The firm

Chaves Awad Contreras Schürmann was founded in 2011 with the objective of satisfying its clients’ needs and expectations, particularly those associated with criminal, civil and administrative litigation and counsel.

The firm’s professionals are lawyers from the leading universities of the country. Their academic background and professional careers – combined with ample experience in highly complex cases – allow the firm to provide specialized, strategic and expert services, based on team work, in the faithful representation of the client’s interests, working directly with the client throughout the entire process.

The objective of the firm is to adequately interpret the specifics of each case, maintaining a global view of the conflict and strengthening its associates skills in the proposal of creative solutions, from a strategic and legal viewpoint.

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  • Criminal defense
    and representation

  • High complexity

  • Administrative and
    Regulatory Law

  • Civil and
    Business Litigation

  • Arbitration

  • Internal

  • Due Diligence
    based on
    Criminal Law

  • Law

  • Legislative

  • Securities

  • Tax


All of the Firm’s members are first-rate professionals, with prestigious academic trajectories in the main universities of the country. The partners have received the highest honors from Chilean and foreign law schools and have studied postgraduate programs in several fields. They began their professional careers in the most renowned firms of the country.



La ampliación de la responsabilidad penal de las personas jurídicas como un desafío para los programas de cumplimiento

Miguel Schurmann and Miguel Chaves: "... Both the expansive tendency seen in relation to the base-offenses of this regulation, as well as the social demand for better business practices, require the creation, revision and expansion of the object of these programs. And this is because in this matter they have already settled internationally (particularly OECD), some criteria that make it unavoidable that companies incorporate this new criminal law into their organizational culture ... "

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  • Magdalena 140 Floor 23 North
    Las Condes | Santiago | Chile

  • (56-2) 2382 8000