Esteban Fresno

+56 2 2928 2205

His practice focuses on natural resources, mining, water, energy and environmental law.


  • Codelco on the design of the corporate governance for the development of the Llurimagua copper project with ENAMI EP in Ecuador.
  • Mainstream Renewable Power Chile, through its subsidiary Cóndor Energía, in a financing for approx. USD580 million granted by CaixaBank, DNB, KfW IPEX-Bank, Natixis, SMBC and Société Generale for the development and construction of the Cóndor project, consisting of four renewable energy projects: Tchamma, Cerro Tigre and Escondido in northern Chile and Alena in the south, including the construction of transmission lines and electrical substations.
  • Sierra Gorda SCM on the analysis and renegotiation of agreements with contractors.
  • Aftermath Silver on the acquisition of 100% of the Challacollo silver and gold project in Chile, owned by Mandalay Resources, and in obtaining the operation’s approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • S-Energy on the review and due diligence of a portfolio of eight solar PMGD projects, their financing process and construction, and on the acquisition of Jahuel project.
  • Complejo Portuario Mejillones on the preparation and negotiation of contracts for the construction, financing and operation of port facilities, as well as the modification and lease of maritime concessions.
  • A mining company on a debt restructuring for USD60 million in the approval of a pre-insolvency proceeding, including the regularization of its mining closure plan.
  • National and international mining companies on judicial, corporate and regulatory matters.


  • Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources, IFLR.


  • Visiting Professor in Logistics Management of Supply and Acquisitions Program, Business Administration School, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (since 2016).
  • Teaching Assistant of Indigenous Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2010).
  • Attorney in Legal-Legislative Division, Ministry of General Secretariat of the Presidency (2013-2014).
  • Teaching Assistant of Constitutional Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006-2009).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.



  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Degree in Natural Resources and Energy Law, double major in Mining Law and Water Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2013).
  • Jaime Guzmán Errázuriz Award, to the best Constitutional, Politic and Administrative Law student of the class.


  • Chile (2013).


  • Spanish.
  • English.