Managing Partner: Raimundo Labarca
Senior Partners: Arturo Vergara, Raimundo Labarca
Partners: Arturo Vergara, Raimundo Labarca, José Manuel Concha, Alejandro Parodi
Associates: Nicolás Cubillos, Felipe Garcés, Raimundo Labarca Braun
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Vergara Labarca & Cia. is a law firm focused in relevant conflicts regarding legal-economic issues, which may derive in extra judicial (out of court) negotiations and/or in proceedings before ordinary courts, courts of arbitration, the Antitrust Commission or before any other judicial, administrative or governmental authority. Vergara Labarca & Cia. or its attorneys have participated in the most relevant litigations and arbitrations of the past 20 years. This is a modern and creative law firm with a style and organisation that allows an intensive and personalised attention in every case it assumes. The experience and dedication of Vergara Labarca & Cia.’s attorneys in the analysis, strategy and outcome of the defences it engages, results in a high quality performance which is well recognised within the legal market. The complex nature of today’s business conflicts represents an additional challenge for which Vergara, Labarca & Cia.’s attorneys are well prepared, facilitating an accurate diagnostic and a prompt advice.
Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm’s main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration with respect to civil (contractual and tort liability, construction, shareholders conflicts, etc.), commercial, financial and constitutional matters. The firm and its attorneys have represented the interests of major Chilean and foreign corporations in a diversity of disputes involving the most important economic sectors and industries, litigating before ordinary courts of justice, arbitrators and other judicial or administrative authorities. In addition, the firm or its attorneys have also defended the interests of governmental institutions in major conflicts where public funds are at stake.
Antitrust & Competition:
The firm constantly defends major local and foreign corporations before the Chilean antitrust agencies. Its legal advice with regards to antitrust matters is constantly consulted by the most relevant actors in a diversity of markets.
Consistent with the firm’s profile, Vergara, Labarca & Cia. or its partners, have had an active participation in the most relevant cases that have taken place in Chile during the past two decades. Vergara, Labarca & Cia. is a law firm which focuses in the defence of particular cases. Nevertheless, the firm maintains enduring relations with certain clients, advising them on their most relevant conflicts on a permanent basis. For additional information about cases actually attended by the firm, or clients which are advised on a permanent basis, please contact the managing partner.
An important part of the firm’s clients are multinational companies with investments in a wide range of industries and business sectors, such as telecommunications, mining, sanitary, banking, electricity, construction, infrastructure and transport. In this respect, its attorneys often have to interact with inside or outside counsel abroad and with major law firms around the world. Moreover, relations with clients’ headquarters abroad is very fluid because of firm’s size. Likewise, the firm’s attorneys have important experience litigating before foreign jurisdictions, and are prepared to assume the defence of international litigations and arbitrations.