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Acuña, Hoetz & Cifuentes, Felipe Hoetz, Santiago, CHILE

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Felipe Hoetz

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Acuña, Hoetz & Cifuentes

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Insurance, Reinsurance.




During the last 21 years, he has worked in the field of Insurance, Reinsurance and Loss Adjusting. He has been involved in most of the biggest losses that have occurred in Chile. He worked for Chile’s State Defense Council in the Letelier & Moffitt arbitration (USA v. Chile) at Deloitte, Estudio Carvallo and Crawford Chile. Ranked in Chambers & Partners 2019 (Band 2). Professor. Insurance Law Diploma at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School and at Chile’s Insurance School / Universidad de los Andes Law School.


Spanish and English.


  • Director. Latin American Insurance & Reinsurance Mediation and Arbitration Center (ARIAS LatAm).
  • Past President. International Federation of Adjusting Associations (IFAA), based in London.
  • Past President. Chilean Association of Independent Loss Adjusters (ALOSI).
  • Past Director. International Insurance Law Association (AIDA Chile).
  • Mediator.  Arbitration and Mediation Center.  Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Chilean Society of International Law.


  • Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge.
  • Semi-Finalist. Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Washington D.C.



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Felipe Hoetz - Acuña, Hoetz & Cifuentes

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Acting for high-profile global insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and insurance brokers, boutique specialists Acuña, Hoetz & Cifuentes is particularly focused on high-value loss claims both during the adjustment and settlement stages, as well as in subsequent judicial proceedings, arbitrations and complex subrogation actions. The team acted for AIG Chile in an arbitration initiated by Gasandes concerning losses suffered by its 463km-long trans-Andean gas pipeline. It also advised two insurers on recovery actions against urban highway concessionaire Costanera Norte, its contractor Sacyr, and the Chilean Ministry of Public Works, regarding losses (affecting dozens of office and residential buildings in Santiago) caused by flooding following the diversion of the Mapocho River during construction works. Senior partner Alejandro Acuña has advised on the most significant losses to have occurred in Chile over the last 30 years; Felipe Hoetz and Luis Cifuentes are also highly rated; and Pia Parmar is a key associate.

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