Andrea de la Vega

Andrea de la Vega

Andrea de la Vega focuses her practice in dispute resolution and civil litigation matters. She has participated in the defense of clients in various matters, such as consumer law, customs law, among others.

She has also advised companies on regulatory compliance in the context of Law No. 20,393, which establishes the criminal liability of legal entities.

Employment History

  • Associate, 2017 to date

Experience

Dispute Resolution

  • Needish SpA. (Groupon): The National Consumer Service (“SERNAC”) argued that Groupon‘s Terms and Conditions offered in its website contained several abusive clauses in detriment of the consumers’s rights; aditionally, SERNAC seeked compensation for damages caused to consumers who purchased goods and services under these conditions. In line with the client’s defense the Supreme Court dismissed the annulment deducted by Sernac, concluding the dispute between the parties iniciated in 2013.
  • Antraco Chemie-Handelsges MbH: Successful representation of a German company in the collection of its credit, for the export of chemical products to a Chilean company, for which, the debt was recorded in international commercial instruments.
  • Antarctic Sea Fisheries S.A.: Representation of the client in various proceedings before specialized courts such as the Tax and Customs Courts, regarding claims against the tax and customs authorities for mistakes in the collection of taxes and other issues concerning the nationality of the fish caught by the company in waters governed by international conventions, respectively.
  • Antraco: Representation of a German company to collect its credit for having exported chemical products to a Chilean company, meaning that the credit was contained in international commercial instruments.
  • Kompanie: Representation of a German company to collect its credit for having exported chemical products to a Chilean company, meaning that the credit was contained in international commercial instruments.
  • Needish Limitada (Groupon): The Firm represented the client on two different class actions filed by the Servicio Nacional del Consumidor – SERNAC (governmental agency for the protection of consumers) for, in one case, alleged breach of consumer law regarding information in the company’s web page and for containing alleged abusive clauses and, the other class action, for alleged breach of consumer law, regarding the alleged non-compliance of Groupon’s obligations.
  • AyV Ingeniería SpA: We assisted the client in a compensation claim for breach of contract deducted by AyV Ingeniería SpA against a company dedicated to the development of mining technology that prevented the client from correctly executing the contract, imposing constant obstacles to the normal development of the contractual relationship. This was fully acknowledge by the first instance Court, ordering the defendant to compensate the monetary losses that his behaviour caused.
  • BASF Chile SpA.: We are assisting the client in an arbitration claim for an alleged breach of contract were the plaintiff is requesting a large sum of monetary compensation and extra contractual liability.
  • Uber: Represent the client in high profile cases regarding the authority’s questioning of the transport industry allegedly affected by its business in Chile and its insertion in the current regulatory framework.

Compliance

  • Grupo Accepta: In the development and implementation of the Chilean regulatory compliance model (Law 20.393), including applicable policies and procedures.
  • McCann: Updating of corporate compliance policies and procedures and their adaptation to Chilean regulations.
  • Finning: Full compliance assessment focus on environmental and H&S risks at LATAM level, including Uruguay, Argentina and Bolivia. Development and implementation of compliance model according to Chilean regulation (Law 20.393), including applicable policies and procedures.
  • Prestigious Chilean Think Tank: In the development and implementation of compliance model according to Chilean regulation (Law 20.393), including applicable policies and procedures.
  • ELIS: In the development and implementation of compliance model according to Chilean regulation (Law 20.393), including applicable policies and procedures.
  • Santillana: Update of compliance policies and procedures according to Chilean regulation (Law 20.393).

Admissions

  • Chile (2014)

Recognitions

  • “Professor Raúl Le Roy” Award for Best First and Fifth Year Student,School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

Languages

  • Spanish and English

Education

  • History, Faculty of History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2009
  • Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2014
  • Diploma in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management in the Company, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2019.
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Related Services
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Public Law