Firm Profile > Vergara Galindo Correa Abogados > Santiago, Chile

Vergara Galindo Correa Abogados

Environment Tier 1

'The best around for environmental and regulatory matters', Vergara Galindo Correa Abogados' sizeable 45-strong department consistently assists with projects-related environmental assessments (along with the required authorisations for the development, construction and operation of such projects), and compliance work and litigation; notable sector expertise ranges from mining, agribusiness and sanitation to cement, energy, and forestry. The firm fields several highly regarded partners (many of whom can boast earlier public sector careers), including: Mario Galindo, whose experience includes ten years litigating for the National Environment Commission (Conama); Javier Vergara (former Conama legal counsel to the Technical Secretary); and Eduardo Correa (former legal chief at Conama's Metropolitan Region office). Also integral to the group are active partners José Luis Fuenzalida (a 'standout adviser'), Cecilia Urbina, Pablo Ortíz and Winston Alburquenque. Notable associate support comes from seniors Francisca Olivares (environmental approvals and permitting), and environmental legislation specialist Paula Gajardo (project approval strategies and indigenous negotiations). Former senior Pablo Méndez moved to Moreno Sáez & Avilés in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mario Galindo; Javier Vergara; Cecilia Urbina; Eduardo Correa; José Luis Fuenzalida; Winston Albuquerque; Pablo Ortiz


Always up-to-date on environmental regulations and relevant rulings, which allows us to trust their recommendations and solutions proposed.

They propose strategies on how to approach the authorities. They are also very careful and respectful of relationships with the authorities, so as not to damage the reputation of their client or the firm.

Very good relationships with all the client’s stakeholders.

VGC’s attorneys are very creative advisers.

They know this sector very well and are constantly present, accompanying their clients during strategic decision-making processes.

The best around for environmental and regulatory matters.

In addition to his solid knowledge and experience, José Luis Fuenzalida is personally committed to his clients.

José Luis Fuenzalida is a standout adviser.