Jara Del Favero Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile

Jara Del Favero Abogados

Chile > Real estate Tier 3

The experience of Jara del Favero Abogados’ real estate team includes planning, financing, title opinions, and land purchases. Other key areas range from regularisation issues involving rural and urban areas, to building permits, construction, sale agreements, and leases. The group is co-led by Sven Herlin, who maintains a significant real estate projects practice, in addition to advising international real estate companies that invest in Chile; and Julio Trucco (whoo was promoted to partner in January 2023), an adviser on real estate projects, business structuring, due diligence, M&A and contracts.

Practice head(s):

Sven Herlin; Julio Trucco


A prepared, multidisciplinary team that is willing to resolve legal procedures neatly and efficiently.’

Julio Trucco responds perfectly to the requirements of our company, with fast and effective management. He differs in self-management and initiative compared to lawyers from other firms.

Key clients

Itahue Raíces

Inmobiliaria Casas de la Iglesia

Inmobiliaria Las Frutillas

Inmobiliaria Itahue

Inmobiliaria Candelaria Goyenechea

Inmobiliaria Caracoles


Puerto + Arquitectura



Inmobiliaria Rodó


ISP (Pedro de Valdivia Schools)

Agrícola Laberinto

Inmobiliaria Bilbao

Work highlights

  • Advised Itahue Raíces on the planning, financing and land purchasing for the construction of buildings.
  • Advised Inmobiliaria Ararat on the planning, financing and land purchasing for the construction of buildings.
  • Advised Inmobiliaria Candelaria Goyenechea on the development of real estate projects.

Chile > Banking and finance Tier 4

Jara Del Favero Abogados' team is active in corporate finance and structuring transactions, both at domestic and international levels. The department’s key figures are Felipe Ovalle, whose practice covers corporate finance, structuring work, and infrastructure and concessions; Sven Herlin, who assists with the raising of financing for real estate projects and technology companies; Alvaro Caviedes, a specialist in bond offerings; and Christian Schiessler, who was raised to the partnership in July 2022 and focuses on both banking and finance and capital markets work.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Ovalle; Sven Herlin; Alvaro Caviedes; Christian Schiessler

Key clients

Minera Los Pelambres

Minera Antucoya

Compañía Minera Zaldivar


The Palpa Company

Forum Servicios Financieros

Minera Centinela

Work highlights

  • Advised Forum Servicios Financieros (as borrower) on the negotiation of a syndicated loan agreement with Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior.
  • Advised Minera Antucoya on additional $250m financing, which was granted by MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and The Bank of Nova Scotia.
  • Advised Minera Antucoya on a $180m loan agreement, which was granted by Banco Santander, MUFG Bank, Natixis (New York branch) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Jara del Favero Abogados' sizeable corporate and M&A practice routinely assists companies with their ongoing corporate affairs, restructurings, corporate development planning, M&A, and cross-border transactions. Specialised in commercial and corporate law, Sven Herlin leads the firm’s real estate and M&A offerings, and Felipe Ovalle heads up the financing, corporate, infrastructure and labour practices. Also key to the team, Alvaro Caviedes' experience includes both M&A issues and corporate governance work. In January 2023, real estate and corporate law practitioner Julio Trucco was raised to partner, while associate Marina Junge ​​-who also advises on commercial, corporate and real estate law- is also noted. Regulated markets’ specialist Andrea Abascal left he firm in June 2023.

Chile > Tax Tier 4

Jara del Favero Abogados’ ‘very good team’ provides tax advice to HNW families on an ongoing basis. The group routinely assists with the restructuring of family assets and the reorganisation of corporate family structures, including the analysis of business transfer transactions and tax contingencies. The department also advises on tax compliance, in addition to defence-side work before Chile’s tax authorities and courts of law. Tax and corporate practice leader Rafael Valdivieso assists international companies looking to invest in Chile on tax issues; and at associate level, both senior Martín Hudson and Andrés de Iruarrizaga maintain active tax practices.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Valdivieso


A very good team.

Solid for compliance work and proactive.

Key clients

FG Inmobiliaria


Grupo Lamosa (México)

Agrícola Alaya (Perú)

Larrain Vial

Saint Honoré Group Panamá

Dohle Latinamerika


Antofagasta Minerals

Exportadora y Servicios El Parque


A 4 Arquitectos

Constructora CDI

Calvo Puig Family (Inversiones Calvo Puig)


Scala Higher Education

Inversiones Los Pelambres Chile



Work highlights

  • Advised the Calvo Family on the restructuring, organisation and acquisition of assets.
  • Advised the Familia Díaz on the donation and transfer of an agricultural business to the family’s next generation.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 5

Chile > Data privacy

Established as recently as late 2020, Jara Del Favero Abogados‘ IT and data protection practice is led up by senior associate Jorge Tisné Niemann and advises on the implementation of platforms for terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Chile > Environment

Jara Del Favero Abogados's environment and natural resources team is led by former Minister and Undersecretary of the Environment, Javier Naranjo, an April-2022 hire who has extensive administrative and environmental law experience; since his arrival Naranjo (who can also call on regulatory specialist associate Martín Esser), has been raised to the partnership - effective as of July 2023.

Chile > Labour and employment

In January 2023, Jara Del Favero Abogados' Alfred Sherman was promoted from director to partner; heading up the four-member team, he advises a range of clients on individual and collective labour laws, as well as collective bargaining and labour-related lawsuits - particularly employee dismissals, work accidents, anti-union practices, and the protection of basic rights.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Felipe Ovalle fovalle@jdf.cl
Corporate/M&A Rafael Valdivieso rvaldivieso@jdf.cl
Tax Rafael Valdivieso rvaldivieso@jdf.cl
Litigation/arbitration Manuel Jiménez mjimenez@jdf.cl
Infrastructure and real estate Sven Herlin sherlin@jdf.cl
Labor Felipe Ovalle fovalle@jdf.cl
Finance Felipe Ovalle fovalle@jdf.cl
Pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics Manuel Jiménez mjimenez@jdf.cl
Pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics Andrea Abascal aabascal@jdf.cl
Natural resources, energy and mining Marcelo Mardones mmardones@jdf.cl
Capital Market Alvaro Caviedes acaviedes@jdf.cl
Life Science Andrea Abascal aabascal@jdf.cl
Photo Name Position Profile
Felipe Ovalle photo Felipe Ovalle Partner
Total staff : 30
Partners : 6