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Alberto Cardemil

Alberto Cardemil

Partner

Carey
Chile

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Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Natural Resources and  Environmental Group. His professional practice is focused on water law, natural resources transactions and litigation, agribusiness, corporate law and commercial law. Additionally, he leads the Carey’s China Desk.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2000).

Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • LL.M., University of Sydney, Australia (2005).
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Lawyer of the Year Award in Water Law, Best Lawyers (2016).
  • Recognized in Energy, Water Law and Mining, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Mining & Metals and in Energy, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Water Law and Natural Resources Law, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Project Development and M&A, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Mining, Who’s Who Legal.


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the Board of the Chinese Chilean Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
  • Chilean Association of Water Utilities Sector Lawyers.
  • Vice-Chair of the Environmental Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
  • Founder and current Chair of Asociación de Energías Marinas (ADEMAR).
  • Professor of LL.M. in Water Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2014).
  • Foreign Associate, Projects and Corporate Groups, Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne and Perth (2005-2006).
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad del Desarrollo (1999-2002).
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (1998).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Articles

Law that Introduces Modifications to the Regulatory Framework that Rules Water on Inspection and Sanctions Matters
Carey, February 2018

Earlier this year, and five years after being presented before the National Congress, Law 21,064 that “Introduces modifications to the regulatory framework that rules water on inspection and sanctions matters”, was enacted and published in the Official Gazette (Bulletin 8149-09) (the Law). The main modifications introduced by the Law to the current regulatory framework are the following: 1...

Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service Releases New Guide for Determining the Environmental Flow for Hydropower Plants
Carey, July 2016

The Environmental Evaluation Service (SEIA) has published the “Guide for Determination of the Ecological Flow for Hydropower Plants”.The objective of the Guide is to establish uniform criteria for determining the environmental flow regime in hydropower plant projects that are evaluated by the SEIA. The Guide incorporates the use of hydrological criteria, valuation of ecosystem services and anthropic uses, while also taking into account the particular project’s specific characteristics...

Additional Articles

  • 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.

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