Martín Canessa

+56 2 2928 2612

His practice focuses on administrative, constitutional and regulatory law, advising several national and international clients, as well as public entities and state-owned enterprises on all sorts of matters directly or indirectly related to the public sector in Chile. This includes concessions, public procurement, negotiation and development of public-private associations, litigation before Chilean administrative bodies, ordinary and special courts of justice, the Chilean Public Procurement Court and the Chilean Constitutional Court, legal defense against sanctions imposed by public entities, advice on sectoral regulations in various markets, regarding public policies and legislative matters, as well as issues related to the Chilean Transparency law.


  • Teaching Assistant of Constitutional Reform or New Constitution and Challenges of the Chilean Political Regime, LL.M., Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2020).
  • Teacher of Constitutional Law, Universidad del Desarrollo (since 2019).
  • Teacher of the Immigration Legal Clinic, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (since 2019).
  • Teaching Assistant of Constitutional Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2013).


  • Author of the chapter “The Democratic Need for the Right to Adequate Housing in the New Constitution” in Constitutional Discussions: Contents for a New Social Pact in Chile, Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo (2021).



  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Academic certificate (minor) in International Relations, Institute of Political Science, Universidad Católica de Chile (2016).


  • Chile (2019).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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