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FerradaNehme

ORINOCO 90, 16TH FLOOR, LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, 7560970, CHILE
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London, Santiago

Chile

Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 1

FerradaNehme

FerradaNehmeprovides an excellent service that quickly provides sound, business- orientated advice’. The team is widely respected for merger control matters, compliance and regulatory issues, IP-related competition issues and high-profile cases before the TDLC and the FNE. It regularly assists clients in the telecoms, technology and banking sectors. Recent work saw the team defend Walmart Chile (and parent company Walmart), against an FNE investigation into alleged price fixing collusion and subsequent FNE claim before the TDLC. It also advised Grupo Luksic subsidiary, port operator Antofagasta Terminal Internacional, in a non-contentious proceeding before the TDLC that aimed to modify the restrictions on vertical integration. Founding partner Nicole Nehme and of counsels Sander van der Voorde and Benjamín Mordoj are highly rated. Sebastián Dufeu, Diego Hernández and Josefina Campos are key practice directors.

Leading lawyers

Nicole Nehme - FerradaNehme

Next generation lawyers

Benjamín Mordoj - FerradaNehme

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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)
Corporate and M&A (including compliance) - ranked: tier 5

FerradaNehme

FerradaNehme’s corporate practice is led by director Mario Valderrama, who recently joined from Chilean Securities Regulator, SVS. The team regularly advises Fitch Chile on the negotiation of contracts with Chilean issuers; and recently assisted Senvion with the negotiation of service and turbine supply agreements regarding wind farm projects. The firm also has a robust compliance practice.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

FerradaNehme

In addition to commercial and civil litigation, FerradaNehme’s practice frequently handles energy and environmental law-related issues and TMT disputes, as well as being ‘go-to’ for antitrust and public law issues. The team’s recent experience includes acting for Walmart subsidiary, Líder, in a class action filed by SERNAC for alleged consumer law infringements. Nicole Nehme is ‘recommended for her deep knowledge, business acumen, strategic vision and thoroughness’; practice directors Nicolás Ubilla and Rafael Collado are also highly regarded.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

FerradaNehme

FerradaNehme is ‘focused on solutions and problem solving and not billable hours’. Patricio Leyton, who ‘delivers succinct and sound legal advice’ and ‘finds practical and intelligent solutions to problems’, is recommended for environmental permitting, co-ordination with political authorities and negotiating with communities. Valeria Ruz has vast experience in environmental assessment procedures, permit procurement, and environment-related administrative and judicial litigation; Luis Cordero heads the public law group. Ongoing matters saw the practice continue to provide legal and strategic environmental support during the permitting process of the Quebdrada Blanca mining project (phase 2), which involved community matters (particularly indigenous issues) and the use of underground water in northern Chile. In other high-profile matters, it acted for Chile’s state-owned copper mining company, Codelco, in a suit filed by a fishermen’s union against the Environmental Authority and thirteen companies (including the client) for the alleged reparation of environmental damage. Director Carola Salamanca is also highly regarded. Senior associate Camila Noguera joined from CorreaGubbins.

Leading lawyers

Patricio Leyton - FerradaNehme

Next generation lawyers

Carola Salamanca - FerradaNehme

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

FerradaNehme

FerradaNehme is ‘well connected to emerging trends and legislation’ and is highly rated for combining its constitutional and administrative law expertise with the firm’s experience in economics and public policy analysis, particularly regarding regulatory matters. Highlights include representing the National Copper Corporation of Chile in a leading public law case, which involved an audit carried out by the Chilean General Comptroller Office of the Republic that challenged the payment of retirement benefits to a former director. Luis Cordero, the recently promoted Josefina Court and founding partner Nicole Nehme are all active and well regarded in the sector; Pilar Soffia was promoted to director.

Leading lawyers

Luis Cordero - FerradaNehme

Next generation lawyers

Josefina Court - FerradaNehme

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

FerradaNehme

Providing great value for money’, FerradaNehme’s specialised team advises on the regulatory, administrative, competition, litigation, corporate, IP and consumer issues associated with activity in the communications sector. It advised VTR on the tariff procedure for fixed-line telephony services. Stella Muñoz has strong experience in telecoms regulations; and Nicole Nehme is a competition and regulatory expert. Director Sebastián Dufeu, of counsel Diego Pardow and associate Víctor Andrade are also highly regarded.

Next generation lawyers

Stella Muñoz - FerradaNehme

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