Oscar Benavides specializes in mining law, mining projects finance, and mergers & acquisitions.
He focuses his practice on transactional and regulatory work for mining projects. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients on project finance and M&A, as well as structuring, negotiating and executing exploration, joint venture and mining project investment contracts.
He has been consistently recognized as a leading mining lawyer by international and local publications of the likes of Legal500, Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer, among others; and is included in the “Global Elite Thought Leader 2022” list by Who’s Who Legal amongst the most renowned mining practitioners in the world.
Oscar is vice-president of the Canada-Peru Chamber of Commerce, holds an LLM from the University of Denver, USA – Master in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and was grantee of the Jan M. and Marjorie G. Laitos Scholarship in Natural Resources.
Universidad de Lima – Lawyer summa cum laude (2000)
University of Denver, USA – Master in Natural Resources and Environmental Law (2006)
Jan M. and Marjorie G. Laitos Scholarship in Natural Resources
Lima Bar Association
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Instituto de Derecho de Minería, Petróleo y Energía