What Mr. Rodrigo had to say in the article reporting on the round table, "Pastures New" (December 2009 issue), was of particular interest not only because he is one of the world's leading mining lawyers but also because he has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
In August 2009, Mr. Rodrigo teamed up with South American colleague Florencia Heredia, a well-known Argentine mining lawyer and a partner in HOLT Abogados in Buenos Aires, to teach "Comparative Latin American Mining Law." (The course, which was offered in a one-week "intensive" format, was exceptionally well received by students who benefited from learning from these two leading mining law practitioners. Click here to see a posting about the 2009 course.)
One of Mr. Rodrigo's observations was about the growing globalization of the mining business in South America generally and Peru in particular:
"[Our firm has] a lot of Chinese and Korean clients but for the first time we are seeing a flow of Indian clients. We kept hearing India was growing fast like China and looking at Latin America and we now are seeing that this year."Students desiring to take "Comparative Latin American Mining Law" should be looking towards the summer 2011 schedule when Ms. Heredia and Mr. Rodrigo are very likely to be back in Denver to do a reprise of their timely and important course. There are a multitude of reasons to take the course including the fact that there are substantial investment opportunities in the natural resources sector all across South America, a topic that Ms. Heredia and Mr. Rodrigo will explain in greater context.
For more information about this course, please e-mail Don Smith or Lucy Daberkow.