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– Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso-Chile. J.D: 1976.
– Political Science Institute, Universidad de Chile. Master in Political Science, 1989.

Areas of Practice

– Constitutional Law
– Concessions and Infrastructure
– Environmental and Natural Resources Law
– Administrative Law, Regulatory Developments
– Sanitary Law


Julio Lavín Valdés

Julio Lavín Valdés (Santiago, Chile, 1951), joined the firm in the year 2000 and as partner in 2004.

Specialized in environmental and natural resources law, maritime concessions, constitutional, administrative and sanitary law, is legal counselor for maritime and aquaculture concessions, handling as well procedures for administrative appeals and he has broad expertise in sanitary and sanitary utilities law.

He has prepared legal opinions and defended remedies of habeas corpus, of unenforceability and of a claim of nationality in constitutional cases. Advisor to governmental authorities on regulatory aspects and several companies on the Environmental Impact Assessment System, oversight and sanction processes. Participant in regulatory developments such as “Tradable Emission Permit System”, “Project to Streamline and Modernize Chilean Environmental Laws” and “Framework for Management of Mining Environmental Liabilities.”

Professor in Constitutional Law at the Law School of the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (1975 – 1986), at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago (1987 – 2005) and the Law School of Universidad de los Andes (1991-2014).

Professor in Constitutional Law and Environmental Law in the Master in Constitutional Law and Master in Enterprise Law Programs at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1997 – 2008) and the Master in Enterprise Law Program of the Universidad de los Andes (2005-2014).

He has authored diverse publications and academic papers in his area of expertise.

He was attorney (Justice Officer) for the Chilean Navy (1973-1990.

Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


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