Equipo

  • NICOLÁS LEWIN
    nlewin@estudiolewin.cl
    • JD Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2006), two votes of distinction.
    • Competition Law Diploma, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2009).
    • LLM in Global Competition Law, Loyola University Chicago (2015).
    • Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies de Loyola University Chicago.
    Spanish & English

    Develops his practice mainly in Antitrust / Competition Law, including investigations by the Chilean Competition Agency (Fiscalía Nacional Económica) or other Latin America Competition Agencies, and litigation before the Chilean Competition Tribunal (Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia). In relation to investigations and litigation, he has relevant experience in cases of cartels and concerted practices, abuse of dominance, unfair competition, and damages actions based on competition law infringements.

    He has advised clients in relation to merger control, on voluntary and mandatory filings among the competition agency, as in challenged transactions. On the other hand, he has given permanent advice to companies, boards and shareholders in relation to competition matters, developing compliance programs and advising on mitigations measures to reduce exposure to competition law risks.

    His experience in this field includes sectors such as retail and consumer goods, automotive, pharmaceutical, real estate, financial entities, insurance, freight and passenger transportation, tourism, public infrastructure and public procurement, agriculture, among others.

    He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Competition Law by Chambers and Partners Latin-America since 2011 until today, and by Latin Lawyer, Global Competition Review and Global Competition 100, Who’s Who Legal, Leader’s League and Legal 500. He was awarded with the Luis Gutierrez Alliende Award granted to the best students of his generation in the field of commercial and economic Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

    Nicolas is author and co-author of several publications related to Competition Law and Antitrust. And he has been a panelist in different seminars on this field.

    On other matters, he has experience in corporate matters, in general, and related to merger and acquisitions. He serves and has served as a board member of corporations supervised by the Chilean Security and Exchange Commission and subsidiaries of publicly traded companies related to retail, financial services and real estates. Finally, he has relevant experience in taxation, estate and trust law and family business.

  • FERNANDO ARAYA
    faraya@estudiolewin.cl
    • Doctor of Law, Universidad de Chile, (2016).
    • Universidad de Concepción, L.C.J.S., (2001).
    English, Spanish & French

    Concentrates his practice in antitrust / competition law issues and regulatory matters, including the design and implementation of regulatory compliance policies and dealing with adversarial and non-adversarial matters before competition authorities and other regulators.

    He worked for more than ten years at the Chilean Competition Agency (Fiscalía Nacional Económica), where he led interdisciplinary teams on compliance, especially in the field of prevention and detection of bid rigging in public procurement. Between 2008 and 2013 he was in charge of the International Area of the Agency and as a Senior Lawyer he managed leniency submissions by companies in cartel cases.

    He has been a guest speaker in academic and professional fields and has worked as a professor and academic researcher in Chile and abroad. He has authored legal opinions in support of a party’s position in a trial and out of trial as well. He has been involved in different areas of regulation and competition policy and law and has served as a contact and adviser in matters of integrity and fraud prevention in public procurement, international affairs related to competition policy, business matters and corporate compliance.

    In the litigation field, at the beginning of his career, he represented the Internal Revenue Service in litigation and, more recently, he co-sponsored the first antitrust private damages action ever submitted before the Chilean Competition Tribunal.

    He has been recognized by The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2017.

  • MARCO MERCADO
    mmercado@estudiolewin.cl
    • Diploma in Competition Law”, granted by the Competition Law Research Center, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2014

    • Master of Laws and Computer Sciences", School of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2002.

    • School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2000.

    Spanish, English

    His practice is concentrated, mainly, on matters related to White-collar crime, data protection, Antitrust/Competition Law, corporate governance and the design, implementation and continuous improvement of compliance programs. He has extensive experience in conducting investigations, exercising intrusive measures in collusion cases, and complex litigation. In the field of implementation of compliance programs he has relevant experience in Latin American. Master's degree in IT Law from the Complutense University of Madrid specializing in data protection; in the same sense he studied an internship at the Spanish Data Protection Agency focused on the review of compliance programs.

