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Aldo Molinari

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Litigation / Arbitration / Environmental Law and Litigation


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Litigation Group.


His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and administrative and environmental regulatory litigation. He also has experience in domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration.

Recognized in Dispute Resolution, Chambers Latin America.
Best Undergraduate Professor Award, Universidad de Chile (2009).
Pedro Nicolás Montenegro Award. Ranked highest in his class.
Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation Award granted to the best thesis of the year (2002).

Author of "Courts and Environmental Actions", Lecture Series, Chilean Bar Association (2017).
Author of the article "Tort Liability of Finance Leasing Companies", published in Studies of Private Law in recognition to Professor Gonzalo Figueroa Yáñez, Editorial Jurídica de Chile (2008).
Author of the book "From the Civil Liability to the Damage Law and Civil Prevention of Damages", LexisNexis Chile (2004).
Author of several legal papers in Chilean and foreign law reviews.


Spanish and English.


Visiting Attorney, International Arbitration Office, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York (2013-2014).
Member of the Training and Continuing Education Committee of the Chilean Bar Association.
Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2003).
Professor of Civil Law in several Chilean universities in undergraduate and graduate programs.
Professor of the qualification and training program, Academia Judicial de Chile.
Professor of Introduction to American Law, Master of International Contracts, Universidad de Chile and American University Program.
Program Director, Seminar of Tort and Contractual Liability program, Universidad de Chile.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
Outstanding Internship Award, Judicial Assistance Corporation (2000).
LL.M., Columbia University (Beca Chile Scholarship) (2013).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The 28-strong practice at full-service powerhouse Carey is best known for advising on complex civil and commercial lawsuits, shareholder disputes, insolvency,  environmental and sanction procedures, criminal trials, construction, and concession-related disputes. The team also has extensive experience in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, including investment arbitration. Highlight mandates include defending Fundación Isabel Aninat Echarrazeta (most recently in a successful Court of Appeal defence against an earlier first-instance decision), in a $300m case brought by the heirs of the founders of the foundation. The team has also defended Essity, a global producer of tissue paper, against two class actions seeking compensation due to alleged collusive activity. Aldo Molinari, Ricardo Reveco, Juan Carlos Riesco (appointed partner of the litigation group in 2018), and 'brilliant attorney' Gonzalo Fernández jointly co-lead the department; senior associate Alvaro Carreño , a white-collar expert, is also noted. Other clients include WOM, Fantástico Sur,  Melón and Equitas.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

Carey has experience in handling domestic and international commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. Gonzalo Fernández and Aldo Molinari are highly recommended. Fernández was appointed as member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, and regularly acts as both arbitrator and counsel. The team at Bofill Escobar Silva Abogados has 'the skills and responsiveness to manage very complex issues'. Andrés Jana is a key name to note. Cristián Conejero Roos at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is 'the most relevant player in Chilean international arbitration', acting as both counsel and arbitrator. Yrarrázaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Ovalle, Salas & Vial has notable expertise in the construction, energy, telecoms and finance-related disputes. Gerardo Ovalle is singled out for his 'excellent strategic view of disputes'. Nicolás Luco at Claro & Cia. has notable expertise in the energy and mining sectors, and Felipe Ossa is recommended for disputes in the banking and energy industries. Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez at Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo and Esteban Ovalle at Ovalle Gazzana Bulnes Abogados are other names to note.

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