Managing Partner: Pedro Pablo Vergara V
Senior Partner: Pablo Rodríguez G
Partners: Pablo Rodríguez G, Pedro Pablo Vergara V, Fernando José Rabat C
Associates: Hugo Rosende A, Jeronimo Brieba M
Junior Associates: Pilar Rodriguez P, Ignacio Seguel C
Rodríguez, Vergara & Compañía was founded in 1990 by Pablo Rodríguez and Pedro Pablo Vergara, later joining them Fernando Rabat. Since its inception the firm has been essentially focused on litigation, counseling its clients in legal conflicts and seeking alternative solutions to resolve them.
Its partners, in addition to having extensive experience in litigation before the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, Civil Courts and arbitral justice, have a distinguished academic background. Pedro Pablo Vergara and Fernando Rabat serve as professors of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad del Desarrollo. Senior partner Pablo Rodríguez was Dean of that same Faculty until 2016.
All of them, and most notably Pablo Rodríguez, have been noted as some of the country's best evaluated litigation lawyers. The team of Rodríguez, Vergara & Compañía includes three partners and two associate lawyers of great experience. They are joined by two junior associates who have been working in the firm for several years. The firm is characterised by the direct and personal intervention of its partners in the cases it serves, supported in their work by the other associates. In this way, the participation of the whole work team encourages the creativity process when looking for solutions or strategies. Given its focus on civil, commercial and arbitration litigation, the firm has no permanent clients.
The firm has also been able to adapt to the digital age, having the appropriate technology to operate, an issue that becomes even more relevant due to the coming into force of the new digital processing of judicial procedures in Chile.
Main Areas of Practice:
Civil & Commercial Litigation:
The firm stands out for its experience in dealing with civil and commercial cases, representing Chilean and foreign companies of diverse industries, in the legal conflicts that arise from its activity.
Class Action Lawsuits on Consumer Rights:
The firm also has extensive experience representing major companies that have been sued in class action lawsuits.
Litigation Against the State & its Agencies:
The firm has been part in important litigations against the State and its agencies, in damages claims or claims for administrative sanctions.
Partners and associates have long experience in carrying out arbitration proceedings. Some of them serve as arbitrators of the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Santiago, and are part of the list of arbitrators of the Santiago Court of Appeals.
In the last years, the firm has been involved in environmental cases followed before the Environmental Court, and in administrative claims before public bodies.
The firm has experience with foreign companies, assisting them in disputes over assets located in Chile. It has also acted as legal advisor in the resolution and transactions that settled such disputes.
Rodríguez, Vergara & Compañía's clients include domestic, foreign and multinational companies operating in Chile. Among them, mining companies, audit firms, public works concessionaires, brokers, construction companies, agricultural, retail, banking institutions and energy companies. Likewise, the firm is constantly consulted by other law firms, which use Rodríguez, Vergara & Compañía as advisors mainly in litigation before the Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court.