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

Chile > Environment Tier 2

Housing several lawyers with previous experience at environmental agencies, Schultz Carrasco Benitez Abogados' ‘longstanding experience in advising clients on environmental matters is invaluable'. Key areas of work include the design and environmental assessment of projects, along with judicial and administrative lawsuits, and compliance with environmental legislation. The group is co-led by Edesio Carrasco, whose practice includes environmental and sectoral permits, energy matters, land use planning, and the development of industrial projects; and Rodrigo Benítez, an expert in the environmental assessment of investment projects, ‘who deeply understands the regulations'. The senior associates to note are former Environmental Assessment Agency lawyers Carlo Sepúlveda and Graciela Venegas, along with environmental, urban, energy and health law expert Ingrid Henríquez.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Benítez; Edesio Carrasco


They excellently combine professional experience with academic knowledge, providing solid advice that is grounded in what is actually possible to obtain in practice.

They know the behaviour of the public sector very well, especially in environmental matters, which adds value to their work; and the team’s longstanding experience in advising clients on environmental matters is invaluable.

Excellent work that is very precise and technical – very good teamwork.

The team is very knowledgeable about environmental regulations and their application processes, as well as having practical experience and knowledge of various industries. It is also recognised that the lawyers have begun to incorporate technology into their case analysis and processing procedures.

An exceptional group, which facilitates communication and collaborative work between the different players associated with projects.

Excellence and constant updating – the lawyers are professionals who are always up to date. Likewise, they have experience in the public sphere, which allows them to give clients a panoramic vision. I would highlight both partners Rodrigo Benítez and Edesio Carrasco.

Both Rodrigo Benítez; Edesio Carrasco stand out for their negotiating skills and strategic outlook. Additionally, senior associate Ingrid Henríquez stands out for her ability to work in a team and be strategic.

Edesio Carrasco has great capacity for analysis, legal knowledge, creativity and rigour in the presentation of arguments.; and Rodrigo Benítez’s public experience means he deeply understands the regulations upon which he advises. His availability, professionalism and ability to reach agreements that are favourable to clients stand out.

Key clients

Mainstream Renewable Power Chile

Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro

Compañía Minera del Pacífico

EDF Renewables Chile

Aguas Pacífico

Consejo Minero

Compañía Minera del Pacífico

Inmobiliaria Aconcagua


Reden Solar

ABN Inmobiliaria

Work highlights

  • Advised Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro on several matters involving compliance with public and environmental regulations, particularly the obtaining of an environmental licence for the future Line No 7 and improvements to existing lines.
  • Advised Compañía Minera del Pacífico on the drafting of its EIA, which is intended to replace its tailings disposal method.
  • Successfully defended Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Camino Nogales-Puchuncaví against a constitutional action for protection of rights filed by a group of neighbours against the construction of Phase 2 of the Nogales-Puchuncaví highway, alleging environmental illegalities.

Schultz Carrasco Benítez is a boutique law firm in Santiago, Chile. It was founded to provide legal advice with high specialization standards to entities and people seeking a personalized and efficient service in environmental and natural resources law, as well as corporate/M&A and general practice matters, backed by a litigation department in those areas. The firm identifies problems and also seeks to solve them in a strategic manner that adds value for its clients. Furthermore, the firm provides an innovative and reliable solution for its client’s legal disputes or conflicts.

The firm focuses on both immediate and long-term goals with its clients, helping them address and anticipate challenges across a changing environment giving them strategic and innovative solutions to their necessities. Additionally, the firm’s collaborative culture allows the firm to work as a team, permanently sharing its insight and experience with clients. The firm’s clients include local and international companies with operations both in Chile and abroad.

Corporate and M&A: Our team advises individuals and companies on corporate matters, including joint ventures, national and international associations, as well as on structuring mergers and acquisitions of companies of different sizes, such as open or close corporations, investment funds, national or foreign entities, whether or not they are under a regulated market.

We have experience in national and international financing transactions, involving simple credits and/or syndicated ones, including financing and structuring of projects and the issuance of bonds or other debt securities and their placement in Chile or abroad. The above includes advice on debt restructuring and investments to and from Chile.

Environmental and natural resources law: We advise our clients strategically on all matters relating to environmental and administrative regulations, including environmental audits and the assessment of activities or projects within the Environmental Impact Assessment System. We have experience in advising our clients regarding the rules, principles and standards of ILO Convention No. 169 – Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (1989) and the early assessment of indigenous communities and factors to be considered in the development of a project.

Also, we provide advice to mining, energy, agro-industrial, and real estate projects, accompanying our clients in case of an inspection or sanctioning process conducted by the Superintendence of Environment or other authority, and also taking charge of their administrative and judicial defense.

Litigation: We defend our clients in a number of administrative special procedures necessary for the development of a project, before any court or administrative agency, including the Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court, as well the recently established Environmental Court.

Corporate Carlos 2 2385 0001
Environment Rodrigo Bení 2 2385 0011
Environment Edesio 2 2385 0002
Rodrigo Benítez photoMr Rodrigo BenítezPartner of the Public Law and Natural Resources Group
Edesio Carrasco photoMr Edesio CarrascoPartner in charge of the Public Law and Natural Resources Group
Carlos Schultz photoMr Carlos SchultzPartner in charge of the Corporate Area, Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital…
Associates : 10