Ina Maria Drago

  • Biography

    Ina Maria Drago is a partner at Estudio Echecopar. She has a background in corporate law with a broad knowledge of the legislation applicable to natural resources activities and advises clients in all aspects related to the start-up and development of natural resources projects.

    Practice focus

    Ina Maria advises clients in acquisition or sale of companies, assets and shares participations, including mergers, spin-offs and reorganizations, as well as domestic and international financing of companies focused on the exploitation of natural resources.

  • Experience

    Some of the most relevant experience of Ina Maria include:

    • 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 CD Capital on an equity investment in Los Calatos Project.
    • Advised Sierra Antapite on the acquisition of the gold-silver Antapite Mine owned by Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., located in the Province of Huaytara, Department of Huancavelica.
    • Advised Inversiones Capital Global S.A., subsidiary of Santander Global Banking & Markets, regarding the subscription of shares that represent 49.78% of the capital of Generacion Andina S.A.C.
    • Advised Volcan Compañia Minera S.A.A. on the sale to Odebrecht Energia del Peru S.A. of 100% of the shares of Compañia Energetica del Centro S.A.C., titleholder of an hydropower project named "Belo Horizonte" with an estimated capacity of 180MW, 2013.
    • Advised an international banking group and Morgan Stanley as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners.
    • 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.
    • Advice given to Trevali Mining Corporation Inc. for the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Nuevo Condor S.A., sole titleholder of a polimetalic mining project located approximately 80 kilometers north–east of Lima, 2011.
  • Publications

    • "Top Ten Trends for Latin Investment Funds" In Thomson Reuters' Latin American Law & Business Report May, 2011.
    • "Modifican procedimiento para la distribucion del Canon Minero" (Amendments to the distribution procedure of mining contributions). In Horizonte Minero, August, 2008.
    • "Diferencias entre un Permiso de Pesca y una Licencia de Operacion Pesquera" (Differences between a Fishing Permit and an Operating Fishing License). In Gestion, July, 2008.
    • "Peru: Mining Investment Manual". Collaboration with the Mining Society in the publication of the Mining Investment Manual, January, 2008.
    • "Regimen Sancionador Pesquero" (Sanctioning Regime for the Fishing Industry) In: Revista de Derecho Administrativo del Circulo de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, January, 2008.
    • "Comentarios al nuevo Reglamento de la Ley de Playas" (Comments on the new regulations for coastal areas) In: Enfoque Derecho N°. 48. May, 2006.
  • Industries

    • Energy, Mining & Infrastructure - EMI


    • Columbia University, Master in Law (LL.M.), Mark G. Appel Fellow. New York, 2010.
    • Universidad de Lima, Law Degree (Suma Cum Laude), Lima, 2005.
    • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Exchange Students Program, Madrid, 2003.


    • Lima Bar Association, 2005.
  • Additional Information


    • Partner at Estudio Echecopar, 2016 to date.
    • Principal Associate at Estudio Echecopar, 2012 to 2015.
    • Senior Associate at Estudio Echecopar, 2011 to 2012.
    • International Associate at Sidley Austin LLP, 2010 to 2011.
    • Associate at Estudio Echecopar, 2005 – 2009.
    • Intern at Estudio Echecopar in the Litigation, Tax, and Corporate Practice areas, 2001 – 2004.