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Nicole Nehme

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Competition-Antitrust; Regulated Markets; Litigation; TMT; Energy.


Founder Partner


FerradaNehme, Founder Partner (2000-Present); Universidad de Chile, Associate Professor of Economic Law (2010-Present); Universidad de Chile, Professor at Diploma in Antitrust Law and Policy (2010-Present); Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Professor of Antitrust Law at Master in Business Law (2009-Present); Claro y Cía., Associate (1995-1999).


English, French, Arabic, Spanish


Chilean Bar Association; International Bar Association.


Professor of Economic Law at Universidad de Chile; she was most recently a Visiting Professor at UC Davis, University of California, School of Law (2014-2015 and 2018-2019) Universidad de los Andes, Economic Fundamentals of Antitrust and Regulation, Competition Economics Programme (2005); Universidad de Chile School of Law (1991-1995), nMontenegro Award for the best undergraduate student of her generation (1995), Universidad de Chile Law School (1991-1995); Fernando Fueyo Award for the best senior thesis (1999)


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Competition and antitrust

Within: Leading individuals

Nicole Nehme - FerradaNehme

Within: Competition and antitrust

Fielding an 18-strong team, FerradaNehme is 'a go-to firm for all antitrust issues' and is very highly-ratedfor its advice on significant cases before both the TDLC and the FNE. The practice is also noted for merger control, compliance and regulatory issues, and the competition law aspects of IP matters and the team can draw on lawyers with specific sector expertise in banking and finance, technology and telecoms. Recent headline matters include representing Walmart Chile in a leading cartel case involving the poultry market and which will see the TDLC define the boundaries between licit conduct and concerted practices in relation to alleged hub-and-spoke schemes (where several vehicles pool assets together). The team also assisted Chile's Economic Development Agency, CORFO, in its claim  before the FNE in relation to the $4.1bn acquisition by Tianqi Lithium of a minority shareholding in Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile. Name partner Nicole Nehme is 'simply outstanding'; she co-leads the practice with Benjamín Mordoj and Diego Hernández , both recently made partners. The group was further strengthened with the hire of Mabel Ahumada from the FNE as director; also noted are  directors Sebastián Dufeu, Tomás Pérez and Josefina Campos. Clients include Abengoa Energía, Acciona Infraestructura, COPEC,  Transelec,  JBS, Nestlé Chile and VTR.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

FerradaNehme's 'very professional team' has been active of late in environmental and mining law cases, class actions, complex public law litigation, unfair competition, and white-collar and civil litigation matters, including in the telecoms and  retail sectors. Name partner Nicole Nehme has recognised litigation skills, both Nicolás Ubilla and the 'outstanding' Rafael Collado were made partners, and Marcela Rodríguez is a well-regarded practice director. Clients include Barrick Gold, Andes Iron, VTR Comunicaciones, Redbanc and CODELCO.

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Within: TMT

FerradaNehme is widely respected in the Chilean legal market for its antitrust and regulatory advice within the telecoms sector; in media, the practice advises on both regulatory and transactional matters, including broadcasting regulation, IP issues, digital TV, internet protocol television, and over-the-top services and platforms. In other technology sectors, it also assists with data and privacy regulation. Key clients include VTR Comunicaciones, Walmart Chile, Redbanc, Transbank and Falabella; the team advised the latter on the development of a business to consumer e-commerce marketplace platform for customers in several Latin American countries. The team heads are Nicole Nehme and Stella Muñoz; Benjamín Mordoj and Sebastián Morales were made partner and senior associate, respectively. Director Sebastián Dufeu and associate Víctor Andrade are also key team members.

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