Saravia Frias

Partner at Saravia Frias | Cornejo Law Firm

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  • Dundee University, Centre for Petroleum, Mineral, Law and Policy -Scotland, UK. LL.M Mineral Law and Policy.
    Graduate Paper: Rio Tinto internship report.
    October 1998 – October 1999.
  • Austral University, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Master degree in Administrative Law,
    Graduate Paper: “Federalism and Region”.
    March 1995 – December 1997.
  • National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.Bachelor of Law.
    March 1990 – April 1994.


  • Publications: Article in the CPLMP Journal
    • “Are the penalties regulated in the Argentinean Environmental Protection Law enough for discouraging mining companies from carrying out environmental damages activities?”
    • “Responsabilidad del Estado por Error Judicial y Deficiente Administración de Justicia” en el libro: “Estudio sobre la Responsabilidad del Estado en Argentina, Colombia y Mexico”, (ed Universidad Autónoma de Mexico – 2.007). (Link).
  • Scholarship: from Rio Tinto/ Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to complete the LL.M programme at the CPLMP of Dundee University, Scotland.
  • Academic: Assistance Professor on Natural Resources Law at Universidad Católica de Salta.Salta Province Registry of Environmental Impact Assessment; registered under Nro 247.


  • Saravia Frias | Cornejo Law Firm. 
    Advising international and local firms on mining, hydrocarbon, environmental, natural resources in general and public law issues.
    May 2003 up to date.
  • Brons & Salas Law Firm, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Advising international and local firms principally on mining, customs and public law issues.
    July 2000 – March 2003.
  • General Secretary of National Government, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Director in charge of the General Direction of Political Execution.
    May 2000 – July 2000.
  • National Ministry of Infrastructure, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Co-ordinator of the “Water Supply National Agency” legal department.
    December 1999 – June 2000.
  • Internship programme at Rio Tinto plc legal department. London, England.
    Advising the company in their operations in Latin America.
    July 1999 – August 1999 (selected by Dundee University).
  • City of Buenos Aires Government, Argentina.
    Advising the Secretary of Public Work and Services, on Bid and public services.
    March 1998 – October 1998.
  • Province of Salta Constitutional Amendment, Argentina.
    As a consultant in the Commission of Natural Resources and Organism of Control.
    December 1997 – March 1998.
  • National Institution of Reinsurance, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Legal assistance in insurance.
    August 1996 – November 1997.
  • National, House of Representatives, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    General assistance to the National Senator Fernando de la Rua.
    March 1993 – February 1995.