Our Team

José Luis Letelier


Practice Areas


  • University of California (UCLA), Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1988.
  • Universidad de Chile, School of Law, LL.B., 1983.


  • Chile, 1983.


  • International Bar Association
  • Union Internationale des Avocats
  • Interamerican Intellectual Property Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • European Community Trademark Association


  • Spanish and English.


José Luis joined our firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1985. He is the Senior and Managing Partner of our firm. He heads one of the Corporate, M&A Groups and has practiced law for more than 30 years in the areas of Business, Corporate and Commercial Law, M&A, Antitrust and Foreign Investment. Served as legal counsel for foreign owned Chilean companies and participated in several company acquisitions in Chile, from publicly held companies to small privately owned businesses and asset based transactions. José Luis also provides corporate and commercial assistance to local subsidiaries of transnational entities, involved in different activities as diverse as power generation, infrastructure, shipping and logistics, technology, insurance and financial services, retail, consumer products and foodstuffs manufacturers and distributors.
Relevant transactions in M&A, acting as lead partner are: the negotiation of the joint-venture on behalf of Banmédica S.A. with El Pacífico Peruano Suiza Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, creating the biggest private health services provider in Perú; represented AES Gener in the negotiation of the joint-venture with Antofagasta Minerals for the construction and operation of the Alto Maipo Hydroelectric Power Project, valuated in US$1,650 million; represented AES Gener in the negotiation of the joint-venture with Mitsubishi Corporation for the construction and operation of the Cochrane Coal-Fired Power Project investment valuated in US$1,300 million; represented AIMCo (Alberta Investment Management Corporation) in the acquisition of Skanska’s 50% share in Sociedad Concesionaria Autopista Central, the main private toll road of Santiago, Chile for the amount of US$890 million.