Mr José Luis Corvalán > Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros & Errázuriz

Work Department

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Insolvency & Reorganization


  • Senior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz 


  • Senior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz (2010)
  • Professor, Civil Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago (2013 – 2018).
  • Visiting Professor in the Diplomas of Antitrust of the Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica.


Spanish and English


Member of the Chilean Bar Association


  • LL.M., Harvard University, Massachusetts, United States, 2015.
  • Diploma in Public Economic Law, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2012.
  • Diploma in Antitrust, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2011.
  • Law School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (Degree awarded with maximum distinction), 2011.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

A core part of Barros & Errázuriz‘s judicial group, the bankruptcy and restructuring practice’s track record includes numerous insolvency and restructuring-related litigation and arbitration cases, including several insolvency class actions. Other areas of strength are reorganisation and liquidation proceedings, as well as expertise in assisting clients acquire the assets of companies that are subject to such procedures. Heading up the group, Javier San Martín‘s vast dispute resolution experience takes in contractual law, as well as disputes involving bankruptcy, construction and commercial issues; while José Luis Corvalán (who was raised to the partnership in April 2021), advises both debtors and creditors on liquidation and reorganisation procedures. Within the associate pool, the dispute resolution practice of Milton Gutcovsky also includes insolvency procedures; however, former senior Cristián Pérez moved in house as legal manager at Grupo Pasmar in February 2022.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

The 21-strong dispute resolution group at Barros & Errázuriz has extensive experience in undertaking arbitration proceedings before different venues, with the practice’s recent track record including the representation of clients in major construction project-related arbitrations, as well as commercial disputes involving shareholder and share purchase agreements. The practice is co-led by founding partner and Chilean arbitration expert José Tomás Errázuriz  ; and disputes specialist Luis Eduardo Toro  . Also integral to the practice, public law leader David Cademartori   acts in arbitration matters involving administrative law, construction and antitrust issues; Javier San Martín   has broad experience in arbitration involving contractual and consumer law, bankruptcy, construction and commercial matters; and recently promoted partner José Luis Corvalán   also acts in domestic and international commercial arbitration. The team also houses several active arbitration associates; namely, senior Andrea Batarce , along with Cristián Pérez , Isidora Fernández  and Milton Gutcovsky  (who joined in late 2020 from Covington & Burling LLP‘s New York office).

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

The enviable track record of Barros & Errázuriz‘s 11-member team includes class actions and mediation procedures involving the Chilean Consumer Law Authority (SERNAC). The practice covers a broad range of industries, including public services and utilities (water distribution and mail), telecoms (mobile services and satellite TV), education, real estate and healthcare. The practice is jointly led by civil and commercial litigation and arbitration specialist, Javier San Martín, who routinely assists with consumer matters and class actions; competition and antitrust expert Luis Eduardo Toro; David Cademartori, who focuses on administrative and public law, but is also experienced in competition and antitrust matters (particularly within the telecoms and energy sectors); and José Luis Corvalán, whose specialisms include consumer law. Among the firm’s senior associates, litigation and arbitration-focused Isidora Fernández is highlighted. Cristián Pérez left the firm for real estate holding Pasmar in January 2022.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

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The sizeable dispute resolution practice at Barros & Errázuriz has extensive commercial litigation experience, including representing clients in cases before the country’s appeal courts and Supreme Court. The ‘highly competent‘ group handles mandates involving civil and commercial law, tax, bankruptcy, real estate and antitrust matters, and also has an enviable record in regulated areas such as energy and telecoms. The department is co-led by Luis Eduardo Toro, whose litigation practice covers telecoms, energy, contractual liability and damages; and name partner José Tomás Errázuriz, who has longstanding litigation expertise. The second line of key practitioners includes Javier San Martín, who focuses on dispute resolution, consumer protection law, and reorganisations and liquidations; administrative litigation specialist David Cademartori; and recently promoted partner José Luis Corvalán, who routinely acts in civil and commercial litigation. At senior associate level, Isidora Fernández is also a litigation specialist. Former senior Cristián Pérez moved in-house at Grupo Pasmar in February 2022.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Barros & Errázuriz‘s competition and antitrust practice is routinely sought out for its experience in both TDLC cases and FNE investigations. Other key areas include concentration notifications and compliance programmes. Clients also benefit from the team’s deeper industry expertise particularly in the in telecoms, media, pharmaceuticals, energy, retail, and food and beverage sectors. Luis Eduardo Toro is a specialist in competition and antitrust matters, in addition to commercial arbitration; and founding partner and dispute resolution expert José Tomás Errázuriz is also on hand for competition and antitrust proceedings. Also key to the group, José Luis Corvalán assists with antitrust investigations before the FNE and TDLC procedures; and Francisco Bórquez is experienced in investigations into cartels, unilateral conduct and concentration operations. Both Corvalán and Bórquez were elevated to the partnership in April 2021.