Mr Rodrigo Benítez > 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 of the Public Law and Natural Resources Group


His practice focuses mainly on strategic advice for the environmental assessment of investment projects in areas such as mining, energy, infrastructure and agro-industry. Additionally, he advises clients in the administrative and judicial defense of these types of projects. He was Viceminister and Head of the Legal Division in the Ministry of the Environment (2010-2014 / 2018). He was also a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission for the study of a reform to the Environmental Impact Assessment System (appointed by Supreme Decree No. 20 of 2015, issued by the Ministry of the Environment).

He previously worked at Jara Del Favero Abogados and was a partner at Baker & Mckenzie.

He has been a lecturer of environmental law at Pontificia Universidad Católica School of Law, at Universidad Finis Terrae and at the Naval War Academy. He is currently a faculty member of the Master in Environmental Law at the Universidad del Desarrollo.

He has written several articles regarding environmental law in different journals.


Spanish and English


Graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School in 2006. Diploma on Environmental Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Environment

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.