    He was responsible for leading the Corporate Compliance Management of Falabella S.A. (Headquater of the Falabella Group) for 4 years, developing and implementing a management model for the compliance programs (criminal, competition law, among others). Likewise, he was appointed by the Company's board of directors as Head of Corporate Crime Prevention for Law No. 20,393. Led certification processes and the implementation of an integrated program at the Latin American level. In this capacity, he was responsible for Falabella´s holding companies at the OECD evaluation process (2018) on the implementation of the "Convention to Combat Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions." He has vast experience in the implementation of international standards, p.e. FCPA, UK Bribery Act and good practices such as Sentencing Guidelines, ISO 19.600 / 37.001, among others.

    He worked for the National Economic Prosecutor's Office (FNE) for 3 years, as an legal advisor to the National Economic Prosecutor and then as a advisor for the Litigation Division before the TDLC. He focused his work on collusion cases related to the asphalt, tissue paper, supermarkets, laboratories and other markets. He was responsible for leading the requests for intrusive measures before the TDLC, the Court of Appeals and the execution; implement internal procedures for action and handling of evidence in this type of investigation.

    For over 10 years, he served in the Public Ministry as a Prosecutor. He was Deputy Chief, for High Complexity Crimes Prosecutor's Office in the Metropolitan Region. In the latter role, he investigated and litigated cases of public interest, mainly related to White-collar crime, organized crime, money laundering, cybercrimen committed by international groups, sabotage of Law No. 19,223, among others. He led multidisciplinary teams for the development of international operations in coordination and with prosecuting and police authorities from different countries. He has vast experience and skills in litigation before Courts and Criminal Courts.

    Moreover, he has developed academic activities in courses of criminal law and IT Law in undergraduate programs. Likewise, he has also participated in courses in Diplomas and Magister, in matters related to criminal law, criminial litigation and compliance.

  • DANIEL SAAVEDRA
    dsaavedra@estudiolewin.cl
    • Law Faculty of Universidad Diego Portales (2015).
    Spanish & English

    He has focused his practice mainly on criminal law, including litigation in Criminal Courts, Oral Tribunals, Appeal Courts and the Supreme Court of Chile, as well as taking part on investigations carried out by the Prosecutor´s Office, both as defendant and plaintiff or complainant, with relevant experience in a wide array of criminal and felonies; such as Theft, Receipt, Unlawful Appropriation, Fraud, Banking Felonies, Medical Malpractice, Homicide, Bribery and in general every kind of felony and criminal negligence.

    In his practice Daniel has represented the interests of companies in the energy, industrial, finance, construction, automotive industry as well as private citizens. He has relevant expertise in labor and civil lawsuits.

    Since 2018 his practice has expanded to Anti-Trust- Competition law, in which he has intervened on several investigations carried out by the Chilean competition Agency (Fiscalia Nacional Economica).

  • MANUEL ABARCA
    mabarca@estudiolewin.cl
    • J.D. Universidad de Chile (2016).
    Spanish & English

    His practice is concentrated in Antitrust/Competition Law and regulatory issues, specially on abuses of dominant position cases, joint ventures analysis and digital markets studies.

    Manuel worked as paralegal for more than 3 years at the Antimonopoly Division (former Unilateral Abuses Division) of the Chilean Competition Agency (Fiscalía Nacional Económica). At the same time, since 2017 Manuel is a research assistant of the Competition and Regulation Center (RegCom) of the University of Chile’s Law School.

    He has developed academic activities working as research assistant on the courses of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Public Law and State Liability, and on the postgraduate courses of Competition Law and Policy and Regulation and Public Law, organized by RegCom. Manuel has published opinion columns on Competition Law and digital markets, and a paper on Antitrust and Net Neutrality.

  • LAURA LÓPEZ
    administracion@estudiolewin.cl
    • Commercial Engineering, Universidad del Desarrollo.
    Español e Inglés

    Commercial Engineer, currently a partner of Natori S.A., with 5 years of experience in administration and finance. Has experience and academic training in areas such as; Investment Management and Capital Markets, Analysis of Financial Statements and entrepreneurship programs.

    She has been interested in university teaching programs, such as assistantships in Finance I, Finance II, Economy III and Tax Law.

    In addition to being in charge of the administration of the firm, Laura supports specific requirements of our lawyers in their areas of knowledge.