Mr Felipe Bahamondez > DLA Piper Chile > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Chile
El Golf 150
10th Floor
Las Condes

Work Department

Public and Administrative Law; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; Renewables Oil and Gas; Antitrust and Competition; Energy and Natural Resources; Consumer Goods and Retail; Food and Beverages; Industrials




Felipe Bahamondez is the partner who leads the Regulated Markets and Antitrust practice group at DLA Piper Chile. He focuses his practice in the diverse areas of Energy, Natural Resources & Natural Gas, as well as, Regulatory Law, Insurance, Antitrust and Corporate Law, having participated in his professional life in transactions, such as, the design and legal implementation of the first gas pipeline in Chile, development and advising of natural gas projects and LNG terminals representing diverse clients, development of energy projects especially Renewable Energies, including solar projects, numerous financing operations, mergers & acquisitions, both on behalf of local and multinational companies. Also, he has advised multiple clients on insurance regulatory issues.

Felipe has a broad experience in regulatory matters and antitrust. National and foreign companies have asked for his counsel on matters related to litigation before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC) for example representing Uber in an antitrust case started by taxi drivers. He also represents clients before the FNE in investigations and merger control procedures. In his role, Bahamondez conducts and plans the best strategies in our clients’ interests.


Spanish and English


Chilean Bar Association;  International Bar Association; American Bar Association



Universidad de Chile, Law Degree (J.D.); Harvard University, LL.M., (Master of laws); Universidad de Chile,Diploma in Regulation & Competition; Pontificia Universidad Católica,Diploma in Competition Law, Facultad de Derecho; Universidad de Chile, Diploma in Environmental Regulation

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

DLA Piper Chile‘s ‘always up-to-date‘ three-member competition department is increasingly active in merger-control work, where the team routinely leverages the expertise of its corporate and M&A colleagues. Other areas of strength include compliance programmes and internal investigations. The practice is further noted for its client portfolio of technological companies, platforms and digital markets. The principal figures are Felipe Bahamondez, who leads the Santiago office’s regulated markets and antitrust practice group (and is experienced in FNE investigations and merger-control procedures); and counsel Sofia O’Ryan, an expert in merger control, unilateral conduct and horizontal agreements.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbons

DLA Piper Chile‘s Santiago office houses experts in oil and gas, renewable and hydrogen projects, including associated regulatory issues. The seven-lawyer team advises at all stages of energy generation projects, including related works, such as transmission lines, substations, and gas pipelines; and (with Chile included) it is able to facilitate access to over 450 lawyers in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico. The Chilean energy and natural resources practice group is co-led by energy, natural gas and liquified natural gas project expert, Felipe Bahamondez; and  Diego Peña (a partner since 2022), whose track record encompasses natural gas, hydro, wind, biomass and solar energy plant projects. Former counsel Paulina Farias left the firm in August 2023.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

The 10-strong projects practice at DLA Piper Chile advises both domestic and multinational companies on the development, acquisition, sale and financing of substantial energy and infrastructure projects (particularly wind and solar). The team is also able to leverage the expertise of the firm’s colleagues in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru for regional projects. The core group of principal advisers consists of Felipe Bahamondez, an expert in energy, natural gas and LNG projects; Rodrigo Álvarez, whose track record includes over 100 commercial, housing and industrial project developments in Chile; and recently-elevated partner and energy and infrastructure specialist, Diego Peña. Former counsel Paulina Farias left the firm in August 2023.

Chile > Public law

The five-strong public law practice at full-service firm DLA Piper Chile is increasingly active in administrative procedures before Chile’s authorities. The team, which consists of figures with former public-sector experience, handles matters involving a range of sectors, from technology, public infrastructure, construction and real estate, to energy, education, media, and food and beverage. Heading up the Santiago office’s regulated markets and antitrust practice group, Felipe Bahamondez has broad public law and regulatory experience; and the practice of Paulina Farías  (promoted to counsel in March 2023) covers the regulatory aspects of energy, telecoms, and public health and infrastructure, as well as public bidding processes, and administrative actions and procedures. Since the conclusion of research, Farias has left the firm – effective as of August 2023.