ECIJA Otero > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile

SANTIAGO, 7550190

Chile > TMT Tier 3

The result of a 2019 merger between domestic practice Estudio Jurídico Otero and Spain-based, TMT-focused multinational firm ECIJA, ECIJA Otero‘s track record includes media and entertainment production-related matters, digital services and cloud computing issues. The department’s principal figures are Gerardo Otero, whose broad practice includes specialisms in new technologies and IT; Spain-qualified corporate, M&A and foreign investment expert Alfredo Moreno; and Dolores Echeverría (a partner since late 2020), who has longstanding experience in corporate and IT work.

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 4

Routinely advising major Chilean and foreign businesses, ECIJA Otero’s four-member team is particularly experienced in labour litigation, administrative claims and the labour law aspects of the new technologies sector. The group also assists with compliance, preventing potential conflicts, restructurings, the dismissal of senior executives, collective bargaining, and relocation and expatriation agreements. The department is led by Gerardo Otero Alvarado, who has longstanding experience in labour contract drafting and lawsuits; labour law expert Dolores Echeverría Faz was made partner in early 2021; and manager María de los Ángeles Fernández assists with both employment law advisory work and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Otero Alvarado; Dolores Echeverría Faz; María de los Ángeles Fernández Sierra;

Key clients


Ricoh Chile

Empresas Bash

Soltec Chile

Ansaldo Energía


Lexmark International de Chile

The Boston Consulting Group Chile

Reale Chile Seguros Generales

F-Iniciativas Asesorías e Inversiones

Conpretedecor Chile

Cotinavec Chile

Iberacústica Chile

The Valley Chile

Comdata Chile

Urbana Administración

Rd Sistemas Latam

Mateco Chile

General de Alquiler de Maquinaria (GAM)

Iluminación Luxiona Chile

Intellect Design

Work highlights

  • Assisted Soltec Chile with a range of labour issues that arose with its project contractors.
  • Advised Mcwane on a range of Covid-19-related regulations, including the localisation of international policies and guidelines, and the gradual safe return to work,.
  • Advised Grupo Navec/Cotinavec Chile on various labour matters including the drafting of labour contracts and their termination.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 6

The Chilean office of leading Spanish firm ECIJA since 2019, ECIJA Otero's five-member dispute resolution department has significant experience in complex litigation. The practice is led by Rodrigo Nelson, who specialises in litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings, both national and international; his expertise also covers disputes involving regulated markets, construction, corporate conflicts, mining and insurance. At associate level, Jaime Silva Bruce represents national and international businesses in civil, labour and criminal law litigation.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Nelson


Transmits trust and responsibility – we are always happy to work with this firm.

Great availability and empathy from the firm’s members, particularly Rodrigo Nelson- very involved, knows our businesses and needs in depth, so as to be able to support decision making with his strong level of understanding.

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Chile

Ricoh Chile

Rissetto Family

Rissetto Inhertiance Succession

Business Software Alliance

Herce Group Chile


Evolution Fooding

Mateco Chile

Work highlights

  • Defended Microsoft Chile against legal actions, which sought to remove personal data from internet search engines.
  • Defended the Rissetto Family against an ownership claim concerning approximately 50,000 hectares.
  • Representing Grupo Herce Chile in unresolved claims brought by the Municipality of Santiago, which relate to the restoration and expansion project of the National Heritage Public School of Application of Santiago.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Co-led by experienced partners Alfredo Moreno and Dolores Echeverría, the nine-strong corporate department at ECIJA Otero has extensive expertise in M&A, incorporations, spin-offs and dissolutions, along with joint ventures, restructurings, and stock and asset transactions.
Maria Dolores Echeverria photo Maria Dolores EcheverriaPartner in Corporate/M&A, Laboral, Information Technology in ECIJA Otero.
Alfredo  Moreno photo Alfredo MorenoPartner of Corporate / M&A, Tax, Foreign Investment, Immigration, Renewable Energy law, Fintech…
Rodrigo Nelson photo Rodrigo NelsonPartner
Gerardo Otero photo Gerardo OteroManaging Partner ECIJA Chile

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