Sofía O´Ryan

Sofía O´Ryan

Sofía O´Ryan concentrates her professional practice in competition law. In this context, she advises on matters related to merger control procedures, unilateral conducts and cartels, both in investigations before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) and in proceedings before the Tribunal for the Defense of Competition.

Sofía advices on and assists in the design and implementation of commercial policies consistent with the strategic objectives of each client and current regulations, as well as in the development of compliance programs and internal investigations for the timely prevention and detection of potentially risky behaviors, assisting clients in the definition of the most appropriate solutions.

Employment History

  • Counsel, 2020 to date
  • Coordinator of the Antitrust Division, National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, 2020
  • Coordinator of the Merger Division, National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, 2018-2020
  • Intern at the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, Belgium, 2017
  • Lawyer of the Merger Division, National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, 2013-2016

Experience

M&A

  • Inversiones Santa María: Advised the client in the sale of its participation in the information security company Neosecure, with presence in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Spain, Colombia and Brazil, to the Brazilian fund Patria. We also advised the client on the termination of the shareholders’ agreement and future obligations with The Rohatyn Group, which also sold its participation in Neosecure.
  • Uber: Defense of Uber Chile SpA and Uber International Holding B.V. before the TDLC in a lawsuit filed by a union of taxi drivers against the clients and other ridesharing app firms.
  • American Tower Corporation: Advise client on the purchased of 30,722 telecommunication towers from Telefónica Group in Europe (Germany and Spain) and Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Peru).

Admissions

  • Chile (2014)

Recognitions

  • Leaders League (Competition Antitrust & Investigations – Recommended – 2021)

Languages

  • Spanish and English

Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile, 2011
  • Diploma in Regulation and Competition, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad de Chile, 2014-2015
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), King’s College London, United Kingdom, 2016-2017

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  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Public Law