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Maria José Zegers Q.

Idiomas: Spanish/ English

Her practice focuses mainly on the areas of Energy, Water, Desalination and Sanitation, and Infrastructure and Projects, where she advises various companies throughout the life of a project, including due diligence, acquisition, permits, construction, operation and judicial and extrajudicial disputes with various stakeholders. In addition, she advises on regulatory, environmental and antitrust issues, particularly in the energy, sanitation, desalination, mining and real estate industries.

+56 2 2913 8000

Previously, she was director of the law firm Rivadeneira, Colombara y Zegers (RCZ) (2014-2022) and coordinator of the Probono work at said firm, worked as a lawyer at the National Economic Attorney General (2011-2013) and, previously, as a lawyer at the law firm Bofill Mir Alvarez Jana (2007-2010), specifically in the areas of litigation and arbitration.

  • University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, Master of Global Law (2014).
  • Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law, Bachelor at Laws, graduated Summa cum Laude (2006).
  • Law degree awarded by the Supreme Court of Justice (2010).
  • Universidad de Chile, Department of Electrical Engineering, Diploma Course in Renewable Energies (2017).
  • Universidad de Chile, Department of Electrical Engineering, Diploma Course on Regulation of the Electricity Sector (2012).
  • Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law, Diploma Course in Competition Law and Policy (2011).
  • Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law, Lecturer in Diploma Course in Competition Law and Policy (2020 to date).
  • Universidad de Chile, Department of Electrical Engineering, Lecturer in Diploma Course in Electricity Sector Regulation (2015 to date).
  • University of Sydney, Faculty of Engineering, Assistant Sustainable Design, Engineering & Management (Energy & Water) (2014).

She has been recognised by the international ranking Best Lawyers in the category “Project Finance and Development Practice” (2022-2023).

  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association, where she served as Coordinator of the Environment and Natural Resources Commission (2018-2022).
  • Director of the Chilean Association of Environmental Law (ACHIDAM).
  • Member of RedProcompetencia.
  • Expert of Hay Mujeres (NGO that aims to make women’s voices visible in public opinion).