ECIJA Otero > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile

SANTIAGO, 7550190

Chile > TMT Tier 3

ECIJA Otero was established in 2019 when domestic practice Estudio Jurídico Otero merged with Madrid-headquartered firm ECIJA. The TMT practice is experienced in IT-related bidding processes and contract drafting, along with the data protection management of IP rights. Its media practice also covers the negotiation of co-production agreements. Name partner Gerardo Otero leads the firm’s labour law, new technologies, TMT and IT practices; Dolores Echeverría advises on both corporate and IT matters; and Spain-qualified Alfredo Moreno regularly assists European clients with their business issues in both Chile and Europe. Associate Javier Sabido’s experience includes advising TV and film production companies.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Otero; Dolores Echeverría; Alfredo Moreno

Key clients


Ricoh Chile


The Boston Consulting Group


Fifpro Football Players Worldwide

Church & Dwight

RD Sistemas

Miguel Soffia (We Are South)

Computer Associates


The Valley Digital

Visa International




SG Red

Intellect Design

Work highlights

  • Advised Church & Dwight on its extensive trade mark portfolio.
  • Assisting Miguel Soffia with a Canada-Chile audiovisual co-production.
  • Assisted FIFPRO football players worldwide with the registration of a trade mark in Chile.

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 4

Work highlights

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 6

ECIJA Otero was established in 2019 when domestic practice Estudio Jurídico Otero combined with Madrid-headquartered firm ECIJA, which in turn -in March 2023- entered into a strategic alliance with Anglo-German firm Taylor Wessing LLP as part of its international growth strategy. The Santiago office's eight-strong corporate department, co-led by commercial law and M&A practitioner Alfredo Moreno and Dolores Echeverría (employment, commercial and IT law), acts for large Chile-based and international corporations, along with venture capital and private equity investors, on domestic and cross-border transactions; the group has particular expertise in innovation-driven sectors, such as technology, start-ups, clean energy, financial services and life sciences. Associates Javier Sabido Guerra and María Jesús Palacios complete the team.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Moreno; Dolores Echeverria


The ECIJA legal team is very proactive, anticipating the needs of clients.

Organised corporate documentation and finds ways to make improvements to corporate practices.

Alfredo Moreno and associate María Jesús Palacios are super-clear and provide fast answers.

Proactivity, organisational skills, clarity and quality that are much higher than in other firms.

Key clients

Reale Chile Seguros Generales

Renovalia Group

Hotusa Group

Comdata Group

Daf Chile

SSC Chile

Ricoh Chile

Automóvil Club de Chile

Soltec Chile

Cobra Group

The Valley Chile

Mateco Chile

San Jose Tecnologías Chile

Ansaldo Energía (Agencia en Chile)

Work highlights

  • Advised Comdata on the restructuring (at both corporate and commercial levels) of its Chilean subsidiary.
  • Advised Megafy, which began as a sole Chilean enterprise, on the process of becoming part of an international holding.
  • Advised Renovalia Group on the debt held between the Spanish parent company and the Chilean company, which presented a complex legal challenge due to the value of the operation and the companies involved.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 6

Recent highlights for the four-member dispute resolution department at ECIJA Otero include representing Microsoft Chile in several defence-side legal actions. The team is led by Rodrigo Nelson, who has longstanding experience in litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings (both at national and international level). Nelson’s track record includes complex disputes involving construction, corporate conflicts, mining, insurance and damages claims. Providing associate-level support, Jaime Silva Bruce is experienced in civil, labour and criminal law-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Nelson


‘The team that is always innovating and transmits confidence and security during each step of the process.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Chile

Ricoh Chile

Business Software Alliance

Viajes El Corte Inglés

Isotron Chile (Grupo Isastur)

Grupo Herce

Rissetto Family


Mateco Chile

Work highlights

  • Acting for Microsoft Chile in claims concerning consumer issues.
  • Acting for Ricoh Chile in administrative litigation initiated by the National Customs Service of Chile.
  • Defending Ricoh Chile against legal actions involving civil actions, administrative law matters, and labour and bankruptcy proceedings.
Photo Name Position Profile
Maria Dolores Echeverria photo Maria Dolores Echeverria Partner in Corporate/M&A, Laboral, Information Technology in ECIJA Otero.
Alfredo  Moreno photo Alfredo Moreno Partner of Corporate / M&A, Tax, Foreign Investment, Immigration, Renewable Energy law, Fintech…
Rodrigo Nelson photo Rodrigo Nelson Partner
Gerardo Otero photo Gerardo Otero Managing Partner ECIJA Chile