Florencia Heredia, partner of Allende & Brea, is an expert in mining law with more than 25 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 was founder of HOLT Abogados (2008–2017), a natural resources boutique, and prior to that a member of Estudio Beccar Varela for 16 years, where she was the head of the natural resources and environmental law department for nine years. In 1997, she worked for Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener (today Beiten Burkhardt) one of the leading German law firms. For this law firm she also worked in the Moscow and St Petesbourg offices, mainly in connection to energy, natural resources and environment-related projects.
She is an active member of the International Bar Association, chair of the Mining Law Committee (2014–2015) and is currently council member of SEERIL (Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure law). She has been – and is currently – trustee-at-large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, for which she also served as secretary to the board (2014–2015), and member of the International Women’s Forum (Argentinian Chapter), among other relevant entities. She is member of the Academic Board of RADHEM in Argentina, a publication specialising in energy and natural resources. As of 2018, she is a member of the Advisory Board to the Law School of Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She has been constantly nominated as a leading mining lawyer and star individual by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, etc, and has been included in the lists of main mining lawyers of the world in editions of Who’s Who Legal in the past 15 years, being recipient of the Mining Lawyer of the Year Award for 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018, and one of the highlighted women in the Women in Law reviews.