Patricia Núñez

Patricia Núñez
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Ms Núñez was educated at the University of Chile law school (LLB, 1991). While at university, Ms Núñez was awarded the Montenegro Award as the best graduate student of her class. In 1995, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for continuing on to postgraduate studies in the USA. In 1996, she was admitted as an LLM candidate at Harvard law school, Cornell law school and Yale law school, receiving her master’s degree (LLM) from the latter in 1997.

Ms Núñez has been praised as a leading attorney by publications such as Chambers, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Latin Lawyer.

She worked with Claro y Cía (Chile) from 1990 to 2000 and with Debevoise & Plimpton (New York) from 1997 to 1998. She has been a professor of economic law at the University of Chile law school since 1992 and was a trustee at large at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation from 2005 to 2007. Ms Núñez is also member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the Centre for International Legal Studies, and a board member of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Ms Núñez was co-chair of the IBA mining committee from 2004 to 2006, and chair of the committee from 2006 to 2008. Currently, she is chair of the section on energy, environment, natural resources and infrastructure of the IBA (SEERIL). She is a founding partner of the law firm Núñez, Muñoz & Cía Ltda Abogados, based in Santiago, Chile. 

WWL says: Patricia Núñez enjoys a strong reputation for her expert handling of major mining projects in the region. Sources call her “the star player in the Chilean mining sector”.


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