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 Abogados

With ‘unique knowledge in environmental matters‘, Schultz Carrasco Benitez Abogados‘ nine-member practice comprises several members with previous experience at key environmental agencies, such as the Chilean Environmental Assessment Agency and the Ministry of the Environment; and the group was recently active in environmental litigation, environmental assessments and project-related issues. The experienced co-heads are Edesio Carrasco (‘one of the most recognised environmental lawyers in Chile‘), who focuses on environment and sectorial permits, energy, land use planning, and the development of industrial projects; and investment project environmental assessment expert Rodrigo Benítez. The second line of attorneys comprises senior associates Carlo Sepúlveda and Graciela Venegas, both former Environmental Assessment Agency attorneys, and Ingrid Henríquez, a former legal division head at the Ministry of the Environment.