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AV. APOQUINDO 3721, 14TH FLOOR, CÓD POSTAL 755 0177, SANTIAGO, CHILE
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Work +562 2367 3000
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Fax +562 2367 3003
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www.claro.cl

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre

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Work (56 2) 367 3404
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Claro & Cia.

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration , Banking & Finance, Antitrust.

Position

Partner. Significant practice area includes:Litigation & Arbitration , Banking & Finance, Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Capital Markets, Project Finance , Insurance.

Career

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre specializes in Corporate, Banking and Financing matters, Mergers and Acquisitions, Syndicated Loans, Capital Markets, Project Financing, Debt Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Private Equity Investments, Antitrust and Commercial Arbitration and Litigation. From 1997 through 2003, he served in various senior positions at Citigroup, including Managing Director, General Counsel and Compliance Director of Citigroup Latin America (based in Florida, U.S.A.), General Counsel of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank of Citigroup Latin America (based in Florida, U.S.A.), and General Counsel of Citigroup Chile (Santiago). Previously, he was with Shearman & Sterling, New York, 1994-1995. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Tucson, Arizona, 2002-2003, and Chairman of the Law School Association of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile1990. He is professor of the Master in Business Law at Los Andes University Law School and of Civil Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School. Previously he was professor of the Master in Business Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School and at University Adolfo Ibáñez Law School. He joined Claro & Cia. in 1988, and is a partner since 2004.

Languages

Language: Spanish and English.

Education

LL.M., Harvard Law School,1994, Fulbright Scholarship. J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,1991. Recipient Tocornal and Pedro N. Montenegro Awards, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, granted to the best student of his class,1991.


Chile

Competition and antitrust

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Cristóbal Eyzaguirre - Claro & Cia.

Within: Competition and antitrust

Claro & Cia. is highly rated for significant merger clearances, competition-related litigation and negotiations with Chile’s antitrust authorities; and the practice group fields lawyers with specific industry strength in banking and finance, transportation and energy. Cristóbal Eyzaguirre and José Miguel Huerta, who is ‘highly committed, strategic and has excellent competition law skills’, represented Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores in a leniency application before the Chilean Antitrust Agency relating to the car carrier industry. In other matters, the team advised LATAM Airlines Group and International Consolidated Airlines Group in non-contentious proceedings initiated by the Chilean Association of Tourism Companies before the TDLC, regarding two joint business agreements. Santiago Bravo, Juan Pablo Celis and Tomás Kreft are all key associates.

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Dispute resolution

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Cristóbal Eyzaguirre - Claro & Cia.

Within: Dispute resolution

Claro & Cia. is widely respected for its handling of civil and commercial law disputes, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Other areas of strength include labour, tax and administrative litigation and the team also features lawyers with experience in white-collar crime matters. The team led advice to AES Gener on several arbitrations and court cases against Chilean energy group CGE, regarding the amendment of power purchase agreements (PPAs) pursuant to regulatory changes; and also assisted Chilean commercial bank Corpbanca with fines imposed by the local regulator (SBIF) for alleged violation of individual credit limits. Other matters include defending major poultry producer AGROSUPER in class action litigation brought by the national consumer agency, SERNAC on grounds of alleged cartel activity; and on the arbitral front, representing Publicis in $70m proceedings against its former commercial partner. José María Eyzaguirre G, practice head Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, Felipe Ossa, Nicolás Luco and José Miguel Huerta are the names to note; while Santiago Bravo and Tomás Kreft are highly regarded associates.

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