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

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.