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Jara Del Favero Abogados

Chile > Life sciences Tier 1

Acting for multinational pharmaceutical, veterinary, cosmetic, food and agro-industrial companies, the recent track record of Jara Del Favero Abogados' eight-strong pharmaceutical and life sciences department includes advising on data privacy, regulatory issues, antitrust and the labelling of food and pharmaceutical products. The team also assists high-profile clients (such as AstraZeneca) on a daily basis with regulatory matters, tenders and clinical trials (among other matters). The practice is co-led by Manuel Jiménez Pfingsthorn, whose broad practice includes acting for agro-industry companies (vineyards and seeds), laboratories and drugs companies; and Andrea Abascal Marin (a partner since 2020 ), who is highly regarded for her regulatory experience in markets such as pharmaceutical laboratories, cosmetics, food, medical devices, biotechnology, and agricultural and livestock services. Abascal is also sought out for her advice on promotional materials, tenders and clinical trials. At associate level, Manuel Bernet Paez, Rocío Vergara Aguilar and Josefina Meszaros Elgueta are all active in regulatory work.


This law firm is outstanding in its response times and for giving visibility to the client of the options available. Its communication tools are also a great strength.

Compared to other law firms with which we have worked, the evaluation of Jara del Favero is very positive. The firm stands out for being a full service practice, which has allowed us to enjoy comprehensive legal advice.

Their lawyers stand out for their efficiency, and for providing answers and concrete solutions to the various problems we have had, always keeping the viability of the business as their goal.

Among the novelties that the firm has incorporated is the existence of a collection plan that focuses on start-ups – this caught our attention. Such plans allow the client to be given security, in the sense of being certain of how much he is going to pay, and also allows the creation of a relationship of trust and transparency with the firm.

The great plus that Jara del Favero has over other firms is that it understands our business.

The lawyers’ attention is fast and modern. Always willing to answer all our questions and help us with every detail, and they handle digital media very well, so communication is very fluid.

Its response times to requirements are faster when compared to other firms, which allows for concrete answers in a shorter period of time. Its great difference also lies in the quality of its lawyers. Within the life sciences team, I would particularly highlight the excellent practice and experience of Andrea Abascal Marin.

Andrea Abascal Marin – quick responses, mastery of topics and transparency.

Key clients

Monsanto Chile – Bayer Chile

Pfizer Chile

Zoetis Chile


Abbott Laboratories de Chile

General Electric International

General Electric Health Care

Edgewell Personal Care

Grid Solutions Chile

AMF Logistic

Pharmaq Analytiq / Pharmaq Chile

HBC Latina

Empresas Demaria

Diamond Hemp

AGAD Chile

Medicina Técnica

Work highlights

  • Advised General Electric International on public tenders for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical equipment.
  • Assisted General Electric International with sanitary registrations and authorisations.
  • Assistance to AstraZeneca (on a daily basis) regarding regulatory matters, tenders and clinical trials (among other matters).

Chile > Real estate Tier 3

Jara del Favero Abogados' real estate projects practice covers planning, financing, title revision, land purchases and regularisation issues (in both rural and urban areas). The five-member team also assists with building permits and related administrative procedures, construction works, sales and leases. Leading the firm’s real estate and M&A departments, Sven Herlin regularly advises international real estate companies looking to invest in Chile; and Julio Trucco, director of the real estate practice since early 2021, acts on real estate projects, business structuring, due diligence and contractual matters. Former associate María Carolina Concha recently departed the firm.

Practice head(s):

Sven Herlin; Julio Trucco

Key clients

Arauco Inmobiliaria

Itahue Raíces

Inmobiliaria Casas de la Iglesia

Inmobiliaria Las Frutillas

Inmobiliaria Itahue

Inmobiliaria Candelaria Goyenechea

Inmobiliaria Caracoles


Puerto + Arquitectura



Agrícola Rayentué


ISP (Pedro de Valdivia Schools)

Isiete Grupo Inmobiliario

Inversiones Carahue

Work highlights

  • Advised Inmobiliaria Arauco (and its subdivisions) on the development of different projects.
  • Advised Itahue Raíces on the development of various projects, including assisting with the planning, financing and land purchases associated with the construction of different buildings.
  • Advised Inmobiliaria Casas de la Iglesia on the development of the Casa Pueblo project in Cachagua, which includes planning, financing, title revision, land purchases and regularisation issues (among other matters).

Chile > Banking and finance Tier 4

With over 25 years’ experience in corporate finance law, Jara Del Favero Abogados houses experts in both domestic and international corporate finance and structured deals. Felipe Ovalle, who acts for borrowers, purchasers, sellers, investors and financial advisers, co-heads the practice with real estate and technology finance specialist Sven Herlin and bond-offerings expert Alvaro Caviedes. Former associate practice-director, capital markets specialist Christian Schiessler, was raised to the partnership in July 2022; he also regularly assists with the structuring of financing operations.


