she heads the Natural Resources and Energy practice. She is an expert in natural resources matters, including forestry, fisheries and in particular mining law with 30 years extensive experience advising financing institutions and companies in complex mining and energy transactions in Argentina, having repeatedly represented lenders in all mining project finance taken place in the country. She obtained her law degree with honors (summa cum laude) from Universidad Católica Argentina in 1991 and obtained also with honors (summa cum laude) a Masters degree on Business Law from Universidad Austral in 1995. She has a degree also with honors (summa cum laude) on corporate sustainability from IESC (Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa). She has been researcher in the Doctorate program of Universidad Austral on the areas of natural resources and environmental law. She has been twice Trustee at Large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, for which she also served as Secretary to the Board (2014-2015) having been a member of the Foundation for many years. She is an active member of the International Bar Association, where she held the position of Chair of the Mining Law Committee (2014-2015), she is currently Vice Chair and council member of Seeril (Section of Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law). She is member of the Executive Committee of the International Women Forum (Argentinean Chapter). She is member of the Academic Board of RADHEM in Argentina, publication specialized in Energy and Natural Resources. As of 2021 she is member of the Academic Council of REDMIN (Red Latinoamericana de Derecho Minero). She is a member of the International Affairs Committee of PDAC. She is board member of the City of Buenos Aires Bar (Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires). She was Visiting Professor at Denver University, Colorado, USA were she taught “Comparative Latinamerican Mining Law” at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Graduate Course directed by Professor Don Smith. As of 2018 she is member of the Advisory Board to the Law School of Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is member of the Executive Committee of Allende & Brea. She has been constantly nominated as a leading mining lawyer and star individual by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, etc and has been included in the lists of main mining lawyers of the world by Who’s Who Editions in the last twenty years, being recipient of the Mining Lawyer of the Year award for 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and one of the highlighted women in the Women in Law reviews.