Managing Partners: José Adolfo Moreno, Andrés Sáez, Sebastián Avilés
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 12
Moreno, Sáez & Avilés is a boutique firm with an outstanding practice in environmental and natural resources law. It was founded by its partners due to their interest to undertake a new project, based on their experience in the public sector, where they led the design and implementation of the new environmental framework currently in force in Chile.
The firm strategy includes building teams with their clients and expert technical consultants, committing a permanent and personal involvement of its partners, always seeking to provide timely and innovative solutions for complex issues.
Its lawyers handle the environmental authorities and tribunals’ criteria perfectly, thereby being familiar with all of the challenges of different regulated industries.
Main Areas of Practice:
Moreno Sáez & Avilés assists clients from a wide range of industrial sectors. It specialises in providing legal and strategic advice at all stages of a project, from designing and obtaining the relevant sectoral and environmental permits, to the administrative and judicial review of its authorisations.
The firm also specialises in strategic advisory in follow-up and regulatory enforcement to anticipate possible future risks and provide the conditions for continued regulatory compliance. Its lawyers have successfully been involved in negotiations with the Environmental Superintendence, within the country’s most difficult administrative sanction procedures.
Moreno Sáez & Avilés has represented its clients in litigation cases, including challenges against the permitting of the country’s most complex projects. It has also been involved in environmental damage cases in front of both the Environmental Tribunals and the Supreme Court.
Its lawyers have vast experience in building confidence and relationships with both the authority and communities surrounding our clients’ projects. They have led negotiations with indigenous communities in different regions of Chile, thereby being responsive to the social challenges of investment projects.
The team also has significant expertise in carrying out due diligence reports for banking and financial transactions, as well as for mergers and acquisitions.
AES Gener S.A., Albemarle Corporation, Alto Maipo SpA, Andes Mining and Energy Corporate S.A., Antofagasta Minerals S.A., Australis Seafoods, Bupa Chile, Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A., Chilquinta Energía S.A., Compañía de Petróleos de Chile COPEC S.A., Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi, Compañía Portuaria Mejillones S.A., Empresa Portuaria de Valparaíso, Grupo Ibereólica Renovables, Los Andes Copper, Molibdenos y Metales S.A., Salmones Camanchaca S.A., Unilever Chile, Interchile S.A., Grupo Suksa, Salmones Austral, Mantos Copper S.A., Sociedad Punta del Cobre S.A.
Languages: Spanish, English
Environment: José Adolfo Moreno, Andrés Sáez, Sebastián Avilés