Ignacio Schwerter

Ignacio Schwerter

Ignacio Schwerter practices as a trial attorney in criminal matters. He advises Chilean and foreign clients in matters of criminal liability of legal persons and/or their executives regarding allegations of bribery or corruption, as well as in matters concerning allegations of unfair administration, incompatible negotiation, environmental crimes, violations of capital market rules and other regulations.

Employment History

  • Counsel, 2019 to date
  • Partner at Cortés y Rodríguez, 2012-2019
  • Associate at Cortés y Rodríguez, 2007-2012
  • Associate at Morales & Besa, 2005-2007

Experience

  • Telecommunications companies: Legal advise and representation for acts constituting infractions of the General Telecommunications Law, the Intellectual Property Law, crimes of fraud and theft. 
  • Automotive Companies: Counseling and judicial representation for acts constituting crimes of fraudulent draft of checks, fraud and misappropriation. 
  • Agroindustrial Companies: Advise and judicial representation for acts constituting fraud, misappropriation and bankruptcy crimes. 
  • Tourism Companies: Advise and judicial representation for acts constituting fraud crimes.
  • Banking and Financial Institutions: Advise and judicial representation for acts constituting infractions to the General Law of Banks, Securities Market Law, fraud crimes, falsification of instruments and computer sabotage.
  • Sports Companies: Advise and judicial representation for acts constituting embezzlement of public funds and bribery.
  • Pharmaceutical Companies: Legal advise and representation for acts constituting crimes against public health.
  • Mining Companies: Legal advise and representation for acts constituting crimes of theft, receipt, illicit association, simulated contract and fraudulent administration.
  • Companies of Air Transport of Persons: Advise and judicial representation for facts constituting crimes of falsification of instrument, theft, infractions to the Aeronautical Code and computer science crimes.
  • Construction and Real Estate Companies: Counseling and judicial representation for acts constituting crimes of fraud and misdemeanors.
  • Educational Institutions: Counseling and judicial representation for acts constituting crimes of falsification of instruments and misappropriation.
  • Clothing Companies: Advise and legal representation for acts constituting crimes of misappropriation and infringements of the Law of Intellectual and Industrial Property. 
  • Chemical Companies: Legal advise and representation for acts constituting crimes against plant health, fraud, falsification of seals and falsification of instruments. 
  • Hydroelectric Companies: Legal advise and representation for acts constituting the crime of misappropriation.
  • Drinking Water Supply Companies: Advise and legal representation for acts constituting the crime of water usurpation. 
  • Health Companies: Legal advise and representation for acts constituting fraud, falsification of instruments, theft and threats.
  • Port Companies: Advise and judicial representation for acts constituting fraud crimes and falsification of instruments.
  • Electric Transmission and Generation Companies: Advise and judicial representation in acts constituting crimes of misappropriation, theft, fire, Internal Security Law of the State and international collaboration exhortations.
  • Retail Companies: Advise and judicial representation in acts constituting crimes of fraudulent use of debit and credit cards, falsification of instruments and illicit association.
  • Transportation Companies: Legal advise and representation in acts constituting the crime of fraud.
  • Representation of Natural Persons: Advise and judicial representation in acts constituting crimes of bribery, tax fraud, embezzlement of public funds, incompatible negotiation, tax crimes, breaches of the Securities Market Law, breaches of the General Law of Banks, falsification of instruments, misleading subscription of documents, fraud, misappropriation, simulated contract, smuggling, abuse of blank signature, fraudulent deliveries, computer crimes, slanderous denunciation, theft, threats, injuries, kidnapping, abigeato, handling in a state of drunkenness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, fire, damages, terrorist crime, felonies, among others.

Crime Prevention Models, in accordance with the provisions of Law 20.393, on criminal liability of legal persons. 

  • Participation in the design, implementation and drafting of documents related to the application of Law 20.393 and its legal modifications in an Economic Group Holding Company. Employee trainer in relation to the scope and significance of the crimes through which it is possible to attribute criminal responsibility to the legal person.
  • Participation in the design, implementation and drafting of documents related to the application of Law 20.393 and its legal modifications in an electricity generating company. Trainer of employees in relation to the scope and significance of the crimes through which it is possible to attribute criminal responsibility to the legal person.
  • Exhibitor in internal and promotional talks related to the design and implementation of a Crime Prevention Model, according to Law 20.393. Updating of Crime Prevention Models by enactment of legal modifications. Analysis from a normative, legislative and jurisprudential point of view.

Admissions

Chile (2007)

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

  • Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2004

Academic Activity

  • Assistant Professor of Commercial Law. Law School. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2003-2005).
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Organizations and Illicit Association. Law School. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2004-2009).
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Crimes: Criminological and Criminal Analysis. Law School. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2005).
  • Assistant Professor of Economic Crimes. Law School. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2005).
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Crime Theory. Law School. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2006-2010).
  • Assistant Professor of the Theory of Penalty and Criminal Participation. Law School. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2006-2010).
  • Assistant to the Special Law Chair. Law School. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2007-2010).
  • Assistant to the Organized Crime Chair. Law School. Universidad Andrés Bello (2007).

News

Diario Financiero – 16 Sep 2019

DLA Piper in Chile announces the opening of a new practice area: the economic criminal. It will be in charge of litigation expert Ignacio Schwerter, who joins the firm as a counsel.

El Mercurio – 30 Ago 2019

Attorney Ignacio Schwerter Eckholt, with extensive experience in criminal litigation, joins the firm as a team counsel.

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