ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
  • Support during the performance of five construction contracts related to the extension of a mining site.
  • Support during the performance of diverse construction contracts related to power transmission lines.
  • Support in the preparation of contracts for the construction of a transmission line.
  • Support during the performance of diverse construction contracts related to sanitary landfills.
  • Support during the performance of a construction contract related to a sewage treatment plant.
  • Support during the performance of a construction contract relating to a shopping center.
  • Support during the performance of a construction contract relating to a public hospital.
  • Support during the performance of a construction contract related to a mining site.
  • Support during the performance of a construction contract relating to a luxury hotel.
  • Support in the preparation of diverse contracts for the construction of a hydroelectric plant.
LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION. ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
  • Representation of a Japanese mining company in an arbitration regarding the construction of a dump leach in the north of Chile, involving claims of over USD 80 million.
  • Representation of an engineering company in an arbitration related to the performance of an EPC contract.
  • Representation of an engineering company in an arbitration in connection with the performance of an EPCM contract.
  • Representation of a solar energy company in a construction arbitration related to cost overruns and collection of penal clauses.
  • Representation of a construction company in a conflict related to the construction of a public hospital.
  • Representation of a construction company in a conflict related to the construction of a shopping center.
  • Representation of a solar energy company in a conflict with sub-contractors in the context of the construction of a solar power plant.
  • Representation of an engineering company regarding the construction of an industrial production plant.
  • Representation of a construction company in an arbitration related to cost overruns and differences in the scope of the project (construction of a hydroelectric power station).
  • Representation of a construction company and an insurance company in a civil litigation against the owner, due to cost overruns and differences in the scope of the project (luxury hotel).
  • Representation of a landfill company in a civil litigation against State agencies, due to cost overruns in the performance of the construction contract.
  • Representation of a construction company in a civil litigation related to cost overruns in the construction of a sub-section of a hydroelectric plant.
  • Representation of a construction company in a civil litigation related to cost overruns in the construction of a section of the central highway of Santiago.
ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTES AND ITS PREVENTION
  • Representation of State agencies in environmental claims before the Environmental Courts..
  • Defense of a pulp company in various claims for environmental liability followed by the Chilean Government.
  • Advice on the management, determination and mitigation of environmental contingencies for around US $ 40 million, in a project with a high national impact.
  • Advice on the management, determination and mitigation of environmental contingencies, in a project related to public utility services.
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION. ELECTRIC SECTOR
  • Representation of CODELCO in a CAM Santiago arbitration against a thermoelectric power company in a conflict related to the performance of a power supply contract.
  • Representation of a Brazilian power transmission company in an international arbitration conducted under the rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris (ICC), in a dispute regarding the construction of an electric substation in Chile.
  • Representation of mining companies in diverse conflicts about higher electricity costs (two arbitrations, including the lack of publication of the Enargas index, theory of improvidence, contract integration, integrative interpretation, among others).
  • Representation of a European State, in six international investment arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL rules, related to the introduction of the so-called “solar tax” applicable to photovoltaic solar power sector.
  • Representation of a leading Chilean energy company, in its successful defense in a CAM Santiago international arbitration, involving contract claims for USD 20 million. All claims have been fully and definitively dismissed.
ARBITRATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
  • Representation of a Brazilian power transmission company in an international arbitration conducted under the arbitration rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris (ICC), in a dispute regarding a joint venture with a German company for the construction of an electrical substation.
  • Representation of a Colombian company in an ICC international arbitration relating to the termination of a franchise contract in the retail industry.
  • Representation of a leading technology company in South America in a litigation regarding the recognition of a foreign judgment (exequátur).
  • Representation of an Argentine manufacturer of adhesive tapes in a civil litigation against Chilean Government and the Chilean supplier.
LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION. CORPORATE DISPUTES
  • Representation of a business group dedicated to operate public services in diverse conflicts between shareholders and with the board of directors.
  • Representation of a leading Chilean energy company, in its successful defense in a CAM Santiago international arbitration, involving contract claims for USD 20 million between the shareholders.
  • Representation of shareholders in an arbitration for breaches of shareholder agreements.
  • Representation of minority shareholders in diverse conflicts with majority shareholders; with the corporation; and, against the board of directors.
  • Representation of majority shareholders in a conflict with minority shareholders.
  • Representation of two partners of a prestigious auditor company in a corporate conflict with the rest of the partners.

 

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION. JOINT VENTURES
  • Representation of a Brazilian power transmission company in an international arbitration conducted under the arbitration rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris (ICC), in a dispute regarding a joint venture with a German company for the construction of an electrical substation.
  • Representation of a company in the hazardous and environmental waste treatment industry, in an arbitration related to the termination of a joint venture with the company that consumed the said waste.

