Mr Martín Astorga > Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Environmental and Regulatory Law


Partner – Environmental and Regulatory Law


Partner since 2015. He works in the Environmental Law and Regulatory Law Group. Before joining Cariola, he worked as a lawyer for the National Environment Committee and Environmental Consulting Firm ARCADIS. He specializes in natural resources, water, control and compensation of atmospheric emissions, the Environmental Impact Assessment System and territorial planning, focusing mainly on infrastructure, industrial, mining and power generation projects, where he has also participated in the preparation of environmental audit reports. Martín has also worked in several sanction proceedings before administrative authorities, as well as their legal claims.


Spanish and English.


International Bar Association


Universidad de Chile (LLM, 2011)
Universidad Central (LLB, 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

The recent track record of Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ seven-strong group includes advising on gas pipelines, coal-fired power plants developments, and energy companies’ M&A. Its experience also includes the financing for a marine natural gas regasification terminal, PPA contracts, non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) projects, green hydrogen production; and energy supply contract-related arbitrations. Heading the practice, Gonzalo Jiménez‘s experience includes assisting local electricity-consuming companies with tender processes; Sergio Díez is a specialist in wind farm greenfield projects; and Martín Astorga is noted for the environmental aspect of energy projects. Key associate Verónica Cuadra routinely advises on electricity regulations.

Chile > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Martín AstorgaCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

With ‘solid mastery of specific issues‘, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ six-strong practice is particularly noted for its environmental law advice on the development of industrial and telecoms facilities. Recent highlights include assisting ENEX with defending a sanctioning process initiated by the Environmental Superintendence for alleged non-compliance with light-pollution emission standards. The practice is co-led by Martín Astorga, who has longstanding experience in public and environmental law regulations, particularly environmental impact assessments (EIAs), atmospheric emissions and territorial planning; and energy, environmental and regulatory expert Gonzalo Jiménez (environmental impact studies, concessions and permits). At associate level, senior Verónica Cuadra is ‘accurate in her advice‘, while Raúl Alvarez and Miguel Ortiz are both active members of the firm’s regulatory and environmental law practices.

Chile > Public law

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ six-member regulatory law department comprises experts in the relationships between private companies and governmental agencies and institutions. The team is particularly focused on environmental matters and energy projects, while also offering assistance with matters ranging from gas distribution, water regulations, telecoms and retail, to medical devices, public procurement, urban planning, and the food and beverage sector. The practice is co-led by regulatory law specialist Gonzalo Jiménez  , and Martín Astorga  , whose track record includes sanctions proceedings before the administrative authorities, as well as related legal claims. At associate level, senior Verónica Cuadra , as well as Miguel Ortiz , Raúl Alvarez  and Beatriz Prieto  are all active team members.