Martín Santa María > Guerrero Olivos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Guerrero Olivos
LAS CONDES 7550011
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Work Department

Real Estate and Environmental groups


Managing partner of Guerrero Olivos, leading partner of the real estate group and member of the environmental law group. He specializes in project development, construction, real estate regulatory and permitting, acquisition and sale of real estate projects and AAA Class buildings, environmental regulatory and transactional matters and environmental disputes.

His real estate practice has both a transactional and a regulatory focus. In the regulatory area, Martín has become one of the most prominent experts in Chile in zoning regulations and real estate permits conflicts


Associate with Carey (1995-1997).
Adviser and Chief of Staff of the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning of Chile (1997- 2000).
General manager of Sustentable S.A., a Chilean environmental consultancy firm (2003-2006).


Spanish and English.


Martín is Co-Director of the Real Estate Law and Business Diploma, at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School , and has served as Professor in the Urban Planning Master at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Architecture School .

He served as Adviser and Chief of Staff of the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning of Chile from 1997 to 2000 and is the CEO of Chilean environmental consultancy firm Sustentable S.A. from 2002 to 2006.


He graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law (1995). He has a Master of Laws (LLM) and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Michigan (2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Martín Santa MaríaGuerrero Olivos

The six strong team at Guerrero Olivos is particularly experienced in real estate transactions and financing; its workload also encompasses real estate asset management, project development and regulatory issues. Focused on both transactional and regulatory issues, practice head Martín Santa María is an expert in zoning regulations and real estate permit disputes; co-head of the firm’s public law, regulatory and TMT groups, José Gabriel Undurraga regularly assists local real estate companies with their relations with regulators. Associate Tomás Rosemary is noted for project acquisitions, title reports, real estate financing and leasing contracts, among other issues.

Chile > Public law

Guerrero Olivos fields nine practitioners who handle day-to-day public law matters, judicial reviews, advice involving public and regulatory bodies, regulatory compliance and public bids; the team is also noted for its assistance with permits, environmental issues, public law litigation, and public procurement. Areas of recent growth include assisting international technology and services platforms that seek advice on local public law regulation. Eduardo Cordero and José Gabriel Undurraga are the public law and regulated markets group’s key partners, with support provided by experienced partner Martín Santa María (who specialises in environmental law, real estate and urban planning), and associate Roberto Burgos.

Chile > Environment

Guerrero Olivos‘ 11-strong department fields specialists in a range of areas, including environmental law-related litigation and transactions, regulatory compliance, wetlands and waste. The practice also assists with the environmental aspects surrounding M&A, project finance and project development. In addition, clients benefit from the firm’s robust water law practice. Clemente Pérez‘s broad practice includes environmental assessments, litigation, regulatory issues, permits and general regulatory law. Other experienced partners are Sebastián Abogabir  and Martín Santa María. Strong support is provided by recently promoted partner and co-water law department head, Benjamín Pérez, along with senior associate Felipe Frühling and associate Francisca Pellegrini.