Matías Montoya


Matías, counsel of the Environment practice of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources group at Barros & Errázuriz, has centered his experience in environmental issues in both the public and private sectors, delivering strategic integral advice to different investment projects within the framework of their design, environmental proceedings, citizen participation, indigenous consultation, permit attainment, representation in administrative appeals, and in judicial appeals before the environmental courts and supreme court.

In addition, he has participated in numerous transactions, finance projects, due diligence processes, and contracts, all from a regulatory perspective.

Professional experience

  • Counsel, Barros & Errázuriz, since 2014.
  • General Counsel, Environmental Assessment Service, 2012.
  • Regional Projects Coordinator, Environmental Assessment Service, 2010.
  • Legal Advisor to Executive Director, National Environmental Commission, 2010.
  • Attorney, National Environmental Commission of the Metropolitan Region, 2008.


  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Law, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
  • Law School, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.


  • Spanish
  • English

Latest Recognitions

  • Star Associates, Chambers Latin America 2021, Chile, Environment.
  • Rising Star, Legal 500, 2019, Chile, Environment.


  • Agroindustry
  • Energy, Mining & Natural Resources
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Manufacturing & Industrial Services
  • Real State & Construction