A team with experience in the legal structuring of complex financing transactions. The main differentiating element is in the degree of involvement of the firm’s partners and the speed of response to the different requirements.

The team’s human qualities and empathy help guide us to make the best decisions in the calmest way possible.

Always willing to advise us in the best way, being attentive to our needs and working as quickly as possible on the most urgent things.

Key clients

Minera Los Pelambres

Compañía Minera Zaldivar


The Palpa Company

Forum Servicios Financiero

Work highlights

  • Assisted Minera Los Pelambres with an amended and restated loan agreement for the INCO Project.
  • Advised Compañía Minera Zaldivar on the disbursements procedures under a current loan.
  • Advised Forum Servicios Financieros, as borrower, on the negotiation of a syndicated loan agreement with Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior.

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Spinning out of Jara del Favero & Ried Fabres in early 2020, Jara del Favero Abogados' now fields a large 19-strong team that adovises across the full range of corporate matters as well as local and cross-border transactional mandates and associated work. The practice is jointly led by Sven Herlin, whose track record includes corporate reorganisations, and acquisitions in Chile and abroad; Felipe Ovalle, whose broad practice includes mining industry matters; and Alvaro Caviedes, who advises on the establishment of investment funds and the structuring of deals entered into by such funds. Providing notable support are commercial, corporate and regulated markets expert Andrea Abascal; and real estate practice director Julio Trucco; while associate Marina Junge is a commercial, corporate and property law specialist.

Practice head(s):

Sven Herlin; Alvaro Caviedes; Felipe Ovalle

Key clients




The Palpa Company


Industrial Weatherford International de Chile

Larraín Vial

ISP Chile


Work highlights

  • Assisted Soho with the incorporation of a strategic partner.
  • Advised Petra on the negotiation of a shareholder agreement and share purchase contract.
  • Advised Larraín Vial on the acquisition of 50% of the shares in Sherpa WMC.

Chile > Tax Tier 4

The ‘excellent' four-member tax team at Jara del Favero Abogados assists both companies and individuals with tax planning, reorganisations and compliance matters, as well as day-to-day issues. The group’s work also includes defending clients before both the Tax Authority and the courts, and recent growth includes advising individuals and family groups on private wealth law, including establishing alliances with multi-family offices and investment banks. Tax and corporate head Rafael Valdivieso is a tax reorganisation and structuring specialist, and associate Martín Hudson's practice includes tax advisory, tax planning and audits.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Valdivieso


An excellent team that favours personal treatment, a quality that has been lost in other offices. In tax matters, the lawyers have in-depth knowledge, not only legal, but also accounting and financial.

There is always a partner in charge of the team, which gives me confidence. The team is also able to explain the strategies clearly, and billing is clear and transparent. The team additionally uses technology well.

Rafael Valdivieso is an outstanding partner in tax matters.

The team of three lawyers led by Rafael Valdivieso showed knowledge, competence in the issues and personalised attention. The administrative team that supported them was also very efficient.

Rafael Valdivieso and associate Martín Hudson are direct and agile advisers.

Rafael Valdivieso is the partner I work with, and he is a person who knows the business and inspires confidence – he is always available and very willing.

I deal with Rafael Valdivieso and Martín Hudson, both excellent lawyers.

Martín Hudson knows the tax space very well and has a good approach.

Key clients

FG Inmobiliaria


Laboratorios Sanfer

Antofagasta Minerals

Exportadora y Servicios El Parque

Juan Ballarin Del Valle


Grupo Lamosa


LMS Chile

Larrain Vial

Inversiones Trifolium

Agri Superfood Management

A 4 Arquitectos

Constructora CDI

Dohle Latinamerika

Calvo Puig Family


Nabih Chadud Díaz

Agrícola Alaya

Scala Higher Education

Luis Arnaboldi Camponovo (and family)

Jorge Escobar León (and family)

Inversiones Los Pelambres Chile



Work highlights

  • Assisted the members of the Calvo Puig Family with designing and implementing a new corporate structure, in order to hold its ownership over group companies in a more tax-efficient way.
  • Advised Laboratorios Sanfer de Chile on the tax aspects of its merger with Chilean company Laboratorios Pasteur.
  • Defended T4F before the Chilean Tax Court, in relation to the Chilean IRS seeking the payment of withholding tax (further to foreign payments made by T4F under a service contract).

