Press

09/20/2017

Chambers and Partners 2018

Law firm Chaves, Awad, Contreras Schürmann figures for the first time in prestigious ranking of lawyers (Category Litigation: economic crimes, Band 3). In the same category, partner Miguel Chaves is in Band 2.

El Mercurio

09/05/2017

Abogado de Tea Time detalla estrategia para liberar al músico del cargo de receptación

Marcos Contreras points out that "there are at least six contradictions" in the testimony of Valentina Henríquez, former partner of the musician.

Las Ultimas Noticias

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07/17/2017

¿Lavado del abogado defensor?

Marcos Contreras, a partner in the law firm Chaves, Awad, Contreras Schürmann: "... If the criminal defender can be imputed for receiving money from the crime against which he must defend his client, this latter, if he does not want to put his defender in the situation of being also criminally persecuted, he can not freely communicate to him all that serves the defense of his interests, on the contrary, he must astutely reserve what would make it possible for his lawyer to be persecuted ... "

El Mercurio Legal

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04/11/2017

La nueva camada de abogados "sub 40" tras los casos más mediáticos del país

Alejandro Awad Cherit (34), Lawyer of the Universidad de Chile. He is currently a partner in the law firm Chaves, Awad, Contreras & Schürmann. Among his most prominent cases are the representation of Alberto Chang's victims in the Arcano case and the defense of Mauricio Peña (Aurus’ former investment manager).

El Mercurio On Line

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04/10/2017

Ministra del Trabajo se querelló contra asesor de diputada por robo de computador

Miguel Chaves, lawyer representing the minister, will request to the Public Prosecutor's Office to investigate completely what happened and what could have been done with those technological devices that were improperly appropriated and in an illegal way".

Radio Cooperativa

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12/09/2016

Alejandro Awad: "Los delitos que cometió Alberto Chang son materia de extradición"

Alejandro Awad referred to the arrest of Alberto Chang in Malta and to the extradition process. According to the lawyer, the Treaty of Palermo that governs our country's relationship with Malta allows Chang to be returned to Chile.

CNN Chile

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10/10/2016

Miguel Chaves y Alfredo Alcaíno encabezarán los equipos legales del caso Aurus

Miguel Chaves lead lawyers´s team for Aurus' former partner.

La Segunda

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07/26/2016

La nueva generación de penalistas

Miguel Schurmann and Marcos Contreras, partner in the law firm Chaves, Awad, Contreras & Schürmann, among the most outstanding litigants.

La Segunda

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07/13/2016

Superintendencia de Salud falló a favor de la familia de León Smith

On December 14, 2015, the family was forced to sign a promissory note for the hospital to attend the boy. Esteban Barra, lawyer for the Smith family, explains that such a petition is against the law.

TVN (Televisión Nacional)

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04/28/2016

Alejandro Awad sobre Onix Capital: "Sin lugar a dudas se trata de una estafa piramidal"

Alejandro Awad referred to the bankruptcy of the company that he described as a "criminal organization".

CNN Chile

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01/05/2016

Chaves Awad Contreras Schürmann analizará artículo que prohíbe a abogados de la administración pública actuar en juicios vinculados a la Ley 20.000

The Firm executed a cooperation agreement with the NGO Leasur to evaluate how to limit the effects of the prohibition and thereby restrict its effects on the accused and convicted persons' right to a defense for crimes foreseen in the Law on Drugs. This agreement is an addition to the Firm’s pro bono endeavors. 

El Mercurio Legal

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12/27/2015

Jean Paul Pineda fue detenido por alcotest que marcó 1,54

Miguel Schürmann explains how criminal law operates for Chilean nationals residing abroad. 

Las Últimas Noticias

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12/15/2015

Miguel Chaves, abogado de Julián Moreno: “La alternativa era enfrentar un juicio imposible de llevar adelante”

Interview to Miguel Chaves as lead counsel for Mr. Julián Moreno’s team of lawyers. Mr. Moreno was the former manager of financial products in La Polar. 

La Tercera

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11/27/2015

Ranking Leading Lawyers Chile 2015

Miguel Schürmann is recognized as a finalist in the section “Litigation: White-Collar Crime” of the "Leading Lawyers Chile 2015" ranking. 

Revista Qué Pasa

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11/24/2015

Jadue anuncia querella

Miguel Schürmann’s opinion is discussed in connection with the criminal action announced from Miami by the former president of the Chilean Football Association, Sergio Jadue. 

Las Últimas Noticias

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11/20/2015

La última batalla de La Polar

Miguel Chaves is mentioned as lead counsel for Mr. Julián Moreno’s team of attorneys. Mr. Moreno is the former manager of financial products of La Polar. 

Revista Qué Pasa

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11/20/2015

Justo Villar espera que lo citen a declarar

Alejandro Awad’s opinion is discussed in connection with the situation of Mr. Justo Villar, the goalkeeper of football team Colo Colo, who received stolen LED television sets. 

Las Últimas Noticias

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11/20/2015

Chaves, Awad, Contreras, Schürmann inaugura área pro bono

Refers to the consummation of the agreement with the Chilean Foundation for Patients with Lysosomal Diseases, which inaugurated the Firm’s pro bono department. 

El Mercurio Legal

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10/21/2015

SVS destina $126 millones a su defensa legal por el caso cascadas

Miguel Chaves, partner of the Firm, is recognized as counsel for the Superintendence of Securities and Insurance, in the "Cascadas" case (a corporate crime case related to SQM, a Chilean chemical company). 

La Tercera

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09/26/2015

Chambers and Partners 2016

Partner Miguel Chaves is mentioned in Band 3 of the white-collar crime category. 

