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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: arbitration

(Hall of Fame)

Felipe OssaClaro & 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 > Dispute resolution: litigation

A law firm of the highest level and prestige‘, Claro & Cia. fields a powerful, 30-strong dispute resolution department that specialises in complex commercial court litigation and transnational disputes, as well as domestic and international arbitration. The firm additionally houses a robust white-collar crime practice. The practice is led by renowned disputes practitioner Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, whose expertise encompasses complex civil and commercial litigation (particularly in relation to banking and finance, capital markets and M&A); antitrust, competition and regulated-markets related disputes; and bankruptcy; with close support form senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G, who has longstanding litigation and arbitration experience. Also integral to the group are Energy disputes specialist Nicolás Luco; international litigation expert Felipe Ossa; and José Miguel Huerta, who specialises in litigation, antitrust, commercial arbitration and bankruptcy matters, are all also integral figures in the practice group. Recent growth includes the promotion of Santiago Bravo and Álvaro Vives to the partnership in 2020 and 2022, respectively; while at senior associate level, Javier Rodríguez, Tomás Kreft and Ignacio Orellana all have active litigation practices. Former senior associate Vicente Portales left the firm in late 2021 for FIX Abogados.