Mr Raimundo Moreno > Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Partner – Litigation and Arbitration


Partner since 2015. He works in the Litigation and Arbitration area. His expertise is civil and arbitration proceedings (national and international). In civil matters, he has participated in contractual and tort processes, including procedures related to unfair competition and defense of intellectual property, while also intervening in company liquidation and reorganization processes. In terms of national and international arbitration, he has intervened in proceedings under the rules of the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM), as well as under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He has participated in investment arbitrations under the CIADI rules. In 2019, Raimundo was appointed as Ethical Judge of the Chilean Bar Association.


Spanish and English.


International Bar Association
Chilean Bar Association


Duke University (LLM, 2011). 
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (LLB, 1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

The 18-member arbitration practice at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos has a strong track record for major arbitrations involving international infrastructure disputes, shareholder conflicts, and mining companies’ energy-supply contracts. The arbitration group, which includes two CAM Santiago arbitrators, is jointly led by national and international litigation and arbitration specialists Florencio Bernales and Fernando UrrutiaRaimundo Moreno, whose track record includes CAM Santiago proceedings, as well as investment arbitrations under the ICSID rules; and Jorge Boldt, who maintains an arbitral practice in addition to his litigation, compliance and criminal liability caseload. Growth in the group includes the January 2023 promotion of José Ignacio Azar to director; while at senior associate level, Trinidad Torres and Lorena Avendaño regularly second Bernales and Boldt (respectively) in arbitration proceedings. Former senior associate José Pedro Villablanca joined Frías & Lagos Abogados as a partner in March 2023.

Chile > Data privacy

The sizeable 14-strong department at full-service practice Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos leverages the firm’s strong technology credentials for data privacy work and notably houses lawyers who are certified in cloud services. The privacy practice also regularly draws upon the firm’s IP, litigation, labour and corporate law expertise. The technology, privacy and media team’s principal figures are software and database specialist Rodrigo Lavados; senior partner Francisco Illanes, who also leads the finance, banking and capital markets department; litigation and arbitration expert Raimundo Moreno; and Juan Antonio Parodi, whose broad practice covers finance-related regulatory work. Key senior associate Gabriel Pensa also assists with data protection issues.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

Highly committed to clients’ needs‘, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ sizeable, 18-strong  practice regularly litigates against the State and its related agencies. The group’s wide-ranging practice covers environmental, regulatory, energy and mining disputes, as well as conflicts over securities, tax, construction, insurance, torts, competition and consumer protection. Its specialisms further extend to defence-side class actions. The principal practitioners are: complex disputes expert Florencio Bernales (‘a benchmark figure for litigation‘); Fernando Urrutia, a specialist in construction-related cases and insolvency proceedings; Raimundo Moreno, whose experience incorporates contractual and tort claims; and white-collar crime expert Jorge Boldt. Promoted to director level during 2023, José Ignacio Azar leads the firm’s consumer law and class action practices, while at senior associate level, Trinidad Torres acts in securities’ investigations and cross-border disputes, while Lorena Avendaño maintains an active civil litigation and criminal defence practice.

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

Representing both creditors and debtors, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ seven member practice has extensive insolvency law experience, its recent track record covering several liquidation and reorganisation proceedings. Clients benefit from the practice’s access to experts in bankruptcy proceedings, financial restructuring, taxation, dispute resolution and white-collar crime. The principal practitioners are Fernando Urrutia, a specialist in business disputes, reorganisations and bankruptcies; and Raimundo Moreno, whose experience covers high-stakes reorganisation and liquidation proceedings, including pre-judicial negotiations during financial-distress situations. Litigator José Miguel Flores, along with corporate lawyers Sergio Balharry and José Manuel Donoso, are the key associates. Former associate José Pedro Villablanca left the firm in March 2023.