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Claro & Cia.
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Arbitration, Litigation, International Trade.

Construction, Insurance, Transportation.




Felipe Ossa is a partner in our Dispute Resolution and International Trade practices, and his practices is focused on international litigation and arbitration.

Felipe has vast experience in complex disputes involving court proceedings in Chile and several other jurisdictions. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in 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. He has also served as expert on issues of Chilean and Comparative law before international arbitral tribunals and national courts of several jurisdictions.

Felipe lectures on arbitration and law of obligations to postgraduate students at Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Previously he has lectured on International Arbitration at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and on Civil Law at Universidad Católica de Chile. He has been repeatedly acknowledged by Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in the fields of arbitration and commercial litigation.

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 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 the partner in charge of our pro-bono practice and in 2016 received an award from Fundación Pro Bono.


Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.


Magister Juris, Universidad de Oxford, 2002.

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

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

The pre-eminent, 30-strong dispute resolution practice at full-service law firm Claro & Cia. has a market-leading reputation for complex commercial court litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and transnational litigation requiring multi-jurisdictional coordination; the firm also has a significant white-collar crime practice. Senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G has over 30 years’ experience in litigation and arbitration matters; Cristóbal Eyzaguirre‘s broad practice includes commercial arbitration and litigation; while Nicolás Luco is experienced in energy disputes. Also key to the practice are experienced partners Felipe Ossa and José Miguel Huerta, while Santiago Bravo was elevated to the partnership in January 2020. The strong associate pool includes seniors Javier Rodríguez (who regularly acts for domestic and foreign clients before the Chilean courts) and Vicente Portales (litigation and arbitration in relation to energy, construction, infrastructure and transport); antitrust and litigation specialist Álvaro VivesJuan Pablo Celis (litigation, antitrust law, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings); and Tomás Kreft, who is experienced in litigation, arbitration and antitrust matters.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

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Felipe OssaClaro & Cia.

Fielding a 30-strong practice, the ‘extremely competent and reliable‘ full-service firm, Claro & Cia., specialises in high-stakes domestic and international arbitration; the team regularly acts as counsel or arbitrators in international arbitral proceedings under the rules of CAM Santiago, ICC, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), among others. The practice also houses several members who are on CAM Santiago’s roster of arbitrators. The department has five practice co-heads: senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G, who has extensive arbitration experience; commercial arbitration specialists Cristóbal Eyzaguirre and José Miguel HuertaNicolás Luco (energy arbitration); and Felipe Ossa (current chairman in Chile of the ICC Arbitration Committee and the Spanish Arbitration Club). Young partner Santiago Bravo (who made partner in January 2020), and senior associate Felipe De Marinis both regularly participate in domestic and international tribunals; fellow senior Vicente Portales‘ experience also includes domestic and international proceedings, particularly in relation to financial and construction disputes.