Diego Marín > Fontaine & Cía > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Fontaine & Cía
755-0100 - LAS CONDES

Work Department

Real Estate Department / Labour Department


Partner Real Estate, Labour & Employment


Founder partner of Fontaine & Cía, is one of the leaders of Real Estate Department and leads the Labour & Employment area.

As one of the leaders of the Real Estate Department, he has ample experience as a consultant in matters related to construction and real estate issues in different types of projects.
He has extensive experience as an advisor to construction and real estate companies, in real estate development projects for homes, office and apartment buildings, shopping centers, mixed developments, and industrial developments. His practice ranges from the initial development of projects, tenders, negotiation and preparation of contracts, claims handling and dispute resolution.


Spanish, English


Labor Commission of the Chilean Construction Chamber.

Member of Lawyers Association Worldwide (LAW)

Chilean Bar Association.


Lawyer, with a Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1991).


Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Diego Marín – Fontaine & Cía

A firm with extensive experience in the real estate market’, Fontaine & Cía’s large practice advises at every stage of real estate project developments, from the financing through to constructed buildings’ eventual delivery. Recent workloads comprised growth in rental sector-related multifamily development projects, as well as warehouses and storage centres for the e-commerce industry. The team has also been advising on  the delays to construction works further to site closures, slow responses from the administrative authorities, and lack of materials and workers. The principal figures are Montserrat Valverde, who specialises in the development of residential, office, industrial and commercial real estate projects; Juan Eduardo Troncoso, an adviser to institutional investors on real estate financings, rentals and developments; and Diego Marín, who is particularly active in the formation of consortiums for projects. The second line of key advisers features real estate project expert María José Álvarez (promoted to director during 2022); and associate and urban planning regulation specialist Ramón Reyes. Former associate Javiera Serani left for an in-house role at Bice Vida in September 2022.

Chile > Labour and employment

The four-member team at Fontaine & Cía covers individual and collective employment contracts, social security benefits, collective bargaining processes, and union relations. The team is also experienced in claims involving accidents, work-related illnesses, violations of fundamental rights, anti-union practices, and dismissals, as well as remaining active in labour lawsuits brought by former workers of companies that terminated operations because of the pandemic. The group is led by Diego Marín, who assists with construction sector-related labour matters, while Georgo Peftlouloglou advises on work accident and occupational disease-related liability issues. At associate level, Rodrigo Palacios and Sebastián Rodillo both maintain active labour law practices, but Felipe Navarro moved in house at CMPC in September 2022.