Eugenio Evans Espiñeira - Grupo Evans
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Eugenio
Evans Espiñeira

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Eugenio is partner of Grupo Evans. In his professional practice he usually advises companies, public organizations, and other entities, in matters related to Constitutional, Administrative, Regulatory and Energy Law.

He is recognized for his practical vision of the market and his ability to solve clients’ problems, in addition to his academic contributions. In this regard, he is an outstanding undergraduate and graduate university professor in his areas of expertise. He has been part of conciliatory commissions in relevant infrastructure projects in Chile and, at the request of parties, permanently issues legal reports required in litigation. He is also a frequent panel member specialized seminars and congresses.

STUDIES

LL.B., Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, (1986).

LL.M. in Public Law, mention in Constitutional Law, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, (1994).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Partner, Cubillos Evans, currently Grupo Evans, (2014 to date).

President, Asociación Chilena de Derecho y Regulación de la Energía A.G. (Chilean Association of Energy Law and Regulation), (2020 to date).

RECOGNITION

Chambers and Partners (2021) has ranked Evans in Band 1 of the Energy and Natural Resources practice, as well as in Band 3 of the Public Law practice.

In 2021, Chambers and Partners ranked Evans in Band 1 of the Energy and Natural Resources practice, for his expertise in regulatory and constitutional matters in the Energy area. In the area of Public Law, where he is listed in Band 3, he is mentioned as a “prestigious” and “highly regarded” lawyer in this practice. Specifically, he is “recognized for his expertise in Energy-related litigation.”

The Legal 500 selected Evans as a Leading Individual in the practice of Energy and Natural Resources/Electricity (2020). Best Lawyers highlights him in the practice of Natural Resources, Public and Administrative Law, as well as Energy (2020).

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Professor, Constitutional Law and Electricity Law, Faculty of Law and LL.M. program, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Professor, Master of Public Law, Transparency, Regulations and Control, and Diploma in Probity and Transparency in State Administration, Universidad Finis Terrae Faculty of Law, Santiago de Chile, (2020 to date).

PUBLICATIONS

“Electric Power Law and Economic Regulation”, co-author with Eduardo Yáñez, 2017, Thomson Reuters, Chile.

“Compensations in the Electricity Industry in context of Constitutional Jurisprudence”, (author), 2016, Libertad y Desarrollo.

“Notable Rulings. A Review from a Public Policy Perspective”, (chapter author), 2013, Anuario de Jurisprudencia, Libertad y Desarrollo, Chile.

“Electricity Law”, (co-author with María C. Seeger), 2003, LexisNexis, Chile.

“Acccount of the Political Constitution of the Republic”, 1999, Editorial Jurídica de Chile.

“Taxation and the Constitution”, 1996, Editorial Jurídica de Chile.

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English.

28.03.2024

Fallo de la Segunda Sala de la Corte de Apelaciones de Antofagasta

Fallo de la Segunda Sala de la Corte de Apelaciones de Antofagasta - Grupo Evans
                                                                                                Compartimos un relevante fallo de la Segunda Sala de la Corte de Apelaciones de Antofagasta (Rol C-613-2023) que ratifica criterios en orden a rechazar denuncia de obra nueva interpuesta por concesionario minero careciendo de servidumbres y de un proyecto minero real. La Corte rechazó un recurso de apelación y casación en la forma confirmando la sentencia de primera instancia dictada en marzo 2023 por el Segundo Juzgado de Letras de Calama (Rol C-1638-2021). Esta, a su vez, rechazó la pretensión de Green Canyon SpA en orden a tratar de impedir el funcionamiento del Parque Eólico Calama, de ENGIE Chile, sobre la base de tener concesiones mineras sobre el subsuelo del terreno y presentar una denuncia de obra nueva en contra de quien legítimamente hace uso del suelo.

“Estamos muy conformes con el fallo que dio la razón a nuestro cliente, Engie Energía Chile SA. A la vez, la Corte ratifica la jurisprudencia en el sentido de atajar la especulación minera y rechazar el uso instrumental que se hace de las concesiones mineras y de la denuncia de obra nueva. Las concesiones mineras en manos de quienes no tienen proyectos mineros reales, ni permisos ni títulos vigentes y actuales que habiliten la explotación, obstaculizan el desarrollo de proyectos en nuestro país, desincentivando la inversión. De hecho, los abusos en esta materia dieron paso a cambios legislativos como los de la Ley 21.420, que busca terminar con esas malas prácticas”, dice Elías Soto Núñez, Director del equipo de Litigios de Grupo Evans.

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