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Latin America Guide 2024

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Provided by Rodrigo Guzmán Karadima

Latin America

Practice Areas

Domestic and International Arbitration, Litigation, ADR, Corporate, Civil and Commercial Law.


Partner at Grupo Vial Abogados and Head of its Dispute Resolution Department since 2005.

Previously with José Joaquín Ugarte (1994-1999);

CTC Comunicaciones Móviles S.A. (1999);

Fulbright and Jaworski, Houston, USA (2003-2004);

Vial y Palma (1999-2005).

Professional Memberships

Chilean Bar since 1999;

Member of the ICC Arbitration Commission on behalf of Chile;

Arbitrator at the Santiago's Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Center;

Arbitrator listed by Minister of Housing;

Arbitrator listed by the Santiago's Court of Appeal;

ICC Chile.


Co-author of the chapter “The reform process of the CAM Santiago Rules of Domestic Arbitration Procedure”. CAM Santiago: 30 Años de Desarrollo Institucional del Arbitraje y de la Mediación. 2022.

Co-author of the article “Anti-Suit Injunctions in Domestic Arbitration”. Informative CAM Santiago, July 2019.

Co–Author of the Chilean Chapter on Dispute Resolution, “Getting the Deal Through”, 2009 and 2011.

Co-Author of the Chilean Chapter “Law & Practice”, International Arbitration, CHAMBERS Country Practice Guides, Chamber and Partners. 2016.


Studies: Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Chile, 1996.

Post-graduate degree in Economy and Finance for Lawyers, School of Economics of the University of Chile, 1999.

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, LLM, 2003.

Academics: Professor of Contracts at Universidad Diego Portales (2015-2019);

Professor of Arbitration at Heidelberg Center for Latin America (2016-2023);

Previously Assistant Professor of Civil Law at Universidad Diego Portales.

Frequent speaker on Arbitration and Litigation issues.

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