Firm Profile

FerradaNehme

Chile

Expanding regulatory offer

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 2000

Partners: 16

Lawyers: 48

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

FerradaNehme is a force to be reckoned with in the Chilean legal market, thanks to its forward-thinking ideas, ability to adapt and evolve and excellent legal advice. Its strong regulatory practice complements its equally robust antitrust, administrative, compliance and environmental groups. Not one to rest on its laurels, the firm remains keen on being ahead of its competition.

FerradaNehme often works on pioneering cases, especially in the antitrust arena, demonstrating how it excels in atypical work. It recently helped Delta Air Lines enter into a joint venture with LATAM, which included preventing potential price rises. The international face of the firm and one of its founding partners, Nicole Nehme, is a distinguished antitrust lawyer. FerradaNehme welcomed an economist to its antitrust team to enhance the services it provides to clients.

Although better known for its non-transactional areas, FerradaNehme has invested in its corporate division in recent years. At the start of 2022, the firm responded to demand in this practice area by promoting a director to the partnership.

Several Chinese and European companies investing in Chile have recently called on FerradaNehme, maintaining a healthy flow of transactional work for the firm. The group has been busy recently advising clients on data protection, data-related litigations, cybersecurity and technology law. In 2021, the firm responded to client demand by promoting four associates to partners, adding to its competition, litigation and public law practice areas. Two of the new partners were women.

FerradaNehme stands out for its commitment to diversity. Constantly striving to innovate and improve, FerradaNehme’s gender equality policy protects all employees from any prejudice and advances the careers of all their lawyers, regardless of gender. Within one of the least diverse legal markets in Latin America, almost half of the firm’s partners are women. FerradaNehme exemplified its commitment by signing the UN Women’s CEO Statement of Support for Women’s Empowerment Principles.

FerradaNehme launched its sustainability initiative in 2021, which aims not only to protect its lawyers internally – with its gender equality policy as an example of sustainable action – but also to promote sustainable business on the wider front. The firm pledged to work with clients to include more human rights protections in their deals and contracts.

FerradaNehme is one of the most highly sought-after teams in Chile. According to a recent study, “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies”, published by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, a total of nine of the region’s largest companies turn here for advice, placing FerradaNehme firmly within the top 10 Chilean law firms in that list. This is underlined by market feedback: the firm is regularly praised by clients for the precision and clarity of its work.

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