Claudia Pacora

Senior Associate
  • Biography

    Claudia has experience in M&A transactions, especially for mining companies and those that hold natural resources projects. As part of such transactions, she leads legal due diligence processes and elaborates the relevant agreements and ancillary documents.

    Additionally, Claudia gives legal advice on regulatory matters to companies focused on the mining business and advices them in respect to their corporate maintenance.

  • Experience

    • Advised Citibank, as lender, on a medium-term loan of up to USD 70 million to Volcan Compañia Minera S.A.A. (Volcan). Carried out an exhaustive legal due diligence of Volcan, holder of 272 mining concessions located in Junin and Huancavelica, Peru, and of its subsidiaries.
    • Advised Anglo Pacific Group PLC (in respect of Peruvian law matters) on the execution of an agreement with Entree Resources Ltd. to acquire an existing 0.5% Net Smelter Return mining royalty over “Cañariaco” copper project, located in Peru.
    • Advised Credicorp on an exhaustive legal due diligence of Gold Fields La Cima S.A., local subsidiary of Gold Fields (South Africa), holder of “Cerro Corona” project, located Cajamarca, Peru, in order Credicorp to decide the granting of a revolving-door credit facility worth USD 150 million, secured by security interest agreements under Peruvian and English law.
    • Advised Trevali Mining Corporation in obtaining a USD 160 million senior secured term loan and a USD 30 million senior secured revolving working capital loan granted by The Bank of Nova Scotia and SG Americas Securities LLC.
    • Advised Kaizen Discovery Inc. in the acquisition of 100% of shares issued by Canper Exploraciones S.A.C., holder of “Pinaya” gold and copper mining project.
    • Advised Inversiones Capital Global S.A., subsidiary of Santander Global Banking & Markets, on the subscription of shares representing the 49.78% of the capital stock of Generacion Andina S.A.C.
    • Advised CCB International, CICC, and a British multinational banking and financial services holding company as bookrunners in the initial public offering in Hong Kong and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 1,764,913,000 ordinary shares of Chinalco Mining Corporation International.
  • Industries

    • Energy, Mining & Infrastructure - EMI
    • Private Equity


    • University College London, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Law, London, United Kingdom, 2018-2019 (Merit). 2018-2019 Graduate Legal Studies Scholarship granted by Baker McKenzie.
    • Center for American and International Law (CAIL), “54th Annual Academy of American and International Law”, Dallas, Texas, USA, May 2017 - June 2017. Scholarship granted by Baker McKenzie.
    • ESAN - Graduate School of Business, “Business Specialization Program: Accounting and Finance”, Lima, Peru, 2016.
    • Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía, “V Specialization Program in Mining and Law”, Lima, Peru, 2013.
    • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. Bachelor of Laws, July 2013. Abogada (Lawyer), June 2014 (Cum Laude).


    • Lima Bar Association, 2015.


    • Asociación Civil THEMIS (non-profit organization responsible for the publication of THEMIS Law Review).
  • Additional Information


    • Mid-Level Associate at Estudio Echecopar (2018 - present).
    • Associate at Estudio Echecopar (2013 - 2018).
    • Trainee at Estudio Echecopar (2010 - 2018).

    Teaching experience

    • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. Teaching assistant: Mergers and Acquisitions (2016). Lecture by professor Mr. Oscar Trelles.
    • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. Teaching assistant: Mining and Energy Law (2013-2017). Lecture by Professor Mr. Valentin Paniagua.