· Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1988. Juan Mackenna Cerda and Monsignor Carlos Casanueva Awards (best student of his graduating class).
· Master of Laws, Legal Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2010. Degree awarded with highest distinction.
· Doctor in Law, Law Summa Cum Laude, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013, best student of his graduating class.
· Diploma, Substantive Criminal Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2004, best student award.
Litigation and Arbitration.
Member of the Supreme Court (2021-2023).
He acts as Arbitrator of first and second instance in the CAM Santiago and as Member of the Expert Lawyers Roster to integrate the Arbitration Commissions of the Public Works Concession Contracts, in accordance with article 36 bis of the Public Works Concessions Law, being appointed as such by the Supreme Court (2018 to date).
He is a member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (2010 to date) and the International Association of Insurance Law and member of its Panel of Arbitrators (2013 to date).
Before joining Marinovic & Alcalde, he worked as Partner in charge of the Dispute Resolution Department of Philippi PrietoCarriozosa Ferrero DU & Uría (PPU) from 2008 to 2019. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as an associate lawyer at Rodríguez, Vergara y Cía. Previously, from 2001 to 2006, he was the Chief Legal Officer of Punta de Lobos S.A. He also held the same position at Prospecta Group from 1999 to 2005. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Chief Legal Officer of Enersis S.A. (nowadays Enel). Previously, from 1993 to 1995, he was Legal Advisor of the Central Bank of Chile. He was also Chief Counsel of Chilectra from 1992 to 1995. At the beginning of his career, he worked as a lawyer in the Legal Counsel Department of the Central Bank of Chile from 1985 to 1991.
Professor of Civil Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1989 to date); member of the Editorial Board of the Chilean Law Journal (2000 to date) and Director of the Corporate Governance Center UC. (2002 to date).
Additionally, he performs or has performed as a professor in the following postgraduate courses:
∙ Diploma “Substantive Criminal Law” at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
∙ Academic Director and Professor of the Diploma “New Trends in Law in Contracts and Damages” at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
∙ Professor of the Diploma Course “Corporations and Corporate Governance” at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and in the Advanced Program for Directors of the Corporate Governance Center UC.
∙ Professor of the Diploma Course “Modern Civil and Commercial Contracts” at the Universidad de Chile.
∙ Professor of the MBA at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
∙ Selected by the students of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Chile, in several periods, “Best Professor” of the Generation.
∙ Director of the Academy of Private Law UC and, in such capacity, Coordinator of the permanent collaboration agreements between the UC and the Superintendence of Securities and Insurance, and between the UC and the Institute for Judicial Studies.
He has published the following books:
∙ “DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN ACTUAL AND DECLARED WILL. Vices of Consent, Simulation, Fraud to the law and Causation of Contracts”, Legal Publishing House of Chile, June 2023. Reprinted in July 2023.
∙ “GENERAL THEORY OF CONTRACT”, Legal Publishing House of Chile, Santiago, 2021, 1034 pages. Reprinted in 2022.
∙ “CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY”, UC Editions, Santiago, January 2019, 800 pages.
∙ “LIABILITY OF CORPORATIONS’ DIRECTORS”, UC Editions, Santiago, June 2013, 498 pages. Reprinted in September 2013.
∙ “CORPORATION: PRIVATE AUTONOMY, SOCIAL INTEREST AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST”, Legal Publishing House of Chile, March 2007, 185 pages. (Reprinted in 2008).
∙ “GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF LAW (and its Guarantee Function in Chilean Public and Private Law)”. UC Editions, 2003, 281 pages. Reprinted in 2016.
∙ “NEW LEGISLATION ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE TRANSACTIONS” Conosur Editorial, 1991, 301 pages.
Furthermore, numerous book chapters and articles published in specialised legal journals.
He has been highlighted, for many years, by prestigious lawyer rankings, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Leading Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.
Chambers & Partners – Dispute Resolution 2024
“He has significant experience in handling a variety of disputes regarding local and international stakeholders, focusing on construction-related litigation and investor-state arbitration. He has an exceptional knowledge of Chilean civil law and a very clear style.”