Alberto Cardemil

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Practice Areas

Water Law, China Desk, Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Project Development, Mining, Environmental Law and Litigation.


Partner since 2010. Co-head of the Natural Resources and Environmental Group. Foreign Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, Australia (2005-2006). Professor of LL.M. in Water Law at Universidad Católica (2014). Recognized as Leading Chilean Lawyer in Water Rights, by Chambers Latin America and in Mining & Metals, and in Environment, by Latin Lawyer 250. Also recognized as Lawyer of the Year Award in Water Law by Best Lawyers, among others.

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar Association; Chair of the Environmental Committee at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association; Chilean Association of Water Utilities Sector Lawyers; member of the boards of the Chinese Chilean Chamber of Commerce and of the Marine Energy Association.


Co-author of the Chilean chapter in China Trade and Investment in Latin America, The Legal 500 Guide (2020).

Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Legal Environment Report of the "Belt and Road" Countries, Volume III, Peking University Press (2018).

Author of several articles in the field of natural resources law in specialized legal journals and financial publications.


Universidad Católica (JD, 2000). LL.M., The University of Sydney, Australia (2005).