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Fernando Garrido

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Barros & Errázuriz

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  • Partner, Energy area, Environment & Natural Resources, Barros & Errázuriz.


  • Partner, Energy area, Environment & Natural Resources, Barros & Errázuriz (2014).
  • Associate, Energy area, Environment & Natural Resources, Barros & Errázuriz (2010).
  • Foreign Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, United States (2009-2010).
  • Law, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (Degree awarded with two votes of distinction). Graduated in 2002.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Columbia University, New York, United States, 2009.


Spanish and English


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Law, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (Degree awarded with two votes of distinction). Graduated in 2002.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Columbia University, New York, United States, 2009.



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Fernando Garrido - Barros & Errázuriz

Within: Environment

Barros & Errázuriz provides ongoing environmental legal advice to major Chilean transmission and power generation company Colbún, as well as to a number of oil companies; the practice also regularly handles cases before the Environmental Courts and the implementation of environmental compliance programmes. Recent matters include advising Interconexión Eléctrica on the environmental impact evaluation for the construction of the Cardones-Polpaico power transmission line. José Tomás Errázuriz and Fernando Garrido lead the 11-strong team. Senior associate Matías Montoya’s ‘practical knowledge is second to none’.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Barros & Errázuriz is ‘very pro-business and flexible in finding alternatives to meet clients’ demands’. The firm is well known for its ongoing involvement in major infrastructure projects the length of Chile, including energy and renewable energy, transmission lines, toll roads, and telecoms and transport infrastructure. The team acted for Abertis Group, which controls the operators of the Autopista del Sol, Autopista Los Libertadores, Rutas del Pacífico, Autopista Central, and Autopistas Los Andes highways, in corporate, contractual and project financing matters. Department head and ‘skilled negotiator’ Nicolás Balmaceda ‘has a good understanding of construction and commercial markets, including Chilean and international business practices’; while Francisco De la Barra is ‘fully committed to clients and focuses on the key issues to achieve closing in time’. Other highly regarded advisers include power specialist Fernando Garrido, along with senior associates María Olga Rivera, Cristóbal Pellegrini and Enrique Barros. Former managing partner Gonzalo Molina left the firm in June 2018 to pursue business opportunities outside the legal sector.

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