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Fernando is one of the founding partners of Barros Silva Varela & Vigil. He is in charge of the litigation practice and resolution of civil, commercial, national and international disputes. In addition, he has experience and is actively involved in other practice areas, such as corporate affairs, project financing and the development of corporate structures. PRACTICE AREAS - Litigation and Arbitration. - Dispute Resolution. - Project Financing. EDUCATION - Law, Pontificia Universidad Cat&...
Experience Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Litigation Group. His practice is primarily focused on the areas of litigation, national and international arbitration, corporate law, securities, and business law. Activities and Memberships President of the Chilean Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) (since 2023). Member of the Panel of Arbitrators, Shanghai Arbitration Commission (since 2022). Member of the International Court of Arbitration, Paris (2018-2021, 2021-2024)...
Mr. Fischer advises domestic and foreign clients in personal and corporate tax planning, tax litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investment structuring. He stands out for offering innovative tailored solutions by combining tax expertise with international experience in financing and capital markets. Alex Fischer heads Fischer y Cía’s tax practice and has been consistently ranked in top tier national and international rankings for his practice in Private Wealth and T...
Founding partner at Fleischmann & Román Abogados. Between 1997 and 2004 he worked in the law firm Aldunate y Cia., where he became partner of the firm. In 2005 he joined as a partner at Chadwick & Aldunate Abogados and, since 2012, he remained the main partner of Reymond & Fleischmann Abogados. In 2016 he founded Fleischmann & León Abogados, now Fleischmann & Román Abogados. He has specialized in civil and administrative law, domestic and international...
LLB, Universidad de Valparaíso Law School (2003); Diploma in Administrative & Economic Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2005); LLM, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Law School (2007). Partner at VGC since 2010. Previously, Associate of Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos & Cía. Professor of environmental law, natural resources and energy law at the Universidad de Valparaíso and Universidad Católica de Valpara&ia...
LLB, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (1991); Graduate of Master of Law Program, Universidad de Chile Law School. Senior Partner at VGC. Previously, Associate of Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos & Cía; Legal Advisor of ARCADIS; Attorney at Legal Office of National Environmental Commission. Professor of environmental law at several graduate and postgraduate programs including programs for the Judicial Academy. Head of the litigation department, responsible...
Francisco-Javier González-Hoch Born in Chile, 1967 Attorney University of Chile, 1995, summa cum laude LL.M. Harvard Law School 1996 Honorary Scholarship President of the Republic 1995-96 Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School 1996-97 Fulbright Scholarship 2000 Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School 2000 Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht 2010 Professor of Contract and Property Law, University of Chile 1997 - 2020 Head of Arbitrat...
Experience Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Litigation Group. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and administrative and environmental regulatory litigation. He also has experience in domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration. Activities and Memberships Visiting Attorney, International Arbitration Office, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York (2013-2014). Member of the Training and Continuing Education Committee of the Chilean Bar Associa...
Experience Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Litigation and Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring groups. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy and insolvency. Activities and Memberships Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2001). Professor of Academia Judicial (since 2007) and Instituto de Estudios Judiciales Hernán Correa de la Cerda (since 2013). Professor of the Master in Law of Succession, Universidad Dieg...
Experience Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm's Litigation Group. His practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, antitrust and regulatory litigation, as well as national and international arbitration. Activities and Memberships Foreign Associate, International Arbitration practice, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington DC (2014). Member of the panel of young arbitrators, Arbitration and Mediation Center, Santiago Chamber of Commerce. Member of the Advisory Committee of the Ch...
Partner at Fleischmann & Román Abogados His professional practice has focused on civil and commercial litigation, insurance and arbitration. Lawyer of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Master of Law at the same university (2009-2010). He has published several articles and has taught various classes and exhibitions in subjects of his specialty. Part of his teaching experience includes: Professor of Procedural Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ch...
LLB, Universidad de Chile Law School. Specialization Program “Environmental Policy Development and Implementation”, organized by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC, United States. Senior Partner at Vergara Galindo Correa Abogados. Previously, partner of Urrutia & Cía; Head of the Legal Office National Environmental Commission, Director of National Environmental Commission of Metropolitan Region and Secretary of Decontamination Commission of Metropolitan Reg...
