The law firm partners, with an extensive professional career, outstand in the domestic scenario due to their dealing with complex legal cases regarding civil, criminal, and business matters in which they participate with a strong sense of commitment to their clients.
The firm members are strongly committed to each case, provide customized service, and are directly involved in order to ensure compliance with the highest professional standards.
In order to achieve such a goal and meet the requirements of each one of its clients, the firm has a delimited portfolio of legal matters and cases, which allows providing an excellence, creative, and customized service.
With regard to civil, criminal, and commercial counsel provided to the firm clients, HARASIC, MEDINA, DAL POZZO & LÓPEZ objective is to provide a service that understands each business and it is specific to the corresponding market and the risks it faces, proposing excellence solutions which, when possible, anticipate conflict generation.
Civil, commercial, and economic litigations
Free competition and regulated markets
Actions of constitutional character
Criminal litigations and controversies
Class and consumer rights’ actions
Civil and commercial counsel for companies
Compliance and internal investigations
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile Law School (1972), and Master in Law majoring in Criminal Law from the same university (1984).
He is a partner in Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo & López Ltda. law firm, where he practices as litigation lawyer in civil, criminal, constitutional, free competition, and adversarial-administrative cases.
Mr. Harasic has a wide experience in high-complexity litigations, and has been recognized in international rankings several times (Chambers & Partners, Leading Lawyers).
Currently, he works as Dean of Universidad de Chile Law School (2015 – 2018), and is a full professor of Procedure Law at the same Law School.
Previously, Mr. Harasic was an undergraduate professor in the areas of Civil and Criminal Procedure Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1986-1989); Universidad Diego Portales (1986-1989), and he has taught several courses at the Judicial Academy.
Mr. Harasic has been peer reviewer at the National University Accreditation Committee, and was part of assessing committees in different universities and law schools.
He was the creator and director of the Department for Law Clinic Training at Universidad de Chile (1989-1998), and Director of the Law School, Faculty of Law, at the same university (1998-2001).
Mr. Harasic was a member of the Board of Governors of Universidad Alberto Hurtado (from its creation to 2010), serving as General Secretary until July 2007, and later as a member of the board of directors until 2014.
He has published numerous essays, studies, and articles in law publications, especially on the procedural law area.
During his career, Mr. Harasic has worked as lawyer and counselor at the Council for the Defense of the State (1972–1996), serving as deputy chairman of the said body (1990-1996); counselor at the Legal Assistance Corporation; editor of the magazine “Law and Jurisprudence” (1978–1984); member lawyer of the Santiago Court of Appeal (1990); member of the Expanded Board of Governors at the magazine “Mensaje” (1996-2005); and he was a member of the Bar Association General Council (2013-2015).
Mr. Harasic was chairman of Chile Transparente, the Chilean chapter of Transparence International (2005–2008), and a member of the Probity Committee formed by President Bachelet (2007), where he prepared the proposal for the current law on Access to Information.
Until December 2016, Mr. Harasic was founder partner of the law firm “Harasic & López”.
Currently, he is a member of the Board of Governors of the Chamber of Commerce National Arbitration Center.
Mr. Harasic has been a member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. (Bar Association) (since 1972), Instituto de Ciencias Penales, Instituto Chileno de Derecho Procesal, Asociación Internacional de Derecho Penal, Federación Interamericana de Abogados, Chilean chapter, American Bar Association, London Court of International Arbitration -LCIA- (London), and Libertades Públicas.
Languages: Spanish, English, and Croatian.
“Davor Harasic is widely endorsed for his white-collar crime expertise by interviewees who describe him as ‘a fantastic criminal lawyer.’ Sources note that he is ‘very well known in the market’ and go on to add that he is ‘a very complete lawyer, has a very expansive vision and is very strategic in his advice.” CHAMBERS LATINAMERICA 2017.
“Davor Harasic is widely recognised as an expert in civil and criminal litigation, with interviewees also highlighting his arbitration skills. Market sources praise him, noting: ‘He is a great lawyer, one of the best in the country – a very good litigator.’” CHAMBERS LATINAMERICA 2018.
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences Universidad Diego Portales Law School (1997), passed with summa cum laude.
Awarded the Universidad Diego Portales Award to the most outstanding graduate from the Law School promotion.
Mr. Harasic is a partner of Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo & López Ltda. law firm, where he practices as litigation lawyer on civil, commercial, criminal, and free competition cases.
He has completed several graduate courses, among them: Certification Course on Constitutional Rights Remedy of Protection, Universidad Diego Portales (1998); negotiation workshops “Methods of the Harvard Negotiation Project” (1999), and “Advanced Negotiation Workshop” (2000) taught by Conflict Management Inc. at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Certification Course on the Reform of Criminal Justice, Universidad de Chile (2003); Certification Course on Antitrust Economics, Foundations for Lawyers, Universidad de los Andes (2007); and Certification Course on Free Competition: Economics, Law, and Regulation, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2009).
In 2011, Mr. Harasic was elected Counselor of the Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. General Council by his peers, a position he served from 2011 to 2015.
In 2015, he was elected member of the Bar Association Ethics Board by the Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. General Council, a position he is currently serving.
Mr. Harasic was partner of Harasic & López Ltda. between 1998 and 2016.
He is a member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. (since 2000), and partner of Libertades Públicas (since 2007). He was chairman of the latter entity from 2010 to 2013.
“Ivan Harasic is singled out by interviewees, who describe him as a “good lawyer and a fighter. He is very tenacious and has lots of character.” He focuses his practice on both civil and criminal litigation mandates.” CHAMBER LATINAMERICA 2017.
Ivan Harasic focuses his practice on both civil and criminal litigation mandates, and possesses particular expertise in cross-border disputes and advice on arbitration proceedings.” CHAMBERS LATINAMERICA 2018.
