Ms Claudia Ferreiro > Barros Silva Varela & Vigil > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros Silva Varela & Vigil
El Golf 40, Floor 13
Las Condes

Work Department

Public Law, Environmental Law, Regulatory Law and Administative Procedures, Energy and Natural Resources Law.




Claudia has more than 20 years of experience in Public Law, Regulatory, Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources matters and currently leads this department. Claudia advises companies on environmental impact assessment of projects and defences before State agencies; concession granting processes; reports on institutionality and environmental regulation; participation in due diligence and advice on litigious matters related to her practice areas. Claudia has worked for more than 10 years in public sector institutions and has been highlighted by Chambers & Partners for her practice in the environmental area since 2012.


Spanish / English


Chilean Bar Association


Law, Universidad Diego Portales.

Diploma in Natural Resources Law, mention in Energy Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Degree in Sanctionatory Law, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), mention in Regulatory Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Claudia Ferreiro – Barros Silva Varela & Vigil

Barros Silva Varela & Vigil‘s public law and environmental department fields experts in environmental assessments, compliance with environmental and sectoral regulations, and sanctioning proceedings before Chile’s Superintendency of the Environment and Environmental Protection Agency. The team is co-led by public and regulatory law specialist, Claudia Ferreiro, whose practice takes in projects’ environmental impact assessments, defences before state agencies, concession-granting procedures and environmental litigation; and Felipe Riesco, whose past experience includes serving as both Ministry of the Environment Undersecretary and legal advisor to the Superintendency of the Environment. At senior associate level, José Ignacio Vial focuses on regulatory and environmental issues, while Esteban Carmona advises on regulatory public law and administrative sanctioning processes.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Firms to watch)

Barros Silva Varela & Vigil‘s projects team is led by Francisco Varela, who (in addition to corporate law work) focuses on the development of investment projects, particularly in the mining and energy sectors; Varela is flanked by fellow-name partner and real estate head José Joaquín Silva, and public and regulatory law expert Claudia Ferreiro.

Chile > Public law

Barros Silva Varela & Vigil’s eight-strong public law department regularly works alongside the firm’s real estate and energy and natural resources groups, particularly in relation to electricity regulations and urban matters. It is also increasingly active in public procurement work. The team is co-led by public and administrative law specialist Felipe Riesco, a former Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Environment; and Claudia Ferreiro, whose practice covers public sanctioning law, as well as administrative and electricity law. At senior associate level, José Ignacio Vial focuses on regulatory and environmental issues, including administrative and judicial proceedings; and Esteban Carmona acts in Constitutional Court cases and contentious administrative matters.