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José Luis Lara

Partner / Chile

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 "is available and has very good legal analytical skills," declares a client, adding: "Working with him gives me peace of mind." Another interviewee is keen to point out: "He has profound technical knowledge, but he also knows how to put this to practical use". Chambers and Partners, Latin America 2022.
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Work experience

  • 2015 - present 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

  • 2020 (in press) -

    Administrative Procedure and Public Procurement in Ibero-America Book (Co-director)

    José Luis Lara - Tirant Lo Blanch
  • 2020 (in Press) -

    “Toppling the Mysteries of Administrative Contract Interpretation. Principals as a source of solution in hermeneutic conflicts.” (et.al), Minutes of the Public Law Conferences

    José Luis Lara -
  • 2020 (in Press) -

    “Inapplicability of the Public Utility Affectation Declaration in Regulatory Plans”, Legal Commentary, Jurisprudential Impacts 2017-2019

    José Luis Lara -
  • October 2019 Santiago - Chile

    Commentary to the Book “Culpability in Administrative Sanctioning Law”, DER editions (2019)

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Legal
  • July 2019 Santiago - Chile

    “Newest heights of Public and Administrative Law”

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Legal
  • June 2019 Santiago - Chile

    “The “precariousness” of effects of administrative authorizations in the scope of urbanism and construction”

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Legañ
  • 2019 2019 -

    “Declaration of National Monument and applicability of Law 19.880” (et.al) Minutes of the XV National Conferences of Administrative Law (ADAD)

    José Luis Lara - Tirant Lo Blanch
  • 2019 (in Press) Santiago - Chile

    “Conflicts of Interest in the Administration and Administrative Probity” (et.al)

    José Luis Lara - Universidad Diego Portales Editions
  • 2019 -

    Notes on State Contractor Rights in Chile” (et.al)

    José Luis Lara - Reedition, Editorial Ius Publicum, N° 42
  • April 2019 Madrid - Spain

    “40 years of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 and the Chilean Constitution of 1980. Encounters and mismatches of the Fundamental Rights guarantee system” (et.al)

    José Luis Lara - Actualidad Jurídica Magazine, Uría Menéndez, N° 50
  • 2018 -

    Theory of Unforseeability in Public Procurement in the Comptroller General of the Republic’s Jurisprudence Book Prologue, Andrés Valenzuela Cocha

    José Luis Lara - DER editions
  • 2018 -

    Jurisprudential Impact Book Prologue. Prominent Sentences 2006-2016

    José Luis Lara - Ediciones Metropolitana
  • December 2018 Santiago - Chile

    “When the dissenting transform into the majority: Inapplicability of the inability due to labor cause in contracting with the State. Commentary of the TC Rulings which declared inapplicable article 4 subparagraph 1 of Law Nº 19.886”

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Legal
  • October 2018 Santiago - Chile

    “New Tendencies of Administrative Procedure in Ibero-America”

    José Luis Lara - Public Law Magazine of the Universidad de Chile
  • 2018 - UK

    “Chapter 7, Chile-Public Procurement” (et.al) in The Government Procurement Review”. United Kingdom, pp. 75- 85

    José Luis Lara -
  • July 2018 Santiago - Chile

    15 years of the Public Procurement Law

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Legal
  • May 2018 Santiago - Chile

    15 years of the Administrative Procedure Law

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Legal
  • March 2018 Santiago - Chile

    “Specialization of the Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction: the Interdisciplinary Challenge”. PP. 72-73

    José Luis Lara - Derecho UC Magazine N° 9
  • May 2018 Santiago - Chile

    “DGA and SERNAC Cases. Outlining the contours of Sanctionatory Administrative Law?”