When a civil or commercial conflict of legal relevance cannot be resolved amicably by the parties, they are forced to resort to adversarial procedures. In Chile, there are mainly two types: Litigation and Arbitration.
Litigation before the courts comprises two stages: the first before the ordinary courts of justice, and the second before the respective Courts of Appeals. Additionally, it is possible to appeal to the Supreme Court to correct serious infractions of law.
The first stage is initiated by the written presentation of the concerned party before the appropriate court. This procedure consists of three stages: a discussion phase, an evidentiary phase, and decision through a final judgment. The total duration of this procedure is between 2 to 4 years depending on its complexity.
If any of the parties is not in agreement with the decision, they can appeal to the respective Court of Appeals, through the means expressly established in the law. Unlike arbitration, these remedies cannot be waived in advance by the parties. The appeal may refer to both factual and legal aspects and must be defended orally before the court, with the appearances of both parties.
The decision of the Court of Appeals may only be reviewed by the Supreme Court, which addresses exclusively infractions to the law. This latter decision is not subject to appeal. The process before the higher courts takes approximately between one to two years.
Judgments issued as a result of the litigation process are binding to the parties and can be enforced compulsorily, even with the help of the public force. The arbitration tribunals lack this judicial power, having to resort to the ordinary court system to obtain it.
Additionally, to ensure compliance with the judgments, there are precautionary measures (injunctions), which can be decreed before and during the entire trial process, even without prior notification to the affected party.
Litigation before common courts constitutes the general rule of dispute resolution in Chile. The exception is arbitration, which is applied when the parties have agreed to it or is expressly provided for by the law (for example, compulsory arbitration proceedings for company liquidation, disputes between partners, partition of assets, insurance contracts, among others). In practice, almost all complex commercial matters are submitted to arbitration by agreement of the parties.
Cuando un conflicto civil o comercial de relevancia jurídica no puede ser resuelto amigablemente por las partes, los interesados se ven forzados a recurrir a los procedimientos adversariales. En Chile, existen principalmente dos tipos; la litigación y el arbitraje.
Los litigios ante los tribunales constan de dos instancias; la primera ante los tribunales ordinarios de justicia, y la segunda; ante las Cortes de Apelaciones respectivas. Adicionalmente se contempla la posibilidad de recurrir a la Corte Suprema para corregir infracciones de ley graves.
La primera instancia se inicia por la presentación escrita del interesado ante el Tribunal competente. Este procedimiento consta de tres etapas; una fase de discusión, otra de prueba, y una final de decisión a través de una sentencia definitiva. La duración total de este procedimiento es de 2 a 4 años dependiendo de su complejidad.
Si alguna de las partes no está conforme con esta decisión puede recurrir ante la Corte de Apelaciones respectiva, por medio de los recursos expresamente establecidos en la ley. A diferencia del arbitraje estos recursos no pueden ser renunciados de forma anticipada por las partes. El recurso que se interponga podrá referirse tanto a aspectos de hecho como de derecho y deberá defenderse de forma oral ante la Corte, con la comparecencia de ambas partes.
La decisión de la Corte de Apelaciones sólo podrá ser revisada por la Corte Suprema, quien deberá avocarse a las infracciones de ley. Esta última decisión no será susceptible de recursos.
La tramitación ante los tribunales superiores es de uno a dos años aproximadamente.
Las sentencias que se dicten como resultado del proceso de litigación son vinculantes para las partes, pudiendo hacerse cumplir de forma compulsiva, incluso con auxilio de la fuerza pública. Los tribunales arbitrales carecen de esta facultad de imperio, debiendo recurrirse a la justicia ordinaria para obtenerla.
Adicionalmente, para asegurar el cumplimiento de las sentencias, existen medidas precautorias, que pueden decretarse antes y durante toda la tramitación del juicio, incluso sin previa notificación del afectado.
La litigación ante los tribunales ordinarios constituye la regla general de resolución de controversias en Chile. La excepción es el arbitraje, que se aplica cuando así lo pactaron las partes o lo establece expresamente la ley (por ejemplo son materias de arbitraje forzoso los juicios sobre liquidación de sociedades; disputas entre socios; partición de bienes; contrato de seguros; entre otras). En la práctica, casi todas las materias comerciales complejas son sometidas a arbitraje por acuerdo de las partes.
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