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Claro & Cia.
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Arbitration, Litigation, International Trade.

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Felipe Ossa is a partner in our Dispute Resolution group, and his practice is focused on arbitration and international litigation.

He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in several proceedings ad-hoc and under the aegis of ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, Lima Chamber of Commerce, Permanent Court of Arbitration and Santiago Chamber of Commerce, among others. He has also served as expert on issues of Chilean and Comparative law before international arbitral tribunals, national courts of several jurisdictions and by request of the Chilean Congress.

Felipe lectures on Arbitration and Law of Obligations to postgraduate students at Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica de Chile. Previously he has lectured on International Arbitration at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and on Civil Law at Universidad Católica de Chile.

He is the Chairman of the ICC Arbitration Commission in Chile and the Chilean chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Chilean Bar, the ICDR Roster of Arbitrators, the International Arbitration Institute, the Latin American Group of the ICC and LCIA’s Latin American Users Council.

Felipe has authored several publications on international dispute resolution, including “Case Law on International Arbitration” (Thomson Reuters, 2014) and features regularly as a speaker in seminars and conferences held in Chile and abroad. He has been repeatedly acknowledged by Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, Leaders League, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in the fields of arbitration and commercial litigation.

He joined Claro & Cia. in 1994, and between 2002 and 2006 he was a senior associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the Paris and Madrid offices.

Felipe is a member of the board of Fundación Pro bono and in 2016 received the award of pro bono lawyer of the year.


Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.


Magister Juris, Universidad de Oxford, 2002.

J.D, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,1997.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Hall of Fame)

Felipe OssaClaro & Cia.

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.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

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.