López Escobar Del Río Leiva Abogados is a boutique practice specialized in 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 work in close contact with them.
The firm has been widely considered one of the leading law firms in dispute resolution, and during recent years, the partners of the office led some of the most important civil and criminal cases in Chile.
Arbitration & Litigation
The firm’s expertise includes corporate and contractual conflicts destined to gain compensations or annulments of legal acts. Disputes related to property recovery or possession, and torts arising from accidents, frauds, and infringement of fundamental rights. Clients also retain the firm for disputes relating to DBB and EPC construction contracts, and controversies before the State Administration, including Municipalities, and administrative proceedings. Lastly, the firm partners have experience as arbitrators. In particular, Jorge Del Río is a very demanded arbitrator of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
López, Escobar, Del Río Leiva Abogados has vast experience working as defense attorneys and complainants in criminal cases on economic and tax crimes, infringements to the Chilean Law on Securities Market, criminal responsibility of legal entities, technological and environmental crimes, crimes against privacy, integrity, sexual crimes and responsibility for negligent acts, among others. The firm has also taken part in cases of execution of simulated transactions, disclosure of false information to the market, and price manipulation. The firm is renowned for its white collar, bribery, and tax fraud practice.