Mr. Vedoya, together with Mr. Arbeleche, is in charge of the Mining and Environmental areas of practice at the law Firm and coordinates our legal platform for Climate Action and Sustainable Businesses. In addition, he leads the Aviation, Space & Airport Law area of practice.
Sebastián advises local and foreign companies on mining and environmental issues, including the analysis and counseling on any legal issue in connection with the mining industry and also with matters related to contracts, environmental, foreign exchange, foreign trade, financing, application for and grant of permits and other issues specifically related to the development of mining projects, whether at exploration, construction and operation stages. He has participated in several acquisitions of mining projects, joint ventures created for the development of this type of projects and in assignments of mining properties, including due diligence and title assessment, draft and analysis of contracts, assistance in the preparation of Feasibility Studies, counseling to binational Argentine-Chilean projects, among others. He has also actively participated in the design and preparation of rules and regulations related to the mining activity, and in the protection and defense of the rights of clients under promotional systems specifically applied to their business. He is also a specialist in Aviation, Space & Airport Law and coordinates the Area providing a first level service integrated with the other areas of the Firm, to render an integral legal service to the companies of those sectors.
Before becoming a partner of the Firm, he was a member, for more than sixteen years, and as partner between 2008 and 2014, together with Mr. Arbeleche, of Natural Resources and Environmental Departments of prestigious law firms specialized in such areas of practice. He has provided legal counseling services to local and foreign companies in mining, oil & gas, environmental, contract, financing and foreign exchange law-related aspects, among others.
He has been a university professor of Natural Resources and Environmental at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino for almost seven years. He is lecturer of the “Master of Mining Business Management” at the Universidad Católica de Cuyo and a professor in the “Specialization in Environmental Law“ at the Universidad Católica Argentina.
Mr. Vedoya graduated from the School of Law at Universidad Católica Argentina in 1996. He was admitted to local Bar in 1997. Among other courses and specializations, he took a Program on U.S. Business Law at the University of California in 2000, a Specialization in Environmental Law at Universidad Católica Argentina in 2016/2017, and a Specialization in Aviation, Space and Airport Law at the Instituto Nacional de Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial, Universidad de la Defensa Nacional (2019/2020).
Furthermore, he has been recognized in his field of practice by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review.
Law School of Universidad Católica Argentina
U.S. Business Law Program, University of California
Specialization in Environmental Law, Universidad Católica Argentina
Specialization in Aviation, Space and Airport Law, Instituto Nacional de Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial, Universidad de la Defensa Nacional