Paloma Infante M.

She concentrates her practice in mining, sanitary and electrical environmental and regulatory matters, with special emphasis on environmental evaluation of projects, administrative and judicial litigation, application of extended responsibility to the producer, negotiations with communities and territorial ordering. Likewise, she is an expert in the sectorial regulations applicable to the various natural resources (water, flora, fauna, fishery and aquaculture, among others).

Mrs. Infante joined Morales & Besa in 2017. Previously she served as head of the Legal Division of the Ministry of the Environment, and head of the Environmental Regulation Department of the same institution. Previously, she worked in the Superintendence of Environment as prosecutor of sanctioning administrative procedures.

From 2006 to 2011, she worked as an associate in the Natural Resources and Environment Group of Carey y Cía.

She is the author of several articles, the main ones being “Main challenges of the Superintendence of Environment one year after its entry into operation”, Yearbook of Public Law 2014, Universidad Diego Portales; “Effectiveness of REDD programs in the protection of sui generis indigenous rights”, Tribuna International Magazine, 2 (3), 2013 and ” “Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship. My Company “, Ministry of Economy, 2010.

She is a member of the Environment Commission of the Chilean Bar Association and the Environmental Justice Institute of Germany. In addition, she is a member of the Environment, CSR, and Sustainability Committee of The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.


  • Licentiate in Legal and Social Sciences, Universidad de Chile School of Law (2003).
  • New York University School of Law, New York, United States.  LL.M. in Environmental Law (2012). Fulbright y CONICYT Scholar/ Becas Chile.


  • Professor of the Master in Environmental Law of Universidad del Desarrollo (2020).
  • Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law. Assistant professor of Environmental Law professors Javier Vergara and Patricio Leyton (2003-2011).
  • Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law. 2002-2004 Assistant professor of Constitutional Law professor Pablo Ruiz-Tagle (2002-2004).
  • Universidad del Desarrollo, School of Law. Professor of the Continuing Education Course in Environmental Law (2010-2011).
  • DUOC UC Institute, Faculty of Engineering. Professor of the Environmental Legislation course (2009).


Paloma Infante is ranked as “Rising Star” in Environment by Legal 500 Latam 2019. She was also recognized as “Next Generation Partner” in Environment by Legal 500 Latina America 2018.

She is also recognized in Environment by Best Lawyers 2020.

It is worth mentioning that she was awarded “Best Pro Bono Project” in 2010 and “Best Pro Bono Coordinator” in 2009, both by the Pro Bono Chile Foundation.


Experience of de Paloma Infante M.