BAZ | DLA Piper obtains favorable judgement for Uber before Supreme Court.

The Chilean Supreme Court confirmed a ruling from the Court of Appeals of Iquique in favor of Uber Chile SpA, regarding a recurso de protección – special constitutional action – filed by the so-called Gremio de Taxistas de Iquique – Iquique’s Taxi Drivers Union.

The purpose of the constitutional action was to freeze Uber App’s operation in the city of Iquique.

The appeal had already been ruled in the first instance by the Court of Appeals of Iquique in favor of Uber Chile SpA, by judgement dated March 17, 2017, and the judgement of the Supreme Court was issued on July 31, 2017.

Marco Salgado, head of BAZ|DLA Piper Litigation’s practice highlights that “the ruling of the Supreme Court is of paramount importance, since it confirms that the use of the Uber Application is not unlawful and that it is protected by the Chilean Constitution in absence of any special regulation”.

The team of BAZ|DLA Piper that advises Uber Chile SpA on these matters was integrated by the partner, Marco Salgado, and the counsel of the same area, María José Allende.