Gerardo Otero is the managing partner of Estudio Juridico Otero. He attended Universidad de Chile Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate and LLB. He also is a gradúate of the Negotiation Workshop, Harvard Law School. Mr. Otero's practice areas encompass labor and employment, business law, M&A's, litigation, sanitary, contracts, and privatization, as well as antitrust and trade regulations and telecom. With the Firm since 1984, he works closely with his partners ensuring that their working system, legal approach, and performance permanently reflect a highly qualified, personalized and efficient service. Capitalizing upon his experience, expertise, and knowledge; his proven successes in his field; his international exposure and qualifications; and an astute grasp of the legal system, business and strategic management, Mr. Otero is able to carry out his divergent duties with great efficiency and effectiveness. He is co-author of "Aspectos Fundamentales de los Actos Jurídico Procesales y su Nulidad", published in 1988 and has been a Professor of law at Police Sciences Academy since 1992 Mr. Otero has been recognized by the International Who'sWho
of Professionals Historical Society, Madison Who'sWho Registry
of Executives and Professionals 2009-2010, and by the publication The Best Lawyers in America (2010).
He is fluent in both Spanish and English.
The Law Firm was founded more than 85 years ago by Mr. José A. Otero B. Most recently, it was named Chilean Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year (2010) by Global Law Expert publication. Upon the return of Mr. Miguel Otero L. in 1957 from the United States after having received the Degree of Master in Comparative Law, the Law Firm started to practice as counselors for international corporations and foreign investors doing business in Chile. We have more than 50 years of experience assisting foreign clients in its activities in Chile and Chilean clients doing business not only in Chile but also abroad. The firm is known as a boutique law firm due to the quality of the services it provides as well as the close and personal contact its partners has with the Firm’s clients.
Every attorney working for the Law Firm has been personally trained in such a way that their working system, legal approach and performance permanently reflect a highly qualified, personalized and efficient service.
Our attorneys work exclusively for the Law Firm and therefore the client receives immediate and personal assistance from any one and all of them, when necessary.
Our professional services cover all and every subject of Law required in corporate and business activities, such as taxation, labor and employment law, corporate, business, mining and banking laws, environmental matters, foreign investment regulations and contracting, etc.
The firm is also very active and well known in litigation matters, being specialized in protection writs at the level of Appeal Courts and the Supreme Court of Justice of Chile and in arbitration.
Firm Practice Areas
General Practice, Commercial, Corporations, Contracts, Financing, Securities, Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining, Corporate, Natural Resources, Power, Environment, Privatization, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Privitization, Infrastructure and Real Estate, Water and Sanitary Services, Telecommunications, Data and Computers, Foreign Investment, Information Technology, Communication and Media, Trade, Antitrust, Consumer Goods Regulations, Commercial Arbitration, Health and Sanitary law, Trademarks and Copyrights. The firm specializes in writs of constitutional protection and economic protection before the Appeal Courts and mainly before the Supreme Court of Justice. In these matters, it also provides assistance to other law firms not covering litigation.