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Gianfranco Lotito

Associate / Chile
  • Practice areas / Dispute Resolution
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Member of the Dispute Resolution area. He has extensive experience in arbitration, both domestic and international. He has advised clients in commercial arbitration settings as the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), the Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Lima, Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación de la Camara de Comercio de Santiago, and the Corte de Arbitraje Internacional para el Mercosur del Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliacion de la Cámara de Comercio de Montevideo. He also has represented clients in complex comercial litigation and in investigations and proceedings conducted by governmental authorities, both Chilean and foreign. He also has experience in antitrust, in bankruptcy and restructuring, and in mergers and acquisitions. .

Very experienced and well known in arbitration. Chambers & Partners 2019 - Dispute Resolution
He frequently advises international actors active in the oil and gas and mining spaces on arbitration proceedings Chambers & Partners 2019 - Dispute Resolution
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Work experience

  • 2017 - a la actualidad Senior Associate

    Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2015 - 2017 Senior Associate

    Barros, Silva, Varela & Vigil

  • 2010 - 2015 Senior Associate

    Claro y Cia

  • 2007 - 2010 Associate

    Yavar & Silva

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Representing a foreign company in an arbitration against a Chilean construction company for differences arising of the construction of a thermoelectric plant in the third region of the country.

  • Representing a mining company in an arbitration against an energy company for differences arising in relation with a power purchase agreement and an option agreement for the acquisition of solar plant

  • Representing a group of shareholders of a company in a post M&A dispute under Uruguayan law arising from the share purchase agreement of the target company

  • Representing a foreign company in an international arbitration for differences with the main contractor in charge of the modernization works of a South American oil refinery

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Publications

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Studies

  • 2014 Master Columbia University in the City of New York, USA LLM

  • 2006 Law Degree Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile LLB

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Memberships

  • Colegio de Abogados de Chile AG
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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 2006

    Assistant Professor of Comercial Law

    Teacher's aide - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Curso de Destrezas Legales en el Arbitraje - Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje Lima Perú 2017
  • Speaker Ejecución de Laudos Anulados y Medidas Cautelares en el Arbitraje ICC YAF / Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Lima Lima Perú 2014