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Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Frontrunning dispute resolution boutique maintaining its position at the forefront of the Chilean litigation and arbitration spheres. Strong bench is highly experienced in advising private individuals and relevant domestic and international clients from the telecommunications, mining and insurance sectors, among others. Additional expertise in assisting with administrative claims and tort actions, as well as shareholder disputes. Meridiam Latam Holdings, Scotiabank and Compass Group are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the team's commitment, commenting: "Their partners are really involved, they review and get into the documents, with a good corporate and commercial vision and a great strategy. They are a powerful team." Another source highlights "their creativity and solid knowledge to face the problems and solve them."

Work highlights

Instructed by Codelco to advise on a claim filed by the client against the Chilean General Comptroller seeking to annul some decrees issued by the state agency which determine the regulations to which Codelco should hold when entering into contracts with third parties who are related to members of the company.

Notable practitioners

Partner Alfredo Waugh Correa is described as "an extraordinary litigator" by market onlookers. He frequently advises on shareholders' disputes and civil liability actions, with additional expertise in white-collar crime.

Clients highlight Cristóbal Jimeno Chadwick for his active litigation practice, with one attesting: "Cristóbal seems quite exceptional to me among the lawyers I work with in Chile, very responsive and very committed to client service."

Market sources highlight practitioner Juan Francisco Asenjo Cheyre for his noted activity in the Chilean litigation arena. He frequently represents clients in administrative litigation and tort actions against the state, as well as private individuals on estate planning mandates.

Clients describe department co-head and market-leading figure Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez as "one of the most prestigious lawyers in the Chilean litigation and arbitration arenas." He comes highly recommended by market onlookers for his "creativity and innovative strategies" to face litigation, adding that "he studies the cases thoroughly." He is equally comfortable acting as litigator or arbitration counsel.

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Overview

Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo is a boutique law firm founded in 2006 by some of the most relevant practitioners in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration in Chile.

In the last eleven years, GWJA and its partners have been consistently recognized as leading actors in its areas of expertise, ranking number one in most national and international rankings. Its senior partner, Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez, has been chosen as one of the best Dispute Resolution lawyers in Chile for the last ten years.

Since its foundation, GWJA has been involved in most high-profile cases in Chile, assisting relevant local and international actors in complex processes of negotiations and in civil and commercial litigations before courts, state agencies and arbitrators in matters such as construction, mining, telecommunications, energy, banking, finance, insurance and retail.

The firm´s key clients are Codelco S.A., Telefónica S.A., Glencore International AG, Empresas CMPC S.A., Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), Ripley, BBVA, Moneda Asset Administradora de Fondos S.A., Tompkins Foundations, Entel, Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca S.A., AFP Provida, Falabella, Constructora Echeverria Izquierdo, Aguas Andinas S.A., among others.

Clients

AFP Provida

Agrícola Don Pollo Limitada

Aguas Andinas S.A.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS)

Banco Itaú – Corpbanca S.A.

Codelco S.A.

Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca

Compass Group

Constructora Conpax S.A.

Empresa Constructora Echeverría Izquierdo

Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A.

Empresas CMPC S.A.

Enjoy S.A.

Ewos Chile Alimentos Limitada

Falabella

Glencore International AG

Moneda Asset Administradora de Fondos S.A.

Ripley (Comercial Eccsa S.A.)

Scotiabank S.A. (ex BBVA)

Telefónica S.A.

Tompkins Conservation

Vial y Vives – DSD S.A.

Industries

Charities / Not for Profit

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Private Clients / Individuals

Retail

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Dispute Resolution Department

Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo

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Department location

Av. Isidora Goyenechea 3477

23th Floor

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

7550106

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Chile

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez
Band 2

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Alfredo Waugh Correa
Band 5
Cristóbal Jimeno Chadwick
Band 5
Juan Francisco Asenjo Cheyre
Band 3
Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez
Band 1