The mining industry in Uruguay is set to have a significant leap, with the extraction of iron-ore in the central region of the country, by Zamin Ferrous. The Indian mining company is embarked on the development and construction of an iron-ore mine and port which is estimated to become the country´s largest foreign direct investment to date, and will place Uruguay as the sixth global exporter of iron-ore. Fischer & Schickendantz has been co-advising and providing legal services to the company since 2011 in different areas.

Our firm’s professionals have extensive knowledge of Uruguay’s recently updated mining laws, with some members being fully active in the Land Use academic activity. Fischer & Schickendantz regularly conducts internal workshops with industry experts, to ensure that our teams stay up to date with the changing mining environment in the country.

Our services include:
  • Mining permits for search and extraction of minerals
  • Easements
  • Land acquisition
  • Regulatory advice
  • Environmental regulation advice
  • Employment and safety requirements
  • Land use agreements
  • Equipment financing contracts
  • Registration of mining rights