Del Río Izquierdo Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile

Del Río Izquierdo Abogados

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 3

With ‘deep expertise in both consultancy and litigation work‘, Del Río Izquierdo Abogados‘ five-strong department predominantly acts for clients from the mining, construction, technology, manufacturing and hotels sectors on the full range of labour and employment work. The group is particularly experienced in hirings, terminations, compensation packages, dispute prevention, and collective bargaining and union relations. Other key areas are migration, subcontracting, due diligence, and labour-related administrative and jurisdictional litigation. The broad practice of founding partner and practice director Eduardo Izquiero Bacarreza  covers contracting, labour and union relations, immigration, and collective bargaining; Francisco Bañados Geywitz directs the firm’s litigation practice; and senior associate Daniela Vidal Saldías  is a labour and administrative law specialist.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Izquierdo Bacarreza; Francisco Bañados Geywitz


Excellent time responses and always available, especially the partners. All lawyers are involved in all issues, so we do not depend on a specific person.

Availability, speedy responses and affordable fees, and the lawyers are professionally very capable, very diligent and concerned about their clients. We greatly rely on their advice.

Very good knowledge of our business and our people. We have been advised on different issues for years, and these lawyers know how to deal with the problems we have.

Willingness of the lawyers to answer the concerns of clients promptly, solid reputation of the lawyers and the firm, and great knowledge of our business and reliability.

The firm is very quick to respond to queries; and is well organised in its management of the information transmitted by us and proactive in the search for solutions.

The lawyers and partners are excellent – they have deep expertise in both consultancy and litigation work. With high levels of excellence and efficiency, they are great professionals and they provide an amazing defence service to us. I am very pleased to be working with them.

Both Eduardo Izquierdo Bacarreza and senior associate Daniela Vidal Saldías are always available to solve any problem that arises – very good advice and response times.

Direct contact with partner Eduardo Izquierdo Bacarreza is an important differential.

Key clients

Unisys Sudamericana Corporation

Grupo Maestra

Grupo Barrick

Accor Chile

Accor Hotels Chile

Mattel Chile

Tetra Pak De Chile Comercial

Parque Zoológico Buinzoo

Gestora Studio 3000

TK Elevadores Chile

Work highlights

  • Defended Accor Chile against an occupational accident-related claim for compensation.
  • Successfully defended Maestra Construcción against a lawsuit that was filed by a healthcare institution for payment of social security contributions allegedly owed.
  • Defended Compañía Minera Barrick Chile – Inversiones Barrick Conosur against an occupational disease claim for compensation.

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 6

Del Río Izquierdo Abogados‘ five-strong department fields specialists in company incorporations, M&A, spin-offs, investment project financing, reorganisations and winding-up processess, along with licensing, franchising and distribution agreements; the team’s client roster is drawnn principally from the mining, manufacturing, construction and hospitality sectors. Partner and director of the legal and compliance practice group, María Alejandra Aguad, regularly advises on financial, corporate and commercial matters; while founding partner Eduardo Izquierdo also acts on corporate matters, in addition to his role as labour practice director.

Practice head(s):

María Alejandra Aguad; Eduardo Izquierdo

Key clients

Inversiones Barrick Conosur

Aguas Quilvar

Mattel Chile

Work highlights

  • Advised Inversiones Barrick Conosur (IBC) and Aguas Quilvar (AQ) on processing the merger by incorporation of AQ into IBC.
  • Advised Mattel Chile regarding the latest modifications of the consumer protection legislation.
  • Assisted Mattel Chile with a public consultation carried out by Chile’s Ministry of Health into draft regulations on the safety of products for children’s use.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 6

The litigation and conflict resolution practice at Del Río Izquierdo Abogados is experienced in civil and commercial litigation (as well as arbitration), in relation to the financial, mining, energy, construction, real estate, tourism, retail and technology sectors; moreover, its expertise also extends to bankruptcy procedures and composition agreements. Director of the litigation group, Francisco Bañados G, is experienced in civil, commercial, bankruptcy, labour and criminal procedures; María Alejandra Aguad is a compliance specialist; and Eduardo Izquierdo is a litigation, labour and real estate law expert. The practice of senior associate José Joaquín Meza Maggi also covers litigation, arbitration and ADR work.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Bañados; María Alejandra Aguad; Eduardo Izquierdo

Key clients

Tanner Servicios Financieros


Avla Compañía de Créditos y Seguros

Servicios Financieros Factor Plus

Proinvest Promotora de Inversiones

Diana Miryam del Carmen Valenzuela Méndez

Work highlights

  • Assisted Diana Valenzuela Méndez with demanding the nullity of a corporate modification.

Del Río Izquierdo Abogados has its origins in the law firm Del Río y Morgan Limitada, created in the year 1997 as a result of a split of the Otero law firm. Since then, our working method and commitment to our clients has allowed us to offer specific solutions to the most varied legal matters, developing long-lasting client-attorney relationships founded on trust.

At Del Río Izquierdo Abogados we provide comprehensive advisory and legal services to individuals and entities, both local and foreign. We seek to add value offering simple, flexible and effective legal solutions through a personalized relation between our firm’s partners and attorneys and our clients.

We are a law firm with high ethical and excellence standards, with professionals that are proactive, creative, diverse, tolerant and empathic to our client’s matters.

Our hallmark is the level of involvement that our partners and attorneys achieve in connection with the business and industry of our clients, allowing us to truly understand their needs and thus achieve swift, creative and –specially- efficient solutions to their corporate and operational matters as well as potential contingencies related to their businesses.

At Del Río Izquierdo Abogados we provide integral and personalized legal services to a great number of national and foreign companies and corporate
groups, wealthy individuals, family offices and family businesses.

Our clients’ activities are in the industrial, commercial and services industries:

  • Groups of companies of the electric and gas sector
  • Groups of construction and real estate companies
  • International manufacturing companies (packages, technology, chemical, toys and beauty products).
  • Financial and factoring companies with operations in Latin America
  • International hotel groups
  • Multinational corporate groups of the mining sector
  • International groups of electric power companies
  • International companies of elevators and escalators
  • Companies engaged in the farming and commercialization of salmon and trout
Labour and Employment/Real Estate and Urban Development/Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution/Corporate and M&A Juan Eduardo Izquierdo
Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Francisco Bañados
Strategic Solutions Jorge Navarrete
Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution/Compliance/Corporate and M&A/Real Estate and Urban Development Alejandra Aguad
English (fluent)