Mr Cristóbal Eyzaguirre > Claro & Cia. > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Claro & Cia.
AV. APOQUINDO 3721, 14TH FLOOR
CÓD POSTAL 755 0177
SANTIAGO
Chile

Work Department

Litigation, Antitrust and Economic Regulation, Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Administrative Law and Administrative Procedural Law, Reorganization and Insolvency, Banking and Finance, Constitutional, Capital Markets.

Position

Partner

Career

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre specializes in Corporate, Banking and Financing matters, Mergers and Acquisitions, Syndicated Loans, Capital Markets, Project Financing, Debt Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Private Equity Investments, Antitrust and Commercial Arbitration and Litigation.

From 1997 through 2003, he served in various senior positions at Citigroup, including Managing Director, General Counsel and Compliance Director of Citigroup Latin America (based in Florida, U.S.A.), General Counsel of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank of Citigroup Latin America (based in Florida, U.S.A.), and General Counsel of Citigroup Chile (Santiago). Previously, he was with Shearman & Sterling, New York, 1994-1995.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Tucson, Arizona, 2002-2003, and Chairman of the Law School Association of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile1990.

He is professor of the Master in Business Law at Los Andes University Law School and of Civil Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School. Previously he was professor of the Master in Business Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School and at University Adolfo Ibáñez Law School.

He joined Claro & Cia. in 1988,  and is a partner since 2004.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Education

LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1994, Fulright Scholarship.

J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1991.

Recipient Tocornal and Pedro N. Montenegro Awards, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, granted to the best student of his class, 1991.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Cristóbal EyzaguirreClaro & Cia.

The large, 18-strong practice at full-service legal heavyweight Claro & Cia. has an enviable track record in high-profile cases involving horizontal and vertical integration, collusion and price discrimination issues. It is also widely respected for its expertise in merger control filings and settlement agreements, with clients additionally appreciative of the team’s regular interactions with Chile’s antitrust authorities. The antitrust practice is co-led by highly-rated litigator Cristóbal Eyzaguirre and José Miguel Huerta, an expert in government proceedings and investigations concerning mergers and cartels. Also integral to the department are litigation, arbitration and antitrust expert Santiago Bravo (at partner level since 2020); and Álvaro Vives (elevated to the partnership in January 2022), who assists with merger-control matters, regulatory issues, cartels and abuse of dominance work. At associate level, Juan Pablo Celis (government enforcement proceedings and investigations into merger control and cartels), and Tomás Kreft (who focuses on litigation, arbitration and antitrust law), are the names to note.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Cristóbal EyzaguirreClaro & Cia.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Cristóbal EyzaguirreClaro & Cia.

Claro & Cia.‘s weighty, 30-strong practice is routinely sought out for its expertise in domestic and international arbitration. The practice group’s lawyers consistently act as counsel in arbitral proceedings under the rules of CAM Santiago, ICC, ICSID and The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), while several of the firm’s practitioners also act as CAM Santiago arbitrators. The litigation and arbitration practice is led by Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who specialises in complex and multi-front litigation and arbitration; senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G is a renowned litigator; Nicolás Luco is experienced in energy arbitration; Felipe Ossa is an international litigation and arbitration expert; and José Miguel Huerta‘s broad practice includes commercial arbitration. The second line of experienced advisers includes Santiago Bravo (a partner since early 2020); while at senior associate level, Felipe De Marinis regularly acts before arbitral tribunals. Vicente Portales  left the firm in September 2021 for Fix Abogados.

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

The 10-strong bankruptcy and restructuring practice at market-mainstay Claro & Cia. is particularly focused on complex restructuring work at both local and cross-border levels. The department is led by civil and commercial litigation and arbitration expert Nicolás Luco, with close support from a number of senior colleagues. Head of the firm’s M&A practice, José María Eyzaguirre B has a strong track record on the restructuring side, and recently played a key role in LATAM Airlines’ worldwide restructuring strategy. Head of the firm’s dispute resolution department, Cristóbal Eyzaguirre is also integral to the practice; in addition to contentious aspects he also had considerable experience of reorganisations in general. Additional key assistance is provided by cross-border transactional expert Felipe Larraín; and José Miguel Huerta, whose specialisms include bankruptcy work. At the junior partner level, Santiago Bravo is regularly involved in major restructuring cases.

Chile > Banking and finance

Claro & Cia.‘s sizeable, almost 30-strong, banking and financing practice has an enviable track record in terms of structuring complex financial products and banking deals. The team’s representative expertise ranges from multilateral and cross-border financings, to project finance, structured solutions and lending. Key figures in the department include Rodrigo Ochagavía, whose specialisms include corporate and project finance, banking, capital markets and energy; senior partner and head of the firm’s M&A practice José María Eyzaguirre B, whose expertise also takes in banking, finance and capital markets; and Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who -while best known for his  highly-rated litigation practice- also advises on banking, finance, capital markets and reorganisations. Other names to note are banking and finance and project finance expert Jorge MartínJosé Luis Ambrosy (corporate finance, capital markets and international finance transactions); energy and project financing specialist Ariel Mihovilovic; and José María Eyzaguirre F, who is active in project finance. In 2021, former counsel Jaime Salas moved to Boza & Muirhead Abogados, while former associate Gerardo Otero left to co-found financial-data platform, Aevum.