Arturo Brandt '04

Biography

Mr. Brandt is an attorney, with a law degree from the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile, and an LLM in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  Since 2002, Mr. Brandt has dedicated the majority of his professional career to Environmental Law, specializing in Climate Change, Trading Emissions and Renewable Energy; specifically he has focused on the study, analysis, development and implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects from different perspectives: with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Bonn, Germany, advising on the design of public policies for developing countries, later with the consulting firm POCH Ambiental in the creation, development and implementation of GHG reduction projects;  later, with First Climate, a Swiss-German investment fund, as an originator and representative for Latin American GHG reduction projects. Currently, he is the Latin American Representative for TRADITION GREEN, an English Company (part of TRADITION), leader in the environmental commodities marketplace, including carbon credits, renewable energy certificates, biomass, etc. Concurrently with this position, he serves as a consulting attorney with Vial Serrano Law Firm, advising on issues related to environmental law and in the development of independent consultancy focusing on sustainable development, environmental legislation, policy and renewable energy.  Arturo has authored publications and participated in conferences, both in Chile and Internationally. He has been nominated as a noteworthy attorney in the environmental section of the English publication, “Who is Who Legal” for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. His clients include: the Energy Ministry of the Republic of Chile, the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO), the British Embassy in Chile, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribean (ECLAC), METROGAS, CMPC, MASISA, Mitsubishi (Japan), SN Power (Norway and Chile), METHANEX, PETROQUIM, IM Trust, Xstrata Copper, Cementos Bicentenario, Emiliana Vineyards, Hidrochile, among others.