Firm Profile > Fleischmann & León Abogados > Santiago, Chile

Fleischmann & León Abogados

Chile > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Boutique law firm Fleischmann & León Abogados houses an 'agile and flexible' team that has substantial experience in private and public sector infrastructure projects that involve public works concessions, penitentiary infrastructure, energy and airports, along with desalination plants, mining, highways and telecoms. It also has a robust projects-related disputes practice. Recent highlights include advising Vial and Vives-DSD on the construction of the headline Mapa de Celulosa Arauco project (reportedly the second largest infrastructure investment being executed in Chile). With over 20 years' experience in infrastructure and construction work, Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick, who 'stands out for his strategic vision', is a civil and construction law and dispute resolution expert; and fellow founding partner Juan Ignacio León Lira consistently advises on construction, real estate, public works concessions and mining projects.

Practice head(s):

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick; Juan Ignacio León Lira


The longstanding infrastructure experience of this agile and flexible team affords them strategic advantages.

The firm has in-depth knowledge of the construction sector and associated legal and contractual issues.

Provides accurate, complete and relevant advice at all stages; their advice and support has always been of great value.

Communication is constant and fluid; undoubtedly, the firm, through its accessibility and knowledge, provides us with greatly added value when making strategic decisions.

The firm is distinguished by its dedication to clients and their projects.

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick stands out for his strategic vision and personalised attention

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick deserves a special mention; he is a very complete lawyer who combines extensive knowledge of the construction sector with deep legal knowledge. He studies the issues thoroughly, opens up different options and possibilities, and always has both negotiation and conflict in mind.

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick is very flexible, intuitive and a fighter; he never loses perspective of what is important and knows how to simplify the complex. It is a privilege to have his advice.

Key clients

Echeverría Izquierdo Ingeniería y Construcción


Aguas de Antofagasta

Vial y Vives – DSD


Sociedad Concesionaria Teleférico Bicentenario

Sociedad Concesionaria Ruta G-21


Sociedad Concesionaria BAS

Fleischmann Mineria y Tecnologia

Chile > Real estate Tier 2

Finding 'creative solutions to the most delicate problems', the five-member group at Fleischmann & León Abogados advises a raft of real estate and construction companies - as well as investment funds - on the development of housing (including those involving government subsidies), office and commercial projects; and its focus includes advising project clients on their relations with landowners, finance structuring, and negotiations with operators of commerce stores and shopping centres. Real estate, construction, M&A and project finance specialist Juan Pablo Urenda ('a great lawyer') leads the real estate practice, which includes: founding partner Juan Ignacio León Lira (construction, real estate, public works concessions and mining projects); and senior lawyer Vicente Fuenzalida Rivas, who 'understands the real estate and construction business very well'.

Practice head(s):

Juan Ignacio León; Juan Pablo Urenda; Vicente Fuenzalida


What makes this practice unique in this firm are its soft skills, as well as its commercial-legal expertise.

I especially appreciate the accessibility they display every time we ask for them, as well as the quality of their work and the speed of their responses.

We have the best impression of Fleischmann and León – they adopt a very personalised approach, the partners are involved in the assignments, and they are orientated towards solutions rather than just diagnoses.

The dynamics of their work stands out, as well as their availability to respond and attend to our requests – they are young lawyers with great strength and drive, and they find creative solutions to the most delicate problems.

The team’s lawyers are involved in every issue of the real estate business, demonstrating their great expertise and creativity when making complex decisions.

Juan Pablo Urenda is a great lawyer – I have the best opinion of his professionalism and ability. He is very prepared, with the ability to analyse and resolve all matters entrusted to him with legal security.

Juan Pablo Urenda’s skills as a lawyer are complemented by his commitment and dedication to the client, which have allowed him to gain our trust and see him as a partner and ally to our business.

Senior lawyer Vicente Fuenzalida understands the real estate and construction business very well, and he is always directly and personally in charge of attending to each issue we entrust to him. It has been a very good experience working with him, and we look forward to doing so again.

Key clients

IFB Inversiones

Empresas FG

Gestión y Asesorias Inmobiliarias Real Assets

Befco Inmobiliaria

Del Norte

SBA Torres Chile

British Royal School

Novaria Inmobiliaria

Hoteles Ferrat

Inmobiliaria Koyam

Cameron Partners

Chile > Public law Tier 3

Delivering 'outstanding work', the eight-member department at boutique law firm Fleischmann & León Abogados is well known for the construction of public works and public work concessions, as well as complex claims and disputes. The firm's practice is particularly prominent in relation to public infrastructure, such as penitentiaries, hospitals, airports, highways, public roads and desalination plants. Construction and projects expert Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick assists with both non-contentious and contentious public law matters; fellow founding partner Juan Ignacio León Lira's expertise includes project-related bidding processes, financing, audits and claims; and associate Cristián Repetti Aravena focuses on administrative procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick; Juan Ignacio León Lira


The execution of our project was favoured by the always timely and effective advice of Fleischmann & León Abogados.

