Juan Ignacio Correa - Correa-Gubbins

Juan Ignacio Correa

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 56 2 59 10 100

Juan Ignacio is the head of the firm. He also leads the Dispute Resolution & Antitrust area. Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Expert Guides and Best Lawyers, among others, recognize him as a “very intelligent and very strategic” attorney who “stands out for his assertiveness and resilience as a litigator”. Mr. Correa is a reference in the Chilean legal market, has broad experience in the dispute resolution field and has obtained remarkable victories. Today, he is involved in the two most relevant civil-financial cases in progress in Chile (Cascada-La Polar); and, he advises the Chilean Bar in the context of the Civil Procedure Code Reform. On the other side, he is behind of various landmark decisions adopted by our antitrust system. For example, he gained the authorizations required by the Antitrust Court to bid new docking/mooring sides, representing Empresas Portuarias of Valparaíso, San Antonio, Talcahuano–San Vicente and Antofagasta. Currently, Juan Ignacio also advises the Chilean Bar in competition matters, specifically in the design and execution associated to the legal reform of the Chilean competition and antitrust legislation.

Universidad de ChileBA 1984

Case History

La Polar case. — AFP Capital, a minority shareholder of La Polar, hired us to defen them in the most relevant massive fraud in Chilean History.
Coca Cola case. — We represented a Coca-Cola's competitor in a law suit before the Antitrust Court based on several anticompetitive practices.
Valparaiso Port case. — Based on our experience as the legal consultant for several ports (among them, the San Antonio Port, the biggest in Chile), CorreaGubbins was granted a public tender in order to provide legal counsel to the port of Valparaíso for the bidding process of its front berth N°2, a project that involves an investment of US$ 225 to US$ 280 million. In this context, in January, 2012, we brought an action before the TDLC in order to modify the current conditions of competition with regard to this kind of public tenders, which forbid interested parties participating in the operation of this front berth.
Telefonica vs. Re-routers. — Our client, Movistar, is a subsidiary of Telefónica, the leading mobile & fixed telecommunications company in Spain and Latin America. At present, there are 6 cases in court against companies that illegally re-routed mobile phone calls in order to avoid paying the charges due for the use of their networks. Movistar is claiming that this service of re-routing calls is illegal because, in Chile, all telecommunication services are regulated, requiring a concession or a permit from the State to be able to operate, and those companies do not possess one.
Sky Airline case.

After arbitration proceedings that lasted for almost two years in which the minority shareholder of the second largest Chilean airline (Sky Airlines) objected to the administration of Sky Airlines and all of its increases in capital paid into that company by its controlling shareholder, the arbitrator rejected 95% of the plaintiff’s action.

A new court case was filed in a civil court in order to determine the amount of damages that, according to the minority shareholder, amount to US$ 7 million approximately.

Office Location

Av. Apoquindo 3500, Piso 11
Las Condes
Santiago, 755-0105

Practice Areas

Arbitration and Mediation
Competition / Antitrust Law