Mr Luis Cordero > FerradaNehme > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Luis Cordero
Public Law; Environmental Law
FerradaNehme, Partner (2010-Present); New Environmental Institutions, Coordinator (2007-2010); Public Prosecutors Office, Counsel (2002-2007); Universidad de Chile, Professor of Administrative Law (1999-Present); General Ministry of the Presidency, Counsel (1996-2002).
Chilean Bar Association, International Bar Association
Master in Public Policies, Universidad de Chile, Chile (2008); Ph.D., Universidad de Lleida, Spain (2005); Postgraduate Studies in Economy, Universidad de Chile, Chile (2004); Master in Public Law, Universidad de Chile, Chile (2002).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Advising clients from both the public and private sector, FerradaNehme‘s eight-strong department integrates the firm’s expertise in administrative law, economic regulation and litigation (before public agencies, the General Comptroller Office and High Courts of Justice). The scope of the practice includes assistance with environmental matters, urban planning, financial markets and public policy issues, among other areas. The public law and government practice is co-led by Luis Cordero and Josefina Court. Cordero advises private entities on matters involving regulated industries as well as dealings with authorities; he also assists governmental agencies with preparing new laws and implementing government policies and institutions. Court’s experience includes previously serving in the Legislative Office of the Presidency of Chile under different administrations. Key support is provided by practice director José Tomás Correa. Since publication, Correa has been raised to the partnership with effect from May 2021.
FerradaNehme‘s eight-strong department is highly rated for its assistance with the environmental law aspects of the development and permitting of complex projects; and it works closely with the firm’s clients’ government and community relation teams on the avoidance of potential environmental conflicts. Other areas of strength include compliance programmes, sanctioning procedures and environmental litigation. The firm has also developed a strong practice in relation to recently enacted legislation on recycling and extended producer liability. Lead partner Patricio Leyton has 20 years’ experience in environmental law, permitting and project development; Valeria Ruz is well respected for her legal opinions and environmental briefs; and Luis Cordero heads the public law group. Also key to the group are SEIA specialist Carola Salamanca, and environmental compliance expert Rafael Collado. María-Pilar Dominguez provides associate-level support.