Mrs Javiera Vicuña > Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr
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Work Department

Corporate and M&A / Energy and Natural Resources / Real Estate / Environmental Law / Mining


Senior Associate


Urenda Rencoret Orrego & Dörr (from 2011 until this date).


English and Spanish


Chilean Bar Association.


Postgraduate Degree in Natural Resources Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2014)
Bachelor of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2011)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Environment

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s five-lawyer practice routinely advises on major mining and energy investment projects. Its assistance covers environmental impact assessments, obtaining and maintaining environmental permits and environmental compliance. The group also acts for both claimants and defendants during administrative sanctioning proceedings before the environmental, health and water authorities. The team is led by regulatory and environmental law specialist Ignacio Urrutia, whose career includes eight years at Chile’s environmental agency (then known as the National Environment Commission); he is supported by key associate Javiera Vicuña whose practice takes in water, energy and mining law.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Mining

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr fields a seven-member mining team with longstanding experience in advising both domestic and international clients on mining projects. The group’s representative expertise covers mining title reviews, as well as the negotiation of agreements (such as purchase options), financings, joint ventures, explorations, royalties, streaming and easements. It also assists with reviewing titles to water rights, obtaining permits, and reclamation actions. The practice is led by Sergio Orrego, who assists with a broad range of mining transactions, while fellow name partner Gonzalo Rencoret regularly advises on mining projects. The next line of active practitioners features Rafael Rencoret (promoted to partner in January 2023), who maintains an active mining practice; while at associate level, Verónica Roa routinely drafts complex mining agreements and Javiera Vicuña advises on mining, water, energy, and corporate law matters.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbons

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s six-member practice covers all aspects of energy projects, including risk analysis, asset acquisition-related due diligence, strategic alliances, and projects’ environmental impact assessments. The team also advises on easements, permits, tax issues, project financing, and energy-related disputes and administrative procedures. Heading the firm’s energy and natural resources practice, ‘great negotiatorSergio Orrego has longstanding experience in energy project development, including power plants and transmission lines; and he is particularly focused on non-conventional renewable energies, such as wind farms and run-of-the-river power plants. Key support is provided by energy and environmental law expert Ignacio Urrutia, whose career includes several years at CONAMA (the predecessor agency to the Government’s Environmental Assessment Service); and associate Javiera Vicuña, who advises on energy, water, mining and corporate law.