Full Name
Benjamin Perez
Job Title
President, Mining Committee Auscham
Speaker Bio
Benjamín Pérez

Partner and member of the mining, water law and environment departments. He specializes in mining project development, due diligence, M&A in the mining industry, on the regulatory and environmental angle of project development, water law and desalination projects, and mining and water law litigation.

Education and Professional Career

• Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2008).
• Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Regulatory Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2013).
• Academy of American and International Law of Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, Texas USA (2011).

He is the President of the Chilean-Australian Chamber of Commerce’s Mining Committee since 2018 and member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He is a regular speaker at the Mining and Water Law Sessions hosted at Universidad de Chile and has made several contributions and published articles in connection with water law in the mining industry.

In the academic field, he was a Professor of Mining Law at the Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello (since 2019) and was professor of Commercial Law (2013-2018) at the same university. In addition, he was assistant professor of Indigenous Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2014).


Benjamín is ranked in several international rankings including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Latin Lawyer in the mining, water law, environmental and natural resources areas.
“Partner Benjamín Pérez is involved in the Chilean mining sector, and is acknowledged by a client who remarks: "Benjamín Pérez is an excellent communicator and is highly responsive. He always works with a very structured and logical methodology.”

“He is active in Chile's water rights space. He receives praise in the market, as an interviewee notes: "He is an excellent lawyer with wide expertise." Another client enthuses: "Benjamín Pérez Arrieta is commercially aware and understands the way of leading the project forward.”
Chambers & Partners 2023
Benjamin Perez