Mr Edesio Carrasco > Schultz Carrasco Benitez Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Environmental and Natural Resources Law/Environmental Litigation


Partner in charge of the Public Law and Natural Resources Group


His practice focuses mainly in environment and sectorial permits, energy, land use planning, and the development of industrial projects. He also advises his clients in the solution of their controversies and their defense before ordinary and special courts in administrative matters.

Prior to founding SCHULTZ CARRASCO BENITEZ he was Regional Director of the Environmental Assessment Agency and the Chief of the Litigation and Legal Department of the same agency until early 2014. Before that, he worked in the Ministry of the Environment and in Allende Bascuñán y Cía. Ltda.

In 2010 he was a foreign lawyer at the Energy Group of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, in Washington D.C., USA.

Lecturer at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad del Desarrollo Law Schools. He has written over twenty articles and three books in matters of his specialization.


Spanish and English


Graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School in 2006. In 2009 he was awarded the Chilean–CONICYT Scholarship and in 2010 got a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley, with a specialization in Environmental Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Edesio CarrascoSchultz Carrasco Benitez

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.