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MGX Minerals appoints Mr Erich Schnake to South American Lithium Mining Team

Mining News - Published on Fri, 07 Sep 2018

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MGX Minerals Inc, a diversified Canadian resource company, announced that the engagement of Mr Erich Schnake, former Chilean Mining Ministry Undersecretary, to its South American management team. Mr Schnake will provide legal and regulatory support to advance the Company’s efforts in navigating Chilean regulatory permitting frameworks in order to obtain production permits. Mr. Schnake has more than a decade of experience working within the Chilean mining and energy sector.

Most recently, he held the title of Chilean Mining Industry Undersecretary, where he was responsible for internal administration within the government body while coordinating with public stakeholders to develop and implement new policies.

During his tenure, Mr. Schnake prepared and negotiated numerous government regulations and amendments for the mining sector, including the Special Lithium Operation Contract signed between the government of Chile and Salar de Maricunga SpA, a subsidiary of Codelco, to develop a lithium exploitation project. Prior to his role with the Chilean government, Mr Schnake acted as advisor to both the General Secretariat of the Presidency as well as Tripontis Ltda., where he designed and drafted contract documents and procedures for Codelco, CMDI Collahuasi, Antofagasta Minerals SA., and Cementos Bío Bío. He has also held roles at numerous law firms throughout Chile.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 07 Sep 2018
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