Fernando Barros Vial

Fernando is one of the founding partners of Barros Silva Varela y Vigil. He is in charge of the litigation practice and resolution of civil, commercial, national and international disputes. In addition, he has experience and is actively involved in other practice areas, such as corporate affairs, project financing and the development of corporate structures.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation and Arbitration.

Dispute Resolution.

Project Financing.

 

EDUCATION

Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006.

 

ADMISSIONS

Chile, 2007.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation.

Associate, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, 2006 – 2012.

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish and english.

Claudia Ferreiro Vásquez

Claudia has more than 20 years of experience in Public Law, Regulatory, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources matters. In addition, Claudia has been recognized by Chambers & Partners for her practice in the Environment area. She advises companies in matters of environmental impact assessment of projects and defenses before State agencies; concession granting processes; reports on institutionality and environmental regulation; participation in due diligence and advice on litigious matters related to her practice areas. Claudia has worked for more than 10 years in public sector institutions.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Public Law.

Environmental Law.

Regulatory Law and Administative Procedures.

Energy and Natural Resources Law.

 

EDUCATION

Law, Universidad Diego Portales.

Diploma in Natural Resources Law, mention in Energy Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Degree in Sanctionatory Law, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), mention in Regulatory Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

 

ADMISSIONS

Chile, 1997.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

She has been recognized by Chambers & Partners, in the environmental área.

Partner, Correa Squella, 2010 – 2021.

Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente, 2006 – 2010.

Superintendencia de Electricidad y Combustibles, 2005 – 2006.

Emission Control Program for Fixed Sources, Metropolitan Health and Environment Service, Metropolitan Environmental Health Service, 1998 – 2005.

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish and english.

 

Roberto Lewin Vial

Roberto directs the Labor and Compliance area of the firm. He has more than 10 years of experience in individual and collective Labor Law and has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in this matter. He advises national and foreign clients of various sizes and industries, in all matters related to labor law and social security, including aspects of Labor Relations and Human Resources.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Labour and Employment Law.

Compliance.

 

EDUCATION

Law, Universidad de los Andes, 2008.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Duke University, North Carolina, 2012.

 

ADMISSIONS

Chile, 2009.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

He has been recognized as a prominent lawyer in Labour and Employment ​​by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Director, Centro para la Innovación y Desarrollo del Derecho del Trabajo, 2017 – now.

Labour Area Director, Vergara Fernández Costa & Claro, 2016 – 2019.

Head of Labour Area, Urenda Reconret Orrego & Dorr, 2014 – 2016.

Senior Associate, Morales & Besa, 2013 – 2014.

International Lawyer, Litler Mendelson, Washington DC, 2012.

Senior Associate, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero Du & Uría, 2010 – 2013.

Associate, Uribe Hübner & Canales, 2008 – 2010.

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish and english.

Felipe Riesco Eyzaguirre

Felipe is in charge of the Public, Regulatory and Environmental Law area of the study where he focuses on providing strategic advice to his clients, especially in the area of environmental assessment of investment projects, advice on administrative regulations, administrative sanctioning procedures, administrative litigation, legal reports, presentations to the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, public procurement, etc. He has focused his career in the public sector, where he served as Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Environment, Legal Advisor to the Superintendency of the Environment, Director of the Araucanía Environmental Assessment Service and Secretary of the Third Environmental Court of Valdivia. His time at these institutions has earned him deep knowledge of current regulations and litigious matters related to his area of practice.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Public Law.

Environmental Law.

Regulatory Law and Administative Procedures.

 

EDUCATION

Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2005.

Degree in Sanctionatory Law, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, 2014.

Master in Constitutional Procedure Law, Universidad de Talca, in process.

 

ADMISSIONS

Chile, 2009.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

His experience has been mainly focused in the public sector as former Director of the Environmental Assessment Agency of the Araucanía Region, former Legal Advisor of the National Environmental Agency (Superintendencia del Mediombiente), former Law Secretary of the Third Court of the Environmental Court of Valdivia, and former Undersecretary of Environment.

Titular Counselor of the Board of Directors of the Innova Chile Committee of the Corporación de Fomento de la Producción (CORFO), 2020 – present.

