Rafael Vergara

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Practice Areas

Mining, environmental law and litigation, infrastructure and project development, arbitration, natural resources, water rights, energy, surface lands, project financing, corporate and commercial law.


Partner at Carey since 1996. Co-head, Natural Resources and Environment Group. Member of the Legal Committee, SONAMI. Trustee-at-large, Rocky Mountain (2012-2015). Professor, Mining Law, Universidad de Chile and Universidad de los Andes.

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar; PDAC; IBA; IBPA: At-Large Council Member Representative for LatAm (2017-2019); ABA; WAOML; RIELA.


Co-author Chilean chapter Getting the Deal Through-Mining (2010-2013). Papers on mining law, energy, environment, natural resources.


Universidad de Chile (JD, 1985). Participant, AAIL, Southwestern Legal Foundation, USA (1993). PIL, Harvard (1997).