DLA Piper Chile organizes successful second version of the forum for legal counsels in Chile

The second version of DLA Piper Chile’s Forum for Legal Counsels was held on Friday, September 29 at the Valle Escondido Golf Club and was attended by more than 120 lawyers.

The forum was also attended by DLA Piper partners from the United States, DLA Piper Argentina, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran (Colombia), DLA Piper Peru and Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper (Brazil).

Attendees heard from panel discussions on a range of topics including current challenges facing GCs, the new reality in data and cybersecurity, the recently published Economic Crimes Act, and regulatory trends and general legal challenges over the next 12 months.

The event opened following a welcome breakfast with remarks from DLA Piper in Chile’s managing partner Matías Zegers and Rick Chesley, co-US managing partner and managing partner for the Americas.

The first panel discussed the current challenges and projections for general counsels in Chile. The panel was composed of Rafael Cox (CMPC), Mario Larenas (Freeport McMoran), Francisca Larraín (Liberty Seguros), Arturo Leblanc (Transelec) and Macarena Vargas (CODELCO) and was moderated by Matías Zegers.

The second panel focused on regulatory trends and legal challenges over 2023-2024 and the panelists were our Tax partner, Amory Heine, our Antitrust counsel, Sofía O’Ryan and our Energy and Regulated Markets partner, Diego Peña, and was moderated by DLA Piper’s regional marketing coordinator, Josefina Consiglio.

After a coffee break and chance to network, the attendees listened attentively to the talk on current political events in Chile, given by Pepe Auth.

The third panel focused on issues related to data protection and cybersecurity, with the participation of panelists Victoria Aylwin (ADP Payroll), Ignacio Bunster (Equifax), our Counsel in Data Protection and Cybersecurity, Carla Illanes and Macarena Madariaga (Softys). Our Corporate partner, Marco Salgado was in charge of moderating the panel.

Finally, attendees heard from Mauricio Fernández, the Director of the Specialized Unit on Economic Crimes at the National Prosecutor’s Office, on the implementation of the recently published Economic Crimes Law, in a fireside chat with our Corporate partner, Mauricio Halpern.

The event provided an excellent opportunity for lawyers to come together and discuss various issues in the legal ecosystem. They learned from experienced professionals in the sector and developed connections that we hope will improve the culture and practices of legal managers in Chile. It was a fantastic experience for all involved.

See photos of the event here.