The Firm was founded by Carlos Urenda Trigo in 1914, in the city of Valparaíso, then the commercial and financial capital of the country and today the main gateway to and from the Chilean maritime trade. In 1979, and to meet the growing need of our domestic and foreign clients, the study opened offices in the city of Santiago. Beltrán Urenda Zegers outstanding lawyer, businessman and public man. He directed with great lucidity and dedication the destinies of Urenda & Cia from the death of his father, Don Carlos Urenda Trigo in 1961 until his death in June 2013. He had an outstanding career in different fields. He was Senator of the Republic, in two periods, but always was connected to the profession of lawyer and to the Study. Under his leadership, Urenda & Cia. Was impregnated with his dedication, great spirit of work and professional ability.
Our objective is to satisfy the set of legal needs, of any order, that in the day of today they are presented to those who found, develop or manage a company. The task of Urenda & Cía. Is focused on providing support and legal advice to individuals and companies from various economic sectors, without such advice being limited to the typically corporate aspects – commercial, tax and labor – but also extends to other legal areas, including arbitration. The objective, in short, is to satisfy the set of legal needs, of any order, that today are presented to those who found, develop, or manage a company. It is worth noting our special dedication to the Maritime Law and the permanent contact with the entities related to the maritime activity, such as shipping companies, port companies, ship agencies, stowage and desestiba, P & I club and maritime authorities, among others.
Our way of working is characterized by a close relationship with clients, the search for relationships of trust that last in time and for flexibility and adaptation to their requirements and needs. In this sense we try to know not only the specific problems in which our intervention is required, but also to understand the business area in which it operates, in order to assimilate the real dimension of the situations that arise and thus provide the service completer and more efficient.