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José Luis Lara

Partner / Chile
  • Practice areas / Public Law
  • Languages / Spanish

Partner of PPU expert in matters regarding public and administrative law, with over 15 years of experience in the area. His resume does not only consist of a wide experience as a lawyer in complex cases and his main practice areas consist of public procurement, administrative law, and complex litigation and holds a profound knowledge of administrative and constitutional law. He worked for two years as the direct public law counsel of the former President of Chile, Mr. Piñera, and has been permanently appointed by different administrations as an advisor on strategic issues of Chilean public law. In relation to this he is also a permanent advisor for public services and national and international companies in regards to conflicts with the administration.

José Luis Lara receives endorsement from clients who single him out as "a very good" and "solid" practitioner. Others highlight him for his publications on public law topics. He has specific expertise in public procurement and is described as "one of the best in administrative claims." Chambers and Partners – Public Law
Great knowledge of public law mandates Chambers & Partners 2019 - Public Law
He is highly active advising clients across a diverse range of sectors, particularly in administrative claims Chambers & Partners 2019 - Public Law
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Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2012 - 2014 Associate

    Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner

  • 2010 - 2012 Coordinator

    Regulatory authority Ministry Secretariat General of the Presidency

  • 2005 - 2010 Associate

    Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Empresa Nacional del Petróleo Chile 2018

    Approval by the Comptrollership General of the construction of the Wind Farm of the National Oil Company in Magallanes.

  • Indesa / Inmobiliaria del Puerto Chile 2017

    counseling Indesa on their real-estate project “Parque Pümpin”, to be built in the city of Valparaíso.

  • Curtidos Bas S.A. 2015-2017

    Recourse of inapplicability due to unconstitutionality upon the Constitutional Tribunal, which impeded the Supreme Court to use determinate legal provision in resolving a dispute.

  • Ministerio de Obras Públicas

    Legal counsel in the public tender of Chacao Channel Bridge and public tender for a new reservoir system.

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Publications

  • January 2014 Santiago Chile

    "Procedimientos de fiscalización/ Sanción y Ley 19880: ¿Suficiencia de la supletoriedad?"

    José Luis Lara - Editorial Thomson Reuters La Ley see publication
  • January 2014 Inglaterra

    "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement 2015 (capítulo chileno)"

    José Luis Lara junto con Eugenio García Huidobro - Global Legal Group see publication
  • January 2014 Santiago Chile

    "Naturaleza Jurídica y Proporcionalidad de las Multas en la Contratación Administrativa bajo la Ley N° 19.886: Visión Crítica de una Asentada Jurisprudencia Administrativa"

    José Luis Lara - Editorial Thomson Reuters La Ley see publication
  • January

    Sobre el regimen concesional chileno ¿Podemos hablar de un modelo de concesión?

    José Luis Lara - Thomson Reuters see publication
  • January 2013 Santiago Chile

    "Aspectos Críticos de la Solución de Controversias en la Contratación Administrativa bajo la Ley N° 19.886: El caso del Tribunal de Contratación Pública"

    José Luis Lara - Editorial Thomson Reuters see publication
  • January 2014 Santiago Chile

    "27-F: ¿Terremoto en la responsabilidad del Estado?"

    José Luis Lara - Ediciones Libertad y Desarrollo see publication
  • November 2017 Santiago Chile

    En medio del boom político de Sharp, su pelea con Nicolás Ibáñez por megaproyecto entra en etapa clave

    José Luis Lara - El Mostrador see publication
  • October 2017 Santiago Chile

    Firma presenta recurso de protección to translate

    José Luis Lara - La Segunda see publication
  • November 2017 Santiago Chile

    La artillería legal tras la disputa entre Ibáñez y Sharp por el Proyecto Pumpin

    José Luis Lara - La Segunda see publication
  • Agosto 2017 Valparaíso Chile

    Corte revoca decisión que declara a la Casa Italia como Monumento Nacional

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Valparaíso see publication
  • October 2016

    Gestión del conocimiento o cómo no perder la memoria

    José Luis Lara - Idealis Reports see publication
  • December 2015 Santiago Chile

    Seminario Descentralización y Administración Territorial de Chile

    José Luis Lara - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile see publication
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Studies

  • 2013 Doctor Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile PhD © in Law

  • 2013 Master Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Master Degree in Legal Science

  • 2005 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Degree in Law

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Memberships

  • Chilean Association of Administrative Law, Chile
  • Bar Association of Chile, Chile
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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 2010

    Administrative Law

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities - to date

    Administrative Law

    Teaching - Universidad de los Andes
  • Academic Activities - 2011

    Public Procurement, Master Degree of Regulatory Law

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities - 2005

    Comercial Arbitration, Master in Business Law

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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Seminars and Conferences