Firm Profile > Fermandois & Cía > Santiago, Chile

Fermandois & Cía

Public law Tier 1

Fermandois & Cía has a longstanding reputation in the market for administrative and constitutional disputes before Chile's Supreme and Constitutional Courts, government agencies and special, administrative and arbitral courts. The practice also assists with ongoing advisory issues and fields highly regarded experts in regulatory matters. Founding partner and former Chilean Ambassador to the US, Arturo Fermandois, specialises in public law, regulated sectors and dispute resolution; and Domingo Poblete (a partner since 2013) is also a highly-rated public law expert. Growth in the practice included the 2018 recruitment of partner and public law specialist José Manuel Díaz de Valdés (previously an independent advisor and consultant in public law matters).

Fermandois & Cia has a highly specialized team of lawyers and researchers regularly dealing with complex cases involving public law. Its practice covers litigation before ordinary, special and arbitral courts, and, when applicable, government agencies. With two decades of experience in public law litigation, the team at Fermandois has had success in several landmark cases involving constitutional or administrative issues decided by the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.

Founded in 1997, Fermandois & Cia stands out as one of the first in the country to define itself as fully specialized in public and economic regulatory law. Led by former Chilean ambassador to the United States and renowned scholar Arturo Fermandois, the firm is widely recognized for providing counsel and creative solutions for constitutional, administrative and economic regulatory issues.

The firm provides legal and strategic advice on areas that are subject to intense and evolving regulation, such as construction, banking and financial services, energy, health, concessions, infrastructure, and telecommunications, among others. Its services also include monitoring regulatory proceedings and advocacy strategies on areas facing changes to their legal or administrative regulatory framework. These services now cover new increasingly regulated areas in Chile, such as corporate governance, aviation, transportation, social security, water rights, higher education, share economy technological industries and consumer protection sectors. The firm’s corporate area provides support and follow-up services for those clients who come to it primarily seeking advice on their main line of business. Fermandois & Cia has expertise on foreign investment, international agreements, banking, mining, financial regulation, bankruptcy, international commerce and corporations. The firm is also experienced in issuing legal opinions in economic, international trade and administrative law for clients with lawsuits before international courts of arbitration, such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington, DC.

Department Name Email Telephone
Constitutional and administrative litigation Arturo Fermandois Vohringer
Constitutional and administrative litigation Domingo Poblete Ortuzar
Economic Regulatory Law Arturo Fermandois Vohringer
Economic Regulatory Law Domingo Poblete
Dispute Resolution Luis Hevia Campusano
Dispute Resolution Domingo Poblete
Corporate Luis Hevia Campusano
International Arturo Fermandois Vohringer
International Domingo Poblete Ortuzar
Economic Regulatory Law José Manuel Diaz de Valdés
Constitutional and administrative litigation José Manuel Diaz de Valdés
International José Manuel Diaz de Valdés
Other fee-earners : 5
Total staff : 11
Partners : 4