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Vial Larrain Abogados

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Managing Partner: Jorge Vial
Number of partners: 2
Number of other lawyers: 6

CONTACTS
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration:
Jorge Vial
Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Jorge Vial
Insolvency and Restructuring: María José Larraín

Firm Overview:
Vial Larrain Abogados is a dispute resolution boutique firm that focuses exclusively in complex arbitration and litigation. The team started working together more than 10 years ago as part of other renowned law firms and, since 2017, have established themselves as an independent boutique firm. The firm handles high profile arbitration and litigation cases related to mining and energy, construction and infrastructure, and post M&A disputes. Its clients base is a balanced mix of international and domestic clients.

Areas of Practice:
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: 40%
Dispute Resolution: Litigation: 40%
Insolvency & Restructuring: 10%

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration:
The firm represents major mining, energy, construction and infrastructure companies in complex arbitration, both international and domestic. Most recently, the firms experience includes representing Singapore utilities company Sembcorp Industries in a dispute related to the construction of a major Water Waste Treatment Plant in Santiago, and two arbitration disputes on behalf of Aegion Corporation's Chilean branch, United Pipelines, in connection with two different projects (AMSA and BHP).

Dispute Resolution: Litigation:
The firm recently represented Canadian gold mining company, Yamana Gold Inc., in two multimillion-dollar cases before the ordinary courts involving alleged royalty rights. In addition, the firm has successfully represented the Fibrocement sector in a well-known predatory prices antitrust and later in a celebrated civil case against the Australian James Hardie Fibrocement. Big wins have also been obtained before the Courts for companies such as SQM and Dow Chemicals.

INTERNATIONAL WORK:

The firm is a frequent in disputes involving international corporations such as Dominos Pizza International (a dispute before the ICC). It has also assisted Hochtief in connection with the Alto Maipo Hydro Power Plant ICC litigation and is currently handling an ICC dispute related to CAP's Rio Negro Norte pipeline project.

Languages:
All members of the firm are fluent in English.

Clients:
SQM, Yamana Gold Inc., Sembcorp Industries Inc., Aegion Corporation Inc., Rema Tip Top of America Inc., Consorcio, ABCDIN, Jedimar, Grupo Santo Tomás.