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

Miguel Saldivia

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 professional practice is focused on environmental law, especially in project development, due diligence and in the Environmental Impact Assessment System.


  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
  • Journalism, Universidad de Chile.


  • Co-author of “Environmental Impact Assessment of Solar Energy Projects: Proposals for an Improved Environmental Processing”, Revista de Derecho Administrativo Económico, Universidad Católica de Chile (2014).
  • Co-author of “Water rights and national parks”, Acts of Water Law N°3 (2013).
  • Author of “Legal barriers to entry of geothermal energy in Chile”, “Energía, Cambio Climático y Sustentabilidad” (2013).
  • Co-author, of “Environmental Courts and the Environmental Superintendency: un ineludible relationship”, in “Actas de las VI Jornadas de Derecho Ambiental” (2012).

Activities and Memberships

  • Professor of Right to Information, School of Journalism, Universidad de Chile (since 2011).
  • Law Clerk of Carey’s Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Group (2011-2013).
  • Research Assistant, Center of Environmental Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2012).
  • Teaching Assistant of Environmental Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2013).Research Assistant, Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile), Universidad de Chile (since 2013).


Chile (2014).


Spanish and English.

Recent Representative Experience

  • Barrick Gold in the audit regarding environmental matters, water rights and permits for the sale of a 50% interest in the Zaldívar copper mine in Chile to Antofagasta PLC for USD1.005 billion in cash, forming a new partnership with one of the world’s leading copper companies.
  • Antofagasta Railway Company and Inversiones Punta de Rieles in the audit regarding environmental matters, sanitary issues and permits for the sale of 100% of Aguas de Antofagasta, a company dedicated to production and distribution of potable water and recollection, treatment and disposal of sewage, to Empresas Públicas de Medellín, a Colombian holding with public utilities companies in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Panamá and Chile, for USD965 million.

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