President of the Geothermal Council of Chile, 2020 – present.

Member of Chilean Association of Environmental Law, 2020 – present.

Public Policy Advisor, of the Think Tank Libertad y Desarrollo, 2020 – present.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Environment of Chile, 2018 – 2020.

Attorney court clerk of the Third Environmental Court, 2015 – 2018.

Associate, Eyzaguirre & Cia., 2014.

Legal Advisor, Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente, 2012 – 2013.

Chief of staff of Undersecretary of the Environment of Chile, 2011 – 2012.

Director Regional Región de la Araucanía, Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental, 2010 – 2011.

Partner, Gómez & Riesco Abogados, 2008 – 2010.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Cannoni Mandujano, L., Osorio Vargas, C., & Riesco Eyzaguirre, F. (2015). El carácter integrador de la legislación y de los instrumentos de gestión ambiental y la competencia exclusiva y excluyente de la Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente para la fiscalización, seguimiento y sanción de los instrumentos de gestión ambiental. Revista de Derecho Ambiental, (5), pp. 115 – 151.

Riesco Eyzaguirre, F. (2021). Algunas ideas sobre la participación ciudadana en el proyecto de ley marco de cambio climático. Revista De Derecho Aplicado LLM UC, (7).

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish.

José Joaquín Silva Irarrázaval

José Joaquín focuses his practice on real estate, regulatory and territorial planning, providing strategic advice to important real estate and construction companies in the development of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects ranging from corporate structure aspects to financing and contentious regulatory matters. He has advised both buyers and sellers in complex real estate transactions. Likewise, he has vast experience in environmental assessment of projects and negotiations with communities and indigenous affairs.

Additionally, he advises international mining clients in the development and operation of their projects in Chile.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental Law.

Mining and Natural Resources.

Real Estate Law.

Regulatory Law and Administative Procedures.

Corporate and Business Law.

 

EDUCATION

Law, Universidad de los Andes, 2006.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California, Berkeley, 2013.

Urban Law Diploma, Universidad de los Andes, 2020.

 

ADMISSIONS

Chile, 2007.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Professor at Corporate Real State Law Diploma, Universidad de Los Andes.

Associate, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, 2008 – 2012.

Associate, Espina Zepeda & Acosta, 2006 – 2008.

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish and english.

Francisco Varela Echaurren

Francisco concentrates his practice on corporate matters and the development of investment projects, especially in the Mining and Energy industries, being recognized continuously since 2011 by Chambers and Partners as an outstanding lawyer in his area of practice. He advises national and foreign clients, from various industries, in matters related to the development of projects from their early stage, processes of mergers and acquisitions, public procurement, financing structures and venture capital. He mainly advises foreign clients on their investment projects in Chile.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Mining and Natural Resources.

Energy.

Corporate and Business Law.

Mergers and Acquisitions.

Project Financing.

 

EDUCATION

Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2007.

Master in taxation law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2015.

 

ADMISSIONS

Chile, 2009.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the mining area of Chambers & Partners, Latin America and Global.

Associate, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, 2008 – 2012.

International Lawyer, Uría Menéndez, 2010.

Associate, Urenda Rencoret Orrego & Dorr, 2007 – 2008.

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish and english

Jorge Vigil López

Jorge focuses his practice on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, and Civil and Commercial Law, providing strategic advice to a wide range of clients. He is especially active in transactions of private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, and internal reorganizations of all types of companies. Likewise, he has developed an important practice in facing and resolving disputes between partners and shareholders. Jorge advises his clients in the corporate review of Crime Prevention Models and other elements of compliance, and has been recognized as an outstanding lawyer by Leading Lawyers in the area of Corporate Governance.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate and Business Law.

Mergers and Acquisitions.

Project Financing.

 

EDUCATION

Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006.

Certificate in Tort and Contract law Universidad de Chile, 2008.

Master of Laws (LL.M), London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011.

 

ADMISSIONS

Chile, 2007.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

He has been a professor of Civil Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile since the year 2008 to date.

Associate, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, 2007 – 2012.

Associate, Latham & Watkins, 2011 – 2012.

Associate, Urenda Rencoret Orrego & Dorr, 2005 – 2006.

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish and english.