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

Barros & Errázuriz

Work Department

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


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (2021)
  • 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

(Next Generation Partners)

José Luis CorvalánBarros & 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: arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

José Luis CorvalánBarros & Errázuriz

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.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

José Luis CorvalánBarros & 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 > Competition and antitrust

The ‘dynamic‘ competition and antitrust department at full-service firm Barros & Errázuriz acts in major cases before the TDLC, in addition to assisting national and international clients with FNE investigations. It is also highly specialised in concentration notifications before the FNE and increasingly active in its assistance to companies seeking to prevent future anti-competitive conduct (through reviews of commercial policies, establishing of business protocols and/or implementation of compliance programmes). The department is led by litigation and arbitration expert Luis Eduardo Toro; Francisco Bórquez heads up the firm’s merger-control practice; and José Luis Corvalán‘s track record encompasses domestic and international arbitration and competition matters before the TDLC. In the firm’s associate ranks, senior Catalina Villalobos (mergers, litigation and anti-competitive practices) is a 2021 recruit from the FNE; and Josefina Poblete also maintains an active antitrust practice.

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.