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 5

Jara del Favero Abogados houses several experts in civil and commercial disputes, administrative claims, and competition and antitrust litigation; the practice additionally acts in commercial and investment arbitrations. The department is co-led by Manuel Jimenez, an expert in mediation, arbitration and competition law, who routinely acts for agro-industry and pharmaceutical laboratory clients; and Manuel Bernet who was raised to the partnership in July 2022 and whose litigation experience covers the food, biotechnology, gambling, and agricultural and livestock-services industries. Key associate support is provided by senior Maximiliano Silva H (contentious administrative matters), a late-2021 recruit from the legal department of Chile’s Ministry of Health; civil and commercial litigation expert Ramón Jara C; and Pablo Alarcón , who handles civil, constitutional, and antitrust and competition law.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Jimenez; Manuel Bernet

Key clients

General Electric International (Chile)

Grid Solutions Chile


Pacavi International

Antofagasta Minerals

Hoteles de Chile

Monsanto Chile

Bayer Chile


International Schools Partnership

Time for Fun

Cox Energy GD

EDF Energy

Sun Dreams International



Inversiones San Silvestre

Inmobiliaria Momentum Technonicol Italia

Zoetis de Chile

Oz Net

Inamar Vapor Industrial

AGFA Healthcare Chile

Work highlights

  • Acted for Servicios en Accionamiento y Control Automático in several crossed suits in different courts and proceedings (IP, civil and administrative), which were brought by Industrial Support Company.
  • Acted for Cox Energy GD in civil court proceedings against Walmart for damages arising from the destruction of a renewable energy plant during acts of vandalism in October 2019.
  • Acted for Aztrazeneca in eleven claims of illegality filed against the Council for Transparency, after ordering the disclosure of information that concerned contracts for the acquisition of Covid-19 vaccines.

Chile > Data privacy

Launching its IT, media and data protection practice in October 2020, Jara Del Favero Abogados fields experienced senior associate Jorge Tisné Niemann, who is particularly focused on technology and e-commerce-related data protection and privacy matters.

Chile > Labour and employment

Jara Del Favero Abogados‘ six-strong employment and labour department is experienced in labour proceedings involving unfair dismissals, administrative fines, occupational disease, labour accidents and mobbing actions, as well as routinely assisting domestic and international companies with restructurings, due diligence, hirings, terminations and internal policies.

Jara Del Favero, Attorneys-at-Law, was founded in 1939 and is now a modern and multidisciplinary firm whose main task is to provide a comprehensive and excellent service to its clients. The firm currently advises national and international clients engaging in the most varied of businesses, such as financial institutions, utilities, mining, infrastructure, foods, forestry, agriculture, wine making, energy, environment, technology, tourism and the government.

Main areas of practice
Environment: the firm provides legal assistance regarding environmental regulations and the use and management of natural resources, counseling clients on the environmental impact assessment of investment projects, on the enforcement of strong environmental regulations and on renewable and non-renewable natural resources.

Mining and water law: the firm has expertise in assisting clients in all stages of mining projects, starting with mineral exploration and exploitation up to obtaining respective concessions, as well as in the development, financing and commercial operation of the project, and protection of mining concessions. Its lawyers have broad experience in providing advice to clients on all aspects of water law, such as the establishment of water rights, the obtainment of permits and authorizations according to the water code.

Finance: the firm assists clients on preparing and executing loan agreements, project finance agreements, banking and all other related finance agreements.

Tax: the firm advises clients in the design and implementation of structures appropriate to their business, and on the development of strategies and solutions to maximize their resources through a purpose-oriented legal structure. It makes inquiries to the Internal Revenue Service of Chile (IRS) and advises and represents its clients in any audits by the IRS or in tax lawsuits, whether before the IRS or the ordinary courts of law.

Litigation: the firm represents clients in any type of negotiation or lawsuit, developing strategies to lead them to satisfactory agreements, whether in civil, commercial, criminal, contentious or administrative lawsuits. Members of the firm perform jurisdictional duties as arbitrators.

Pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics: the firm has vast experience advising companies linked with these areas and participates in all issues connected to these industries, such as product registration, commercialization authorizations, advertising, sanctioning processes and judicial claims.

Labor: the firm specializes in employment and collective contracts and negotiations, expatriates, visa proceedings and labor litigation.

Corporate/M&A: the firm has vast experience in planning and participating in restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and splits of companies or corporations, holding companies, matters involving securities and joint venture agreements.

Corporate/M&A Felipe Ovallefovalle@jdf.cl
Corporate/M&A Rafael Valdiviesorvaldivieso@jdf.cl
Tax Rafael Valdiviesorvaldivieso@jdf.cl
Litigation/arbitration Manuel Jiménezmjimenez@jdf.cl
Infrastructure and real estate Sven Herlinsherlin@jdf.cl
Labor Felipe Ovallefovalle@jdf.cl
Finance Felipe Ovallefovalle@jdf.cl
Pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics Manuel Jiménezmjimenez@jdf.cl
Pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics Andrea Abascalaabascal@jdf.cl
Natural resources, energy and mining Marcelo Mardonesmmardones@jdf.cl
Capital Market Alvaro Caviedesacaviedes@jdf.cl
Life Science Andrea Abascalaabascal@jdf.cl
Felipe Ovalle photo Felipe OvallePartner
Total staff : 30
Partners : 6