The prominent lawyers Óscar Contreras and Francisco Velozo got together in 2015 to form Contreras Velozo, a firm that was born for those who want to receive personalized and expert advice on corporate matters, litigation and complex disputes.

Our firm, which brings together the experience of over 30 years of first-class professional practice at the service of its clients, wants to provide a close advice that not only allows to win a certain dispute, but mainly safeguards the interests that have been entrusted to us in an ethical, permanent, specialized and timely manner.

Whether in defense of the interests of natural persons, or of national or foreign companies, our intention is aimed at providing comprehensive advice and understanding the needs of each of our clients.

For this purpose, we have specialized practice areas that allow us to deliver solutions in the most diverse matters.

Since our study has specialized in certain areas, we have pursued strategic alliances with different law firms both in Chile and abroad, thus providing a complete range of solutions to the problems that require our intervention.

The group of professionals that integrates Contreras Velozo are alumni and professors at the best law schools in the country and have experience with different approaches. We always face our challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective that contributes to the success of our clients.

Our history

Oscar Contreras is admitted as an associate at “Estudio Alessandri”.

Oscar Contreras entered as local partner at “Baker and McKenzie” Law Firm.

Francisco Velozo Alcaide enters “Albagli Zaliasnik” Attorneys at Law and in 2007 is incorporated as a Senior Partner and Director of the Litigation Division of the Firm.

Oscar Contreras leaves “Baker and McKenzie” to enter as Senior Partner at “Alliende, Villarroel, Contreras & Eguiguren / Lecaros & Aste” Law Firm.

Francisco Velozo leaves “Albagli Zaliasnik” to start “Velozo Abogados”, a boutique Law Firm specializing in complex criminal litigation alongside Natalia Diuana, María Inés Quiroga and Orietta Araya.

In October, Oscar and Francisco associated to start together a new enterprise: Contreras Velozo, strengthening its reach by involving the lawyers Vicente Eguiguren and Agustín Salas.

Alvaro Awad joins as a partner to enhance the area of arbitration and complex civil litigation.

The antitrust practice is opened, by receiving Javier Velozo and Pablo Pardo.

Cristian Bawlitza, along with Johanna Lizana and Cristian De Feudis join to strengthen the criminal litigation group, opening a division specialized in corporate fraud.