Joaquín Vicuña

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Estudios: University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.
LL.M. in Mineral Law & Policy, 2015.

University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.
Mining Transactions and Agreements Programme, 2014.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Postgraduate Diploma in Energy and Natural Resources Law, with a specialization in Mining, 2013.

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile.
Postgraduate Diploma in Tax and Customs Law, 2012.

LL.B. graduated Law School Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile, 2010.

Languages: Spanish – English


Joaquín Vicuña joined Alessandri in 2016 where he specializes in Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law. He has experience working with public institutions and international organizations.

Before joining Alessandri, Joaquín worked in the Tax and Customs Court Unit in the Ministry of Finance. Joaquín has also worked at the Ministry of Agriculture; Novartis; and Carey.

Between 2015 and 2016 he served as a Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group advising foreign clients on matters mainly related to mining.

Joaquín holds two Diplomas: one in Tax and Customs Law from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and other in Energy and Natural Resources Law, with specialization in Mining, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds an LL.M in Mineral Law & Policy from University of Dundee (Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy) Scotland U.K. He received his law degree from Universidad de los Andes.

In addition to his formal education and practice he has participated in various training and practical seminars covering topics such as: International Arbitration, Community Engagement, Mining Agreements, International Energy Law, Public Policies on Natural Resources, Transnational Investment Law.

He is lecturer of different courses for the LL.M. in Mining & Water Law and for the LL.M. in Environmental Law, both at Universidad Finis Terrae. Besides he is lecturer of Regulatory Law & Entrepreneurship Management module, for the Law Programme degree at Universidad Mayor and Natural Resources Legal Regime II, for the Law Programme degree at Universidad Finis Terrae.

Academic activity

Lecturer Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile.

LL.M. in Mineral and Water Law Programme.
Course: “Funding Mining Exploration Projects”, 2015 and 2016.
Course: “National Exploration Industry”, 2015 and 2016.
Course: “International Comparative Indigenous Law”, 2015.
Course: “Introduction to Mining Law”, 2016.

LL.M. in Environmental law Programme.
Course: “Environmental Aspects in Project Financing”, 2015.

LL.B. Programme

Course: “Natural Resources Legal Framework”, 2016.

Lecturer Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile.

LL.B. Programme

Course: “Regulatory Law & Entrepreneurship Management”, 2015.



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