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Legal Magazine N° 18
  • 2018 -

    “Comptroller General of the Republic and its contribution to the interpretation and integration of the Administrative Procedure in Chile (2017-2015), in book “Administrative Law and Protection of the Peoples. Tribute Book to the 30 years of teaching of professor Ramiro Mendoza in the UC”, Eduardo Soto Kloss (Editor)

    José Luis Lara -
  • January 2018 -

    “Performance of the national public procurement system and evaluation of the Public Procurement Tribunal case: proposal of change”, in A State for the Citizenry Book. Studies for its modernization. Isabel Aninat y Slaven Razmilic (Editors)

    José Luis Lara - Center for Public Studies
  • 2017 - UK

    “Chapter 7, Chile-Public Procurement” (et.al) in The Government Procurement Review”, pp. 72- 82

    José Luis Lara -
  • 2017 - Spain

    “Administrative Procedure in Latin America: deadlines and silence. An inconclusive task.” (et.al)

    - Actualidad Jurídica Magazine, Uría y Menéndez N° 45
  • 2016 - UK

    “Chapter 7, Chile-Public Procurement” (et.al) in The Government Procurement Review”, pp. 74- 85

    José Luis Lara -
  • 2015 -

    “Critical Aspects and Pending Challenges of Administrative Procurement under Law Nº 19.886”

    José Luis Lara - Minutes of the Administrative Law Conferences
  • 2015 - UK

    Chapter 7, Chile-Public Procurement” (et.al) in The Government Procurement Review”, pp. 74- 85

    José Luis Lara -
  • 2015 - Spain

    “Economic Liberty in Chile: Actions and Remedies"

    José Luis Lara - Actualidad Jurídica Magazine, Uría & Menéndez
  • 2015 -

    Territorial Administration in Chile Book. Studies on administrative decentration (co-coordinator)

    José Luis Lara - Thomson Reuters
  • 2014 -

    “Water Code Reform”

    José Luis Lara - La Semana Jurídica Magazine
  • 2014 -

    “27 F: Earthquake to the responsibility of the State?. Prominent Sentences Book 2013.

    José Luis Lara - Ediciones Libertad y Desarrollo. Edition (2014)
  • January 2014 Santiago - Chile

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

    José Luis Lara - Editorial Thomson Reuters La Ley Ver publicación
  • 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 Ver publicación
  • 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 Ver publicación
  • January -

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

    José Luis Lara - Thomson Reuters Ver publicación
  • 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 Ver publicación
  • January 2014 Santiago - Chile

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

    José Luis Lara - Ediciones Libertad y Desarrollo Ver publicación
  • 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 Ver publicación
  • October 2017 Santiago - Chile

    Firma presenta recurso de protección to translate

    José Luis Lara - La Segunda Ver publicación
  • November 2017 Santiago - Chile

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

    José Luis Lara - La Segunda Ver publicación
  • Agosto 2017 Valparaíso - Chile

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

    José Luis Lara - El Mercurio Valparaíso Ver publicación
  • October 2016 -

    Gestión del conocimiento o cómo no perder la memoria

    José Luis Lara - Idealis Reports Ver publicación
  • December 2015 Santiago - Chile

    Seminario Descentralización y Administración Territorial de Chile

    José Luis Lara - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Ver publicación
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Studies

  • 2020 Doctor of Law (Equivalent to S.J.D.) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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

  • 2004 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 2017 - to date

    Public Procurement

    Probity and Good Governance Diploma Profesor - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2017 - to date

    Public Procurement

    Public Litigation Diploma Profesor - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Activity 2016 - to date

    Contentious-Administrative Actions

    Masters of Public Law Profesor - Universidad Finis Terrae
  • Academic Activities 2013 - to date

    Public Procurement

    Masters of Regulation Program Profesor - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2010 - to date

    Public Procurement

    Diploma Profesor - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2008 - to date

    Administrative Law I and II

    Profesor - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2014 - 2018

    Administrative Procurement

    Masters of Constitutional Law and Public Litigation Profesor - Universidad Diego Portales
  • Academic Activities 2014 - 2017

    Administrative Jurisprudence

    Masters of Environmental Management and Control Profesor - Universidad Finis Terrae
  • Academic Activities 2002 - 2016

    Legal Framework and Legal Basis

    Masters of Tax Management and Control Profesor - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2008 - 2014

    Commercial Arbitration

    Masters of Corporation Law Profesor - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2011 - 2013

    Administrative Law

    Profesor - Universidad de Los Andes
  • Academic Activities 2005 - 2010

    Commercial Arbitration

    Masters of Business Law Profesor - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2004 - 2006

    National and International Arbitration

    Course Profesor - Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello
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Seminars and Conferences