Clemente Pérez > Guerrero Olivos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Guerrero Olivos
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Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure


Leading partner of our energy and natural resources and infrastructure areas. He also is a member of the environmental practice. He specializes in NCRE project development, environmental disputes, obtaining public works concessions and regulatory law.


He has served as consultant in several institutions including the IDB and the World Bank.

Also, he has held public positions such as Director of the National Environmental Agency (CONAMA), Counselor for the Public Corporation System (SEP), Director of National Environmental Agency (CONAMA), Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Public Works and Chairman of Metro de Santiago.

Regarding sectoral associations, he was Chairman of the public concessionaries association (COPSA), and currently is member of the board of directors of Chilean renewable energy and storage association (ACERA).


Spanish and English.


He has been a member of the board of directors of several relevant companies from the energy and construction industries. He is member of the board of directors of Brotec and Bricsa, of the Bicentenario Project and of the environmental consultant Sustentable (he also is its founder).



He studied Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1991). He has an M.P.P., from Georgetown University, Washington, DC (1996). Also, he has an MBA, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

(Leading individuals)

Clemente PérezGuerrero Olivos

Guerrero Olivos‘ large 18-strong department is highly experienced in the development of energy projects in the power generation, transmission and distribution sectors. It also assists final consumers with the negotiation of their PPAs; the practice’s expertise also covers contractual structures, finance and business plans, along with interactions with local communities and authorities. The team is additionally sought out for its advice on regulatory processes, such as energy and transmission planning, law-making procedures, public bids, and controversies before the local regulator and Expert Energy panels. The practice is jointly co-led by experienced figures Sebastián Abogabir, who acts for energy companies and international lenders on energy deals; and Clemente Pérez, an energy deal and regulatory specialist. Felipe Frühling, who ‘provides a quality service‘, was made partner in March 2022, while associates Francisca Pellegrini and Andrea Olea  both work on regulatory matters.

Chile > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Clemente PérezGuerrero Olivos

The 13-strong practice at full-service firm Guerrero Olivos acts on a broad range of environment matters, with particular focus on M&A-related environmental work, litigation and regulatory compliance. It also fields specialists in wetlands, waste management, water rights and the environmental aspects of project finance and development. Among the firm’s several experienced partners, Clemente Pérez is consistently involved in major projects; Martín Santa María specialises in the environmental assessments of projects, environmental litigation, and urban planning; Benjamín Pérez is a water law expert; and Sebastián Abogabir is an ‘extraordinarily complete adviser‘ whose practice encompasses energy, natural resources, water law and environmental matters. Within the associate pool, Francisca Pellegrini advises on the environmental aspects of project finance and M&A, and project-related environmental assessments, and Antonia Ibarra is also a key team member.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Recent activity for the 16-strong practice at full-service firm Guerrero Olivos focuses on project finance, infrastructure projects, power plants, and LNG regasification terminals. Representative expertise covers due diligence processes, credit agreements and special purpose vehicle incorporations. The practice also houses specialists in collateral packages, along with energy supply matters, and EPC, O&M, and build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreements. The practice is co-headed by Clemente Pérez, a specialist in renewable energy and infrastructure projects, public works concessions and regulatory law; energy projects specialist Sebastián Abogabir; Miguel Coddou, who acts for international lenders; mining and venture capital partner Pedro Lyon; and Benjamín Pérez, who is active in mining-related activities. Among the firm’s associates, senior Benjamín Novoa‘s practice includes project finance, while Francisca Pellegrini acts for energy developers and lenders. Raised to partner in February 2022, Felipe Frühling assists with project finance, developments and acquisitions.