Isidora Goyenechea 2800, las Condes Piso 42 755-0647 Santiago, Chile
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José Tomás Hurley

Associate Carey Isidora Goyenechea 2800, piso 43, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
tel.+56 2 2928 2211


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Member of Carey’s Energy Group. 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.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Finalist in Energy, Leading Lawyers, Idealis (2016).
  • Best Pro Bono Coordinator Award, Fundación Pro Bono (2012).


  • 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).


  • 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).


Co-speaker “Main Aspects of the Legal Mining Easement” at the XIV Congress of Mining Law (2012).

Activities and Memberships

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


Chile (2010).


Spanish and English.

Recent Representative Experience

  • Total / Sunpower on the negotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement to supply 60% of Metro’s energy demand. Metro is a state-owned subway that transports more than 662 million of people annually.
  • SunPower Corporation in the negotiation of a PPA to supply energy to Metro, the state owned company that operates Santiago’s subway. The PPA backed the financing and construction of the PV power project El Pelícano of up to 98MW.
  • Total and SunPower Corporation in the negotiation of PPA to supply 500 GWh to Colbún.

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