Isidora Goyenechea 2800, las Condes Piso 42 755-0647 Santiago, Chile
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Juan Francisco Mackenna

Partner Carey Isidora Goyenechea 2800, piso 43, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
tel.+56 2 2928 2210


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Legal News and Alerts

Electricity Projects & Regulation 2017 – Chile

22 August, 2017

Public Bid for the Bicentennial Cable Car Concession

11 July, 2017

New terms and conditions applicable to land concessions granted over state owned land for the development of NCRE projects

12 May, 2017

Amendments to the Gas Service Law in Chile and other legal provisions enter into force

15 February, 2017

Public power tender process to supply distribution companies 2017/01

24 January, 2017

Annual reporting requirements for Onerous Use Concession Agreements

19 January, 2017

Electricity Projects & Regulation 2016 – Chile

17 August, 2016

Law establishes new Power Transmission Systems and creates an Independent Coordinating Body for the National Power System (Law No. 20. 936)

9 August, 2016

New regulation of capacity payments among power generation companies

30 May, 2016

Law 20,897 modifies Article 34 bis of the Electric Power Services General Law

18 February, 2016

Electricity Projects & Regulation 2015 – Chile

21 July, 2015

Chile’s long-term energy policy: “Energy 2050”

16 December, 2014

Net Billing Law

28 October, 2014

Annual Review: Energy & Utilities 2013 – Juan Francisco Mackenna

14 October, 2013

Superintendency of the Environmente: Full Operation

31 January, 2013

Chilean chapter on Energy, First Edition, Global Legal Insights (2012) – Global Legal Group

31 December, 2012

The Bureau of the Environment: Instructions to holders of Environmental Approval Resolutions

3 December, 2012

Law No.20,600 on Environmental Courts

6 July, 2012

Law Nº. 20.500 about Associations and Community Participation in Public Management

6 July, 2011

New Regulation on Atmospheric Pollution

6 August, 2011

Supreme decree No. 78, Regulations on Hazardous Substances Storage

27 April, 2011


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Energy Group. His practice area is focused on energy regulatory matters and various types of energy projects, including contracts for electricity, liquid fuels, natural gas, NCRE accreditations, electric transmission, gas transportation, engineering and construction of infrastructure projects, property and land use permits, environmental matters and litigation related to regulatory matters of the energy industry, and civil law.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recognized as Leading Individual in Energy & Natural Resources; Mining; Environment, and Projects, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Mining & Metals, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Energy and Natural Resources, Legal 500.
  • Recognized as Leading Private Practitioner in Administrative Law and Energy, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Project Finance; Energy and Mining, Who’s Who Legal.
  • “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Energy, Best Lawyers (2016).
  • Recognized in Energy; Environmental; Natural Resources and Project Finance and Development, Best Lawyers.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • LL.M., Duke University Law School (2000).
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University Law School (2000).


  • Co-author of Electricity Projects & Regulations, Latin Lawyer (2015-2016).
  • Co-author of the SIC-SING interconnection bill, which was signed into law in 2013 (Law N° 20,726).
  • Author of the Annual Report: Energy and Utilities, Financier Worldwide (2013).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter on Energy, First Edition, Global Legal Insights, Global Legal Group (2012).
  • Member of the drafting committee of the Public Electric Highway, presented before Congress by President Sebastián Piñera in 2012.
  • Member of the Chilean Energy Ministry’s drafting committee for the NCRE bill, which was signed into law in 2010 (Law N° 20,698).
  • Author of the Chilean chapter of Electricity Regulation, Getting the Deal Through (2007-2009).


Frequent lecturer in local and international seminars and conferences, such as the International Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Enagás and Green World Conferences, etc.

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