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Paulina Farías

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Natural Resources
Regulated Market, specially publics works concessions and tender




Paulina Farías is an associate at DLA Piper BAZ | NLD.

She advises local and foreign clients on issues involving the regulated market, providing counsel on public infrastructure, works concessions and tenders through ChileCompra and World Bank Group systems.

Before joining the firm in 2014, Paulina was an attorney at the Ministry of Public Works in Chile.



Spanish and English


Chilean Bar Association


Graduate in Law, School of Law, Universidad Diego Portales, receiving her Law Degree in 2010 Diploma in Economic Administrative Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2012)
Diploma in Mining and Geothermal Energy, Universidad Finis Terrae (2013)
LL.M. (c) with speciality on Regulatory Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD is particularly recommended for power plant and energy projects. Felipe Bahamondez is an energy, natural gas and LNG project specialist, and counsel Mauricio Halpern is noted for the corporate law and project financing aspects of energy and infrastructure development projects. At senior associate level, Diego Peña and Paulina Farías are both highly regarded.

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Public law

Within: Public law

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD’s recent experience includes advising Distribuidora de Alimentos on a judicial action filed before Tribunal de Contratación Pública, which objected to the result of a bid involving the provision of food for public schools. Felipe Bahamondez and senior associate Paulina Farías are the key contacts.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas

Within: Electricity/oil and gas

DLA Piper BAZ|NLDhas strong and excellent technical knowledge’ and provides ‘accurate advice’. The practice is particularly noted for the development of power plants and associated infrastructure matters and has been heavily involved in transactional activity in the solar generation sub-sector, of late. The practice also participates in cross-border and regional energy transactions and disputes as part of the firm’s regional network. Department head Felipe Bahamondez is a well-known specialist in natural resources and regulatory matters. Diego Peña and Paulina Farías are notable senior associates.

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