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Felipe Ossa

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Work (56 2) 367 3089
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Claro & Cia.

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Litigation & Arbitration , International Trade.

Position

Partner. Significant practice areas include: Litigation & Arbitration , International Trade.

Career

Felipe Ossa is a partner in our Dispute Resolution and International Trade practices, and he focuses on arbitration and international litigation. Felipe has vast experience in complex disputes involving court proceedings in Chile and several other jurisdictions. He has acted as counsel in arbitrations ad-hoc and under the aegis of ICC, ICSID, ICDR, UNCITRAL, and the Santiago Chamber of Commerce. He has been appointed arbitrator by the ICC and the Santiago Chamber of Commerce, and has served as expert on issues of Chilean law in proceedings before international arbitral tribunals and English and North American courts. Felipe lectures on Arbitration, International Law and Comparative Law to postgraduate students at Universidad de Chile, Universidad Cat√≥lica de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ib√°√Īez. Previously he lectured on International Arbitration at Universidad Aut√≥noma de Madrid and on Civil Law at Universidad Cat√≥lica de Chile. He has been repeatedly named by Chambers and Partners and Who‚Äôs Who Legal as a leading practitioner in the fields of arbitration and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Chilean Bar, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Latin American Group of the ICC, the LCIA Latin American Users Council, the International Arbitration Institute and the Spanish Arbitration Club. Felipe has authored several publications on international dispute resolution, and features regularly as a speaker in seminars and conferences held in Chile and abroad.

Languages

Languages: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese (working knowledge).

Education

Magister Juris, University of Oxford, 2002. J.D.; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1997.


Chile

Dispute resolution

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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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

Francisco Orrego Vicu√Īa at London barristers‚Äô chambers 20 Essex Street is highly regarded as ‚Äėone of the world‚Äôs leading arbitrators‚Äô; he has a wealth of knowledge and experience of handling disputes involving Latin American parties, as well as those relating to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is also on the ICDR‚Äôs Energy Arbitrators List. Andr√©s Jana at Bofill, Mir & √Ālvarez Jana regularly acts as a member or delegate in major arbitral forums, including UNCITRAL, the ICC, ICSID and the ICIA. Jana is ‚Äėnot only incredibly experienced in international arbitration, but also has brilliant legal mind and an outstanding knowledge of Chilean procedural law‚Äô. At Carey, Gonzalo Fern√°ndez and Aldo Molinari recently represented Sacyr Vallehermoso in a series of disputes with the Ministry of Public Works relating to the construction of highways; Fern√°ndez was appointed as Chile‚Äôs representative at the Paris-based International Court of Arbitration in July 2018. Yrarr√°zaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Goldenberg, Lagos & Silva‚Äôs Arturo Yrarr√°zaval is a highly-regarded arbitrator. At Claro & Cia., Nicol√°s Luco has notable expertise in the energy and mining sectors, and Felipe Ossa is experienced in the energy and banking industry arbitrations. Other notable names include Pedro Pablo Guti√©rrez at Guti√©rrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo, Cristi√°n Conejero Roos at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Ur√≠a and Esteban Ovalle at Ovalle Gazzana Bulnes Abogados. Carlos Eugenio Jorquiera serves as president of the Centre for Arbitration and Mediation at the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.

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