López Escobar Del Río was founded on January 1st, 2017 by two former partners of Harasic & Lopez (Julián López and José Ignacio Escobar), and one former partner of DyP abogados (Jorge Del Río). Then, in mid 2017, Felipe Leiva joined the new firm.
The firm is a boutique practice specialized on high complexity litigation that takes a limited number of cases per year, allowing its partners to be directly and personally involved in each of them.
Its partners are known for being expert litigators on criminal, civil and administrative issues. They offer their clients personalized attention and they usually work in close contact with them.
Their practice covers a wide range of areas, including financial, retail, electrical, ports, mining, banking, telecommunications and infrastructure, both in the private and the public sector, and with the incorporation of Andrés Fuchs, the firm is developing an area of litigation in competition and antitrust.
The firm has been widely considered one of the leading law firms in dispute resolution, and during last year the partners of the office led some of the most important civil and criminal cases in Chile.
In addition, Jorge Del Río is very demanded as an arbitrator for the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Chilean Chamber of Commerce. He is also member of de ICC Chile (International Chamber of Commerce, Chilean branch). Moreover, the lawyers of the firm have a strong commitment with public interests. In fact, over the last years Julián López has integrated the Board of Directors of the Chilean Bar Association (www.abogados.cl), while José Ignacio Escobar, Jorge Del Río and Felipe Leiva are members of the Ethics Tribunal of the Chilean Bar Association.
Julian Lopez is a law professor at the University of Chile; and José Ignacio Escobar lectures International Criminal Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica’s law school.
Firm Practice Areas
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Competition / Antitrust Law
- Construction Law
- Criminal Defense