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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Latin America team was recognized for its market-leading work in the region at Proximo’s virtual awards ceremony held on March 30.

The team won Latin America Mining Deal of the Year for the Mantoverde mine expansion project in Chile. Juan-José Zentner and senior associate Michael D'Agostino and visiting attorney Francisco Cerda advised Mantos Copper on the construction-related aspects of the US$847m project. 

Juan-José Zentner said, “Winning this award recognises how successful our mining practice in Latin America has become. We want to thank Mantos Copper for entrusting such a significant and challenging project to us and showing confidence in our ability to deliver an outstanding project outcome in very challenging circumstances. This transaction will continue to cement our place as one of the leading teams advising on some of the largest mining projects in the region.”