Gabriel Zaliasnik > Albagli Zaliasnik > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Albagli Zaliasnik

Work Department

Litigation, White-Collar Crime, Competition and Antitrust, Public Law, Life Sciences


Founding Partner


As the Founding Partner and Director of AZ’s Litigation Area, Gabriel’s practice focuses on highly complex litigation matters such as antitrust cases, constitutional law, criminal law, economic crimes, intellectual pro- perty infringement and extradition processes. In addition, given his broad expertise in the fields he has profes- sionally undertaken, he has publicly and privately advised on legislative and regulatory discussion processes.

His experience in litigation and antitrust matters has led the prestigious English publication Chambers & Partners to name him—year after year—as one of the best Chilean attorneys in the “Dispute Resolution” and “White Collar Crime” categories. In fact, the publication singles Zaliasnik as, “…the Firm’s main lawyer in li- tigation. He distinguishes himself for his great capacity to resolve highly complex matters and his mastery in clearly and precisely explaining them before the courts. He is also renowned for his strategic planning and development qualities, and for his talent for team-work, especially concerning negotiations with authorities.”

Gabriel Zaliasnik was also chosen by the renowned United States publication Best Lawyers as the best crimi- nal defense lawyer in Chile.

Today, given his experience and the industry’s recognition, he participates in cases of high national importan- ce, demonstrating a strategic vision for conflicts, solid knowledge and a high capacity for resolutions before our country’s most important courts and public institutions. As a result, he reiteratively represents high-level authorities in highly complex and public cases.


English and Spanish


  • Association Internationale de Droit Penale
  • Chilean Bar Association
  • Instituto de Ciencias
  • Member of the Consulting Council of the Fundación Pro


  • Attorney, Universidad de Chile (1992).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Gabriel ZaliasnikAlbagli Zaliasnik

Fielding ‘a complete range of specialists to deal with different aspects of legal problems‘, Albagli Zaliasnik‘s seven-strong white-collar litigation group handles major investigations before the Investigative Police, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Guarantee Courts, Oral Courts, and the Appeal, Constitutional and Supreme Courts. Recent highlights include representing Sartor Finance Group in a large financial scandal that involves the purchase of derivatives. The firm’s litigation department is led by name partner Gabriel Zaliasnik, a former president of the Commission for the Reform of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Ministry of Justice; and experienced criminal law practitioner, Jaime Winter  – recently promoted from senior associate to department director, he is also a distinguished criminal law professor at Universidad de Chile. Since publication, Winter has left to establish his own firm – effective as of March 2023.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

The regulated markets and public and competition law group at Albagli Zaliasnik handles preventive advice, antitrust compliance programmes, merger control issues and investigations before the FNE, along with matters before Chile’s competition and Supreme Courts. The ‘innovative‘ practice is jointly led by name partner and litigation-group director Gabriel Zaliasnik, whose caseload includes antitrust cases; and civil litigation and arbitration leader Ariela Agosin, who, additionally maintains an active IP practice. Energy, oil and gas and natural resources expert, Antonio Rubilar, was promoted to director in May 2021, while senior associate Matías Edwards    is a September 2020 returnee from the FNE.