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Luis Cordero Vega


Luis Cordero Vega holds a Degree in Law from the Universidad La República, a Master’s in Public Law from the Universidad de Chile, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Universidad de Chile and a PhD in Law from the Universidad de Lleida, Spain. 

He worked in the Legal-Legislative Division of the Secretary General of the Presidency Ministry from 1997 to 2002, and he was head of the Evaluation and Control Department in the Public Criminal Defender’s Office from 2002 to 2007. 

He is Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the Universidad de Chile Law School, where he has worked as an academic for 23 years. He is a specialist in institutional design and the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, of which he continually analyzes its main trends. He also taught improvement courses at the Judicial Academy between 2010 and 2014. 

He was recognized as Best Undergraduate Professor in the Universidad de Chile Law School in 2018, and appointed by university resolution as a member of the official academic senate of the Universidad de Chile Law School’s Master’s and PhD programs. In 2010, he created the Center for Regulation and Competition in the Universidad de Chile Law School, alongside other academics (, which helped found the Departments of Public and Economic Law. 

As an expert in Administrative Law, he has presented before Congress on various bills, among them the bill to create the Public Security Ministry, the bill to reform environmental institutions (Law No. 20.417), the bill to create Environmental Courts (Law No. 20.600), the bill to modify the General Law on Fishing and Aquaculture, the bill to create the Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Ministry, and the bill to create the Securities and Insurance Commission. 

Since 2010, he has been a partner and head of Public Law and Government at the FerradaNehme law firm. 

He is a member of the Bar Association, the board of Fundación Espacio Público, the Asociación Chilena de Derecho Administrativo (Chilean Association of Administrative Law) and the Asociación Internacional de Derecho Administrativo (International Association of Administrative Law). 

Luis Cordero Vega is the author of various books and book chapters in the administrative and environmental fields. He has also prepared various articles for national and international journals in the legal area. 


Jaime Gajardo Falcón's portrait

Jaime Gajardo Falcón


Undersecretary Gajardo has a law degree from Universidad de Chile and a doctorate in law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with 16 years of professional experience in both public and private spheres.

He is a professor of constitutional law at the Universidad Diego Portales and has been a professor of law for more than 10 years. He has held lead legal positions in municipalities and ministries and, in the liberal practice of his profession, he has mainly worked on causes related to union defense and human rights. He is an active member of the Partido Comunista.

Xavier Altamirano Molina's portrait

Xavier Altamirano Molina


Xavier Altamirano Molina holds a Degree in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2000). He also holds a Master’s in Political Science with a major in political communication (2004) and a PhD in Political Science (2015) with highest distinction from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

In 2000, he worked as a consultant and coordinator of international technical cooperation programs. During that period, he was Head of Project Monitoring with the European Union.

Between 2006 and 2008, he served as Director of International Relations in the National Scientific and Technological Research Commission.

Between 2014 and 2018, he was a member of President Michelle Bachelet’s cabinet, as part of the team of advisors in the content area.

He has participated in Fundación Horizonte Ciudadano since its creation in 2018, first on the board of directors and then as Executive Director. He has led national and international projects on human rights, the rights of children and adolescents, environmental rights and the rights of migrants.