Mr Juan Cristóbal Gumucio > Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Competition / Antitrust


Partner – Competition / Antitrust


Partner since 2007. He heads the Competition Law practice, advising clients in merger control, contentious matters, such as cartels and unilateral conduct, non-contentious advice and compliance programs. Throughout his career he has participated in many landmark cases that have shaped competition case law in Chile. He has also been involved assessing pro-bono different trade associations regarding amendments to Competition and Consumer Protection legislation.


Spanish and English.


International Bar Association-Cartels Working Group
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
International Competition Network, NGA, Mergers Working Group
Member of the Advisory Board, Centro de Libre Competencia UC
Member of the Board, National Association of Advertisers (ANDA)
Chilean Bar Association


Oxford University, UK (MJur, 1998). 
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (LLB, 1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Juan Cristóbal GumucioCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

The 11-strong, ‘very dedicated free competition practice‘ at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos straddles the full range of both non-contentious and contentious competition work. The team’s expertise covers merger-control matters, along with cartel and abuse-of-dominance cases. Clients additionally benefit from the group’s retail industry expertise, as well as its ability to leverage the firm’s enviable IP credentials for competition issues. The competition practice is led by ‘excellent lawyerJuan Cristóbal Gumucio, who is highly rated for his experience in merger control, contentious antitrust cases involving cartels and unilateral conduct, and compliance programmes; corporate law specialist Gerardo Varela provides additional partner-level support. Within the associate pool, seniors Camila Rojas and Catalina González both regularly advise on merger transaction and compliance work, while Cristóbal Lema and José Manuel Donoso also maintain active competition practices.

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ consumer and advertising law practice routinely acts for major advertising clients, while also assisting with heavyweight litigation and non-contentious advice surrounding food products’ labelling. The department additionally has impressive experience in acting before the Self-Regulating Advertising Board (CONAR), while in consumer-related work, the team assists with companies with consumer claims. Leading the technology, privacy and media group, Rodrigo Lavados is an IP specialist, whose practice also covers consumer protection; competition law practice head Juan Cristóbal Gumucio provides additional partner-level support; and senior associate Gabriel Pensa‘s broad practice expertise includes advertising, consumer protection and food labelling. In October 2021, former senior associate  Felipe Fernández left the firm to become a partner at Ernst & Young (Santiago).