Mr Nicolás Luco > Claro & Cia. > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile
Claro & Cia. Offices
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Mr Nicolás Luco
Arbitration, Administrative Law and Administrative Procedural Law, Litigation, Antitrust and Economic Regulation, International Trade.
Energy, Financial Services and Fintech.
Nicolás Luco concentrates in civil and commercial Litigation and Arbitration, national and international. He has also ample experience in energy arbitration and litigation, before courts and other adjudicating bodies.
He teaches Civil Procedure Law in the Catholic University of Chile and is currently Head of its Procedure Law Department. He has taught at other universities and constantly teaches at the Judicial Academy, where future judges are educated and current ones undertake advanced courses.
He is one of the 19 members of the Board of the Chilean Bar Association.
Mr. Luco has been consistently ranked in the top tiers in Dispute Resolution in Chambers and Partners.
He joined Claro & Cia. in 1995, spent years 2000-2001 in Shearman & Sterling, New York, and became a partner of Claro & Cia. in 2005.
Spanish and English.
LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, New York, Fulbright Scholarship, 2001.
J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1994.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Housing ‘expertise in complex, cross-border, multi-jurisdictional litigation‘, the disputes team at full-service legal powerhouse Claro & Cia. is consistently sought out to handle high-stakes commercial court litigation, international disputes, and national and international arbitration. Major clients additionally turn to the sizeable practice for its white-collar crime credentials. The principal figures are renowned civil and commercial litigation specialist, Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, whose broad practice extends to antitrust, competition and bankruptcy-related matters; deeply experienced senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G , whose expertise stretched across both litigation and arbitration; Nicolás Luco, who is particularly active in major energy disputes; arbitration and international litigation practitioner Felipe Ossa; and José Miguel Huerta, whose track record includes disputes in the US and Europe, as well as in Chile. Additional practitioners of note include key litigators Santiago Bravo (civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and antitrust); Álvaro Vives, who was raised to the partnership in 2022; recently promoted counsel Javier Rodríguez, and -at associate level- Tomás Kreft and Juan Pablo Celis. Former associate Ignacio Orellana departed the firm in August 2022 to study at Harvard Law School.
Legal market powerhouse Claro & Cia. fields a sizeable reorganisation and insolvency team that covers the gamut of insolvency matters and is consistently sought out for high-level restructuring work (both domestically and internationally). In what probably constitutes the most high profile matter of recent years, the team is currently co-lead advisor (in conjunction with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton) on the multibillion-dollar bankruptcy and restructuring process of LATAM Airlines, the first Chapter 11 proceedings of a public company in Chile. More typically, representative work includes advising company clients on the restructuring and rescheduling of their liabilities, along with negotiating payment and creditor agreements, and assisting creditors with insolvency proceedings and reorganisation agreements. Department head Nicolás Luco is a civil and commercial litigation and arbitration specialist; M&A leader José María Eyzaguirre B is notably active in major restructurings; and Rodrigo Ochagavía, Cristóbal Eyzaguirre and Santiago Bravo all assist with reorganisation and insolvency matters. Also integral to the department are cross-border expert Felipe Larraín; José Miguel Huerta, whose wide-ranging practice covers bankruptcy work; and bankruptcy and restructuring specialist José María Eyzaguirre F. Raised to the partnership in January 2022, Álvaro Vives is also active in the sector.
The ‘very cohesive team‘ at full-service law firm Claro & Cia. has an enviable market reputation for its involvement in major domestic and international arbitrations. The 30-strong department is routinely mandated for arbitral proceedings that arise under the rules of CAM Santiago, ICC, and ICSID, as well as London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) matters; and several of the firm’s practitioners are well-known CAM Santiago arbitrators. The principal figures are renowned senior partner and disputes specialist, Jose María Eyzaguirre G; Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who has deep expertise in multi-front litigation and arbitration; energy arbitration expert Nicolás Luco; and Felipe Ossa, whose track record includes acting as either counsel or arbitrator in ad-hoc proceedings, as well as arbitrations under the remit of CAM Santiago, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, and the Lima Chamber of Commerce. The practice group also houses José Miguel Huerta, an expert in commercial arbitration as well as litigation, antitrust and bankruptcy; and arbitration partners Santiago Bravo and Álvaro Vives. Senior associate Felipe De Marinis also frequently appears before national and international arbitration venues.
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