Mr David Cademartori > Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros & Errázuriz

Work Department

  • Public Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz.


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (2000).
  • Professor, Administrative Contracts, Tendering, Execution and Extinction, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago (2017).
  • Professor, Diploma in Economic, Administrative and Criminal Sanctions Law, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago (2017).
  • Professor, Administrative Law, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago (2011 – present).
  • Professor, Tranparency and Responsibility of the State, Acadamía Judicial, Santiago (2011- present).
  • Assistant Professor, Commercial Law, Universidad de Chile, Santiago (2002-2007).
  • Professor, Business Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago (2002-2007).


Spanish and English


  • Law, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile (1996-1998).
  • Law, Law School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Graduated in 2002 .
  • Diploma in Administrative Law: “The Regulatory State: Law, Economy and Antitrust“, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2005.
  • Master of Economic Law and Public Law, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2005.
  • Master (DEA) of Administrative Law of the Knowledge Society, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2008.
  • PhD of Administrative Law, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Public law

(Leading individuals)

David CademartoriBarros & Errázuriz

With ‘an unmatched level of knowledge of public law practice’, Barros & Errázuriz’s public, administrative law and economic regulation department is particularly focused on constitutional and administrative law, as well as economic regulation. Its representative experience ranges from tariff-setting administrative procedures and contentious administrative proceedings, to administrative sanctioning procedures concerning the natural gas, telecoms, electricity, healthcare, education, and water and wastewater sectors. Other areas of strength include administrative contracts, government liability, public procurement, and maritime concessions. The widely-respected group is co-led by arbitration specialist José Tomás Errázuriz and David Cademartori, whose ‘level of knowledge is difficult to find’. Cademartori’s experience encompasses administrative proceedings before government entities, and civil and administrative litigation before Chile’s ordinary courts of justice. The associates to note are public law-focused senior Martin Gutiérrez, along with Marissa BaldazziValeria Donoso, Cristóbal Millar, and Cristián Dorador (‘an excellent lawyer with a bright future’). The firm also boosted its constitutional offering recently, with the September-2022 hire of former Constitutional Court president, Juan José Romero.

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

The experienced 11-strong practice at Barros & Errázuriz has an enviable track record in class actions and mediation processes involving the Chilean Consumer Law Authority (SERNAC). Notably, the group houses specialists in a wide array of industries, including water distribution, mobile services, satellite TV, education, real estate, and healthcare. The principal figures are civil and commercial litigation and arbitration expert Javier San Martín, whose practice takes in consumer law-related work as well as class action and individual lawsuits; Luis Eduardo Toro, a competition and antitrust practitioner (and litigator), who is experienced in telecoms, energy and pharmaceutical sector-related matters; administrative law specialist David Cademartori; and civil and commercial litigator José Luis Corvalán, who is also active in consumer law matters. The senior associate to note, litigation and arbitration practitioner Isidora Fernández shows ‘very good judgement‘ and is experienced in class actions, consumer law, and injunctions before Chile’s courts of appeal.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

Dedicated to cases‘, the 19-strong disputes group at full-service law firm Barros & Errázuriz acts in a range of civil and commercial litigation, including domestic and international arbitration, mediation proceedings, and matters before Chile’s regulatory agencies. The practice’s representative expertise covers contentious proceedings involving civil and commercial law, tax, bankruptcy, real estate, construction, and antitrust issues; and it is particularly experienced in regulated sectors, such as energy and telecoms. The team is jointly headed by Luis Eduardo Toro, whose disputes workload covers telecoms, energy, contractual liability and damages; and name partner and dispute resolution expert José Tomás Errázuriz. Also integral to the practice, Javier San Martín focuses on disputes, consumer protection, reorganisations, and individual and company liquidation; public law head David Cademartori acts in civil and administrative litigation; and José Luis Corvalán is an experienced civil and commercial litigation practitioner. From the senior associate pool, seniors Isidora Fernández, Milton Gutcovsky and Nicole Nannig are all active litigators.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Full-service Chilean law firm Barros & Errázuriz fields a 19-strong dispute resolution practice that acts in a range of civil and commercial litigation-related domestic and international arbitrations; and in addition to housing several arbitration counsels, the practice includes experienced arbitrators. The ‘highly-qualified‘ department regularly represents clients in major construction project-related arbitrations and is increasingly involved in commercial disputes involving shareholder and share purchase agreements. Recent matters include high-stakes proceedings before CAM Santiago, ICC, and the Chamber of Commerce of México. The practice is jointly led by commercial arbitration expert and ‘exceptional lawyer‘, Luis Eduardo Toro; and founding partner and José Tomás Errázuriz, who is ‘capable of anticipating opponent’s moves with his unique skills‘. Other experienced arbitration partners include Javier San MartínDavid Cademartori and José Luis Corvalán; while at senior associate level, Isidora Fernández, and the recently-promoted Nicole Nannig and Milton Gutcovsky all act in arbitration proceedings. Former associate Cristián Pérez left for an in-house role at Grupo Pasmar during 2022.