Firm Profile > Schultz Carrasco Benitez Abogados > Santiago, Chile

Schultz Carrasco Benitez Abogados
Isidora Goyenechea 3250,
8th floor
Las Condes

Environment Tier 2

Schultz Carrasco Benitez's practice is led by Edesio Carrasco, a former Chilean Environmental Assessment Agency legal division head; and Rodrigo Benítez, who previously served as both vice minister and legal division head at the Ministry of the Environment. The team is highly rated for its experience in environmental audits and project assessment of projects, as well as community matters and the principles of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention. The firm fields a strong second line through senior associate Alejandra Estay, and associates Ingrid Henríquez (who joined from Moreno Sáez & Avilés in October 2019), Ana SasCarlo Sepúlveda and Graciela Venegas. Estay, Sepúlveda and Venegas can all draw on past experience at the Chilean Environmental Assessment Agency.


The ability to truthfully interpret problems distinguishes the group from other law firms.

Its main difference with other law firms is the customisation of services and the ability to find solutions in the short term.

An excellent work team with competent professionals who are committed to their clients. They clearly provide a more personalised service than other law firms and show good co-ordination between their members.

This office stands out because in its team two characteristics come together that are often found separately, but not together. These are legal rigour and strategic capacity. They also differ in that they have innovative approaches to addressing problems. It is common for other law firms to be able to identify risks, but their conservative approaches prevent them from identifying innovative solutions.

Great team – I have worked mainly with Edesio Carrasco but I know that his partner Rodrigo Benítez is also great. I really like that they have the experience of having been on the other side, that is, they worked in the audit entities and therefore they really know how the inspection entities work and so they suggest the best answers. Furthermore this is a newer area of ​​law in our country and therefore larger firms do not necessarily have better people. You require a team with more specific knowledge and the team of Schultz Carrasco and Benitez have it.

Edesio Carrasco stands out above the rest because he worked in the Environment Ministry and therefore is much better prepared than other lawyers, knowing the state apparatus from the inside, which allows him to prepare the best defence strategy and to anticipate how the authorities will react. That is very valuable both for obtaining permits and for facing sanctioning processes. They are really special – you don’t need a bigger firm or a second opinion.’

Edesio Carrasco has extensive expertise of the legal issues surrounding indigenous communities, and has a pragmatic and timely approach.

Rodrigo Benítez has solid experience in environmental regulations and the evaluation of projects for environmental qualification. He has great analytical capacity and risk identification skills, but also proposes innovative solutions.

Key clients

Sierra Gorda

Vias Chile

Sociedad Concesionaria Américo Vespucio Oriente

Aguas Pacífico

Aguas de Antofagasta

Mina Invierno

Compañía Minera del Pacífico

Inmobiliaria Fundamenta

Inmobiliaria Aitué

El Bosque

Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro

Andes Mainstream

Jaime Illanes y Asociados-EPSA

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Rodrigo Benítez  photo Mr Rodrigo Benítez Partner of the Public Law and Natural Resources Group
Mr Edesio Carrasco  photo Mr Edesio Carrasco Partner in charge of the Public Law and Natural Resources Group
Mr Carlos Schultz  photo Mr Carlos Schultz Partner in charge of the Corporate Area, Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital…