Mr Agustín Martorell > Prieto Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Prieto Abogados
Alonso de Córdova 4355 (piso 15)

Work Department

Environment,Sustainable Development, Circular Economy, Energy and Natural Resources, Mining, Public Law




Agustín Martorell has been partner of Prieto since 2022.

He leads the environmental team and provides legal advice to both domestic and international clients on project development in all their phases. He has worked in mining, energy, aquiculture and infrastructure industries.

Mr. Martorell is an experienced lawyer in project development, counseling companies before governmental authorities and agencies, including permitting, administrative procedures, environmental judicial actions, environmental assessment processes, among others. In addition, he has collaborated in M&A transactions and project finance in the mining and energy industries.

Mr. Martorell holds his law degree from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez since 2011; a master degree in Energy and Natural Resources law at the University of Melbourne, Australia (2015); and a postgraduate diploma in public economic law at the Universidad de Chile (2013).

He has been teacher assistant in public law courses and he is currently professor of Natural Resources Regulation at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Environmental Law at undergraduate and the Public Law Master of Universidad Santo Tomás.

Before joining Prieto, he worked as senior associate lawyer on the mining, environmental and natural resources team at Claro & Cía. (2016-2018) and associate at Morales & Besa (2012-2016).

He is admitted to practice in Chile and is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the Chilean Environmental Association.


Spanish and English


LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources Law, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2015.

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Economic Law, Universidad de Chile, 2013.

Law degree Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, 2011.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Mining

Prieto Abogados‘ seven-strong mining department benefits from the firm’s highly rated energy, infrastructure and real estate credentials, as well as its close relations with major investment funds. The team is also active in mining-related legal actions, through both judicial proceedings before the civil law courts and private arbitrations before the Santiago Chamber of Commerce. The department is co-led by Juan Tagle, who is experienced in mining and desalination construction projects; and Agustín Martorell (elevated to the partnership in January 2022), whose track record includes advising mining companies on mining option agreements. Bolstering the firm’s energy and natural resources expertise, counsel Federico Rodríguez, and senior associates Andrés Maldini and Jorge Echeverría, joined from former firm Baraona & Fischer in March 2021. Former associate Camila Kutz departed in mid-2021.

Chile > Public law

Prieto Abogados‘ ‘very good‘ ten-strong practice has broad experience in public law-related dispute resolution, sanctioning proceedings, regulatory-review issues during transactions, and clients’ relations with authorities. Clients additionally benefit from the team’s ongoing analysis of new rulings and regulations. Elevated to the partnership in January 2022, environmental law specialist Agustín Martorell regularly assists companies before governmental authorities and agencies, including advising on permitting issues, administrative procedures, environmental judicial actions and environmental assessment processes. Former counsel Juan Pablo Riesco (‘an exceptional lawyer with in-depth knowledge‘) was promoted to director of the firm’s administrative litigation practice in December 2021, and routinely advises national and international companies on contentious regulatory and administrative matters.

Chile > Environment

(Next Generation Partners)

Agustín MartorellPrieto Abogados

Known for its energy expertise, Prieto Abogados‘ ‘very good environmental practice‘ is active in environmental cases and sanctioning proceedings before Chile’s environmental courts. The team is also experienced in litigation before the country’s environmental administrative agencies, and assists with the environmental aspects of transactions, along with environmental compliance programmes. Promoted to partner in January 2022, practice leader Agustín Martorell, who ‘knows environmental issues and clients’ business very well‘, advises on environmental assessments, trials and sanctioning. At associate level, Andrés Maldini, who focuses on the environmental aspects of transactions, joined recently from Baraona Marshall & Cía, while Isabel Becerra is a key environmental and regulatory team member.