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

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.