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile Law School, passed with summa cum laude (2001).
He took a Ph. D course at Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg (2003-2007).
Mr. Medina is a partner of Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo &López Ltda. law firm, where he is a litigation lawyer in criminal cases and consultant on corporate responsibility matters.
He is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at Universidad de Chile Law School Criminal Science Department, where he regularly teaches courses on Criminal Law, general and special parts, and Corporate Criminal Law.
Also, Mr. Medina is a visiting professor for different graduate programs on Criminal Law, as well as regular professor at Academia Judicial de Chile.
Mr. Medina has published different papers on criminal and procedural subjects.
He has worked as a lawyer at the Studies Department of Defensoría Penal Pública (2001-2003), and as associate lawyer at Harasic y López (2007-2008), as National Head of the Study Department of Defensoría Penal Pública (2008-2010), and partner of Libedinsky, Medina, Rieutord y Cía. (2010-2014).
Mr. Medina is a regular consultant for the Congress and has participated in the discussion of numerous law-drafts on criminal matters.
From 2014 to 2016 he was partner of Dal Pozzo & Medina Abogados.
Since 2015, he is a senior consultant for Worth Street Group on matters related to corporate ethics and compliance.
Mr. Medina is a member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. and of Instituto de Ciencias Penales y de Libertades Públicas.
Languages: Spanish, German and English.
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Diego Portales Law School (2000). Certification Course on Criminal Procedure Reform and Oral Litigation at the same university (2001).
He participated in courses on oral litigation techniques at California Western School of Law and National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) (2009), both in the USA.
Mr. Dal Pozzo is partner of Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo & López Ltda. law firm, where he works as criminal litigation lawyer.
He has worked as professor of Procedural Law and Oral Litigation at Universidad Andrés Bello.
Mr. Dal Pozzo has taught Oral Litigation in graduate courses at different universities and domestic private and public institutions, such as Universidad Católica, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Academia Judicial, Instituto de Estudios Judiciales, Defensoría Penal Pública, Defensoría Laboral, among other.
He has participated, as professor, in international training courses in Mexico, Panama, and Colombia.
Mr. Dal Pozzo started his career as litigation lawyer at Mr. Claudio Diaz law firm, specialized in criminal litigation, and then joined the Public Prosecution Office Southern Metropolitan Regional Court Unit, where he worked for approximately four years. In 2010, he became Head Lawyer of the Ministry of the Interior Legal Area.
During the 2013-2016 period, Mr. Dal Pozzo was partner of Dal Pozzo & Medina Abogados.
He is a member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G.
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile Law School, passed with summa cum laude (2000).
Master on European Union Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and Master on Tax Administration and Management from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Ms. López has been accepted to attend, as of 2017, the Ph. D Law Program at Universidad de Chile Law School.
Ms. López is partner of Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo & López Ltda. law firm, where she is a lawyer on civil, mercantile, and tax cases.
She has extensive experience providing consultancy services to companies being formed, in contractual relations, special procedures for asset reorganization and project financing. Additionally, she is an arbitrator in civil and commercial cases.
Ms. López teaches the course on Civil Law at Universidad de Chile Law School since 2006, and she is currently advisor for the Private Law Department at the same Law School.
From 2014 to 2016 she was partner of “Bordoli, Doren & López Abogados” law firm.
She is a member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G.
Languages: Spanish, German and English
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad Diego Portales Law School (2013).
Master on Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law from Universidad Diego Portales, passed with distinction (2013-2014).
Associate at Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo & López Ltda. law firm, where she works in the litigation and criminal consultation areas.
Previously, Ms. Castillo worked as court representative in the criminal area on criminal matters and Local Police Court at Birkner y Cía. law firm (2014-2015).
Ms. Castillo was associate at Dal Pozzo & Medina Abogados during the 2015-2016 period.
She is a member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile Law School, passed with summa cum laude (2015).
Diploma in Environmental law and sustainable development from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, passed with summa cum laude (2017).
Associate at Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo & López Ltda. legal firm, where she works in the litigation, civil and commercial advice areas, as well as in corporative law matters.
She is coauthor of the book “Responsabilidad por Daño Ambiental” of Círculo Legal Editores, year 2016.
Since 2012 she is teacher’s assistant of the Civil Law class at Universidad de Chile.
Previously, Ms. Cortés was associate at Bordoli Doren Abogados in matters of contract law, corporative law and litigation during the 2015-2017 period.
She is member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Graduated as Lawyer in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile Law School, passed with summa cum laude (2014).
Associate at Harasic, Medina, Dal Pozzo & López Ltda. legal firm, where he works in the litigation and criminal consultancy areas, as well as in Public Law matters.
Mr. García is a Criminal Law professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, where he teaches Crime Theory (2016) and Punitive Power (2016 and 2017). He was also an assistant professor for the Criminal Law cycle taught by Professor Miguel Soto Piñeiro (2010-2016), and assistant to Professor Antonio Bascuñán Rodríguez in his courses on Comparative Punitive Public Law (2014) and Bioethics and Criminal Law (2015); both courses were taught at Universidad de Chile Law School.
Currently, Mr. García is preparing his thesis and he is a candidate in the Master Course on Business and Corporation Criminal Law at Universidad de Chile (2015-2016).
He has published different comments on criminal jurisprudence in “Revista de Ciencias Penales” (2015-2017).
He was a Free Competition attorney at Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos y Cía. Ltda. (2011).
From 2014 to 2016 Mr. García was an associate lawyer at Dal Pozzo & Medina Abogados.
He is a member of Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. and Libertades Públicas.
HARASIC, MEDINA, DAL POZZO & LÓPEZ
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