Band 1 - Chambers and Partners Global / Leading Lawyer - Legal 500

(...) Xennia Forno has significant experience in major cross-border investments in the mining sector in Peru, as well as particular expertise in regulatory issues relating to mining titles and permits. (...) "Xennia's work in the mining area is of a very high quality."

Chambers and Partners Latin America 2019


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Attorney at Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1979


  • Lima Bar Association.
  • National Institute of Mining, Oil and Energy Law.
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada – PDAC.
  • International Bar Association – Mining Committee.

Xennia is a Partner and head of the Natural Resources: Mining and Environment Practice Areas, specializing in the advisory to both national and foreign companies and public agencies on regulation and contracts.


She has significant experience in the mining area, she takes part in the planning and procurement of permits throughout all stages involved in a mining project and in the implementation thereof in the process of exploration, exploitation-beneficiation and closure of mines.


In the commercial and contractual area, Xennia has a great deal of experience in negotiations for the acquisition of mining projects and/or companies; due diligence, financing; designing of simple and complex contractual structures, as well as contracts in relation to similar works, including negotiations with peasant communities for use of lands and others and assistance in litigations.


In the environmental area, she provides advice on the preparation of Environmental Studies; on the process of construction and production of industrial activities; and on procedures for supervision, inspection and sanctions.


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