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Patricio Varela

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

Member of the Dispute Resolution team. His professional practice focuses on in national and international arbitration, with different forums. Patricio has experience in complex disputes of wide nature, mainly in construction, energy, mining, financing and corporate governance. Furthermore, Patricio provides permanent counsel in the management of claims and in the administration of construction contracts and power purchase agreements.

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Work experience

  • 2010 - 2011 Solicitor (Litigation & Arbitration)

    Carey y Cía.

  • 2014 - 2016 Associate (Litigation & Arbitration)

    Morales & Besa

  • 2016 - a la actualidad Associate (Arbitration)

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Chile 2016 - unitll now

    Representation in arbitration of a mining company against a power plant, due to a dispute regarding a power purchase agreement and a call option. The amount of the arbitration exceeds the USD$ 220 mm.

  • Chile 2016 - unitll now

    Representation in arbitration of a mining company in relation to a lawsuit submitted by a contractor for the early termination of a construction contract. Dispute amount, USD 34.000.000.-

  • Chile 2017 - unitll now

    Representation in arbitration of a public company due to the breach of a shareholders agreement of a limited company. Dispute amount USD 2.000.000.

  • Chile 2016-2017

    Representation in arbitration of a real state company due to the breach of a construction contract by a contractor. Dispute amount USD 13.000.000

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Publications

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Studies

  • 2014 Lawyer Universidad de Chile

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Memberships

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Academic activities

  • Activity - to date

    Assistant Civil Law

    Teacher's aide - Universidad de Chile
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Seminars and Conferences