Isidora Goyenechea 2800, las Condes Piso 42 755-0647 Santiago, Chile
Tel:(+56 2)29282200, Fax:(+56 2)29282200, E-mail:

José Tomás Barrueto

Associate Carey Isidora Goyenechea 2800, piso 43, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
tel.+56 2 2928 2205


Member of Carey’s Natural Resources and Environmental Group. His practice focuses on environmental and mining law, energy project development, and in environmental and regulatory aspects related to natural resources, corporate law and law reports.


  • Law, Universidad de Los Andes (2005)
  • LL.M. (Environmental Law and Energy & Clean Technology Law certificate),University of California, Berkeley (Beca Chile Scholarship) (2013).


  • “Naturals Resources: ¿Sustainability o overexploitation?”, VII Conference on Environmental Law, Universidad de Chile (2014).
  • “Current Practices of Acid Water Management in Chile and the World”, Collahuasi, Iquique (2010).
  • “Environmental Law in Times of Reform”, V Conference on Environmental Law, Universidad de Chile (2010).

Activities and Memberships

  • Director of the Environmental Assessment Agency, Atacama Region, Government of Chile (2010-2012).
  • Director Environmental National Commission, Atacama  Region, Government of Chile (2010).
  • International Associate, Dechert LLP, New York (2013 – 2014).
  • Member of Chilean Bar Association.
  • Professor of “Development of Mining and Energy Projects”,LL.M., Universidad Católica de Chile (2015).
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de los Andes (2008-2010).


Chile (2007).


Spanish and English.

Recent Representative Experience

  • Quantum Pacific Exploration in the negotiation of an exploration Joint Venture  agreement with Barrick Gold.
  • Total / SunPower in the development and financing of its photovoltaic projects in Chile.
  • Marubeni LP Holding in the acquisition of a mining project in Chile.
  • Teck Carmen de Andacollo, a Chilean subsidiary of Teck Resources, in the execution of a Long Term Offtake Agreement and a Streaming Agreement with different subsidiaries of Royal Gold.