El Mercurio Legal

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09/11/2015

Estudiante extranjera denunció violación

Miguel Schürmann, partner of the Firm, acts as counsel for the main accused individual, a college history professor.

Las Últimas noticias

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08/17/2015

Aborto y liberalismo

Column by Antonio Bascuñán, in his capacity as an academic for Universidad de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.

El Mercurio

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08/06/2015

Juzgado suspende la demanda interpuesta por Moneda

Esteban Barra, the partner who heads the civil litigation faced by Mr. Julián Moreno, explains the implications of this ruling. 

Diario Financiero

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07/10/2015

La Polar: Defensa de Moreno pidió reapertura del caso.

Mr. Julián Moreno’s defense, led by partner Miguel Chaves, requests the court to reopen the investigation so as to exhaust such proceedings.

Revista Capital

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07/06/2015

Miguel Chaves: “Información en poder de La Polar no ha sido entregada a esta defensa”

Miguel Chaves is interviewed in his capacity of defense counsel for Mr. Julián Moreno, in the context of the “La Polar” case (a corporate crime case involving a Chilean retail company). 

Pulso

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06/25/2015

¿Qué significa la reformalización de Celia?

Miguel Schürmann, partner of the Firm, was consulted as an expert on the criminal law issues of the new charges that were announced against football player Arturo Vidal.

Las Últimas noticias

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06/24/2015

Miguel Chaves, abogado de Chaves, Awad, Contreras y Schürmann: “Las razones del voto de mayoría se advierten, por ahora, menos claras que las del voto de minoría”

Miguel Chaves provides his expert opinion in the so-called "Farmacias Case" (a case involving the collusion of drugstore chains).

Diario Financiero

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06/03/2015

Miguel Chaves: “se considera juicio abreviado y suspensión”

Interview to Miguel Chaves, in his capacity of defense counsel for Mr. Julián Moreno, within the context of the "La Polar" case (a corporate crime case involving a Chilean retail company). 

Pulso

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05/14/2015

Tentativa de delito

On occasion of a case involving an attempted phone scam, partners Marcos Contreras and Miguel Schürmann clarify that this type of frustrated actions also constitute crimes.

El Mercurio

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03/26/2015

Soquimich: Abogado de periodista explica querella del SII

Miguel Schürmann, in his capacity as one of the defense attorneys of Mrs. Cristina Zúñiga, a founder of company Pecado Kapital, explains the legal strategy of his client in the case. 

Las Últimas Noticias

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03/25/2015

Abogado de Asesorías Cristina Zúñiga aclara relación con Zallaquet y SQM

Miguel Schürmann, one of the defense attorneys of Mrs. Cristina Zúñiga, a founder of company Pecado Kapital, clarifies the intervention of his client in the case. 

Radio Agricultura.cl

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03/25/2015

Socio fundador de Chaves Awad Contreras Schürmann se reintegra al Estudio

The news story informs about partner Marcos Contreras rejoining the Firm, after completing a Master's Degree at the University of Bonn, Germany. 

El Mercurio Legal

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02/05/2015

Vinculación entre "desigualdad social y delincuencia"

After the original published column was replicated by other lawyers, partners Marcos Contreras and Miguel Schürmann drafted a new column, addressing the criticism against their original column. 

El Mostrador

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01/30/2015

Bascuñán se suma al Estudio Chaves

The news story informs about Antonio Bascuñán - professor at Universidad de Chile and at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - joining the Firm in the capacity of consultant partner.

Revista Qué Pasa

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01/27/2015

Estudio Chaves Awad Contreras Schürmann tiene nuevo socio

The news story informs about lawyer Esteban Barra joining the Firm in the capacity of partner, heading the civil litigation department. 

El Mercurio Legal

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01/26/2015

Antonio Bascuñán y el sistema penal: “El Estado no puede litigar por goteo”

Discusses the opinion of the member of Chaves Awad Contreras Schürmann and the Firm's contributions to the Presidential Advisory Commission for a new Criminal Code. 

Diario Financiero

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01/06/2015

Antidelincuencia: nuevas medidas para la discriminación en la persecución penal

On occasion of the submission of a bill by certain senators seeking to lower crime rates, partners Marcos Contreras and Miguel Schürmann drafted an opinion piece analyzing the bill's proposals. 

El Mostrador

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12/22/2014

Antonio Bascuñán se une al Estudio Chaves Awad Contreras Schürmann

The news story informs about Antonio Bascuñán - professor at Universidad de Chile and at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - joining the Firm in the capacity of consultant partner. 

El Mercurio Legal

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12/12/2014

Detenciones ciudadanas

After the citizen's arrest and subsequent exercise of "vigilante justice" of a person in downtown Santiago, accused of stealing a cellular phone, the Firm's partners expressed their repudiation and concern regarding this type of events. 

Diario Financiero

La Tercera

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12/11/2014

Corte condenó a isapre Cruz Blanca a entregar tratamiento a joven con morquio

Esteban Barra, partner of the Firm, acted as lead counsel in the action lodged by the affected party.

Cooperativa

Soy Chile

El Mostrador

Terra

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12/03/2014

Gerente general de Metro declara por una hora ante el fiscal

The proceeding was requested by Miguel Chaves acting as attorney for the claimant, on behalf of Italian multinational company Salini Impregilo S.p.A. 

El Mercurio

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09/16/2014

Hombre funado en facebook presentó recurso de protección y la Suprema le dio la razón

Partner Esteban Barra is consulted and explains the legal foundations of the Supreme Court decision. 

Las Últimas noticias

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