Julio Recordon


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Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm's Environment Group. His practice focuses on environmental law, including advice on the Environmental Impact Assessment System, audits, waste management, sectoral permits, ESG and administrative procedures, and litigation related to energy, mining, aquaculture, forestry, health, and real estate projects, among others.


  • Capstone Mining Corp., a Canadian based company, on a USD3.3 billion joint venture with Mantos Copper. Capstone’s shareholders acquired a 60.2% stake in the new mining company, which operates as Capstone Copper. Mantos’ shareholders acquired the remaining minority interest. Capstone Copper operates the Chilean mining projects Mantoverde, Mantos Copper and Santo Domingo.
  • Hapag-Lloyd, a German listed company and global leader in container shipping, on the acquisition, for approx. USD1 billion, of the port terminals and inland logistics business of SAAM, a Chilean listed multinational company that provides foreign trade services. Hapag-Lloyd acquired the entire operation of the port terminals business of SAAM, which includes ten terminals in six countries in the Americas, and of the inland logistics business of SAAM.
  • BlackRock on environmental and permitting matters related to the acquisition of a portfolio of PMGD photovoltaic projects.
  • OMERS Infrastructure Chile Holdings I and Enagás Chile on environmental matters related to the sale of 80% of their shareholding in GNL Quintero to EIG Global Energy Partners and Fluxys for USD1,165 billion.
  • Mainstream Renewable Power on environmental and permitting aspects related to a project financing for approx. USD162 million granted by CaixaBank, DNB Bank ASA and KfW IPEX-Bank and a VAT facility for approx. USD16 million granted by Scotiabank Chile, for the development and construction of Copihue, the last phase of its "Andes Renovables" wind and solar platform in Chile.
  • Sonnedix on the obtention of regulatory permits and the environmental evaluation of its solar project, Meseta de los Andes; and on the defense of its environmental resolution before the Committee of Ministers.
  • Frutura, a US-based sales and marketing network of fresh fruits spanning assets in the US, Peru and Uruguay, on the acquisition of Subsole, one of Chile's largest fresh fruit companies and leading exporter, specially of table grapes.
  • KSL Capital Partners, a US-based private equity firm, and its Australian luxury hotel platform Baillie Lodges, on the acquisition of Tierra Hotels. The latter is a Chilean luxury lodge chain with hotels in Torres del Paine (Patagonia), San Pedro de Atacama and Chiloé.
  • Codelco on a strategy regarding environmental matters, maritime concessions and water rights.
  • PROREP on the constitution of its collective management system for container and packaging waste within the context of the Law about Extended Producer Responsibility.
  • Clorox on the drafting and negotiation of a built to suit lease agreement for its new distribution center in Santiago, including permitting matters.
  • Astaldi, concessionaire of the Embalse Punilla project, on its defense against an environmental damage responsibility claim filed by a group of people before the Third Environmental Court. Additionally, on its defense in a claim filed by a group of people before the Environmental Assessment Service against the Environmental Approval Resolution of the transmission line for La Punilla reservoir.


  • Recognized in Environment, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Environment, Expert Guides-Rising Stars, Legal Media Group.
  • Recognized in Environmental Law, Leaders League.
  • Recognized in Environment, Top Ranked Legal.


  • Cabinet Advisor, Comptroller General of the Republic (2016-2017).
  • Legal Division, Ministry of Environment (2010-2014).
  • Professor of the Degree in Construction Law, Universidad de los Andes (2019-2022).
  • Professor of Environmental Legislation, Universidad de Chile (2011-2013).
  • Professor of Environmental Legislation, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2010).
  • Teaching Assistant of Administrative Environmental Law, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2008-2009).
  • Visiting researcher in environmental justice matters, Universität Hamburg, Germany (2009).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Author of the book "Legal Regime of Sectorial Environmental Permits", Ediciones Jurídicas de Santiago (2022).
  • Co-author of "Economic Instruments for Air Quality Management: Application of Emissions Taxes and Permits in Chile", Estudios Públicos N° 135 (2014).
  • Author of "Protected Areas in the Marine and Coastal Space", Environmental Justice, Law and Management Instruments of the Marine and Coastal Space (2013).
  • Author of "Legal and Environmental Conflicts in the Marine and Coastal Space", Environmental Justice, Law and Management Instruments of the Marine and Coastal Space (2013).


  • Speaker at the webinar "Extended Producer Responsibility Law (REP Law), its scope and implementation", AUSCHAM (2022).
  • Speaker at the webinar "Plastics and Circular Economy: Regulation in times of Covid-19", IDB (2020).
  • Speaker at the webinar "Key aspects of the REP Law", Carey (2018).
  • Speaker at the seminar ““Legal scope and implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility Law”, AUSCHAM (2017).
  • Speaker at the seminar "Legal aspects associated with the new Law to Promote Recycling and Extended Producer Responsibility (REP Law)" (2016).
  • Speaker in "Impacts of the New Environmental Institutionality", DICTUC (2013).
  • Speaker in XX Congress of Sanitary Engineering, AIDIS Chile (2013).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.
  • Degree in Administrative Law, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2010).


  • Chile (2010).


  • Spanish.
  • English.
  • German.

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