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 > Energy and natural resources > Electricity/oil and gas

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s six-strong energy projects group assists with asset acquisitions, strategic alliances, environmental impacts, permits, taxation and project finance, along with disputes, administrative procedures, corporate governance, and operational matters. Energy and natural resources practice head Sergio Orrego is recommended for energy project developments (power plants, transmission lines and mining), and has a particular focus on NCRE projects, such as wind farms and run-of-the-river power plants. Also key to the group are Ignacio Urrutia, who formerly worked at CONAMA (predecessor agency to the Government Environmental Assessment Service), and associates Sebastián García and Javiera Vicuña.

Chile > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio UrrutiaUrenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s seven-strong practice regularly advises on significant mining, energy and other investment projects. Its assistance includes environmental impact assessments, obtaining environmental permits, compliance issues, sanctioning processes and litigation. Recent work includes assistance with waste management issues, emissions, air quality and water law; and the practice has grown its practice in new areas, such as odour regulation, emergency radiation control, and indigenous regulatory issues. Practice head Ignacio Urrutia is an environmental, regulatory and energy and natural resources specialist.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s 10-strong team is experienced in the development and financing of projects, such as power generation (particularly NCRE), mining, infrastructure and real estate. Sergio Orrego has over 30 years’ experience in the development of complex industrial, infrastructure, mining and energy projects. Also key to the group at partner level are real estate project specialist Gonzalo Errázuriz; Ignacio Urrutia, who provides environmental law support; and projects and infrastructure expert, Felipe Rencoret.