Estudio Juridico Otero was founded for José A. Otero Bañados on July 21st 1923. In 1957, when Miguel Otero Lathrop returned after achieving a Masters Degree in Compared Law in the United States of America, the Firm started to develop its international practice, advising a vast variety of international and multinational companies in their businesses in Chile and also Chilean companies and customers doing business outside the country, in the United States and Europe, inclusively.
Nowadays, we are a legal team with 90 years of history. We have been able to renew ourselves continuously, adapting us to the new requirements and technologies in the world of business and law, but maintaining our ideals, traditions and history.
Each generation of lawyers of our firm has continued the mission of providing legal advice to our clients, always understanding the meaning of their business and fully integrating each of their goals and needs. Thus, we support our work proposal on mutual trust and close and personalized relationships.
Our team has vast experience and has been prepared to efficiently solve clients’ requirement, with a special emphasis on prevention and anticipation of contingencies.
Estudio Jurídico Otero belongs to the ILP (International Lawyer Partners) network, a prestigious association that is currently formed by law firms from Chile, Ecuador, Spain, México and Peru. We share a common philosophy, project and working methodology. ILP seeks, without losing the identity, idiosyncrasy and features of members’ legislations, complying with clients’ needs under different jurisdictions and working under a uniform criteria and procedures.
Additionally, our firm is member of E-Iure (www.e-iure.com) a network of international practice law firms. Currently, it has members in 17 counties around the world, mainly from Europe and Latin America.
Estudio Jurídico Otero is the only Chilean Law Firm associated to the Employment Law Alliance, the biggest lawyers global network specialized in Labor & Employment Law, with presence in more than 300 cities in United States and over 144 countries around the world.
Our services are: Civil Law; Corporate and Commercial Law; Financing; Merger and Acquisitions; Regulations and Foreign Investment Agreements; Energy Regulation; Environmental Law; Administrative and Constitutional Law; Antitrust ; Regulated markets ; Costumer’s Rights; Infrastructure; Real State; Sanitary Services; Tax Law; Labor Law; Telecommunication Law; Information Technologies Regulations; Intellectual Property; Copyright and Trademarks; Data Protection; Licensing Regulation and Commercial arbitration; Litigation and Dispute Resolution.