Firm Profile

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados


Full-service offer with transactional power

LL 250 Elite

Established: 1988

Partners: 33

Lawyers: 133

Female partners: 9%

Partner to associate ratio: 3

Work areas

This firm is elite for services in the following work areas.

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados consistently packs a punch in everything it does. This well-established firm combines high-quality service with business know-how to leave clients satisfied.

Chile remains attractive to foreign investors, keeping Barros & Errázuriz’s energy, project finance and M&A departments busy. The firm has a strong non-transactional offering, with solid antitrust, litigation, environment and energy practice groups. The latter team has benefitted from Chile’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2050, which has resulted in massive investment in the country’s renewables sector. Barros & Errázuriz has also taken advantage of the recent boom in Chile’s start-up and fintech sector, by developing a corporate venture capital practice. The team of three partners works with Chilean start-ups setting up businesses locally or outside the country and the firm represents an association of fintech companies operating in Chile. Barros & Errázuriz promoted two practitioners to its partnership in April 2023, bolstering the labour and data protection teams.

There are clearly defined practice areas at Barros & Errázuriz, but lawyers are known for taking a holistic approach that allows for a streamlined interplay between departments.

Barros & Errázuriz has a flexible working policy that aims to make the working environment more conducive for female lawyers. This firm also has a gender equity committee, to promote equal opportunities at the firm.

Barros & Errázuriz has a healthy client list. According to the latest research conducted by LACCA (the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association), which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, Barros & Errázuriz represents 14 of the region’s 100 largest companies.

Barros & Errázuriz belongs to the Affinitas alliance, a network of leading law firms across the four countries in the Pacific Alliance trade bloc, and benefits greatly from its membership. The participating firms in Affinitas are closely aligned; for example, Barros & Errázuriz and Mexican member Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC have a six-month exchange programme for lawyers, while associates can also take part in secondment programmes in Colombia and Peru, and the firm supports associates studying for LLMs abroad.


Corporate and M&A and capital markets lawyer Cristián Barros is the firm’s managing partner. Barros is joined on the executive committee by partners Luis Alberto Letelier and Fernando Garrido.

Alliances and networks

Barros & Errázuriz’s membership of the Affinitas network connects the firm to other highly regarded firms in the Pacific Alliance countries: Gómez-Pinzón in Colombia; Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico; and Miranda & Amado in Peru. The alliance continues to push for greater connections among member firms.

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