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Nicole Nehme

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Competition-Antitrust; Regulated Markets; Litigation; TMT; Energy.


Founder Partner


FerradaNehme, Founder Partner (2000-Present); Universidad de Chile, Associate Professor of Economic Law (2010-Present); Universidad de Chile, Professor at Diploma in Antitrust Law and Policy (2010-Present); Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Professor of Antitrust Law at Master in Business Law (2009-Present); Claro y Cía., Associate (1995-1999).


English, French, Arabic, Spanish


Chilean Bar Association; International Bar Association.


Professor of Economic Law at Universidad de Chile; she was most recently a Visiting Professor at UC Davis, University of California, School of Law (2014-2015 and 2018-2019) Universidad de los Andes, Economic Fundamentals of Antitrust and Regulation, Competition Economics Programme (2005); Universidad de Chile School of Law (1991-1995), nMontenegro Award for the best undergraduate student of her generation (1995), Universidad de Chile Law School (1991-1995); Fernando Fueyo Award for the best senior thesis (1999)


Reading, pilates


Competition and antitrust

Within: Leading lawyers

Nicole Nehme - FerradaNehme

Within: Competition and antitrust

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.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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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Public law

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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Within: TMT

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.

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