José Luis Lara > Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
LAS CONDES, CP 7550107

Work Department

Public Law




Partner at PPU expert in matters regarding public and administrative law, with over 15 years of experience in the area. His resume does not only consist of a wide experience as a lawyer in complex cases and his main practice areas consist of public procurement, administrative law, and complex litigation and holds a profound knowledge of administrative and constitutional law. He worked for two years as the direct public law counsel of the former President of Chile, Mr. Piñera, and has been permanently appointed by different administrations as an advisor on strategic issues of Chilean public law. In relation to this he is also a permanent advisor for public services and national and international companies in regards to conflicts with the administration.


Spanish, English


Doctor of Law (Equivalent to S.J.D.) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2020). 
Master in Legal Science from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2013). 
Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2004).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Public law

(Leading individuals)

José Luis LaraPhilippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

A team with solid knowledge’, the public law department at full-service international law firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is particularly active in administrative law disputes, and -of late- increasingly involved in urban affairs (on behalf of real estate companies) and public procurement issues. Recent mandates also include acting for telecoms clients, as well as a raft of state agencies and state-owned enterprises. The 10-strong team is led by José Luis Lara, a longstanding expert in public procurement, and administrative and constitutional law. Lara is flanked by public law-focused senior counsel Guillermo Zavala, who also advises on related areas, such as environmental law, regulatory work, public procurement, and municipal and urban law; and counsel Jorge Femenías, a dispute resolution director who is experienced in environmental damage-related liability issues, administrative sanctioning law, and negotiations involving Chile’s public authorities. At senior associate level, Matías Larroulet and Florencia Portales are also key group team members.