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Aldo Poblete

Senior Associate

CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 10
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Chile
Languages Spanish, English
Environment

Aldo leads the CMS Carey & Allende Environment team. He focuses his practice on Environmental Impact Studies and Statements, contracts and tenders for energy supply, mining and water, which he combines with Public Law matters, administrative litigation, procuring permits and regulatory compliance audits in order to prevent sanction procedures.

He has been endorsed by Chambers and Partners, as well as by The Legal 500.

He previously worked for the National Environmental Commission.

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"Aldo Poblete of CMS Carey & Allende has key experience in environmental assessment processes related to Chilean projects"

Chambers and Partners Latin America - 2018

"Next Generation Lawyer" in Public Law.

The Legal 500 - 2017

Commentators highlight Aldo Poblete as a name that inspires a high level of commitment and a positive attitude

Chambers and Partners Latin America

"An enthusiastic, excellent young lawyer able to carry things forward"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

"Working with him was a great experience"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

Relevant experience

  • Interaseo Chile S.A.: Representation before the Superintendence of the Environment and Health authority (SEREMI) in inspections and administrative sanctioning procedures regarding a landfill operated by our client.
  • Agrícola Santa Helena: Advised within the Environmental Impact Assessment System, formulating citizen observations aimed at preventing the development of a power plant on land adjacent to the client´s ones.
  • Hidroeléctrica Lumen S.A.: Advised on the approval of the Environmental Impact Study of the Project “Central Hidroeléctrica del río Chaica, southern Chile.
  • Amunche Solar SpA.: Advised on the approval of the Environmental Impact Study of the Project "Parque Solar Fotovoltaico La Constitución ".
  • Asociación de Canalistas del Laja: Advised on the approval of the Environmental Impact Statement of the Project “Central Hidroeléctrica Diuto II, in Maule, Chile, leading the team that procured their environmental authorization.
  • Hidroeléctrica Doña Alicia S.A.: Advised on the approval of the Environmental Impact Study of the Project “Central Hidroeléctrica Doña Alicia”, leading the team that procured their environmental authorization, and in charge of the defense of said authorization before the Third Environmental Court, and currently before the Supreme Court of Justice.
  • Universidad San Sebastián: Participation on the team that procured the approval of the Environmental Impact Statement of the Project “Equipamiento – Conjunto Armónico Bellavista".
  • Inmobiliaria Costa Laguna S.A. (Besalco): Participation on the team that procured the approval of the Environmental Impact Statement of "Proyecto Inmobiliario Costa Laguna", leading the team that procured its environmental approval.
  • SQM Industrial S.A.: Participation on the team that procured the environmental approval of the project "Zona de Mina Pampa Blanca".
  • Barrick Gold Corporation: Participation on the team that started the Pascua-Lama binational mining project, which involved procuring permits, easements, preparing documents and managing compliance with the obligations and commitments contained in the Environmental Qualification Resolutions.
  • Compañía Minera Nevada Ltda: Participation on the team that procured the approval of the Environmental Impact Statement of the Project "Ampliación y Mejoramiento Línea de Transmisión Punta Colorada - Tres Quebradas", leading the team that procured its environmental approval.
  • Barrick Chile Generación S.A.: Participation on the team that procured the environmental approval of the Environmental Impact Statement of the Projects "Central Termoeléctrica Punta Colorada (IV Región)", "Parque Eólico Punta Colorada" and "Proyecto Ampliación y Modificación Parque Eólico Punta Colorada".
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Education

  • 2007– Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
  • Universidad de Chile, Master of Law candidate
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Lectures list

  • Universidad de Chile, Professor's Assistant, Environmental Law (2004 – 2013).
  • Universidad Santo Tomás, professor of Environmental Law (2014 – to date).
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Mining

Aldo is a part of the CMS Carey & Allende Mining practice.

He focuses his practice on Environmental Impact Studies and Statements, contracts and tenders for energy supply, mining and water, which he combines with Public Law matters, administrative litigation, procuring permits and regulatory compliance audits to prevent sanctioning procedures. 

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"Next Generation Lawyer" in Mining

The Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • SQM Industrial S.A.: Participation on the team that procured the environmental approval of the project "Zona de Mina Pampa Blanca".
  • Barrick Gold Corporation : Participation in the team that implemented the bi-national Pascua-Lama mining project, procuring necessary permits and carrying out compliance of the obligations and commitments contained in the environmental qualification resolutions. 
  • Compañía Minera Nevada Ltda: Participation on the team that procured the approval of the Environmental Impact Statement of the Project "Ampliación y Mejoramiento Línea de Transmisión Punta Colorada - Tres Quebradas", leading the team that procured its environmental approval.
  • Barrick Chile Generación S.A.: Participation on the team that procured the environmental approval of the Environmental Impact Statement of the Projects "Central Termoeléctrica Punta Colorada (IV Región)", "Parque Eólico Punta Colorada" and "Proyecto Ampliación y Modificación Parque Eólico Punta Colorada".
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Education

  • 2007– Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
  • Universidad de Chile, Master of Law candidate
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Lectures list

  • Universidad de Chile, Professor's Assistant, Environmental Law (2004 – 2013)
  • Universidad Santo Tomás, professor of Environmental Law (2014 – to date)
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Energy

Aldo is a part of the CMS Carey & Allende Energy practice. He focuses his practice on contracts and tenders for energy supply, electrical easements, and environmental law. 

He combines his experience with Public Law matters, administrative litigation, procuring permits and regulatory compliance audits. 

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Relevant experience

  • Eléctricas de Medellín Ingeniería y Servicios - EDEMSA (Colombia) Advised EDEMSA as the construction company (EPC contractor) for the inter-regional line of Interchile in the procurement of building permits, work facilities, warehouses, towers, surface modification, among others. This project aims to build the most important high-voltage line in Chile, which will allow the interconnection of the two transmission systems in the country, which is due for completion in 2017.
  • Ormat Technologies Inc.: Advised  on the acquisition of a solar plant located in Atacama, northern Chile. Due diligence for this transaction included a thorough legal opinion regarding the environmental permits of this generation facility and the status of the connection to the grid and electric easements.
  • Ibereolica Cabo Leones I S.A. and Amunche Solar SpA.; Advised two of the four winning companies (from among 38 bidders), on the 2015-02 supply tender for regulated customers in concession areas from the Norte Grande Interconnected System (SING) and the Central Interconnected System (SIC), for a total of 1,200 GWh/year.
  • Hidroeléctrica doña Alicia: Advised  on the development of this run-of-the-river power plant in the procedures addressed to connect its facilities into the Central Interconnected System (SIC).
  • Unilever Chile: Currently advising on the drafting and negotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in order to satisfy its renewable energy requirements for all of its plants and facilities.
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Education

  • 2007– Law Degree, Universidad de Chile School of Law
  • Universidad de Chile, Master of Law candidate
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Lectures list

  • Universidad de Chile, Professor's Assistant, Environmental Law (2004 – 2013)
  • Universidad Santo Tomás, professor of Environmental Law (2014 – to date)
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