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Aldo Molinari

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Litigation Group.


Partner, Carey.

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 as Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, Chambers Latin America.
Best Undergraduate Professor Award, Universidad de Chile (2009).
Pedro Nicolás Montenegro Award. Ranked highest in his class (1st).
Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation Award granted to the best thesis of the year (2002).

Author of “From the civil liability to the damage law and civil prevention of damages”, LexisNexis Chile (2004).
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 several legal papers in Chilean and foreign law reviews.

Visiting Attorney, Herbert Smith Freehills, International Arbitration Office, New York (2013-2014).
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.


Spanish and English


Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the Training and Continuing Education Committee 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

Carey’s ‘level of service is extraordinary; it is at the highest possible level for international standards’. The practice is highly rated for complex litigation and arbitration; recent highlights include acting for major Spanish construction company, Sacyr, in a series of highway construction concessions-related claims and associated proceedings against the Ministry of Public Works; it also successfully advised Chilean real estate and construction company, Inmobiliaria Paz, in a $30m dispute with Inversiones Traf, regarding a promissory real estate sales agreement. On the arbitral front, the team is currently representing G&M and Adexus in three separate cases, along with handling associated counterclaims for damages. Gonzalo Fernández is ‘an outstanding professional, whose level of commitment, dedication and trust he inspires in clients is difficult to replicate in other professionals’; and Aldo Molinari is ‘an excellent litigator’. Ricardo Reveco is also highly rated. Ricardo Reveco handles civil, commercial, administrative and environmental cases and is highly rated; and Juan Carlos Riesco was raised to the partnership.Other active clients include Formula E, Wenco, Enel, Barrick Gold and Ewos.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

Francisco Orrego Vicuña at London barristers’ chambers 20 Essex Street is highly regarded as ‘one of the world’s leading arbitrators’; 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’s Energy Arbitrators List. Andrés Jana at Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana regularly acts as a member or delegate in major arbitral forums, including UNCITRAL, the ICC, ICSID and the ICIA. Jana is ‘not only incredibly experienced in international arbitration, but also has brilliant legal mind and an outstanding knowledge of Chilean procedural law’. At Carey, Gonzalo Fernández and Aldo Molinari recently represented Sacyr Vallehermoso in a series of disputes with the Ministry of Public Works relating to the construction of highways; Fernández was appointed as Chile’s representative at the Paris-based International Court of Arbitration in July 2018. Yrarrázaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Goldenberg, Lagos & Silva’s Arturo Yrarrázaval is a highly-regarded arbitrator. At Claro & Cia., Nicolás 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 Gutiérrez at Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo, Cristián Conejero Roos at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría 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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