JOSE MANUEL BORQUEZ YUNGE is an international lawyer, a graduate of
the School of Law of the Universidad de Chile with studies at the graduate
level at Georgetown University Law Center and the School of Foreign
Service in Washington, D.C. (1987/1988), he was admitted to the Chilean
Bar in 1985.
He has undertaken several assignments since he graduated, having worked
for several Fortune 500 companies and lived in various countries of North,
Central and South America. Through this exposure he has become familiar
with cross-cultural issues affecting cross-border transactions, particularly in
the natural resources field in Latin America. Some of the transactions that he
has been involved and/or collaborated in include, the planning, construction
and development of three world class mines in Chile and Argentina, oil
exploration and development in Ecuador and Venezuela, natural gas
transactions in Argentina and Peru, development of mining exploration
exploration projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Spain and
Kazakhstan, business development on behalf of international financial
institutions in Peru and Ecuador (
National City Bank), and legal advice to
Chilean groups looking to internationalize their operations to Mexico, Brazil
and Scandinavia. He has assumed representation/and or worked for
companies (or its affiliates) from Canada, the United States, Peru, Argentina,
Japan, Australia, UK, Switzerland and Chile, among them,
Placer Dome
Inc., MIM Holdings Limited,
Codelco, Normandy, Nittetsu Mining
Limited, Antofagasta Minerals, Xstrata Plc, Sojitz Corporation,  Golder,
Global Gold Corporation, International Royalty Corporation, South
American Metals Corporation, Caracal Gold Limited, Electrum Limited

and several others. He has received a myriad of awards such as the Ernesto
Barros Jarpa Award granted annually by the Diplomatic Academy of Chile
and is the author of "Introduction to Chilean and Comparative Environmental
Law", Editorial Juridica de Chile, 1993. He is fluent in Spanish and  English
and has a reasonable command of French and Portuguese.
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