Mr Ariel Mihovilovic > Claro & Cia. > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Claro & Cia.
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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Project Finance, Energy


Significant practice areas include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Project Finance , Energy


Ariel Mihovilovic has concentrated his practice in Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Energy and Project Finance. He also has experience in Litigation and Arbitration and Capital Markets. Since 2012 he is a Civil Law Professor at the School of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he previously was an assistant-professor of Civil, Economic and Business Law (2003-2009). He worked as an international visiting attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York, between 2010 and 2011. He is admitted to practice in Chile and in the State of New York. He joined Claro & Cia. in 2007 and became a partner in 2017.


Spanish, English and German.


LL.M., Harvard Law School, Beca Chile Scholarship, 2009-2010.

J.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006.

Recipient of Tocomal and Pedro N. Montenegro Awards, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, granted to the best student of his class, 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cia.

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 > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cia.

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 > Energy and natural resources > Electricity/oil and gas

Claro & Cia. has longstanding experience in advising several of the largest national and global players in the energy generation, transmission and distribution market. Representative work includes the development, construction, operation and financing of hydroelectric, solar, wind and thermoelectric power plants, along with the project financing and construction of oil and gas pipelines. The highly-rated team’s scope of work covers corporate, regulatory and litigation issues, along with power purchase agreements (PPAs); it also has expertise in water law, assisting clients from across the mining, electric, industrial, agricultural and finance sectors with projects requiring significant water consumption. Rodrigo Ochagavía, Ariel Mihovilovic, José Luis Ambrosy, Nicolás Eyzaguirre and Luisa Núñez are all experienced partners.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

(Next Generation Partners)

Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cia.

With one of Chile’s most experienced project finance and project development practices, Claro & Cia.‘s 20-strong department is highly rated for its assistance with the construction and development of power plants, transmission lines and sub-stations, as well as the financing of greenfield and brownfield projects on a non-recourse project finance basis. Additional areas of note are the negotiation and drafting of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, operation & maintenance (O&M) agreements, interconnection contracts, and supply and power purchase agreements. Rodrigo Ochagavía‘s projects experience includes the regulated sectors, notably energy, ports and concessions; Jorge Martín also has a strong concessions sector background; and Luisa Núñez is a cross-border transactions specialist who is active on projects matters. Other highly-rated partners include José Luis Ambrosy, who advises leading project sponsors and developers; and energy and project finance expert, Ariel Mihovilovic. Experienced associate Gerardo Otero is noted.