Mr Esteban Carmona > 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.


Senior Associate


Esteban has worked in both the public and private sectors, focusing his practice on Regulatory Public Law, administrative sanctioning processes, constitutional actions and litigation, and legal reports. He has advised clients in the processing of administrative processes before various governmental instances, in legal disputes before public authorities, strategic planning and development of regulations.


Spanish, English


Law, University of Chile, 2013.

Diploma in Administrative Law, mention in General Administrative Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2016.

Postgraduate Diploma in Actions and Constitutional Litigation, Universidad de Chile, 2017.

Diploma in Administrative Penalty Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2019.

Master in Constitutional Law with a mention in Constitutional Procedural Law, Universidad de Talca, 2022.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Environment

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 > 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.