Firm Profile > Abdala y Cia > Santiago, Chile

Abdala y Cia

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 4

Abdala y Cia‘s representative work ranges from labour litigation to collective bargaining, corporate law-related labour issues, social security, immigration, terminations, and sexual harassment investigations. Assistance from the four-member labour and employment practice also comprises a complete overview of clients’ companies and business. Team leader José Ignacio Arteaga has longstanding experience in labour litigation, collective bargaining negotiations and corporate labour matters; and associate Andrea Abdala Ready (at Morales & Besa until 2018) focuses on regulatory labour, employment and immigration compliance.

Practice head(s):

José Ignacio Arteaga Manieu


Legal support with strong practical abilities.

Great for availability to the client.

Key clients

Trenes Metropolitanos

Software One

IFX Networks Chile


R&Q Ingeniería


Jazmín Chebar




Transportes Centropuerto

Cepas Chile

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 6

The Chilean partner of the DRT International Law Firm & Alliance, Abdala y Cia‘s ‘very efficient‘ corporate and M&A department provides general corporate assistance on an ongoing basis to over 20 local and international companies. The practice’s clients stem from a range of sectors, including construction, casinos and resorts, manufacturing, transportation, banking, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and telecoms. Founder and managing partner Ricardo Abdala Hirane (‘a brilliant, effective person‘) advises primarily foreign investors on their Chilean interests. Senior associate Andrea Abdala Ready is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Abdala Hirane


A very complete team, each one with their specialisations.

Great team that works very well together.

They are very efficient, orderly, fast and solve clients’ issues.

Always willing to collaborate!

Excellent – they put everything into what they do and are always ready to resolve matters – a great team!

They always respond efficiently and effectively to our requirements, as well as seriously and conscientiously, and in accordance with our standards.

Ricardo Abdala HIrane is a brilliant effective person, with multiple ideas and quick in his answers to questions or legal problems.

Key clients

R&Q Ingeniería

Ovalle Casino Resort

Plaza Maule

Jazmine Chebar



French Beauty

Group Cepas (Bacardi)

Vicherat & Pradenas

Transportes Centropuerto

Mundos del Vino


Embajada y Consulado de Argentina

Ufinet Chile

IFX Chile Networks

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 6

The Chilean member of the Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance, Abdala y Cia, acts in litigation involving state-owned companies, gaming and hospitality, telecoms, finance, shopping malls and construction. Litigation head Michele Daroch Sagredo is experienced in litigation involving civil law, banking and finance, regulatory issues and family law involving foreigners; José Ignacio Arteaga Manieu is in turn, an employment litigation expert. Founding partner Ricardo Abdala Hirane provides additional support, along with associate José Pablo Spencer.

Practice head(s):

Michele Daroch Sagredo


Good availability from the entire team, from the secretary to Ricardo Abdala Hirane, which makes a real difference.

The quality of the professionals and the knowledge they have of various fields are noticeable.

Key clients

Sun Dreams

Chillan Casino Resort

Ovalle Casino Resort

Distribuidora de Productos Alimenticios León Parro

Ufinet Chile Networks


R&Q Ingenieria

The firm: Abdala & Cía, was founded in Santiago, Chile in 1988 by Ricardo Abdala Hirane. With more than 30 years of experience we have a strong knowledge of the Chilean market; the start-up of foreign companies; foreign investment and public and private tenders.

Main practice areas: Corporate/M&A; employment and labour law, commercial law; succession law; administrative law; arbitration and dispute resolution; public and private sector tenders; criminal law; family law; information technology; energy; banking and finance; tax; and private client advice. Global assistance for our clients through complete and integral services, including different subjects to organize their investments, minimizing risks, structuring businesses, wealth, taxes, family and disputes.

Our corporate/M&A practice exceeds our clients’ expectations by offering a legal service that delivers complete, integrated and practical legal solutions. This, is a result of the expertise and the skills of our managing partner, Ricardo Abdala. When advising clients, Ricardo analyses all legal sides of the client’s case; proposes and anticipates solutions to queries that the client has not even thought of.

Our labour and employment practice  offers a legal service that includes a complete overview of our clients’ companies and businesses, providing complex legal advice. This, is a result of the expertise of our partner, José Ignacio Arteaga, who dominates the labour and employment law and commercial/business law arenas. In fact, when reviewing a specific labour matter we offer the particular labour solution and a complete business insight.

Our firm is known for creating long term relationships and striving to support our clients’ businesses, helping them grow and reach their commercial goals. Most of our clients have worked with us for 20+ years.

Abdala & Cía offers a worldwide service to its clients due to the strategic alliance it has formed for 10+ years with the US law firm Diaz, Reus & Targ, and its members which include a global network of offices, DRT International Law Firm & Alliance, in the US, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate / M&A Ricardo Abdala Hirane +56 224 608 050
Labour & Employment José Ignacio Arteaga +56 224 608 050
Litigation & Arbitration Michele Daroch Sagredo +56 224 608 050
Tax law Rodrigo Rojas Palma +56 224 608 050
Family law Michele Daroch Sagredo +56 224 608 050
Banking & Finance Ricardo Abdala Hirane +56 224 608 050
Foreign Investments in Chile Ricardo Abdala Hirane +56 224 608 050
Energy Augusto Quintana +56 224 608 050
Regulatory law Andrés Culagovski +56 224 608 050
International Arbitration Andrés Culagovski +56 224 608 050
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ricardo Abdala  photo Mr Ricardo Abdala Founder and managing Partner
Ms Andrea Abdala Ready  photo Ms Andrea Abdala Ready Associate
 Nicolás Abdala Ready  photo Nicolás Abdala Ready
 José Ignacio Arteaga Manieu  photo José Ignacio Arteaga Manieu Partner. Head of the Labour & Employment department
Mr Fuad Eduardo Chahin Valenzuela  photo Mr Fuad Eduardo Chahin Valenzuela Partner
 Andrés Culagovski  photo Andrés Culagovski Lawyer
 Michelle Daroch Sagredo  photo Michelle Daroch Sagredo Partner
 Evelyn Happke  photo Evelyn Happke Lawyer
 Javiera Ocampo  photo Javiera Ocampo Lawyer
 Augusto Quintana Benavides  photo Augusto Quintana Benavides Lawyer
 Rodrigo Rojas Palma  photo Rodrigo Rojas Palma Lawyer
 René Eduardo Sottolichio Rojas  photo René Eduardo Sottolichio Rojas Associate Attorney.
 José Pablo Spencer  photo José Pablo Spencer Lawyer
 Ignacio Suarez Eytel  photo Ignacio Suarez Eytel Lawyer
 Rene Zalaquett  photo Rene Zalaquett Lawyer