 

REPRESENTATION OF CORFO IN THE "CORFO-INVERLINK" CASE
  • Representation of CORFO (Chilean Government Agency to promote the development of Chile), in several civil claims submitted against more than 28 companies that obtained the restitution of their investments from Inverlink, paid with funds previously embezzled from CORFO.
  • Defense of CORFO in a civil claim filed by CB Corredores de Bolsa, for the alleged damages suffered by the latter due to having been linked to the “Inverlink case” for the former.
  • Representation of CORFO in diverse civil claims filed in the criminal proceedings against Inverlink representatives and the bank stockbrokers that served as a “bridge” to triangulate the financial instruments of CORFO.
CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL FRAUDS
  • Representation of an investor of the Madoff fund, in a civil litigation initiated in Chile against a representative office of a foreign bank, through which the funds were invested.
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATIONS
  • Representation of a European State, in six international investment arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL rules, related to the introduction of the so-called “solar tax” applicable to photovoltaic solar power sector.
  • Representation of a Central American State in an international arbitration conducted under the rules of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), regarding the construction and exploitation of a gold mine in an environmentally protected area.
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION. RETAIL
  • Representation of a Chilean retail company in an international arbitration regarding the breach of a franchise contract with a Colombian franchisee.
  • Representation of a cinema company in an arbitration against a shopping center where the was located.
LITIGATION. TORTS
  • Representation of a mining company in a tort claim filed by relatives of a worker who died in a work accident.
  • Representation of a patient victim of medical malpractice as a result of wrongfully practiced radiotherapy treatment.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in civil and constitutional litigations related with the compensation of damages.
LITIGATION. TORTS RELATED WITH THE MEDIA INDUSTRY
  • Representation of a journalistic medium in various lawsuits on civil liability, for alleged negligence in the publication of their news.
  • Representation of a journalistic company in the submission of diverse claims before the Court of Appeal.
ARBITRATION. AQUACULTURE
  • Representation of an aquaculture company in an arbitration relating to the compensation of damages, as a result of the improper design of a fish farm.
  • Representation of an aquaculture company in a conflict related to the performance of a fire insurance contract.
  • Representation of a salmon company in an insurance arbitration for loss of insured biomass.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE LITIGATION
  • Diverse Court claims challenging fines imposed by the Ministry of Health.
  • Diverse claims of municipal illegality.
  • Diverse judicial claims challenging resolutions of several State agencies.
CONTENTIOUS-ADMINISTRATIVE CONFLICTS
  • Contentious-administrative conflicts before local municipalities.
  • Various requests for opinions in the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic.
  • Request for Public Information to the Regional Ministry of Health of Antofagasta (within the framework of the health emergency of March 2010), which was litigated before the Council for Transparency, with favorable results.
  • Conflicts before the Superintendence of Casinos (challenge of the authorization of the casino of Talcahuano), General Comptroller of the Republic and other administrative bodies.
ARBITRATIONS WITH STATE-OWNED COMPANIES RELATED TO THE OPERATION OF PUBLIC OR PRIVATE CONCESSIONS
  • Representation of a sanitary company -operator of a wastewater disposal concession-, in a conflict of contract termination with the concessionaire company.
  • Representation of an information technology company, in two arbitrations against the Financial Administrator of “Transantiago” (public transportation system of Santiago).
LITIGATION. RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF PATENTS
  • Representation of a manufacturer of veterinary drugs for the aquaculture industry, in a claim for damages for alleged misuse of the patent.
LITIGATION. POST MERGERS AND ADQUISITIONS
  • Representation of the new owner of a manufacturing company, in a litigation for “hidden” debts of the sold company.
LITIGATION. TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION
  • Representation of a compensation fund against a technology company, in a contractual claim for compensation of damages.
ARBITRATION. SPORTS LAW
  • Representation of the National Association of Professional Soccer (ANFP), in an arbitration against a sponsor of the national soccer team.
LITIGATION. GAMING AND CASINO INDUSTRY
  • Constitutional actions filed by a bidder based on infractions to the rules of the bid process to operate a casino in Chile.
  • Representation of Lotería de Concepción (lottery company) in a claim filed against it by a person who claimed to be the winner of a millionaire prize, but who had lost the ticket.
  • Representation of a company applying for casino gambling licenses, in diverse litigations challenging the granting of the operating permit to another applicant.
  • Representation of a company linked to Lotería de Concepción, in a real estate litigation in the south of Chile.
CLASS ACTIONS
  • Defense of a banking company in a class action filed by a consumer association, for alleged undue charges in the granting of mortgage loans.
  • Defense of a tissue production company in two class actions filed by SERNAC and CONADECUS, for the alleged collusion of prices with another actor in the relevant market.
LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION. INSURANCE
  • Representation of a casino in an insurance arbitration relating to the collection of an insurance policy for damages due to work stoppage.
  • Representation of a casino in a claim requesting compensation against an insurance brokerage company.
LEGAL OPINIONS
  • Legal opinion about termination clauses in contracts for the supply and construction of thermoelectric power plants.
  • Legal opinion on the contractual liability that the agent of an EPCM contract may hold, with the contractor that signed the contract with the owner of the Project.
  • Legal opinion about the determination of the sanction applicable to the sale of historical monuments without prior notification to the Council of National Monuments.
  • Legal opinion on the scope of clauses limiting liability in an EPCM contract.
  • Legal opinion on the theory of unwariness in a contract for the supply of treated water for mining processes.
  • Legal opinion on compliance with a contract for computer services, within the framework of the improvement of the Legal Medical Service.
  • Legal opinion on the effects in Chile of a litigation followed in Nigeria against a Chilean company.
  • Legal opinion about the legal nature of the link between the Transantiago bus operators and the equipment shipped on board by its technological operator.
  • Legal opinion regarding concession contracts for public spaces for the installation of parking lots.
LITIGATION. AIR TRANSPORT LIABILITY
  • Representation of a private university in a civil claim requesting compensation for the damages caused to the family of one of the passengers of an airplane that crashed into a hill -with the death of all its passengers-, among which was part of the Directive of said university.