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Albagli Zaliasnik

Work Department

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


Founding Partner


Along with being a founding partner of az in 1991, Gabriel Zaliasnik leads the litigation area that has marked our DNA ever since. He is a professor of Criminal Law at the University of Chile and in recent years has served as coordinator of the Criminal Procedure Code Reform Commission of the Chilean Ministry of Justice.

Today he is considered one of the leading criminal lawyers in the country, however, he is recognized for his skills in all types of highly complex litigation. He focuses his practice on highly complex criminal law matters such as economic crimes and extradition proceedings. His skills as a litigator have allowed him to integrate other disciplines such as constitutional law, antitrust law, regulatory law, in the resolution of conflicts. For the same reason, he is recognized in the field for numerous judgments that have marked the Chilean jurisprudence, being a reference in the area and providing permanent advice to the National Congress in the processing of bills.
Given his vast experience in litigation, the prestigious British publication Chambers & Partners has distinguished him, year after year, as one of the best lawyers in Chile in the categories “Dispute Resolution” and “White Collar Crime”, highlighting his great versatility, clarity and precision when facing the courts. He is also recognized for his strategic and teamwork skills, especially in negotiations with authorities. Similarly, Mr. Zaliasnik has been chosen by the renowned U.S. publication, Best Lawyers, as one of the best lawyers in Chile in criminal defense.


English and Spanish


-Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Chile (2005 to date).

-Association Internationale de Droit Penale (AIDP).

-Chilean Bar Association A.G.

-Institute of Criminal Sciences.

-International Trademark Association (INTA).

Member of the Advisory Council of the Pro Bono Foundation.


-Lawyer, University of Chile (1992).

-Master in Liberal Arts, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2019 – 2020)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

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Albagli Zaliasnik‘s experienced criminal litigation group advises on the full range of white-collar matters. Its track record covers defence and plaintiff-side work concerning complex and high-profile economic and business crimes ( generally involving fraud and bribery allegations), as well as civil, tax, financial and environmental crimes. The criminal litigation group also handles large-scale investigations before criminal bodies, such as the Investigative Police, Public Ministry, and the Constitutional, Criminal, Appeal and Supreme Courts. ‘A unique player in Chile’s litigation market‘, the criminal law practice of founding partner and group head Gabriel Zaliasnik encompasses economic crimes and extradition proceedings. Former practice director Jaime Winter left to establish his own firm in March 2023.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Albagli Zaliasnik‘s seven-strong public law, competition law and regulated markets practice fuses expertise in antitrust law, regulatory matters, complex litigation and preventive antitrust advice, with prolific IP and technology specialisms. Typical work for the ‘efficient and agile‘ team encompasses compliance programmes, merger-control issues, market studies conducted by the FNE, antitrust and cartel investigations, and lawsuits before Chile’s Competition Court and the Supreme Court. The department is co-led by name partner Gabriel Zaliasnik and Ariela Agosin, whose broad litigation practices include antitrust law. The track record of key senior associate Matías Edwards includes high-profile cases involving the retail, pharmaceuticals, energy, and telecoms markets.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

The civil litigation and arbitration group at Albagli Zaliasnik acts for clients from a range of sectors, including retail, insurance, finance, transportation, logistics, energy, real estate, and construction. The 11-strong team additionally litigates disputes involving unfair competition, IP, consumer protection and corporate law, as well as telecoms and technology-related claims. In addition to IP and competition matters, Ariela Agosin‘s practice covers civil, commercial and regulatory litigation, and founding partner Gabriel Zaliasnik is a renowned criminal litigation specialist. December 2022 saw civil litigation and arbitration expert Francisco Fuentes promoted to director; while at senior associate-level, Josefa Larraín arrived from Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in August 2022, replacing former senior Carolina Escandón  who departed the firm the same month.