Mr José Miguel Huerta > Claro & Cia. > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Claro & Cia.
CÓD POSTAL 755 0177
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Work Department

Administrative Law and Administrative Procedural Law, Litigation, Antitrust and Economic Regulation, Arbitration, Constitutional, Reorganization and Insolvency.
Transportation, Technology, Media and Telecommunications., Financial Services and Fintech, Agribusiness, Consumer and Retail.




José Miguel Huerta specializes in litigation, antitrust, comercial arbitration and bankruptcy. He has represented clients in Chile and in other jurisdictions, including the United States and Europe, in government proceedings and investigations related, among others, to mergers and cartels.

He teaches civil law at Universidad de Chile. He is the author of several publications, among others, in the areas of antitrust, civil law and civil procedure.

He won the Society’s 2008 Pro Bono Award, New York, for his service to the Legal Aid Society in New York.

He is member of the Chilean Bar and of the American Bar Association.

He is admitted to practice law in Chile and in the United States, in New York State.

He joined Claro & Cía. in 1996. In 2007 and 2008 he was with Shearman & Sterling in New York. He is partner since 2012.


Spanish and English.


J.S.M., Standford Law School, Fulbright, Scholarship, 2007.

J.D., Universidad de Chile, 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

José Miguel HuertaClaro & 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 > Dispute resolution

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.