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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration / White Collar and Compliance


Partner – Litigation and Arbitration / White Collar and Compliance


Partner since 2018. He works in the litigation, arbitration, compliance and criminal liability areas. He provides advice on internal investigations of companies, the design and implementation of compliance models and the processing of criminal trials (mostly related to economic crimes and intellectual and industrial property). He also participates in business litigation and arbitration, and civil trials of contractual and tort liability, among others.


Spanish and English.


International Bar Association
Chilean Bar Association


University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (LLM, 2015).
Universidad Pompeu Fabra y de Barcelona, Spain (LLM in Criminal Law, 2014).
Universidad de Chile (LLB, 2009).

Lawyer Rankings

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.

Chile > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime

Traditionally known for intellectual and industrial property-related criminal matters, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ white-collar and compliance practice was formally established in 2016 by Jorge Boldt, whose practice covers companies’ internal investigations, the design and implementation of compliance models, and trials involving economic crimes. The five-strong group is also experienced in assisting with major cases involving internal and external frauds, unlawful administration, corruption and tax crimes; the majority of the team’s work focuses on criminal claimant-side matters and victim’s advisory and assessment, rather than criminal defence. Key senior associate Lorena Avendaño frequently seconds Boldt during criminal cases and internal investigations, while Pablo Cariola handles criminal matters concerning IP infringements.

Chile > Compliance

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Jorge Boldt   – Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

The four-strong compliance department at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos routinely assists with administrative infringements involving internal fraud, investigations, and fraud committed against third parties. Representative work ranges from criminal proceedings to the implementation and monitoring of compliance models. In recent highlights, the team advised DNB Bank (Agencia en Chile) on the design and implementation of a money laundering and terrorist financing compliance programme. A partner since 2018, arbitration and litigation specialist Jorge Boldt   -who also heads up the firm’s white-collar practice- has an active compliance practice; associates Lorena Avendaño  and Simona Marquet  similarly assist with dispute resolution, white-collar and compliance work.

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