Mr Luis Alberto Letelier > Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros & Errázuriz

Work Department


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz.


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (1996).
  • Foreign Associate, Simpson, Thacher y Bartlett LLP, New York, United States (2003).


Spanish and English


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Chairman, Chilean Association of Investment Fund Administrators (ACAFI, spanish acronym for Asociación Chilena Administradoras de Fondos de Inversión).
  • Member of the Capital Markets Advisory Council of the Ministry of Finance


  • Law School, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile, 1997
  • LL.M., American University, Washington, D.C., United States, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Luis Alberto LetelierBarros & Errázuriz

Full-service firm Barros & Errázuriz fields a 22-strong group that is one of the largest, specialized dedicated capital markets team in Chile. It consistently excels in its assistance to companies, which need to obtain resources through the issuances of securities and public offering of bonds, shares and other securities. The practice is also a leading adviser to the Chilean investment funds industry, and has longstanding participation in the development of Chilean capital markets regulation through its advice to the Chilean authorities. Luis Alberto Letelier heads the capital markets department, which includes Cristián Barros, who has longstanding experience in capital markets legal advisory work; Víctor Barros (recently active in the issuance and placement of investment funds and bonds); and regulatory expert Javier Díaz. The strong second line showcases recently promoted director Juan Cristóbal Schmidt, and senior associates Juan Ignacio Galdámez and Cristián Risopatrón.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

The substantial 61-strong team at full-service, market stalwart Barros & Errázuriz is consistently involved in private acquisitions and cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures, and corporate restructuring programmes. The practice is also expert in establishing business structures, and it frequently assists foreign investors with establishing operations in Chile. In addition, the group has an impressive track record advising real estate and investment funds. The practice houses several impressive partners including corporate and M&A leader Pablo Guerrero, founding partner Fernando Barros (development of investment projects and corporate and financing structures), José Tomás Errázuriz  – also a founding partner – who enjoys a strong market reputation, and managing partner Cristián Barros (private equity transactions). Also key to the group are fund formation and capital markets head, Luis Alberto LetelierBernardo Simian, Carlos DucciEmilio Vásquez, Sergio Eguiguren and Vicente Cordero, who made partner in July 2020. The partners are supported by a talented team of associates, with senior Lucas Marinovic foremost amongst them.

Chile > Venture capital

Full-service legal practice Barros & Errázuriz is highly rated for its expertise in corporate, M&A and financing matters, along with significant knowledge of the VC ecosystem and latest legal trends. The four-strong VC group, which includes two partners, advises national and international start-ups and investors on the planning and development of businesses and projects, as well as the growth and finance of companies, and subsequent exit phases. It advises clients from several industry sectors, such as AI and technology, food and beverage, retail, fintech, and media and entertainment. Sergio Eguiguren leads the practice, and Luis Alberto Letelier is highly active in major transactions involving the investment funds sector. Strong support is provided by senior associate Lucas Marinovic, who is experienced in assisting entrepreneurs with starting up and growing their businesses; and associate Juan Sebastián Alonso, who acts for local and international entrepreneurs and investors.