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SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Public Law.


Senior Counsel of the Public Law Group.


His practice focuses on administrative, constitutional and regulatory law, advising several national and international clients, as well as public entities and state-owned enterprises on all sorts of matters directly or indirectly related to the public sector in Chile, including concessions, public procurement, negotiation and development of public-private associations, litigation before Chilean administrative bodies, ordinary and special Courts of Justice, the Chilean Public Procurement Court and the Chilean Constitutional Court, legal defense against sanctions imposed by public entities, advisement on sectoral regulations in various markets, regarding public policies and legislative matters, as well as issues related to the Chilean Transparency Law.



Spanish and English.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Patricio Zapata – Carey

Carey’s wide-ranging public law practice covers administrative and constitutional law, along with Chile’s regulated markets and high-stakes litigation. The team’s representative workload encompasses administrative and constitutional litigation, constitutional rights, and public procurement and public concessions. In litigation, the team regularly appears before the Ordinary Courts, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, along with Expert Panels, the Constitutional Court, Public Procurement Court, Transparency Council, and General Comptroller of the Republic. It is also consistently mandated on sanctioning procedures, regulatory compliance, state-owned companies’ regulations, and legislative enactments. The group is co-led by senior counsel Patricio Zapata, a renowned specialist in administrative, constitutional, and regulatory law, whose experience includes serving as a President of the Citizen Council of Observers of the Constituent Process (under President Michelle Bachele’s second term); and Ignacio Gillmore, an expert in administrative contracts, public tenders and administrative litigation. From the firm’s enviable associate pool, senior Juan Ignacio Alarcón advises on regulatory issues, sanctioning procedures, public policy, and administrative contracting and concessions; while Sergio CifuentesMartin CanessaCarolina Baeza and José Ignacio Millañir all maintain active public law practices. Since publication the team has been further strengthened with the hire of administrative law specialist Camilo Lledó (formerly at Chahuán Letelier Lledó) as a partner – effective as of Janaury 2024.