Mr Joaquín Rodríguez > Claro & Cia. > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Claro & Cia.
CÓD POSTAL 755 0177
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Environmental, Project Finance.




Joaquín Rodríguez has focused his practice on Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Energy, Infrastructure, Banking and Finance and Mining.

He was professor of the course “Company Law” at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and of the course “Practical Approach to Projects Development” at Universidad Diego Portales.

Between 2008 and 2013 he was assistant professor of Civil Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School.

He joined Claro & Cia. as an associate in 2010, and during 2014 and 2015 worked as a visiting lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell, New York.

He is admitted to practice in Chile.


Spanish and English.


J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2009.

Recipient of Jaime Guzmán award, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, granted to the best student of his class in Constitutional Law, 2009.

LL.M. Stanford Law School, 2013-2014.

Diploma on Real Estate Law, Universidad de los Andes, 2017

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Mining

In addition to assisting from a mining regulatory perspective, the seven-strong department at full-service law firm Claro & Cia. assists with mining sector-related financings, project development, M&A deals and litigation; it is also increasingly active in environmental cases further to the creation of the Environmental Courts and Environmental Superintendence. Leading the firm’s natural resources team, Nicolás Eyzaguirre‘s broad practice includes advising local and foreign companies on developing mining sector projects, as well as transactional and contentious matters; former senior associate Joaquín Rodríguez, who was raised to the partnership in January 2022, focuses on natural resources transactions.

Chile > Environment

Claro & Cia.‘s environmental group consistently advises on projects from environmental perspectives; and it is able to leverage the firm’s sector specialisms in energy, mining, water resources, fish farming, forestry and agriculture. Recent highlights including representing Anglo American Sur in an environmental damage claim filed by the State of Chile. The natural resources group is led by Nicolás Eyzaguirre, who ‘stands out for his knowledge‘; bolstering the team’s offering, former senior associate Joaquín Rodríguez -who has a transactions-driven profile- was made partner in January 2022, and former Superintendency of the Environment trial lawyer Tomás Darricades was rehired in July 2021 from Moreno Sáez & Avilés.