Álvaro Hercolani B.

Of counsel
+56 2 2383 0000

Álvaro joined our firm 2019 as of counsel.

Álvaro´s practice has concentrated in Corporate, Energy and Natural Resources, specifically in Oil & Gas matters. His remarkable negotiation abilities as well as his fluent relationship between private and public entities and his 15 year experience in management and coordination of legal teams in the Chilean main Oil & Gas company.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Natural Resources & Energy
  • Oil & Gas

Awards and honours

  • Negotiation of Oil Operations with YPF, Methanex Chile, Pan American and Geopark.
  • Negotiation of Gas Supply and Transportation Agreements with Methanex Chile.

Memberships and activities

  • Professor of Geothermal Energy Law in the Energy Law Master, Universidad Mayor.

Previous experience

  • Director of Legal Affairs in the Exploration & Production Department, ENAP ( 2008 – 2017).
  • Enap Sipetrol S.A., ENAP´s international branch (2002 – 2008).
  • Estudio Jurídico Otero (2000-2002).

Education (Studies)

  • Economic Administration Law Diploma, with mention in Natural Resources, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (2007).
  • LLM, in European Union Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (2000).
  • Derecho del MERCOSUR courses, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (2000).
  • JD, Universidad Diego Portales (1995).


  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English
  • German (beginners level)