Rodrigo Guzmán Rosen

Rodrigo Guzmán is our leading partner for the firm’s environmental law practice. Besides his outstanding professional practice in the regulatory and environmental fields, he has a vast experience both in the public and private sectors and is one of the few Chilean lawyers to have written the go-to books on environmental law. One of his most noteworthy qualities is his ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, mainly in the analysis, design, and implementation of complex legal strategies in the scope of the Chilean Environmental Impact Assessment System. He has also focused on the mechanisms for indigenous consultations, administrative remedies, special sanctions procedures (Environmental Superitendence, SMA), constitutional and special litigation (Environmental Court).

Rodrigo has served as consultant for regulatory bills and draft bills, and leads teams dedicated to the development of environmental audits as well as the identification of necessary permits and obligations our clients must meet in the environmental realm.

Rodrigo worked for 12 years at the National Commission for the Environment (Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente, CONAMA). First as a legal advisor, between 1998 and 2006, and later as the Head of the Legal Division between 2006 and 2010, where he led highly relevant and complex subjects.

  • Lawyer, University of Chile.
  • Diploma, Advanced Studies, University of Alicante, Spain.
  • Book, Regulación Constitucional del Ambiente en Chile, Aspectos Sustantivos y Adjetivos. Historia, Doctrina y Jurisprudencia (Constitutional Regulation of the Environment in Chile. Substantive and Procedural Aspects, History, Doctrine, and Jurisprudence) Updated Second Edition, Available only in Spanish, AbeledoPerrot/ LegalPublishing, 2010.
  • Book, Derecho Ambiental Chileno. Principios, Instituciones e Instrumentos de Gestión (Chilean Environmental Law. Principles, Institutions, and Management) (Editorial Planeta Sostenible, 2012, Available only in Spanish).
  • Chambers & Partners, Ranked Lawyer in Environment, Chile.
  • Best Lawyers, Environmental Law, Chile.
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Environment, Chile.
  • Who’s Who Legal, Environment, Chile.
  • Chambers & Partners: “handles environmental matters extraordinarily well.”