Outstanding work from this firm.

Great experience and specialisation from the members of this office.

Skills in handling claims and negotiations with the public and private sectors, and a highly personalised service.

In addition to their legal and technical experience, it is worth mentioning their excellent negotiation skills.

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick and Juan Ignacio León Lira have vast experience and are always attentive to our needs.

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick Chile stands out for his academic and professional career, which brings added value to the team; and he is a lawyer who is always up to date with new trends in his area of specialisation.

Juan Ignacio León Lira’s remarkable skills for handling claims and negotiations, in addition to a deep concern for the interests of his clients, make him stand out from other legal services provided in the market.

Key clients

Echeverría Izquierdo Ingeniería y Construcción

Claro Vicuña Valenzuela

Sociedad Concesionaria Ruta G-21

Sociedad Concesionaria BAS

Sociedad Concesionaria Túnel El Melón II

Sociedad Concesionaria Teleférico


Inima CVV

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 4

'Prepared at all times', the 10-strong team at boutique firm Fleischmann & León Abogados is best known for its resolution of disputes involving infrastructure, construction, public works and mining concessions. The principal figures are Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick, an infrastructure and construction specialist, who is 'a tremendous strategist with great business vision'; fellow name partner Juan Ignacio León Lira, whose practice includes domestic and international arbitration; and Paulo Román Reyes (a 2019 arrival from the former Aninat Schwencke & Cia), who focuses on civil and commercial litigation, insurance and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick; Juan Ignacio León Lira; Paulo Román Reyes


They advise on disputes with a high level of involvement and availability, analysing all relevant aspects, whether technical or legal.

Prepared at all times for any scenario, which translates into solid strategies with great results.

One of the most important and differentiating aspects is that all the firm’s lawyers are in permanent contact and available, which gives us the peace of mind of always being prepared, and being able to face different conflicts in the most calm way possible.

Great experience and technical knowledge.

Superior to other teams from other firms, mainly due to its knowledge and close proximity to the client.

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick is a tremendous strategist, and with great business vision that allows him to design timely solutions.

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick is a very complete lawyer, who is fully focused on the client and the matter – he provides full, reliable and very valuable help.

Juan Ignacio León Lira has great powers of analysis, which allow him to be prepared and up to date on all our issues.

Key clients

Sociedad Concesionaria Túnel El Melón ll

Sociedad Concesionaria Concesiones


Venteko Montajes

WSP Chile


Fleischmann Chile

Sociedad Concesionaria Aeropuerto Araucanía

Isotron Chile

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Well-known for its focus on the projects sector, the 10-strong team at boutique practice Fleischmann & León Abogados is regularly sought out for disputes in relation to infrastructure, construction, public works and mining concessions. Name partners Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick and Juan Ignacio León Lira recently acted for Echeverría Izquierdo Ingenería y Construcción in a $40m-plus cost overrun claim against the State of Chile, which concerned the construction of the Rancagua Regional Hospital. Also key to the practice is civil and commercial litigation, insurance and arbitration specialist Paulo Román Reyes, whose 'legal-technical skills, excellence and availability are highly appreciated'.

Practice head(s):

Hernán Fleischmann Chadwick; Juan Ignacio León Lira; Paulo Román Reyes


The attorneys I work with have in-depth knowledge of their matters, and their work is impeccable and of the highest quality.

They always come up with solutions that are creative.

The team has great judgement and analytical skills; it also arrives at logical conclusions from the very beginning.

They analyse and evaluate the positive and negative aspects in order to prepare our defence in such a manner that benefits our side and interests. This quality is extremely important, because the team is able to anticipate and deliver an excellent defence.

Great communication skills – the team showed great persuasiveness before the court, with an effective defence and convincing arguments that reflected the situation.

Great use of technology in their research, which allowed them to deliver an impeccable defence according to the planned strategy.

Paulo Román Reyes’ keen and creative skills tilted the field in our favour. His logical thinking and creative solutions gave us sufficient reassurance to withstand the judicial process until the very end.

Paulo Román Reyes is a specialist in civil litigation and arbitration, with a strong vocation in construction law – his legal-technical skills, excellence and availability are highly appreciated.

Key clients

Echeverría Izquierdo Ingenería y Construcción

Brotec Construction


Unión Española

Icafal Ingenería y Construcción

Constructora Tara Compu

Isotron Chile

Forestal Terrasur


La Papelera

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 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 in the private sector.

Construction and infrastructure: Fleischmann & León Abogados has 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 area. 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, ie,(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 field has been recognized by the best legal rankings worldwide.

Dispute 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 field has been recognized by the best 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 aspects, such as tax, urbanistic, financial and commercial impacts.

The experience and background of Fleischmann & León Abogados in this field has been recognized by the best 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