Mr Ricardo López > DLA Piper Chile > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Chile
El Golf 150
10th Floor
Las Condes

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration
Civil Liability
Regulatory Law
Consumer Law
Indigenous Law




Mr. López practice focusses in civil judicial matters, administrative procedures and arbitrations. In particular, he has sponsored causes related to civil liability, pharmaceutical regulatory matters and consumer law, advising strategies and preparing reports to that effect.

Before joining DLA Piper Chile, he worked as a lawyer for a major energy company. In regulatory and environmental matters, he has specialized in affairs related to Indigenous Law, having been highlighted in this field by Chambers and Partners and as a litigator in Leaders League.


Spanish, English


Universidad Austral de Chile, L.C.J.S. (2005).
Universidad Austral de Chile, Master of Business Law. (2005-2007).
Universidad de Chile, Masterin Environmental Law. (Candidate)
Universidad de Chile, Advanced Course in Legal Anthropology and Indigenous Law. (2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Public law

The six-strong team at DLA Piper Chile has broad public law experience, including administrative procedures before different authorities and agencies, industry-related regulatory reports, bidding processes launched by public entities, applications for public concessions, and litigation. It also has notable sector expertise in relation to food and beverage, technology, public infrastructure, construction, pharmaceuticals and energy, among others. Regulated markets and administrative law expert Felipe Bahamondez heads the team, which includes litigation counsel Ricardo López and senior associate Paulina Farías.

Chile > Dispute resolution

DLA Piper Chile regularly handles complex commercial and civil law disputes – most recently in  the technology, pharmaceutical, food and transportation sectors. Counsels Macarena Iturra, who has a civil and commercial focus within a broader litigation and arbitration practice (and is particuarly noted for her trial expertise); and Ricardo López who handles civil litigation and administrative procedures (particularly cases related to civil liability, pharmaceutical regulatory matters and consumer law), co-head the arbitration and litigation team. The practice’s offering was augmented notably in September 2019 with the opening of a white-collar practice under the leadership of counsel Ignacio Schwerter, who joined from Cortés & Rodriguez.