Professional Notice

Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos


At Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos we thrive with each of our client’s challenges, and we feel very proud that we are able to thoroughly engage and comprehend their every single need. Our firm delivers proven high-quality legal advice providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet today’s changing business needs.

We are currently one of Chile’s leading business full-service law firms in which our more than 95 lawyers and 250 members staff are convinced that our strong meritocratic values are at the centre of our daily activities. We believe our hard work reflects on our client’s satisfaction. At Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos our learning culture has allowed us to be trained to be proactive in the best interests of clients. The firm is on top of legal and business developments and provides information on changes in the legal framework and policies, informing the effects that these changes might have for its clients and their projects.

Our firm has also created an extensive network of international contacts currently in more than 250 cities in 80 countries to provide a broader global vision. This allows our lawyers to develop an international legal practice, focusing on acquiring global skills and a disruptive mindset in which teamwork is essential for co-creating the expertise of each area.

The intellectual property services are provided through our sister firm, Sargent & Krahn, which has been the top firm in this field in Chile ever since 1889. Its services encompass: trademarks; patents, life sciences; utility models and industrial designs; pharmaceutical; copyrights; technology, privacy, cybersecurity and media; domain names; contracts; unfair competition and consumer protection; litigation; geographical indications; designations of origin and plant breeder’s rights.

From our vast client portfolio, some of the main feedback we have proudly received:

  • “What I feel distinguishes Cariola is that they are always able to create and maintain a close and unique relationship with their clients. Their work is extremely professional, with a high attention to detail, responsive and very creative”, a client says for Latin Lawyer.
  • “Cariola is one of the top firms in Chile”, a client says in Chambers Latin America.
  • “Working with this firm gives me peace of mind that they will do an excellent job and defend the interests of the entity I represent in the best ways. They have a lot of knowledge in their area and contribute to the solution of problems in a very adequate way, with great negotiation skills in reaching agreements. Cariola has the great ability to transform complex matters into simple and understandable ones. They also always maintain an excellent level of communication with the client, which allows working in a very coordinated way”, a client states for The Legal 500 Latin America.

Main areas of practice

Banking, finance and capital markets; corporate/M&A; constitutional law; regulatory law; technology, privacy and media; closely held and family businesses; energy; hotels, resorts and casinos; real estate and urban development; insolvency; foreign investment; labour law, social security and immigration; competition/antitrust; litigation and arbitration; environmental; mining; fisheries and aquaculture; Asia-Pacific; white-collar and compliance; insurance; technology, privacy and media; transportation and infrastructure; and taxation.

Key contacts

Francisco J Illanes
Senior partner
[email protected]
Tel: +562 2360 4040

Juan Pablo Matus
Managing partner
[email protected]

Tel: +562 2368 3588
Av. Andrés Bello 2711, 19th Floor, Las Condes
Tel: +562 23604000
[email protected]

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