/ Chambers and Partners 2023: Macarena Gatica is awarded in TMT

26 August, 2022

Chambers and Partners, the prestigious English publication, released its 2023 edition with the results of annual research on Latin American law firms and lawyers. Macarena Gatica, leader of Alessandri’s technology, cybersecurity and data protection area, was highlighted for the first time in this version. Partners Felipe Cousiño, Rodrigo Velasco and Santiago Ortúzar are also highlighted in Capital Markets and Intellectual Property practice areas, respectively.


Chambers research is conducted by 200 research analysts in 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings. They collect thousands of  answers from customers annually, most through in-depth interviews.

In the 2023 guide, released today, our partner Macarena Gatica appears classified for the first time, in the TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) – Chile ranking. The following is taken directly from her Chambers and Partners profile:

Macarena Gatica of Alessandri enters the rankings this year after impressing market observers in Chile with her know-how in TMT-related matters. One client enthuses: “Macarena Gatica is an excellent lawyer with an absolute command of the Chilean legislation and an acute ability to identify risks.”

Practice Areas

Macarena leads the area of Technology, Media, Telecom and Data Protection. She has more than 15 years of legal practice and has extensive experience in the areas of technology, data protection, cybersecurity and e-commerce. She is known by her clients in providing an accompaniment in a process of adaptation to new standards and determining regulatory risks with a clear orientation to the client’s business. She has been invited to legislative committees in the Chilean Congress, specifically during the legislative process regarding personal data, digital platforms, neurorights, and consumer law bills.

Below, you can learn more about the other Alessandri lawyers featured in Chambers and Partners 2023:

Felipe Cousiño | Capital Markets | Band 3

Felipe Cousiño leads the firm’s capital markets practice in Chile and receives solid recognition from market observers, as one notes: “He is highly responsive, knowledgeable and commercially aware.” Another interviewee adds: “Felipe Cousiño provides very timely and accurate counselling.”

Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri | Intellectual Property | Band 2

Well-regarded partner Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri garners significant praise from market commentators for his activity in Chile’s IP market, especially in patent prosecution and litigation mandates, as well as in cross-border trade mark work. One client lauds: “Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri is committed and shows understanding of the business.” Another interviewee remarks: “He is a highly capable lawyer focused on providing a good-quality service to his clients.”

Rodrigo Velasco S | Intellectual Property | Senior Statespeople

Senior statesperson Rodrigo Velasco S is an active practitioner who is considered by market commentators to be a longstanding figure in the intellectual property practice area. One respondent attests: “Rodrigo Velasco is a point of reference in the Chilean IP space.”

Santiago Ortúzar Decombe | Intellectual Property | Band 3

Santiago Ortúzar Decombe is praised by a client, who notes: “He is a valuable external legal resource for my IP team in Chile. His legal advice is highly appreciated.” Other interviewees highlight: “Santiago Ortúzar Decombe is a professional who knows how to appropriately respond to our requirements.”