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Gabriel Budnik

Associate / Chile

Member of the Competition Law team. His professional practice focuses on 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. Gabriel has experience in counsels related to the retail, telecommunications, real estate and energy markets.

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Work experience

  • 2011 - 2013 Paralegal

    Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz Abogados (today Guerrero Olivos)

  • 2015 - 2017 Associate

    Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

  • 2017 - present Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Chile 2019

    Counsel to Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. in the FNE’s conditional approval of the worldwide acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. by The Walt Disney Company.

  • Thyssenkrupp AG and Tata Steel Limited Chile 2019

    Counsel to Thyssenkrupp AG and Tata Steel Limited in the FNE’s unconditional approval of the worldwide joint venture between Thyssenkrupp AG and Tata Steel Limited that would have combined the flat carbon and steel business of both companies.

  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Chile Chile 2018

    Counsel to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Chile in the FNE’s unconditional approval of the acquisition by the Bank of Nova Scotia of 68,19% of the shares of BBVA Inversiones Chile S.A. and other subsidiaries.

  • Linde AG Chile 2018

    Counsel to Linde AG in the FNE’s conditional approval of the worldwide merger between Linde AG and Praxair, Inc.

  • Inmobiliaria Algeciras Chile 2017

    Legal advice to Inmobiliaria Algeciras Limitada in the filing of the merger transaction related to the acquisition of shares in Grupo Patio SpA.

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Publications

  • 2019 Santiago - Chile

    Analysis of the judgment dated June 25, 2018, in which the Supreme Court accepted the claim filed by the National Consumers and Users Corporation of Chile, Consumers Association, against Decision No. 154/2016 of the Chilean Competition Court.

    Gabriel Budnik - In: Justice and Law Magazine (vol. 2), Universidad Autónoma de Chile.
  • 2019 Temuco - Chile

    Damages for infringements to Competition Law.

    Gabriel Budnik - In: Journal of Law and Political Science (volume 10), Universidad Católica de Temuco.
  • 2019 -

    Competition Law – Per se rule and collusion.

    Gabriel Budnik - Hammurabi, Public Law Debates Collection.
  • 2019 -

    Evolution and current situation of the regulation of collusion under Chilean Competition Law.

    Gabriel Budnik - In: Legal News Journal (N° 39), Universidad del Desarrollo. 2019.
  • 2017 Santiago - Chile

    Analysis of Law No. 20,945, which improves the competition defense system.

    Gabriel Budnik - In: Law and Humanities Journal (N° 29), Universidad de Chile.
  • 2014 -

    Economic Fundamentals of Airlines and Competition Policy (translation of the conference made by Michael E. Levine).

    Gabriel Budnik - In: New Trends in Modern Economic Law. Thomson Reuters.
  • 29 October, 2018 Chile

    Canada and Chile conditionally approve Linde/Praxair

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Studies

  • 2012 Harvard Law School / Estados Unidos Semester abroad

  • 2014 Law Degree Universidad de Chile / Chile Law

  • 2017 Graduated Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile / Chile Antitrust

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Memberships

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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities 2019 - to date

    Banking Law, Co-Professor: Álvaro Espinosa.

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

    Regulation and Antitrust, professor Jorge Grunberg

    Assistant - Universidad de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2013 - to date

    Antitrust Law: Topics and Trends in Chile and in other jurisdictions, professor Jorge Grunberg

    Assistant - Universidad de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2014 - 2014

    Economic Analysis of Law, professor Omar Vásquez

    Assistant - Universidad de Chile
  • Academic Activities 2014 - 2014

    Antitrust, profesores Jorge Grunberg y Sebastán Dufeau

    Assistant - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
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Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Second Student Seminar of Law and Economics Universidad de Chile Chile 2012
  • Speaker Third Student Seminar of Law and Economics Universidad de Chile Chile 2014
  • Speaker Third Student Seminar of Law and Economics Universidad de Chile Chile 2014