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

With ‘extensive knowledge in criminal matters‘, Albagli Zaliasnik‘s five-member criminal litigation group is characterised by its handling of complex, large-scale investigations before criminal representation bodies, including the Investigative Police, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Guarantee Courts, Oral Courts, Appeal and Supreme Courts, and the Constitutional Court. Director of the litigation practice, name partner Gabriel Zaliasnik is a former president of the Ministry of Justice’s Commission for the Reform of the Criminal Procedural Code; compliance and criminal law specialist Jaime Winter was promoted to associate director of the criminal litigation group in January 2021.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Albagli Zaliasnik‘s competition law, regulation and public law group is particularly experienced in matters where competition, IP and the digital economy come together; its representative work includes antitrust compliance programmes, merger control and investigations before the FNE, as well as TDLC and Supreme Court trials. The practice is co-led by name partner Gabriel Zaliasnik, whose litigation caseload includes antitrust cases; and Ariela Agosin, who, in addition to litigation, regulatory and IP work, advises pharmaceutical and telecoms clients on antitrust matters. Other key practice members include Daniel Lopez (pharmaceutical and medical devices’ sector expertise); and senior associates Matías Edwards (who re-joined from the FNE in September 2020), recently promoted Dafne Guerra (regulated markets, free competition and public economic law), and Antonio Rubilar (investigations before the antitrust authorities).