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Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

2022 marks the 12th  Edition of The Best Lawyers in Chilihonoring the professional excellence of 986 lawyers in 53 practice areas. 

Best Lawyers is pleased to celebrate 39 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Chile as well. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

Chile 2022 Inline Stats

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Chile:

  • 986 Lawyers Recognized
  • 53 Practice Areas
  • 39 "Lawyer of the Year" awards
  • 18 "Law Firm of the Year" awards

Top metro area:

Santiago is the metro with the most listed lawyers.

Top 10 practice areas by number of recognized lawyers:

  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Tax Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Project Finance and Development Law

Top 10 most searched practice areas in Chile in 2021 on

  • Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Tax Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Chile are:

Canales Parga Abogados Laborales - Labor and Employment Law
Carey - Technology Law
Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos - Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Claro & Cia. - Capital Markets Law
Cubillos Evans Abogados - Natural Resources Law
FerradaNehme - Competition / Antitrust Law
Fischer & Cía - Tax Law
Fontaine y Cía. Abogados - Real Estate Law
Gómez, Pallavicini & García Abogados - Administrative and Public Law
Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo Abogados - Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation
Harasic, Medina & Dal Pozzo - Criminal Defense
Morales & Besa - Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance and Development Practice
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Mining Law
Porzio Ríos García - Intellectual Property Law
RRG Abogados - Insurance Law
Vergara Galindo Correa Abogados - Environmental Law


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