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Environment Law Firm of the Year Contact


Eelaw Energy and Environment Legal Advice Address: Av. Apoquindo 5.555 Of. 605, Las Condes Santiago – CHILE 7580012


Phone: (562) 2 2299567 Web: www.eelaw.cl Twitter: eelaw_


Firm Profile


EeLaw is a boutique law firm dedicated to provide legal services in the areas of environment, natural resources and energy.


The firm initiated its practice in the beginning of 2008 as a response to the growing need for strategic consultancy focused exclusively on issues of environmental law, natural resources, pollution control and energy.


The philosophy inspiring the firm is to provide our clients with excellence, quality and modern services, orienting our efforts to the implementation and improvement of work standards in order to add value to our clients businesses.


The Firm's practice has been distinguished by the special motivation to study and analyze national and international environmental regulations, technical standards used for the regulatory making process and by our interest in participating in the development of these regulations at its earliest stage.


Paulina A. Riquelme, Founding Partner Attorney, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Energy & Environment LL.M., Tulane University, New Orleans, USA (with distinction) Fulbright Scholar Bar Admission - Chilean Supreme Court, January 1999


Founding partner at EeLaw Energy and Environment Legal Advice. Her legal practice concentrates on environmental


law, natural resources, energy & mining, and national and international environmental regulations. She serves as counsel to a wide variety of industries, including mining, energy and aquaculture industries.


Mrs. Riquelme actively participates in the development of national environmental legislation and rulemaking on all aspects of environmental and natural resources law.


Paula Medina, Partner Attorney, Universidad de Chile Graduate Degree in Environmental Law, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2008) Bar Admission - Chilean Supreme Court, January 2008


Associate since July 2008, Mrs. Medina became a partner of Eelaw Energy and Environment Legal Advice in 2011 and has focused her practice primarily in Environmental and Natural Resources law, including legal assistance in areas like communities, aquiculture and regulatory developments, among others.


Areas of expertise


Environmental Legal Advice • Environmental legal advice for productive sectors; particularly natural resources and mining industries • Environmental permitting and compliance legal audits


• Environmental legal due diligence for project financing, mergers and acquisitions


• Drafting of internal manuals or guidelines to assist compliance


• Legal advice in administrative proceedings and environmental litigation


Studies and Regulatory Developments • Analysis of current regulations and of proposed regulations • Drafting of reports, memos, minutes of meetings and presentations on environmental legal issues


• Organization of workshops and seminars for training and capacity building on environmental legal matters


Pollution Control • Expertise on pollution control statutes and regulations: air, water, noise, chemicals, wastes, soil, etc.


Natural Resources • Mining • Aquaculture and fish farming • Water management resources and regulations • Biodiversity


Energy • Conventional energy • Non conventional renewable energy sources • Climate change and related national and international regulations


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