Mr Javier San Martín > Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros & Errázuriz

Work Department


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz.


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (2008).
  • Associate, Albagli & Zaliasnik (2005).
  • Associate, Carey & Cia. (2003).
  • Professor, Commercial Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (2002 – present).
  • Assistant Professor, Procedural law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (2000-2002).
  • Assistant Professor, Philosophical Foundations of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (1992-1993).


Spanish and english.


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Santiago.
  • Member of the National Arbitration Center


  • Law, Law School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Graduated in 1998.
  • Diploma in Criminal Proceedure Reform, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

(Leading individuals)

Javier San MartínBarros & Errázuriz

Barros & Errázuriz‘s practice has a strong market reputation for both bankruptcy and restructuring work and boasts a track record that includes the representation of several major clients in judicial and non-judicial reorganisations, as well as bankruptcy law-related contentious proceedings. Additionally, the group advises on the acquisition of the assets of companies subject to liquidation or reorganisation procedures. The firm’s membership of the Affinitas network is also of note since it facilitates a regular exchange of significant information with peers from Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The team is led by Javier San Martín, whose dispute resolution practice includes substantial bankruptcy issues; and José Luis Corvalán, who acts for debtors and creditors in heavyweight liquidation and reorganisation procedures. At associate level, the disputes practices of both Alexis Cespedes and Milton Gutcovsky encompasses insolvency work.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

Javier San MartínBarros & Errázuriz

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 > 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: 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.