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Guerrero Olivos
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Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources, and Water Law


Partner and member of the energy and natural resources and environmental law groups and leading partner of the water law department. In the energy and natural resources field, Sebastián specializes in energy related M&A, project development, financing and permitting of energy and NCRE projects, general regulatory, environmental, water law matters, and project finance.


He worked with Jackson Walker LLP, Texas, USA as foreign associate.

He is the Vice President of APEMEC, the Chilean mini hydro association and was General Co-Secretary of Academy of American and International Law Alumni Association (2010-2011).


Spanish and English.


Since 2014 he is Professor of Environmental Law at the Urban Studies Institute department from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Professor in Environmental Law in the Real Estate Law and Business Diploma, from the same university.


Sebastián studied Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2018). He has an LL.M. from Georgetown University, Washington DC (2010).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

(Next Generation Partners)

Sebastián AbogabirGuerrero 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

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.