Milenko Bertrand-Galindo

Milenko Bertrand-Galindo

Areas of practice

Mr. Bertrand-Galindo concentrates his professional practice in International Law, ESG, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Tax Compliance, Indigenous Law, Communities and Human Rights.

Mr. Bertrand-Galindo is the head of the ESG department at Bertrand-Galindo Barrueto Barroilhet, and is also the co-head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department at our firm. He was part of Chile’s Legal Team before The Hague International Court of Justice in the Maritime Dispute Case with Bolivia; and he has been a member of the Interamerican Judicial Committee of the Organization of American States. He has been legal advisor of the Presidency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and the National Human Rights Institute in Chile.

He has advised in his areas of expertise a broad range of local and foreign clients, including states, international organizations, professional associations, and private companies from various sectors of the economy including mining, energy, technology, the financial sector, and food industries. Mr. Bertrand-Galindo has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) by Leading Lawyers in 2021.

Mr. Bertrand-Galindo has been a professor of International Law and Conflicts of Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has also lectured at the Diplomatic Academy of Chile, the Judicial Academy of Chile, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, and has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. He has made publications and participated in several local and international lectures and seminars concerning his practice areas. He is a member of the Chilean Society of Public International Law, and the Chilean Society of Private International Law.

Previous experience

  • Claro & Cía.
  • Ministry of Justice, Government of Chile.
  • Ministry of Foreign Relations, Government of Chile.
  • Salinas & Bertrand-Galindo.


  • J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2004.
  • LL.M. Harvard Law School, 2008, Fulbright Scholarship and Mayer Dana and Etta Dana Harvard University Scholarship.
  • S.J.D. Washington College of Law, 2014, Fulbright Scholarship.


  • Spanish.
  • English.