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Lavin Abogados & Consultores
Lavin Abogados & Consultores
Burgos 80, piso 2. Las Condes

Environment Tier 3

'Delivering a top-quality service', Lavin Abogados & Consultores houses seven specialised attorneys in: EIAs for large-scale projects; environmental permits; defending audit and sanctioning procedures and environmental damage claims; and environmental compliance programmes. The firm's diverse sector expertise ranges from maritime, electricity, sanitary services and mining to agribusiness, cellulose, and paper and forestry. The key figures are founding partner Julio Lavín, who leads the natural resources department; Andrés  Del Favero, (infrastructure projects involving mining and maritime concessions); and Roberto Sepúlveda, who heads the renewable energy and power sector side). Javiera Catalán and Carlos Guerrero are experienced senior associates, while junior associate Arturo Lavín 'shows remarkable commitment to projects'.

Practice head(s):

Julio Lavín; Andrés Del Favero; Roberto Sepulveda


The team delivers a top-quality service, with outstanding professionalism and availability.

Commits to projects in a much more active and profound way than is expected of any adviser, assuming the challenges of each job as their own.

In addition to its economic success, the firm considers the benefits to neighbouring indigenous communities, even when it is not a legal obligation.

Their advice has been indispensable for obtaining approval of the project during the environmental evaluation process.

Extraordinary relationship skills with the members of the client company, as well as all other players, who were directly or indirectly involved in the development of the project.

Andrés Del Favero commits himself 100% to the development of a project, and with a great sense of responsibility.

Andrés Del Favero’s work is fast and of excellent quality, demonstrating at all times his great knowledge about project development and the operation of the client company, as well as the specific environmental legislation and the processing of environmental assessment processes.

Junior associate Arturo Lavín, despite his young age, shows remarkable commitment to projects, as well as knowledge of environmental and natural resource regulations; he uses logic and common sense at all times and with great professionalism.

Key clients

Empresas CMPC

Aguas Andinas

Empresa de Servicios Sanitarios de Los Lagos (ESSAL)

Aguas Décima

Aguas de Antofagasta

Viña Concha y Toro

RR Wine

Copiaport-E Operaciones Marítimas

Golden Sun

Hidroeléctrica Ñuble

Electricity and hydrocarbon

The eight-member department at boutique law firm Lavín Abogados & Consultores specialises in natural resources, environment, and energy and power work; typical areas include power generation plants and electric transmission lines, permits, energy concessions and energy infrastructure, along with related dispute resolution, regulatory, mining, corporate law and tax issues. The team has particular experience in the alternative energy and power segments, being involved regularly in non-renewable energy and transmission work. Founding partner Julio Lavín leads the natural resources department, which includes alternative power-infrastructure transactions and corporate law expert, Pedro Pablo Gutierrez Barros; renewable energy and power sector leader, Roberto Sepúlveda; and maritime concessions' regulatory expert Andrés Del Favero.

Practice head(s):

Julio Lavín; Roberto Sepúlveda; Andrés del Favero; Pedro Pablo Gutierrez Barros

Key clients

Ecology & Environment

OMX Operaciones Marítimas

Aguas Pacífico

Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra (Freeport McMoRan)

Sociedad Contractual Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi

Guacolda Energía

AES Gener

Golden Sun

Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte

Atria Energia

Antofagasta Minerals

Puerto de Mejillones

Terminal de Graneles del Norte




Copiaport -E

Aguas Andinas

ODP Energy

Enex (Shell)

Hanwha Q Cells


Trina Solar

Belectric Chile Energía Fotovoltaica

Lavin Abogados & Consultores is a boutique law firm aimed to provide high – quality legal services at reasonable fees. The firm is specialized in natural resources, environment, energy, corporate law and tax. The team is well regarded for being closely involved in mining, energy, utilities, ports, real estate and industrial projects.

Rapidly, the firm has attracted some of the most representative players in the market in the energy, natural resources, environment, mining, and maritime industries. This is a response to the experience of the Partners who have previously worked for renowned law firms and multinational companies in the field.

On a more interesting note, Lavin Abogados & Consultores, is perhaps the only law firm with vast experience on maritime concessions in Chile, a key license to construct and operate on shore infrastructure assets.

The team is also well known in the alternative energy and power practice areas. The firm has deep understanding and vast expertise in project development for Non-Renewable Energies and Transmission Projects.

The firm´s services are provided personally by its Partners, providing clients tailor -made and top-quality work. In this sense, Lavin Abogados & Consultores, offers a high-end low cost legal services, seldom seen for a boutique law firm of its quality.

It also important to highlight that, Lavin Abogados & Consultores has engaged into several alliances and synergies with environmental, energy and mining technical consultants to provide comprehensive legal solutions to their clients, making the firm an attractive and reliable alternative to the regular and established traditional Chilean law firms.

Currently, Lavin Abogados & Consultores, is the “go-to” firm in their areas of expertise.

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Project Finance Roberto Sepúlveda (+562) 3245 2700
Environment, Mining, Ports and Maritime Law Andrés Del Favero (+562) 3245 2700
Corporate, M&A, Tax Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez (+562) 3245 2700
Photo Name Position Profile
 Andrés  Del Favero  photo Andrés  Del Favero Partner
 Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez Barros  photo Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez Barros Partner
 Rodrigo Lavín De Tezanos Pinto  photo Rodrigo Lavín De Tezanos Pinto Partner
Mr Julio Lavin  photo Mr Julio Lavin Partner
 Roberto Sepúlveda  photo Roberto Sepúlveda Partner