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Alberto Cardemil

Alberto Cardemil

Partner

Expertise

  • Environmental Law and Litigation
  • Infrastructure and Project Development
  • Agribusiness
  • China Desk

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Carey
Chile

WSG Leadership

Water Rights
Chair
Agribusiness
Co-Chair
China Desk
Co-Chair
Environmental Law and Litigation
Co-Chair
Infrastructure and Project Development
Co-Chair
Mining
Co-Chair
Mining Group
Member
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 Carey’s China Desk.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2000).

Education

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

Agribusiness | China Desk | Environmental Law and Litigation | Infrastructure and Project Development | Mining | Water Rights

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

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


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.
  • 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 book " Chilean Water Law Code", Tirant lo Blanche (2020).
  • 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.

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