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Fleischmann & León Abogados

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Founded in 2016, Fleischmann & León Abogados' eight-strong group has vast experience in infrastructure, including public works concessions and projects involving penitentiaries, airports, highways, and energy and telecoms installations. The team acts for Sociedad Concesionaria BAS, which holds the public work concession for Chile's penitentiary infrastructure programme, on an ongoing basis, including all issues concerning the concession agreement, and relations with the Chilean state, financial entities and subcontractors. Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick's infrastructure and construction practice also covers contentious issues; and Juan Ignacio León Lira is experienced in project-related bidding processes, negotiations, financing, audits and disputes.


Excellent availability to provide legal advice whenever it is needed. They have extensive knowledge of the regulations of the Ministry of Public Works, both in relation to court decisions and their practical application by officials. This gives them great power of conviction, even when faced with complications that a project inspector might present.

They have a multidisciplinary team that knows the various topics in this area very well, and they have the experience that allows us to analyse and tackle problems in a better way.

They are always attentive to what one, as a client, needs. Sometimes this might be a contract addendum, a letter, or a simple phone call. Whatever the requirement, they always attend to you with the utmost speed and professionalism.

The Fleischmann and León team already has longstanding experience in managing infrastructure contracts, both on the private side, as well as with the State.

They help manage contracts well and assist with the satisfactory resolution of disputes. This marks an important difference with respect to other law firms in the national market.’

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick is outstanding in the assertive handling of disputes between parties and in the development of mechanisms to resolve them. The foregoing applies both to relations with the State as well as between the partners of the concessionaire corporation.

Juan Ignacio León Lira has complete experience in the applicable laws and the administration of contracts, both with the State as well as with other actors in the national market, such as financial entities.

Key clients

Sociedad Concesionaria BAS

Claro Vicuña Valenzuela

Aguas de Antofagasta

Empresa Constructora Bravo e Izquierdo


Sociedad Concesionaria Túnel El Melón II

Sociedad Concesionaria Teleférico Bicentenario

Sociedad Concesionaria Ruta G-21


Real estate Tier 2

Fleischmann & León Abogados' nine-member department advises a number of real estate and construction companies, as well as investment funds, on the development of housing, office and commercial projects. It is also focused on: advising clients on their relations with landowners in relation to project development; and the finance structuring for commercial store and shopping centre projects. Juan Pablo Urenda leads the real estate practice in conjunction with senior associate -and real estate and construction law specialist- Vicente Fuenzalida Rivas. Name partner Juan Ignacio León Lira is also active in the sector; his experience includes bidding processes, negotiations, financing, audits and claims.

Key clients

IFB Inversiones

Empresas FG

Gestión yAsesorías Inmobiliarias Real Assets

Befco Inmobiliaria

Del Norte

Inmobiliaria Angular

SBA Torres Chile

British Royal School

Novaria Inmobiliaria

Hoteles Ferrat

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Best known for its strong orientation towards the projects sector, the 11-strong team at boutique firm Fleischmann & León Abogados is recommended for the resolution of disputes – via mediation, litigation or arbitration – related to infrastructure, construction, public works and mining concessions. The key contacts are name partners Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick (civil and administrative law, domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in relation to infrastructure and construction) and Juan Ignacio León Lira (domestic and international arbitration and litigation as part of a wider practice focused on construction, real estate, concessions and mining),  along with construction specialist Juan Diego Rabat Celis, who has a strong background in infrastructure-related arbitration and litigation. Paulo Román Reyes, who joined as partner from the former Aninat Schwencke & Cia in June 2019, focuses on civil and commercial litigation, insurance and arbitration. Senior associate Cristóbal Marimón Mourgues is also noted.


They have excellent strategies for litigation, as well as extensive experience and technical mastery in legal and financial matters. They also have extensive experience in arbitration litigation involving public works’ concession contracts.

This is a highly trained team of lawyers, not only in legal matters, but also for technical knowledge. They find quick solutions to complex problems and are much better than any other office we have worked with.

The firm has the ability to anticipate the difficulties that arise in arbitration and provide ingenious solutions to problems; and the lawyers give personalised attention to their clients, compared with other law firms. It is also a consolidated team that knows its work very well, has an excellent attitude when facing challenges, and the lawyers treat the problems presented as if they were their own.

The firm shows great experience and knowledge in litigation, and provides solutions. Its professionals demonstrate dedication and a personalised treatment, always adapting to our requirements.

The firm is appreciated for its closeness to clients and willingness to meet our requirements, especially Juan Diego Rabat Celis, with whom we have resolved various disputes. They are people who always answer our calls and are available to talk.

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick has great technical and legal expertise and negotiating strategy. He is a tremendously intelligent and analytical lawyer, which allows him to define strategies and anticipate scenarios so as to go forward in the case.

Juan Ignacio León Lira is a very analytical and methodical lawyer, who does not leave details to chance. This allows us to gather all the information in the case and give it the best use so as to achieve the best outcome at trial.

New partner Paulo Román Reyes is highly recognised in the market for his expertise in civil and commercial matters.

