Environmental Law and Litigation

Environmental law and related dispute resolution are, most likely, the legal areas that have experienced the greatest momentum in Chile over the past few years. They have had the greatest impact on project development in various sectors of the economy, with paramount growth in the spheres of regulation, citizenship participation, and litigation.

Our services in environmental law and dispute resolution have a strong strategic component, with a central focus on public law and judicial defense.

In this context, we represent our clients both in administrative procedures (environmental impact assessment before the Environmental Assessment Agency (Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental, SEA), and sanctions followed by the National Environmental Commission (Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente, SMA), as well as the processes that go before the Environmental Courts, Appeals Courts, and the Supreme Court.

In terms of counseling, we diagnose our clients’ environmental issues and provide solution strategies. We create Compliance Programs, attain Sectoral and Environmental Permits, and perform legal audits about requirement fulfillments of the established environmental qualification resolutions and current regulations, among other matters.