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José Tomás  Hurley

José Tomás Hurley

Associate

Expertise

  • Energy

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Carey
Chile

Profile

His professional practice is focused on mining and energy law, particularly in the development of mining, energy and infrastructure projects, negotiation of energy supply and transmission contracts, NCRE accreditations, regulatory matters, and natural resources transactions.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2010).

Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Exchange student, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (2007).
  • LL.M. in Environmental Law, University of Sydney (Beca Chile) (2014).
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity, Oil and Gas, The Legal 500.
  • Finalist in Energy, Leading Lawyers, Idealis (2016).
  • Best Pro Bono Coordinator Award, Fundación Pro Bono (2012).


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Foreign Associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney (2015).
  • Member of the Sustainability Committee of Chile-Australia Chamber of Commerce (2010-2012).
  • Law Clerk of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Group, Carey (2005-2008).

Articles

Amendments to the Gas Service Law in Chile and Other Legal Provisions Enter Into Force
Carey, March 2017

The Law that “Amends the Gas Service Law and other legal provisions” (hereinafter, the “New Law” ) entered into force on February 9, 2017. The purpose of the New Law is to fill in the legal gaps existing in a market that, according to the parliamentary discussion, needs to improve the level of competition among their different actors...

Law Establishes New Power Transmission Systems and Creates an Independent Coordinating Body for the National Power System (Law No. 20. 936)
Carey, August 2016

On July the 27th 2016, Law No. 20.936 that establishes New Power Transmission Systems and creates an Independent Coordinating Body for the National Power System (the “Transmission Law” or “New Law”) was published. Its stated objectives are to ensure that transmission does not become an obstacle to power generation, increase competition in the electrical market and boost the development of non-conventional renewable energies...

New regulation of capacity payments among power generation companies
Carey, May 2016

On March 1st, 2016, Supreme Decree N° 62 of the Ministry of Economy, introduced in 2006 (hereinafter, the “Decree 62”), that regulates capacity transfers among power generation companies entered into force, modifying the methodology used to calculate transfers.IntroductionThe Chilean electric system remunerates power generation companies for two products: energy and capacity...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of case note on Warkworth Mining Limited v/s Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association Inc, Local Government Law Journal (2015).
  • Co-author of the chapter about Regulated Industries: Mining, Doing Business in Chile, 2nd Edition, British Chilean Chamber (2013).
  • Co-author of  «Lithium Industry & the Chilean Case»,  Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2011).

Blogs

Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)
Carey 

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19
Carey 

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono
Carey 

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.

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