Key clients

Brotec Construcción

Icafal Ingeniería y Construcción

Jaime Salazar Parraguez

Empresa Constructora Tara-Compu

Echeverria Izquierdo Ingeniería y Construcción


Colegio Internacional SEK Chile

Empresa Nacional de Energía Enex

Unión Española

Sociedad Concesionaria Túnel El Melón II

Sociedad Concesionaria Aeropuerto Araucanía

Sacyr Chile

Sociedad Concesionaria Concesiones Urbanas


Venteko Montajes


Public law Tier 3

Boutique law firm Fleischmann & León Abogados' public law practice is well known for its assistance with public contracts, particularly in relation to the construction of public works (penitentiaries, hospitals, airports and highways), as well as concessions. Experienced name partner Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick specialises in both non-contentious and contentious public law matters. Name partner Juan Ignacio León Lira and associate Cristián Repetti Aravena are also key members of the six-strong team.

Key clients

Sociedad Concesionaria Ruta G-21

Brotec Construcción

Sociedad Concesionaria Teleférico Bicentenario

Empresa Constructora Bravo e Izquierdo

Comunicación y Telefonía Rural

Fleischmann & León Abogados is a boutique law firm, that is characterized for delivering an excellent service to its clients. The firm specializes in construction, infrastructure, public works concessions, litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, in which its lawyers have a vast experience and a professional trajectory of more than 20 years.

In addition, the firm provides advice on corporate, real estate, labor and telecommunications issues, and has been recognized in the areas of expertise by the most important legal rankings worldwide, such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, and Leaders League, which attest to their quality and professional experience. Who is Who Legal and Leaders League. In 2018 the partner Hernán Fleischmann Ch. was appointed as Lawyer of the Year in construction matters, by the ranking Best Lawyers, and in 2019 Fleischmann & León Abogados was appointed as N°1 in construction disputes resolution by the ranking Leaders League, together with another law firm.

Fleischmann & León Abogados is a firm committed to deliver an integral and focused service, both to people and companies, local and foreign, through a specialized, timely, efficient and strategic advice, which responds faithfully to the needs of each of its clients, which has led to establish itself within the best offices in its field, according to the legal rankings.

Fleischmann & León Abogados stands out for its practice and professional quality, fostering and promoting closeness and efficiency for its clients, with top-level professionals and a long and recognized track record in matters of high complexity and relevance to the country, both in the public sphere and as in the private sector.

Construction and Infraestructure:

Fleischmann & León Abogados has a long-standing experience and renowned expertise in this field. Throughout the years, both local and international corporations have entrusted the firm with advice in all matters and fields related to this practice área. The firm is composed by a team of lawyers highly specialized in construction, public and private infrastructure, disputes, arbitration and mediation.

Lawyers at Fleischmann & León Abogados have successfully provided advice in construction and infrastructure projects, both under public and private law, and all throughout their development stages, i.e.,(sacar lo marcado en amarillo) from their negotiation, to their complete execution, which gives Fleischmann & León Abogados a complete and integral view when providing advice on infrastructure projects.

The experience and background of Fleischmann & León Abogados in this fiel has been recongnized by the bets legal rankings worldwide.

Disputes Resolution:

Fleischmann & León Abogados is widely renowned in all aspects relating to this practice area. Led by Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick, named as “Lawyer of the Year in Construction” (2018) by the prestigious ranking Best Lawyers, the Firm has a long track record in providing legal counsel to local and foreign companies regarding disputes, trials, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution in general.

Fleischmann & León Abogados is specially focused as a boutique law firm in the field of dispute resolution, particularly regarding infrastructure, construction, public works concessions and mining, both within the public and private sector.

Lawyers at Fleischmann & León Abogados have successfully taken part in local and foreign arbitration procedures and negotiations, relating to construction and infrastructure projects, such as public works under concession; penitentiary, energy, airport, highway, desalination and mining infrastructure projects, among others.

Lawyers at Fleischmann & León are renowned for their vast technical knowledge on construction matters, which facilitates interacting with the client when representing and/or claiming its interests.

The experience and background of Fleischmann & León Abogados in this fiel has been recongnized by the bets legal rankings worldwide.

Real Estate:

Fleischmann & León Abogados provides local and international companies with advice in matters such as, corporate law, projects, negotiation and drafting of all types of agreements and counsel in both urban and rural real estate transactions. Counseling includes real estate planning and development, construction contracts, subdivision of land, condominiums and land allocation, as well as real estate funds and security structuring.

Fleischmann & León Abogados manages personalized and strategic formulas for each client, in order to make their projects more profitable and competitive. For such purpose, the Firm gets deeply involved in all of their aspects, such as their tax, urbanistic, financial and commercial impacts.

The experience and background of Fleischmann & León Abogados in this fiel has been recongnized by the bets legal rankings worldwide.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution: Litigation Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick +56232209600
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick +56232209600
Projects & Infrastructure Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick +56232209600
Public Law Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick +56232209600
Projects & Infrastructure Juan Ignacio León Lira +56232209600
Dispute Resolution: Litigation Juan Ignacio León Lira +56232209600
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Juan Ignacio León Lira +56232209600
Real Estate Juan Ignacio León Lira +56232209600
Dispute Resolution: Litigation Paulo Roman Reyes +56232209600
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Paulo Roman Reyes +56232209600
Real Estate Juan Pablo Urenda +56232209600
Manager Jimena Martínez Bauch +56232209600
Partners : 4
Lawyers : 18
Society of Construction Law
International Chamber of Commerce