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Manuel José Barros

Manuel José Barros



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His practice focuses on environmental law, including the Environmental Impact Assessment System, environmental audits, administrative proceedings and litigation. Also, on mining and energy project development and contracts and regulatory aspects of natural resources.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2012).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Regulation, The London School of Economics and Political Science (Chevening Scholarship) (2015).
  • Degree in Administrative Law, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2014).
  • Exchange Student, University of North Carolina, United States (2009).
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Professor of Environmental Law, Degree in Environmental Law and Sustainability, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2017).
  • Visiting Attorney at Eversheds LLP, London (2015-2016).
  • Internship in the area of financing of renewable energy projects, Gaiagen Limited, London (2015).
  • Chief of Staff of the Vice Minister of Environment (2013).
  • Chief of Staff of the Director of the Environmental Assessment Agency (2013-2014).
  • Teaching Assistant of Environmental Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2012).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Co-author of «Towards a Sustainable State: the Role of the Ministry of Environment and Ministry Council of Sustainability», «Temas de Actualidad. Diplomado en Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable», Universidad Católica de Chile (2015).
  • Author of «Contractual Valuation of a Guarantee over Time. Commentary to a Girona’s Audience ruling dated on September 16th, 2011», «Derecho Corporativo. Jurisprudencia comentada», Thomson Reuters and Legal Publishing Chile (2012).

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