Fordham Alumnus Co-Founds New Law Firm in Chile


Fordham Law alumnus Javier Edwards ’11 recently co-founded a new law firm in Santiago, Chile.

EDN Abogados was established in May 2016 by eight founding partners with a wide range of experience in their respective professional fields. The firm focuses on comprehensive corporate legal advice, aiming to improve its clients’ success in their businesses.

Edwards graduated five years ago from the Law School’s LL.M. program in banking, corporate, and finance law.

“Fordham’s program augmented my previous work experience by allowing me to approach more thoughtfully the important legal trends of corporate and financial legal institutions,” Edwards said. “At a personal level, the LL.M. program clearly gives me, as a partner of EDN Abogados, additional strength and knowledge regarding one of the core practice areas of our law firm.”

Edwards has over 25 years of experience as in-house counsel for large companies, including at BBVA, where he worked as general counsel in the New York office of the multinational Spanish bank while attending Fordham Law.

When Edwards decided to create his own law firm, he reached out to former colleagues to join him. Edwards specializes in financial and contractual issues, foreign trade, foreign exchange and investment, and international negotiation and compliance.

The firm provides legal advice to its clients in the following areas of law: partnership and corporations; labor and collective bargaining; taxation; financial and capital markets; foreign exchange, investment, and trade; family businesses; statutory compliance; and collection management and litigation.

“EDN Abogados is a law firm that has, in its genetic code, a vocation for helping our corporate customers succeed in their respective businesses by offering them the legal elements necessary to avoid unnecessary risks, create a healthy business culture based on integrity, and develop an abiding adviser-customer relationship in which confidence and transparency are key,” Edwards said.


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