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 > Banking and finance

One of the oldest, most prestigious law firms in Chile, Claro & Cia.‘s banking and finance group comprises 29 lawyers, including seven partners. It is well known for the design and structure of sophisticated financial products and innovative banking transactions, which have become standard in the Chilean banking and financial markets. The firm has several highly respected partners, including Rodrigo Ochagavía, who is experienced in regulated sectors such as energy, mining, pension funds, banking and insurance; and Jorge Martín, who is recommended for international infrastructure and transportation project financing. Other key partners include project finance specialist José María Eyzaguirre B and Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who has a broad banking and finance practice, along with project finance specialists José Luis Ambrosy and Ariel Mihovilovic. At counsel level, Jaime Salas focuses on energy and project finance.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Cristóbal EyzaguirreClaro & Cia.

Fielding a 14-strong department, Claro & Cia. has long been a market leader for competition and antitrust matters and enjoys close relations with the antitrust authorities. Key areas of strength include high-profile cases involving horizontal and vertical integration, collusion, price discrimination, major merger control filings and settlement agreements, antitrust investigations, and regulatory compliance. Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who has broad experience in complex antitrust litigation and investigations, including cross-border cases, co-leads the department with José Miguel Huerta, who has acted for clients in Chile, US and Europe in government proceedings and investigations involving mergers and cartels. Key contentious support is provided by Santiago Bravo, who was made partner in January 2020, and associate Álvaro Vives.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

High-end market mainstay Claro & Cia. has participated in most of Chile’s landmark transactions over the past 20 years. It fields a 33-strong department that advises on all aspects of M&A, including share and asset deals, cross-border mergers, takeovers and exchange offers. In corporate matters, the team assists with the negotiation of domestic and international agreements for the purchase and sale of goods, distribution strategies, imports and exports, and supply and engineering, procurement and construction contracts. Team head José María Eyzaguirre B is recommended for tender offers, public transactions and corporate governance issues; Cristóbal Eyzaguirre‘s broad expertise facilitates a constant role in complex M&A transactions; and Rodrigo Ochagavía has extensive M&A experience, particularly in the energy, pensions and insurance sectors. Also key to the group are energy law expert Matías de MarchenaFelipe LarraínHernán Felipe Valdés and José Luis Ambrosy, along with Ariel MihovilovicJuan León and recently promoted partner José María Eyzaguirre F. While more active on finance matters than M&A of late, counsel Jaime Salas is also noted.

Chile > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Cristóbal EyzaguirreClaro & Cia.

Disputes work has always been a core practice at market powerhouse Claro & Cia., which fields a heavyweight, 30-strong dispute resolution practice that specialises in complex commercial court litigation, arbitration and transnational litigation; the team’s lawyers also regularly act (as counsel or arbitrators) in international arbitral proceedings. In addition, the firm has a robust white-collar crime practice. Senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G has acted in various renowned litigation and arbitral cases in Chile over the last 30 years. Other highly-rated partners include practice head Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who has broad experience in complex antitrust litigation and investigations, and energy arbitration and litigation specialist, Nicolás Luco. Also integral to the practice are Felipe OssaJosé Miguel Huerta and Santiago Bravo, who made partner in January 2020. Vicente PortalesJavier RodríguezÁlvaro Vives and Juan Pablo Celis provide strong support at associate level. Tania Villarroel left for Acción Educar in July 2019.