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Ignacio Naudon is a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Santiago office. He first joined Baker McKenzie in 2004 as a law clerk, returning again in 2008 after completing his law studies. In March 2010, Ignacio left Baker McKenzie to become the national director of the National Institute of Youth, the state agency in charge of public policies for the Chilean youth. After finishing his government work, he rejoined Baker McKenzie in 2012. In 2013 he was awarded the Chevening Scholarship sponsored by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pursue his master’s degree in the UK (University College of London). In addition to his practice, Mr. Naudon has been a board member of the European office of the NGO TECHO; member of the board of the Chilean think tank HORIZONTAL; and he is part of the Procedural Law Department of the Universidad Católica School of Law.

Since 2014, Ignacio has consistently been recognized in the Latin America and Global editions of the Chambers and Partners ranking in the area of dispute resolution. In its 2022 edition, Chambers Latin America noted: “Partner Ignacio Naudon is acknowledged by interviewees for his work and expertise in the dispute resolution arena, regularly acting on behalf of a range of clients in commercial litigation mandates. ‘He knows our business inside out as well as our interests and does superb work,’ a client says.”

Practice Focus:

Mr. Naudon focuses on litigation and domestic and international arbitration, with an emphasis on the areas of civil, commercial and public law. He has broad experience in disputes related to infrastructure projects, construction contracts, distribution agreements, securities, shareholder agreements, and mergers or acquisitions, among others. He has a strong practice in class actions and broad experience in negotiations of settlement agreements; risk assessment; and analysis of potential contingencies in contract negotiations.

Representative Legal Matters:

  • Represented a German energy company in an international arbitration regarding contractual liability for breach of a consortium agreement and incompatible negotiations (Amount: USD 50,000,000).
  • Represented a multinational North American manufacturer company in a national arbitration regarding product liability (Amount: USD 70,000,000).
  • Participation in the defense of a Chinese consortium in an international arbitration regarding the construction of a power energy station (Amount: USD 250,000,000).
  • Represented an investment fund in a local arbitration regarding the construction contract for a shopping center (Amount: USD 30,000,000).
  • Represented an Australian mining company in a local arbitration relating to the breach of shareholders agreement (Amount: USD 40,000,000).
  • Participated in several class action suits initiated both by the Consumer Protection Authority and Consumer Associations, representing, among others, a pension fund manager, private health insurance providers, and manufactory companies, for a total amount of over USD 500,000,000.
  • Participated in the development of internal compliance investigations to determine potential configuration corruption offenses, antitrust infringements and violations of the internal code of conduct.

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  • University College London (Master of Laws LL.M.) (2014)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (LL.B.) (2009)


Professional Honors:

  • Recognized from 2014 to the present, and uninterruptedly, both in the Latin American and Global edition of the Chambers and Partners ranking in the area of Dispute Resolution.
  • Recognized since 2019 as “Next Generation Partners” in Litigation in the Legal 500 Latin America ranking, including its version for 2022.
  • Recognized since 2020 in Best Lawyer Awards in the Arbitration and Mediation/Litigation category, including its version for 2022.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Ignacio NaudonBaker McKenzie Chile

Specialising in complex litigation, Baker McKenzie Chile‘s 12-member group acts for both multinationals and major domestic companies in litigating class actions, as well as infrastructure, retail, securities, and mining-related disputes. Leading the dispute resolution practice in Chile, Rodrigo Díaz de Valdésstands out‘ for his track record in representing the Chilean State, as well as major international and local companies, in cases involving long-term energy contracts, construction, projects and investment protection issues; while the wide-ranging disputes experience of Ignacio Naudon encompasses class actions, infrastructure projects, distribution agreements, and corporate and M&A-related litigation. Of note in the Santiago office’s associate group are dispute resolution and arbitration practitioner Antonio López, and public, civil and commercial law expert Felipe Soza.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Baker McKenzie Chile‘s nine-strong Santiago antitrust practice is best known for multijurisdictional merger-control issues, global cartels, antitrust compliance, and competition litigation. Acting across the spectrum of antitrust work, the group also assists with compliance and internal investigations. Clients additionally benefit from the team’s leveraging of the firm’s global competition practice, which facilitates access to approximately 320 lawyers across 47 jurisdictions. The group is led by longstanding antitrust expert Rodrigo Díaz de Valdés, whose track record includes major victories before both the Competition Tribunal and the Supreme Court; with additional, key, partner-level support provided by fintech and TMT sector specialist Diego Ferrada and litigator Ignacio Naudon. Associate Juan Ignacio Donoso is a former FNE antitrust division deputy-head, whose practice covers merger-control proceedings, compliance, and abuse-of-dominance and cartel investigations.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Acting for both domestic and international clients, Baker McKenzie Chile‘s specialised national and international arbitration practice is particularly active in disputes involving construction, infrastructure projects, securities and mining. The 13-strong group, which is additionally experienced in high-stakes investment arbitrations, is headed up by well-known arbitral practitioner Rodrigo Díaz de Valdés, who also leads the firm’s dispute resolution practice in Chile. Providing key partner-level support, Ignacio Naudon has broad expertise in both national and international arbitration concerning infrastructure projects, construction contracts and distribution agreements; and within the Santiago office’s associate group, both Antonio López and Arantxa Ereche Tuzzini participate in construction-related arbitrations.

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

The 10-strong consumer and advertising law practice at Baker McKenzie Chile provides both advisory and litigation services in relation to product liability, as well as handling compliance with advertising regulations and information obligations. Providing ‘solid advice‘, the team also assists with consumer legislation-related contract reviews, consumer claims before SERNAC, and class actions. The group is co-led by consumer class action litigators Rodrigo De Valdés and Ignacio Naudon, alongside Valentina Venturelli, who advises on advertising issues. The practice further comprises Diego Ferrada, a specialist in the consumer and advertising aspects of digital markets and platforms; and senior associate Juan Ignacio Donoso, who assists with consumer-related compliance work.