Francisca Franzani

Francisca Franzani

Francisca concentrates her practice in Compliance and White Collar Crime, with more than 14 years of experience advising clients in judicial and criminal matters. 

Francisca has advised national and international clients in complex matters regarding Law No. 20.393 (which establishes the Criminal Liability of Legal Entities), the Economic Crimes Law, investigations, creation and implementation of crime prevention models, compliance policies, risk matrices for various companies and training for senior management on such matters and corporate governance. 

Regarding economic crimes, she has extensive experience in highly complex investigations, including cybercrime, domestic and international money laundering, and violations of anti-corruption laws. Her advice includes preventive stages, analysis and internal investigation processes and representation before possible criminal contingencies. 

Furthermore, Francisca has led consultancies related to compliance plans in matters of Consumer Protection, Free Competition, and Data Protection, having advised clients from various industries in the preparation and updating of cybersecurity policies and cybercrime prevention.

Also, she has actively participated in lectures and training on Economic Crimes, Law No. 20.393 and Law No. 21.595.

Employment History

  • Before joining DLA Piper Chile, Francisca worked as Director at a major Chilean law firm in the areas of Compliance and Internal Investigations. Prior to that, she worked at one of the largest firms in Latin America.
  • Advice in the design and implementation of a compliance program for various companies in the renewable energy, oil, and salmon industries, among others, with particular emphasis on relevant environmental aspects for compliance with the new Economic Crimes Law.
  • Advice to a major regulated company in updating its compliance program, including alignment with risk matrix abroad in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Advice in the development of compliance models for various companies in the oil industry and the marketing of fuels, lubricants, asphalts, and chemicals.
  • Criminal defense for a renowned salmon farming company for alleged water pollution offenses.
  • Complainant’s representation for a multinational company in a highly complex case involving fraud and offenses against the financial market.
  • Complainant’s representation in a high-profile case involving offenses of fraud, tax evasion, and forgery.


  • Chile (2010)


  • Recognized as a "Leader" in the Compliance category of the Leaders League ranking, year 2024
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in the Compliance category of the Legal 500 ranking, year 2024
  • Nominated in the shortlist in the Compliance category of the Legal 500 Awards, year 2023
  • Recognized as "Excellent" in the Compliance category of the Leaders League ranking, year 2023
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in the Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crimes category of the Legal 500 ranking, year 2022


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Law, School of Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2008
  • Diploma in Criminal Procedural Reform and Litigation, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2011
  • Diploma in Economic Criminal Law and Corporate Liability, Universidad de Talca, 2014
  • Course in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure - Georg August Universität Gottingen, Göttingen, Germany, 2017
  • Master in Compliance and Criminal Law, Universidad Castilla de la Mancha, 2022Program Board of Women, Mujeres Empresarias, 2023

Academy Activity 

  • Professor of the entire Procedural Law cycle from 2016 to 2019 at Alberto Hurtado University.


  • Member of the World Compliance Association, 2021
  • Member of the Institute of Criminal Sciences
  • Member of Women in Compliance Association
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