Gonzalo Fernández

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Practice Areas

Litigation, National and International Arbitration, Public Law.


Partner at Carey since 2004. Foreign associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, NYC (1998-1999). Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 1997). Member of the International Court of Arbitration, Paris (2018-2021). Member of the panel of the Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce. Member of the panel for dispute resolution at Mercosur (appointed by the Government of Chile). Recognized in Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration by Chambers Latin America and in Litigation and Arbitration by Latin Lawyer 250, among others.

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar Association. Pro-bono Foundation.


Author of a chapter in "Highlighted Sentences 2018", Libertad y Desarrollo (2019).

Co-author of the Chilean chapter in the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation, Chambers and Partners (2019).

Author of the article "The arbitration agreement in Chilean law: Its nature, requirements and effects", published in Arbitration Treaty, The Arbitration Agreement, Grupo Editorial Ibañez: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Colombia and the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration.


Universidad Católica de Chile (JD, 1994). Best student award (1987-1991). University Merit Award, 1989 (best student of the entire university). Montenegro, Tocornal and Gutiérrez awards, 1992 (best Law School student). LL.M., Harvard (Fulbright scholarship) (1997).