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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 > Compliance

(Next Generation Partners)

Jorge BoldtCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ multidisciplinary department assists companies with the prevention of crimes and administrative infringements, such as internal fraud, investigations by prosecuting authorities, and fraud committed against third parties. The team’s compliance offering also covers the implementation and monitoring of compliance models. The ‘very judicious‘ white-collar practice head and litigation specialist Jorge Boldt advises on compliance models; and at associate level, senior Lorena Avendaño frequently seconds Boldt in civil litigation and criminal defence matters, while Simona Marquet is also experienced in compliance issues.

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 > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime

The white-collar and compliance practice at Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos houses experts in cases involving internal and external frauds, unlawful administration, IP, corruption, and tax crimes. The group’s experience predominantly concerns criminal claimants and victim-assessment matters, but it is increasingly defending companies’ interests during criminal investigations. The group is led by Jorge Boldt, who maintains an active defence-side white-collar crime practice, conducts internal investigations and also undertakes risk assessments. First line associate support is provided by senior Lorena Avendaño, who acts in both civil litigation and criminal defence work; while associate Simona Marquet‘s experience includes internal investigations into fraud, corruption and medical-device failures.

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.