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 > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

Enjoying excellent relationships with major local banks and financial institutions, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ seven-strong insolvency department draws upon the expertise of in-house bankruptcy proceedings specialists, along with financial restructuring, tax and labour law practitioners, litigators, and white-collar crime experts. The co-practice heads are Raimundo Moreno, whose experience includes several reorganisation and liquidation proceedings (including pre-judicial negotiations in financial distress situations); and Fernando Urrutia who ‘gets directly involved‘ and whose complex litigation practice includes reorganisations and bankruptcy. At associate level, José Pedro Villablanca and José Miguel Flores are key practice members from the litigation and arbitration department, while Sergio Balharry is active on the banking, finance, capital markets and corporate/M&A side.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

Composed of ‘highly-trained trial lawyers‘, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ diverse and inclusive 18-strong team has an impressive litigation track-record in relation to environment law, energy, mining, securities and tax, along with construction and insurance cases, competition matters, consumer protection and class action defences. Veteran practitioner and head of litigation, Florencio Bernalesworks very hard to have the best strategy‘. He is flanked by fellow partners Fernando Urrutia, an expert in construction cases and insolvency-related proceedings; Raimundo Moreno, a civil litigation and arbitration specialist; and Jorge Boldt, who heads the white-collar and compliance practices. Notable senior associates include José Ignacio Azar (formerly a foreign attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP) and Trinidad Torres, who regularly acts alongside Bernales. (Former litigation associate José Manuel Donoso has moved to the firm’s corporate and competition departments).

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Arbitration work represents approximately 60% of the work conducted by Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ ‘outstanding‘ dispute resolution department. The 18-strong team (including two partners who are listed as CAM Santiago arbitrators) has longstanding experience in complex arbitration concerning international infrastructure disputes, mining company-related energy supply contracts, and shareholder disputes, among other matters. The practice has four co-heads: litigation head Florencio Bernales, who undertakes arbitration in addition to his national and international litigation caseload; construction and insolvency expert Fernando Urrutia; Raimundo Moreno, whose experience includes ICSID investment arbitrations; and business litigation and arbitration specialist Jorge Boldt. Key support comes from senior associates José Ignacio Azar and Trinidad Torres.

Chile > TMT

Known for its strong technology background, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ 14-member group consistently assists major IT, telecoms, media and internet companies with their investments, joint ventures, transactional IP and litigation; it also has a robust regulatory practice in relation to IT and media projects, and is well known for its expertise in data processing, and large infrastructure projects involving technology components and corporate issues. Rodrigo Lavados (who also works on IP matters) leads the technology, privacy and media group alongside Francisco Illanes, who also heads the financial, banking and capital markets department. Additionally integral to the group are litigation and arbitration specialist Raimundo Moreno and banking and finance expert Juan Antonio Parodi. The department houses several associates, including Felipe Fernández, Gabriel Pensa and Cristóbal Morales.