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Schultz Carrasco Benítez

Environment

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What the team is known for

Renowned environmental boutique noted for assisting clients active in the energy, mining and sanitation services arenas. Team is well positioned to advise clients on environmental impact assessments, as well as dealing with indigenous communities. Also known to provide counsel on compliance programmes for the development of high-profile projects. New client wins include Corporación Nacional Forestal.

Strengths

A client lauds their "strategic approach," which "keeps in mind the needs of their clients," and another interviewee adds: "Their experience and knowledge give us peace of mind."

Work highlights

Advised Sierra Gorda on obtaining an environmental permit in respect of updating a mine.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded practitioner Edesio Carrasco "has the ability to observe problems from several angles, which enables him to find solutions," according to a client, who adds: "He is a very good negotiator." Another interviewee says: "He is hard-working and has a lot of experience."

Rodrigo Benítez "boasts technical, legal and strategic skills that enable him to deliver excellent advice," a client enthuses. Another interviewee adds: "His work is efficient, practical and solution-oriented."

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Overview

Schultz Carrasco Benitez advises its clients strategically on all matters related to compliance of environmental and administrative regulations, including environmental audits and the assessment of activities or projects in the Environmental Impact Assessment System. The firm also has vast experience in compliance of rules, principles and standards of ILO Convention No. 169 – Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (1989), and the early assessment of communities and indigenous factors to be considered in the development of an investment project.

The firm also advises its clients in mining, energy, agro-industrial, water treatment and real estate projects, accompanying them before the Superintendence of the Environment or other authorities in case of an inspection/sanctioning process, and also taking charge of their administrative and judicial defence before the Environmental and Higher Courts of Justice.

The Environmental Department is well known not only for its high quality legal advice; but also for its strategic problem-solving, and for being capable of working in interdisciplinary teams. The firm works in a legal/strategic way, permanently thinking on how the authorities are going to act, predicting their decisions with a strong results-oriented focus. They understand how the government works.


 

Members

Carrasco, Edesio (Head of Department)

Alfaro, Maximiliano

Arrué, Mario

Benítez, Rodrigo

Guerrero, Roberto

Henríquez, Ingrid

Krogh, Micaela

Sepúlveda, Carlo

Venegas, Graciela

Clients

Abertis, Sacyr, OHL, AVO

Aitue

Aliática

Alimentos y Frutos

Biodiversa

Coldelco, Mitsui, CMP,Sierra Gorda,Collahuasi, Mina Invierno

Don Pollo

Enami

Essbio, Nuevosur, Aguas Antofagasta, Aguas Pacifico

Euroamerica

Fundamenta, Aconcagua, Terracorp, El Bosque, HyC, Eurocorp

Galilea

Hoteles Explora

Mainstream, Aela, Consorcio Eólico, Imelsa, EDF

Mantos Copper

Metro S.A.

Patagon Land

Reden

Socovesa

Industries

Mining, Water Treatment, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Agro Industry, Infraestructure

Environment

Schultz Carrasco Benítez

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Location

Isidora Goyenchea 3250

8th Floor

Las Condes

Santiago

Santiago

Chile

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Chile

Environment


Edesio Carrasco
Band 2
Rodrigo Benítez
Band 3