New Mining Secretary Takes the Reins: Luis Lucero Appointed as Secretary of Mining in Argentina.

Luis Lucero appointed as the new Secretary of Mining by Javier Milei’s Government

The Ministry of Economy has announced the appointment of Luis Lucero as the new Secretary of Mining, according to a statement from the government. Lucero is a lawyer specializing in the mining industry, natural resources law, project financing, corporate matters, and complex arbitrations and litigation. He will be taking over the position previously held by Flavia Royón, who was dismissed by Milei in February following objections from deputies from Salta regarding the Omnibus Law.

Lucero is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires with a Postgraduate Degree in Business Law from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. He has also completed various specialization courses and seminars at institutions such as the University of Dundee, Harvard Law School, Columbia Business School, the University of Cambridge, and University College London (UCL). Prior to his appointment, Lucero worked at Marval O’Farrell Mairal law firm and other prominent legal firms in the country as well as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in the United States.

The Mining Secretariat led by newly appointed Lucreo is responsible for proposing, executing and monitoring mining policy. The Secretariat works closely with provinces, municipalities, investors and companies to coordinate international cooperation and maximize Argentina’s geological-mining potential. Last year Argentina exported $4 billion worth of minerals with projections to reach $20-25 billion by 2030 particularly with copper projects development and becoming a major lithium producer.

Lucero has been recognized as an outstanding professional in mining industry project financing and has spoken at various national

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