Mr. Tobar is a Chilean mining lawyer and engineer with over 36 years’ experience in mining in Latin America. Currently he is a partner and general manager of Luthe & Tobar Consultores Asociados Limitada, a private company that provides legal and geological consulting services to natural resource companies in Latin America in the areas of geology, mine property acquisition, environmental and permitting. He has worked and had the opportunity to develop professional contacts in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Argentina, where he has worked for over 15 years.
He has previously held roles as a topographical engineer with Chevron Corporation of Chile, LAC Minerals; in addition to, roles as consulting engineer for Empresa Nacional de Minería (ENAMI), Chile’s National Mining Company, Placer Dome Plc., and Magma Copper Chile. Mr. Tobar has held management roles within BHP Billiton Copper Group, Minera Lejano Oeste, a subsidiary of Far West Mining Ltd. which was eventually acquired by Capstone Mining Corp. in a $725 million deal.
Miguel has participated on commissions for modification of the mining codes in Chile, and the modification of the mining codes and implementation the National Mining Cadastre using GPS technology for mining concessions in Peru. As both a lawyer and engineer, Miguel is familiar with mining legislation of other jurisdictions including Ecuador, Mexico and Canada.