Based in Santiago-Chile, we are legal recruiters. We were the first recruitment consultancy in Latin America to specialize in lawyers. We have 10 years of experience recruiting and placing lawyers in the most relevant jurisdictions of South and North America.

We have personally interviewed thousands of lawyers and established a long-lasting relationship with them. This allows us to have an updated map of the top talent in the market. Our clients are companies, law firms and government offices that need to hire the right person and require the highest standards from a selection process.

Our integrity and expertise is well-known to both clients and candidates. Our core team is made up of experienced lawyers who later in their professional career have discovered a passion for the art of matchmaking.

Lawyers Only


We are lawyers searching for the best attorneys for our clients.


Founded in 2008


More than 10 years interviewing and selecting the best lawyers in the region.


Integrity and Expertise


Honesty and quality work earn us a constant referral.


Technology


We’ve built our own database and algorithms to help us find top talent.


Customized Search


We help our clients define what lawyer they need and how much it will cost.


Speed and Precision


Our results reflect our deep knowledge of the legal market.


Meet the Team

Our team is made up of seasoned lawyers that have later specialized in what they love: legal recruitment.


Felipe Lavín V.

Executive Director


Felipe obtained his law degree from Universidad de Los Andes and was an oralist for the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Washington, D.C.,1998). He started his career as an expert witness for the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later as the legal counsel of an investment fund. After studying Philosophy for 4 years, he joined Idealis, where he has been recruiting lawyers all around the continent for more than 12 years, providing clients and candidates with valuable information in order to make the right decision.

Paula García Huidobro

Director of Idealis Chile


Paula obtained her legal degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and boasts more than 7 years of experience as a Labor and Employment lawyer. Her career begun at government offices and then worked at PPU, a major Ibero-American law firm. Before joining our team, Paula was a member of the Labor boutique Munita & Olavarría. Capitalizing on her area of practice as a lawyer, Paula brings unique acumen to Idealis. She specializes in the recruitment of in-house and law firm lawyers.

Cristóbal Silva B.

Co-founder and Director


Cristóbal is co-founder of Idealis Legal Recruitment. He is an experienced corporate lawyer and is consistently ahead of market trends in the legal business. He has worked for two prominent boutique law firms, focusing his professional practice on corporate matters, venture capital and information technologies. Cristóbal is a lawyer graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He obtained a Master in Laws (LL.M.) from Northwestern University, Chicago and a Certificate in Management from Kellogg School of Management.

Sara Prieto

Senior Consultant


Sara is an expert in entry-level and junior recruiting for both companies and law firms. She obtained her law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Class of 2013) and a Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution from NYU. Her passion for cooking led her to work alongside famous New York chefs.

Adriana Iñiguez D.

Adm. and Finances


Adriana is an agronomist graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and prior to working for Idealis, she worked for a major fruit exporting company in Chile. She is a member of our team since 2008. Adriana helps our legal recruiters focus on the selection processes and candidate interviews by taking care of administration and finance. Over the years she has developed an expertise for headhunting and research making an impressive contribution to our day-to-day effort of staying on top of the legal market.

Carlos Moreno

International Counsel


With over 10 years of experience as a lawyer plus 5 in human resources, Carlos is a world-class expert in legal recruitment. He obtained his Law degree at U. Autónoma de Madrid. and holds an LL.M. in EU and Competition Law from Univ. Carlos III. He also studied at the Univ. of Essex. He was Senior Associate of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Employment, Pensions and Benefit Dept. in Madrid, for 9 years. Carlos previously worked at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira’s Antitrust group in Brussels and Garrigues’ Antitrust group in Madrid. Carlos is based in Mexico.