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Baker McKenzie Chile


Partner of the Santiago office.




Diego Ferrada has 20 years of experience working on mergers and acquisitions, including stock and asset transactions, as well as project finance transactions. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2007, and subsequently became a member of the New York Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Diego also studied Competition Law & Policy at the London School of Economics.

Practice Focus

Diego’s practice focuses on M&A and project finance matters in several industries with emphasis on mining and energy. He has assisted several clients in various aspects of proposed international joint ventures, project financing and foreign investments. He has also represented clients in corporate and commercial arrangements, major infrastructure projects, mining and telecommunications.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Swedish Space Corporation in the acquisition of Santiago Space’s studies Center.
  • Advised Iridium in the acquisition, construction and permitting relating to a Satellite Ground Station in Punta Arenas.
  • Advised an undisclosed North American client in the RFP for a Project of the Chilean Airforce for supply of a Satellite.
  • Advised an undisclosed FAANG client in the acquisition and regulatory advice relating to a Satellite Ground station.
  • Advised Sensus in a Project to obtain spectrum licenses to operate massive water metering system in urban areas.
  • Advised  a client in an infrastructure purchase from rural (wireless) public telephony carrier
  • Advised Red Clara in negotiation of dark fiber indefeasible right acquisitions.
  • Provides ongoing regulatory advice to Space X in relation to telecoms licenses for its satellite operations in Chile.

Related Expertise


Spanish - English


  • New York Bar Association – Member
  • American Bar Association – Member


  • London School of Economics (Summer Program – Law and Antitrust Policy) (2007)
  • University of Chicago (LL.M. Master of Laws) (2006)
  • University of Glasgow (2001)
  • Catholic University of Chile (LL.B.) (2000)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Diego FerradaBaker McKenzie Chile

Baker McKenzie Chile’s Santiago office fields a niche three-member TMT practice, yet is able to leverage the firm’s renowned international network, particularly in the technology sector where clients’ operations frequently necessitate globally-coordinated assistance. The practice acts for a wide-ranging portfolio of TMT clients, including major internet-based services and e-commerce businesses; and its representative experience includes projects involving digital tools, network infrastructure companies and media platforms. The team’s capabilities additionally comprise data security, international data flow and data centres, along with telecoms, big data, cloud-based services, and the IoT. The department is led by corporate law expert Diego Ferrada, who is admitted in both New York and Chile, and has longstanding experience in working with heavyweight telecoms and technology companies on regulatory issues and transactions. Corporate group associate Macarena Salazar also assists with the firm’s TMT work.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Baker McKenzie Chile‘s nine-strong Santiago antitrust practice is best known for multijurisdictional merger-control issues, global cartels, antitrust compliance, and competition litigation. Acting across the spectrum of antitrust work, the group also assists with compliance and internal investigations. Clients additionally benefit from the team’s leveraging of the firm’s global competition practice, which facilitates access to approximately 320 lawyers across 47 jurisdictions. The group is led by longstanding antitrust expert Rodrigo Díaz de Valdés, whose track record includes major victories before both the Competition Tribunal and the Supreme Court; with additional, key, partner-level support provided by fintech and TMT sector specialist Diego Ferrada and litigator Ignacio Naudon. Associate Juan Ignacio Donoso is a former FNE antitrust division deputy-head, whose practice covers merger-control proceedings, compliance, and abuse-of-dominance and cartel investigations.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Acting for both domestic and international clients, Baker McKenzie Chile has over 40 years’ experience in advising on cross-border deals involving Chile – including M&A, joint ventures, and other commercial transactions. During the course of the last year the sizeable practice group has been particularly active in both investment fund structuring and M&A transactions involving substantial industrial and residential real estate components. The teams’ recent track record also includes mandates involving the insurance and finance sectors, as well as ongoing advice to clients from the natural resources, telecoms, energy, technology and consumer products sectors. The practice is co-led by Jaime Munro and Fernando Castro, who ‘do a great job‘; while Diego Ferrada is highly experienced in M&A, including stock and asset transactions, and Sebastian Vivanco‘s broad practice also includes M&A work. At of counsel level, Leon Larrain has over 30 years’ experience in transactional matters. Associates Verónica Barrios, Macarena SalazarCristobal Larrain and Martin Müller are all also active on corporate issues.

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

The 10-strong consumer and advertising law practice at Baker McKenzie Chile provides both advisory and litigation services in relation to product liability, as well as handling compliance with advertising regulations and information obligations. Providing ‘solid advice‘, the team also assists with consumer legislation-related contract reviews, consumer claims before SERNAC, and class actions. The group is co-led by consumer class action litigators Rodrigo De Valdés and Ignacio Naudon, alongside Valentina Venturelli, who advises on advertising issues. The practice further comprises Diego Ferrada, a specialist in the consumer and advertising aspects of digital markets and platforms; and senior associate Juan Ignacio Donoso, who assists with consumer-related compliance work.