Leading by example

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise

Leading by example

Not full-service and yet not strictly a boutique, FerradaNehme breaks the mould. The firm combines a core focus on competition, administrative and environmental law, as well as litigation, with deep specialisations in other practice areas, such as telecoms and corporate governance. Founded 17 years ago as an antitrust boutique by husband-and-wife pairing Rodrigo Ferrada and Nicole Nehme, it describes itself as a mix of boutiques, offering clients specialised counsel in the non-transactional areas it knows best. Nehme’s area of expertise is competition, where she is one of the premier legal minds in Chile, widely known for acting in high-profile, precedent-setting cases that have defined Chile’s evolving competition law.

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