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FerradaNehme

ORINOCO 90, 16TH FLOOR, LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, 7560970, CHILE
Tel:
Work +56 2 2 652 9000
Fax:
Fax +56 2 2 652 9001
Email:
Web:
www.fn.cl
London, Santiago
FerradaNehme, Luis Cordero, Santiago, CHILE

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Luis Cordero

Tel:
Work +56226529000
Email:
FerradaNehme

Work Department

Public Law; Environmental Law

Position

Partner

Career

FerradaNehme, Partner (2010-Present); New Environmental Institutions, Coordinator (2007-2010); Public Prosecutors Office, Counsel (2002-2007); Universidad de Chile, Professor of Administrative Law (1999-Present); General Ministry of the Presidency, Counsel (1996-2002).

Languages

English, Spanish

Member

Chilean Bar Association

Education

Master in Public Policies, Universidad de Chile, Chile (2008); Ph.D., Universidad de Lleida, Spain (2005); Postgraduate Studies in Economy, Universidad de Chile, Chile (2004); Master in Public Law, Universidad de Chile, Chile (2002).

Leisure

Marathon runner


Chile

Environment

Within: Environment

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.

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Public law

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Luis Cordero - FerradaNehme

Within: Public law

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.

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