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Yrarrazaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Ovalle, Salas & Vial

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Managing Partners: Gerardo Ovalle and Fernando Salas
Senior Partners: Arturo Yrarrázaval and Francisco Ruiz-Tagle
Partners: Arturo Yrarrázaval, Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, Gerardo Ovalle, Fernando Salas and Aníbal Vial
Number of partners:
5
Number of other lawyers: 2

CONTACTS
International Arbitration:
Gerardo Ovalle / Fernando Salas/ Aníbal Vial
Domestic Arbitration: Gerardo Ovalle / Fernando Salas/ Aníbal Vial
Litigation: Gerardo Ovalle / Fernando Salas/ Aníbal Vial
Antitrust: Gerardo Ovalle / Fernando Salas/ Aníbal Vial
Internal Investigation: Gerardo Ovalle / Fernando Salas/ Aníbal Vial

THE FIRM:
The firm is known for its coordinated professional team. All its lawyers have worked together for many years, complementing each other in order to obtain the best result for the clients. This way, in the law firm, the vast experience of nationally recognised lawyers (senior partners Mr. Arturo Yrarrázaval and Mr. Francisco Ruiz-Tagle) merges with the energy and experience of the co-head partners Mr. Gerardo Ovalle and Mr. Fernando Salas. The match is perfect and it benefits their clients. The team is also supported by other lawyers headed by the skilled partner Mr. Aníbal Vial. Senior associate Mr. Miguel Dibarrart is usually seen supporting the partners in highly complex matters.

When it comes to arbitration (both domestic and international) the law firm is one of the most experienced in the country, especially on construction, energy, corporations, telecommunications and financial matters. The firm is also confident about the uniqueness of its litigation team, which has dealt with numerous complex cases before the Ordinary Courts and the Competition Tribunal. It is also one of the strongest Chilean players in the field of internal investigations, where it has successfully handled high-profile cases advising multinational corporations.

The main strength of the firm is that partners are always involved. It has decided that every meeting, every hearing and every fact is worth the attention of at least two of its partners. Therefore, it is usual to see two partners examining witnesses together, attending a hearing or checking facts on site with their sleeves rolled up. In every occasion, the partners focus on obtaining an advantage for their client.


AREAS OF PRACTICE:
International & Domestic Arbitration: 50%
Litigation: 25%
Antitrust: 15%
Corporate Investigations: 10%

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Domestic Arbitration:
One of the firm's main practices is Domestic Arbitration. Its practice is focused in representing parties as counsel. Moreover, two of the senior partners of the firm are prestigious arbitrators.

International Arbitration:
The lawyers of the firm have handled many international complex cases as counsel, involving private entities and governments. Moreover, one of its senior partners (Mr. Yrarrázaval) is a well-known international arbitrator.

Litigation:
The firm has vast experience in highly complex litigation. Its lawyers are regularly involved in relevant cases before the Chilean Courts.

Antitrust & Unfair Competition:
The firm continuously counsels relevant corporations and trade associations on antitrust matters. The firm has also participated in several relevant cases before the Chilean Competition Tribunal.

Internal Investigation:
The firm is for sure one of the most experienced in Chile on high profile internal investigations. It has advised several multinational corporations in this field.

International Work:
Complex cross border disputes have always been a very relevant part of the firm's practice. Its partners have acted representing governments and foreign clients in many complex matters. International arbitration is a key part of its practice.

Languages:
English, Spanish.

Clients:
The firm represents multinational corporations and domestic corporations. A list of the firm's main client and the most important cases in which it has acted recently can be provided upon request.