Mr Nicholas Mocarquer > Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr
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Work Department

Competition and Antitrust / Corporate and M&A / Banking & Finance / Compliance / Data Protection.




With Urenda Rencoret (2007-to date), partner since 2014. Secondment with BHP, Copper, Group Legal (2012). Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2010”, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London. Co-author of the Chilean chapter of “The Global Directors and Officers Deskbook”, published by the American Bar Association (ABA Book Publishing, 2014). Has been ranked by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Leaders League and Best Lawyers.


Spanish and English.


Chilean Bar Association.


Bachelor of Law, P. Universidad Católica de Chile (2002). Postgraduate certificate in the Criminal Procedure Reform, Universidad de Chile (2006).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

Fielding a nine-strong team, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr has a strong reputation for debt transactions and offerings, securities, derivatives, and equity offerings, along with structured finance, securitisations and regulatory matters. The firm also has a robust mining and energy project financing practice. In recent highlights, the team advised Minera Escondida on an amended and restated syndicated loan agreement to refinance $300m of the loan for an additional five years. The team is co-led by Felipe Rencoret Portales, whose practice includes debt deals and offerings, along with regulatory work; and mining industry expert Nicholas Mocarquer, who assists both borrowers and lenders. At senior associate level, Rafael Rencoret‘s finance practice covers capital markets, bankruptcy and restructuring.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr houses a ‘very good‘ six-strong competition group that has broad experience in matters involving the Competition Court and FNE investigations. It also handles merger-control assessments and notifications; international unfair-competition matters (such as anti-dumping and safeguarding cases); and the implementation of compliance programmes. The team’s sector specialisms range from energy, mining, steel and food, to healthcare, pharma, technology, construction and real estate. The recent caseload of practice co-heads Nicholas Mocarquer and Gonzalo Rencoret includes abuse-of-dominance investigations and merger-control analysis. Associate Bernardita Schmidt is also active in competition law matters.

Chile > Compliance

The six-member department at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s consistently advises on the implementation (including training) of internal corporate policies and codes, particularly in relation to anti-corruption, competition, data protection, securities, and labour and environmental law compliance. The team also assists with internal compliance-related reviews; and assists the firm’s international clients (on an ongoing basis) with adapting their FCPA and UK Bribery Act compliance programmes to Chilean requirements. The practice is co-led by labour law-related compliance specialist Alberto RencoretNicholas Mocarquer, whose experience includes compliance-related anti-corruption, competition and data protection matters; and Ignacio Urrutia, an environmental law compliance expert.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Helping companies to achieve their goals‘, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s sizeable 21-strong corporate and M&A group is highly experienced in M&A transactions, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. The practice also provides general corporate assistance to major local and international companies on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, the firm is the Chilean member firm of the Multilaw and World Law Group international networks. The core group of established and experienced partners, all of whom advise on M&A deals, shareholder agreements and joint ventures, is comprised of Gonzalo Rencoret, Nicholas MocarquerSergio Orrego and Felipe Rencoret. Within the firm’s senior associate pool, Bernardita Schmidt is routinely active in corporate and M&A work, while Rafael Rencoret has significant experience in major transactions. Former partner Rodrigo de Alencar left the firm in January 2022.

Chile > Capital markets

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr‘s seven-member practice routinely acts on bonds and other debt-certificate issuances, along with public tender offers. The team also assists publicly-held corporations and brokers with issues involving the Securities Agency and the stock market. The practice is co-led by Felipe Rencoret, who advises on securities and associated compliance matters, and Sergio Orrego, whose practice includes IPOs and tender offers. Further partner-level, capital markets support is provided by Gonzalo Rencoret and Nicholas Mocarquer, while associate Isidora Zañartu possesses securities and regulatory expertise. Former partner Rodrigo de Alencar   joined Barros Silva Varela & Vigil in January 2022.

Chile > Data privacy

The four-strong team at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr assists a substantial client roster on data protection matters, including related labour issues. The team is also active in relation to GDPR work, including the implementation of data privacy policies and their interplay with Chile’s data protection regulations. Alberto Rencoret, who routinely assists with labour-related data protection matters, co-leads the practice with Nicholas Mocarquer, who is experienced in assisting international clients with their data privacy policies. Senior associate Verónica Roa  is also on hand to advise on data protection.