Mr Fernando Urrutia > Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Partner – Litigation and Arbitration


Partner since 2009. He is one of the partners leading the Litigation Area. He specializes in litigation and arbitration, both national and international. He has been in charge of and participated in issues relating to many different areas of the economic sphere, including, but not limited to, concessions, mining, the environment, corporate conflicts, compensation, restructuring and bankruptcy.


Spanish and English.


International Bar Association
Chilean Bar Association


Universidad Gabriela Mistral (LLB, 1998).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

The seven-member team at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is regularly retained for complex liquidation and reorganisation proceedings; and clients benefit from the practice’s ability to combine its expertise in bankruptcy proceedings and financial restructuring, with the wider firm’s capabilities in tax, litigation, and white-collar crime. The insolvency department is co-led by Fernando Urrutia, whose litigation workload includes reorganisations and bankruptcy cases, and Raimundo Moreno, who frequently handles reorganisation and liquidation proceedings. Litigation and arbitration associate José Pedro Villablanca is also a key team member.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

A first-class, serious and reliable law firm‘, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos houses an 18-member department that has a strong litigation track-record, frequently including disputes against the State or state agencies. Representative work includes litigation involving environmental, regulatory, energy, mining, securities and tax issues. Other areas of expertise range from construction disputes, insurance and torts, to competition and consumer protection issues, including class action defences. The litigation and arbitration practices are co-led by highly-regarded disputes specialist Florencio Bernales, who is ‘extremely focused on protecting clients’ businesses‘; Fernando Urrutia is highly active in construction claims and insolvency-related proceedings; Raimundo Moreno (contractual and tort processes; unfair competition), who ‘stands out for his legal knowledge‘; and Jorge Boldt , a civil and criminal law specialist. At senior associate level, José Ignacio Azar is a former Debevoise & Plimpton LLP foreign associate, while Trinidad Torres regularly seconds Bernales in litigation.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Arbitration is a core area for full-service firm Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos and the 18-strong practice has longstanding experience in complex arbitral cases involving international infrastructure disputes, shareholder disputes, and mining companies’ energy supply contracts, among other matters. The arbitration group, which comprises partners who are ‘personally involved in every case‘ and includes two CAM Santiago arbitrators, is co-led by Florencio Bernales, the current chair of the Chilean Bar’s Arbitration Commission; Fernando Urrutia , a construction arbitration expert; Raimundo Moreno , whose recent caseload includes investment arbitrations; and Jorge Boldt, who is active in both civil and criminal matters. At senior associate level, José Ignacio Azar is a former foreign associate in the international arbitration and dispute resolution group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP‘s New York office, while Trinidad Torres‘ recent experience includes seconding Bernales in a number of significant arbitration proceedings.