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Chile Dispute Resolution
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About

Provided by Claro & Cía

Claro & Cía. is probably the only full-service law firm in Chile with a leading dispute resolution practice. We specialize in complex commercial court litigation, domestic and international arbitration and transnational litigation. We also have a white-collar crime practice.  We carefully select the cases in which we want to become involved so that we only participate in a case when we can add value to it.  Very often lawyers from other firms recommend our involvement to their clients when a matter is too complex or requires multijurisdictional coordination.  In several opportunities, the firm has acted as leading counsel regarding transnational disputes, liaising with leading foreign firms and facilitating a centralized strategy, when necessary.

We also act regularly as counsel or arbitrators in international arbitral proceedings under the rules of CAM-CCBC, CAM Santiago, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, PCA, Lima Chamber of Commerce, etc.  Claro & Cía. is the firm with more members in CAM Santiago’s roster of arbitrators.

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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - Chile
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What the team is known for

Claro & Cía is a top-tier, market-leading dispute resolution department that is lauded for its full-service offering across the full spectrum of contentious mandates in Chile. The lawyers are experts in handling complex Chilean and transnational litigation for major local and international players in the market, as well as high-stakes arbitrations under ICC and CAM rules and ad hoc proceedings. The team possesses additional experience advising on regulatory disputes, as well as consumer class actions and shareholder disputes. The law firm has recently added ADP International and VINCI Airports to its raft of clients.

Strengths

"Claro & Cía shows in-depth understanding of both the legal and strategic aspects of the arbitration process. The quality of the work and results achieved are outstanding."

"Claro & Cía fully understands and considers not only the legal and contractual issues in disputes, but also the commercial repercussions the case could have for us. The team is very responsive and provides an excellent service."

Work highlights

Claro & Cía represented Samsung Chile in several disputes with its distributors before the Chilean civil and arbitration courts.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesperson José María Eyzaguirre García is a revered practitioner in the Chilean suit for his longstanding experience handling sophisticated commercial and civil litigation mandates. According to an interviewee, "José María Eyzaguirre García is widely recognised and has a long track record."

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre enjoys a solid reputation in the Chilean market and is widely acknowledged as a top litigator for complex litigation and arbitration mandates. He is frequently sought out to represent clients in relation to class actions and Chilean commercial arbitration proceedings. A client reports: "Cristóbal Eyzaguirre is a top-notch lawyer and a great adviser, who has a holistic approach."

Felipe Ossa is highly regarded for his involvement in big-ticket and sophisticated arbitration cases, which often have a cross-border dimension. His counsel work covers commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under CAM and ICC rules, and he is also frequently appointed as arbitrator as part of a panel to decide in Chilean and international disputes. One client enthuses: "Felipe Ossa is a great strategist and a fantastic advocate, who can argue persuasively and demolish the toughest witness with his skilful cross-examination."

Nicolás Luco is a well-known figure in Chile for his litigation and domestic arbitration work. He is often involved in significant disputes in the construction and energy sectors. One client reports: "Nicolás Luco leads the legal team and is in charge of very important arbitration processes. His work is outstanding."

José Miguel Huerta is proficient at handling commercial litigation mandates in Chile. He also advises clients in several disputes involving class actions. A client states: "José Miguel Huerta is a great lawyer who has very strong skills and customer orientation."

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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

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Felipe Ossa
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Cristóbal Eyzaguirre
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Nicolás Luco
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Dispute Resolution: Litigation

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José María Eyzaguirre García
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Senior Statespeople
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Cristóbal Eyzaguirre
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Nicolás Luco
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José Miguel Huerta
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Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators

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Felipe Ossa
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