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Álvaro Espinosa

Associate / Chile

Senior Associate, member of the Competition Law team, he has experience in high-complexity counsels pertaining to potential cartels, abuse of dominance, merger control, procedures before the Chilean Competition Court, investigations for anticompetitive behaviors before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office and in the planning and implementation of competition law compliance programs. Álvaro has specialized in competition law counsels related to the banking, telecommunications, retail, laboratories and energy markets. Additionally, Álvaro provides counsel related to banking law, payment systems and has experienced in regulated markets and consumer law.

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Work experience

  • 2012 - present Asociado Senior

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2007 - 2011 Lawyer

    Oelckers & Urrutia

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • MINISTERIO DE ENERGÍA DE CHILE

    Counsel to the Ministry of Energy pertaining to a submission made by the Mayor of Maipú and a consumers association (Conadecus) before the Chilean Competition Tribunal.

  • BANCO SANTANDER - CHILE

    Counsel to Banco Santander-Chile on the procedure initiated by the National Economic Prosecutor's Office pertaining Transbank and Redbanc.

  • BANCO SANTANDER - CHILE, BANCO DE CHILE Y BANCO BILBAO VISZCAYA ARGENTARIA CHILE

    Counsel to Banco Santander, Banco de Chile and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Chile pertaining to the execution of a joint venture.

  • GRUPO GRÜNENTHAL CHILE

    Counsel to Grünenthal Chile on the proceeding initiated before the Chilean Competition Tribunal by virtue of the lawsuit filed by the National Economic Prosecutor's Office against G.D. Searle LLC, a subsidiary of Pfizer.

  • STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC. AND MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL

    Counsel to both Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Marriott International for the M&A operation of the purchase by Marriott of Starwood.

  • LABORATORIOS BALLERINA LTDA

    Counsel to Ballerina pertaining to the implementation of a Chilean antitrust compliance program.

  • GRUPO GRÜNENTHAL CHILE

    Counsel to Grünenthal Chile pertaining to the implementation of an antitrust compliance program for its commercial executives.

  • BANCO SANTANDER -CHILE S.A.

    Counsel to Banco Santander-Chile pertaining to the implementation of a competition compliance program for all of the different areas of the Bank at a national level.

  • L'ORÉAL CHILE

    Counsel to L'Oréal pertaining to the implementation of a Chilean antitrust compliance program.

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Publications

  • January 2013 Santiago - Chile

    Naturaleza, Jerarquía y Aplicación del Convenio 169 en la reciente jurisprudencia de la Corte Suprema.

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Derecho Corporativo: Jurisprudencia Comentada: año 2013
  • January 2013 Santiago - Chile

    Criterios para la calificación de incumplimientos no resolutorios, en el libro

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Derecho Corporativo: Jurisprudencia Comentada: año 2013
  • January 2013 Santiago - Chile

    Afectación de garantías constitucionales por actos administrativos municipales de derivación legal

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Derecho Corporativo: Jurisprudencia Comentada: año 2013
  • December 2013 Santiago - Chile

    Mandato In Rem Suam. Del Mandato que también interesa al mandatario

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - El Mandato. Ensayos doctrinarios y comentarios de jurisprudencia
  • January 2014 - Uruguay

    El objeto, la aptitud causal y los efectos anticompetitivos. Una reflexión de derecho comparado con ocasión del caso Siemens

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Revista Crítica de Derecho Privado
  • January 2014 Santiago - Chile

    La teoría del Alter Ego en las multinacionales en disputas de comercio internacional

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Estudios de Regulación Empresarial, Monografías
  • October 2015 Madrid - España

    Ley de Insolvencia y Reemprendimiento chilena

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Actualidad Jurídica de Uría Menéndez Ver publicación
  • January 2015 Santiago - Chile

    Bitcoin – De la Compraventa de Criptodivisas

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - La compraventa: nuevas perspectivas doctrinarias
  • November 2016 -

    A Necessary reform… but partially missing its target? On the Chilean Competition Law reform

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Expert Guides Ver publicación
  • October 2016 Madrid - España

    Nueva Ley de Competencia en Chile

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Actualidad Jurídica de Uría Menéndez Ver publicación
  • May 2017 Londres - Reino Unido

    Overview of merger control activity during the last 12 months

    Álvaro Espinosa Vásquez - Merger Control 2017, Global Legal Insights Ver publicación
  • 29 July, 2019 Chile

    Copyright royalties are not anticompetitive, Chilean court holds

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  • 29 October, 2018 Chile

    Canada and Chile conditionally approve Linde/Praxair

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Studies

  • 2010 Law Degree Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

  • 2012 Lawyer Corte Suprema de Chile

  • 2013 Graduated Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Diplomado en Libre Competencia y Mercados Regulados

  • 2017 Graduated King's College London PG Diploma en Economics for Competition Law

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Memberships

  • Libertades Públicas
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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities 2008 - 2010

    Política y Pensamiento (Profesor: Dr. Daniel Loewe)

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2008 - 2010

    Derecho Laboral y de Derecho de la Empresa (Profesor: Sergio Gamonal)

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2008 - 2010

    Ciencias Políticas (Profesor: Dr. Daniel Loewe)

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2008 - 2010

    Filosofía Política (Profesor: Dr. Daniel Loewe)

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2008 - 2010

    Economía Política (Profesor: Dr. Daniel Loewe)

    Teacher's aide - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2014 - to date

    Derecho Comercial (2014: Co-Profesor Dr. Manuel Bernet; 2015: Co-Profesor Dr. Diego Pardow; 2015: Co-Profesor Nicolás Santana; 2016: Co-Profesor Gustavo Marambio; 2017: Co-Profesor Catalina Montero)

    Teaching - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2013 - to date

    Derecho Bancario (Co-Profesor: Andrés Sanfuentes)

    Teaching - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Academic Activities 2017 - 2017

    Profesor de Principios del Derecho Regulatorio (Co – Profesores Matías Carrasco y Diego Miranda)

    Teaching - Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez
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