Managing Partner: Rodrigo Ferrada
Senior Partner: Nicole Nehme
Number of partners: 17
Number of other lawyers: 36
FerradaNehme is a multi-specialist law firm with an outstanding position in the Chilean legal market, particularly in complex areas, such as competition and regulated markets, environmental law, litigation, public law, technologies media and telecoms, corporate law, consumer law and compliance. In such areas, the firm is widely recognised as one of the most highly recommended in the handling of difficult challenges, on behalf of Chilean and international companies and institutions, as well as governmental institutions.
Currently, the firm is positioned among the most sought-after firms of the country, given its professional capacity and its uniquely integrated offer approach, its numerous highly qualified professionals and administrative staff, and their individual and collective experiences. In 22 years, FerradaNehme has become one of Chile's leading and most successful law firms. This is the result of the dedication and excellence of FerradaNehme’s collaborators, the recognition of our clients, and the remarkable results obtained with effort and care.
Main Areas of Practice:
This practice area receives a huge quantity of work, such as legal opinions and surveys; mergers and acquisitions; voluntary and mandatory pre-merger filings; antitrust investigations and litigation; strategic advice; negotiations with antitrust authorities; economic advice (provided together with the country’s most renowned economists); development and implementation of compliance programs, among others.
Contacts: Nicole Nehme, Diego Hernández, Benjamín Mordoj, Tomás Pérez, Mabel Ahumada
Environment & Natural Resources:
This practice area is regularly engaged in the most challenging issues concerning environmental permits; approval and development of natural resources projects in the areas of mining, energy, waste management, among others; drafting and reviewal of environmental impact studies and declarations; marine concessions; negotiations with local communities; advice on environmental and natural resources issues and renewable energy; among others.
Contacts: Patricio Leyton, Valeria Ruz, Carola Salamanca
This practice area currently handles civil, commercial, economic, procurement, administrative and constitutional litigation before Civil Courts, Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court, and specialised litigation before special courts; administrative proceedings before regulatory authorities; arbitration and mediation. Its goal is to avoid repetitive or high-volume work, only accepting high profile and complex cases, always interacting with other areas of practice, considering the natural complexities of each industry.
Contacts: Nicolás Ubilla, Nicole Nehme, Marcela Rodríguez
Tech, Media & Telecoms:
This practice area stands out for its multidisciplinary character, involving banking transactions and e-commerce; safety of work and telework tools, information security, privacy, and protection of personal data; competition; among many others. This area interacts with all of FN’s other specialised practice areas in a market as rapidly evolving and changing as the digital ecosystem. The practice has advised, among others, on the design of online marketplaces, privacy impact assessments, competition, and new technologies, including blockchain, and big data. Its main clients in this area are major retailers, supermarkets, credit and debit bank acquirers, banks, and oil & gas companies, among others.
Contact: Benjamín Mordoj
This practice remains a boutique-like endeavour, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, transaction finance, capital markets, foreign investment, contracts and related transactions. Regularly advising national and international companies when confronted with substantial work matters, through the drafting of sophisticated and innovative contracts, memoranda and legal opinions.
Contacts: Juan Andrés Bretón, Rodrigo Ferrada
Consumer & Advertising:
This practice includes a strong team of professionals specialised in both theory and practice, with extensive experience advising major mass consumer companies, leaders in their respective markets. Under the collaborative and interdisciplinary work model, this practice always proposes innovative measures and solutions that meet the highest existing standards, always considering the public interest involved.
Contact: Stella Muñoz
Public Law & Government:
The core focus of this practice is to provide dedicated advice and opinions to the Central Government and its agencies, as well as for private organisations and institutions in a broad range of areas including banking, health care, environment, consumer regulation, pensions, and other matters. It also provides also regular advice to foreign governments, in the design of new regulatory frameworks and institutions.
Contacts: Luis Cordero, Josefina Court, José Tomás Correa
The incorporation of programs concerning criminal, antitrust, consumer, data or environmental compliance constitutes an essential preventive mechanism for companies. This practice is responsible for the implementation and constant update of compliance programs in the most diverse fields of expertise. This area also provides all educational and control materials required by clients, as its expertise spans the required training for the continued improvement of the internal practices and culture of companies. The advice includes all aspects of compliance programs; on their institutional, behavioural, and procedural dimensions.
Contact: Rafael Collado