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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/oil and gas

(Next Generation Partners)

Sebastián AbogabirGuerrero Olivos

Guerrero Olivos‘ sizeable 16-strong team is led by experienced partners Clemente Pérez (project development, environmental disputes, public works concessions and regulatory law) and Sebastián Abogabir (energy, environment and water law). The practice acts on the project development, financing and permitting of energy and non-conventional renewable energy projects, energy-related M&A, regulatory compliance, and private and public-bidding rounds and concession matters. Notable support comes from senior associate Felipe Frühling and associate Francisca Pellegrini.

Chile > Banking and finance

Guerrero Olivos‘ 24-strong department, including eight partners, is highly rated for its expertise in structured corporate loans, acquisition and project finance, restructurings, refinancing and regulatory advice. The practice fields several impressive partners: Jorge Delpiano, a banking and capital markets specialist; Roberto Guerrero V, who has over 20 years’ banking and finance expertise; Juan Enrique Allard (financial restructurings and acquisition finance); and Pedro Lyon, who assists with the creation of financial structures for investment funds’ investments. The second line of partners includes the increasingly prominent Macarena Ravinet , energy project finance specialist Sebastián Abogabir and Miguel Coddou (partner as of January 2020). Other active members include senior associate Benjamín Novoa (who rejoined in 2019 after working at White & Case LLP‘s Miami office for a year), and associates Felipe Frühling and Diego Rodríguez. However, since publication it has been confirmed that Guerrero and Ravinet will be leaving the firm, as of years end.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Guerrero Olivos‘ sizeable, 20-strong group (including six partners) is focused on project finance and development (including regulatory advice), within the energy, mining and infrastructure (including desalination plant) sectors. Clemente Pérez‘s broad practice covers energy and non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) project development, energy project finance and M&A, regulatory issues, private and public bids, public works’ concession permits, and environmental matters;  while Pedro Lyon is the key figure for mining matters. The deep partner-level bench also includes project finance expert Macarena Ravinet , energy project finance specialist Sebastián Abogabir, and recently promoted Miguel Coddou. Senior associate Benjamín Novoa and associate Felipe Frühling provide further support. Since publication it has become public that Ravinet will be leaving the firm as of 31st December 2020.