Mr Ignacio Urrutia > Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr
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Work Department

Environmental / Energy and Natural Resources / Public Law.




With Urenda Rencoret (2008 – to date), partner since 2012. With the Regional Direction of the National Environmental Commission – Metropolitan Region (2001-2008). Professor in the Master in Environmental Law, Universidad de Chile (2010 – to date). Professor in the Master in Environmental Management, Universidad del Desarrollo (2009). Professor in Environmental Law, Universidad de Las Américas (2006). Professor in Environmental Law, Universidad Andrés Bello (2005). Publications: “Management of Hydrological Resources” and “Appeals in Environmental Law”, Legal Publishing Company and National Center of the Environment of the Universidad de Chile; “Citizen Involvement in Free Trade Agreements” of the Environmental Corporation of the South and Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Has been ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who´s Who Legal, IFLR1000, Latin Lawyer 250 and Best Lawyers.


Spanish and English.


Chilean Bar Association.


Bachelor of Law, Universidad de Chile (1996). Master in Corporate Law, P. Universidad Católica de Chile (2004). Master in Environmental Law, Universidad de Chile (2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Compliance

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s ‘excellent team is always up to date‘. The six-strong group is regularly sought out for its compliance assistance with the adaptation and implementation (including training) of internal corporate policies and codes, in relation to anti-corruption, competition, data protection, securities, and labour and environmental law. It is also on hand to assist international clients with their compliance programmes, in relation to both the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. The key contacts are name partner Alberto Rencoret (labour law-related compliance) and Nicholas Mocarquer (compliance-related anti-corruption, competition and data protection), along with Ignacio Urrutia (compliance-related environmental matters).

Chile > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio UrrutiaUrenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s six-strong practice fields experts in the environmental law issues surrounding mining and energy investment projects, at both initial stages and in relation to EIA approvals and sectorial environmental permits. The firm’s compliance practice additionally assists with the prevention of sanctioning processes; and on the contentious side, the group acts in administrative sanctioning and reclamation procedures before the environmental, health and water authorities, as well as before the environmental courts and the Supreme Court. Ignacio Urrutia‘s experience includes eight years spent at CONAMA, with Sergio Orrego providing additional partner-level support. Macarena García and Javiera Vicuña are key associates.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s six-member energy practice covers the full gamut of projects work, including risk analysis, due diligence for asset acquisitions, contracts, and strategic alliances and joint ventures; the team also assists with the environmental impacts of projects, obtaining permits, taxation, financing, corporate governance, and dispute resolution and administrative procedures. Sergio Orrego (‘excels in negotiation skills‘) regularly leads teams on major transactions, such as the creation of natural parks and innovative NCRE projects. Notable support is provided by Ignacio Urrutia (previously at CONAMA, the Government Environmental Assessment Service’s predecessor agency), and associates Javiera Vicuña and Macarena García. However, Sebastián García left in November 2020 to co-found García, Mayol, Sepúlveda, Correa Abogados.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

With longstanding experience in project finance, the 10-member practice at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr advises a large number of foreign and local clients on the development and financing of projects involving power generation (particularly NCRE matters), mining, infrastructure and real estate, including contentious issues. Sergio Orrego has notable expertise in wind farms and run-of-the-river power plants; Gonzalo Errázuriz is a real estate project expert; Ignacio Urrutia is on hand for project-related environmental law aspects; and a partner since 2017, Felipe Rencoret is active in projects and infrastructure work.