Former lawyers at Carey, Chile’s largest law firm, have launched a natural resources and environmental law-focused firm, Lawgic Abogados.
The firm specializes in environmental law, water, energy, mining, agribusiness, corporate and infrastructure and project development.
The firm’s founding partners, Felipe Meneses, Agustín Walker and Sebastián Del Campo, describe Lawgic as offering a different and innovative approach in the legal market, rising to the challenge of adapting to the new challenges brought by the accelerating changes taking place both in Chile and globally.
The ways of offering legal services are changing drastically and Lawgic’s team is determined to take charge of that change, the firm stresses.
“Change has become the general rule. Fee flexibility, the incorporation of new technology, specialization and involvement in the business are concepts that will become a part of legal services,” according to the firm.
Law firms with lighter structures will be the ones best placed to adapt and be pioneers in the future, the firm’s partner Felipe Meneses and former director of Carey’s environmental practice said.
The firm’s team of partners is strengthened by Andrés Verdugo, a former legal counsel to major mining companies such as Kinross and Teck, and Cristián Franz, a former environmental prosecutor, both of whom hold the position of senior counsel, and have ample experience in the environmental and mining practice.
The team also comprises two lawyers who specialize in natural resources and a Vancouver-based lawyer to assist in the firm’s relationships with Canadian mining companies active in Chile.
“The value that differentiates us is our delivery of a service that matches the quality and standard of a large law firm, but from a smaller platform that is closer to the client, and which allows us to offer counsel that is made-to-measure and with a flexibility of fees that makes us fit to the individual structure of each business,” partner Agustín Walker added.
“We are convinced that our team’s commitment is reflected in the quality of our service,” partner Sebastián Del Campo said.