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Guerrero Olivos
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Dispute resolution and the insolvency and restructuring practice areas.


Leading partner of the dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration) and the insolvency and restructuring practice areas in Guerrero Olivos. He specializes in highly complex civil, commercial litigation and arbitration and is an expert in bankruptcy and liquidation processes and reorganization plans. He is well-known in the market for his knowledge in the new bankruptcy legislation and as a specialist in construction matters.


Spanish and English.


Assistant Professor of Procedural Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (2008-2012).


Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2006)

Master of Laws (LL.M), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA (2011)


Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

(Next Generation Partners)

Sergio YávarGuerrero Olivos

Guerrero Olivos‘ full-service team advises on the full gamut of bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganisation plans, including assisting corporate debtors and secured and unsecured creditors with both contentious and non-contentious bankruptcy-related matters. Jointly heading the department: Sergio Yávar has substantial experience in insolvency proceedings and restructurings; and Benjamín Ferrada focuses on disputes surrounding bankruptcy proceedings, and assisting creditors with reorganisations. At associate level, Juan Luis Vial is also experienced in reorganisation and insolvency work, while Pablo Rioseco focuses on judicial procedures.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Sergio YávarGuerrero Olivos

Always providing good advice‘, the seven-member team at full-service firm Guerrero Olivos consistently acts before the civil, constitutional and arbitral courts for clients drawn from across a broad range of sectors; nevertheless, it is particularly noted for construction, energy, mining, and food and agribusiness-related disputes. The practice is led by Sergio Yávar, who specialises in highly complex civil and commercial trials and arbitrations, as well as insolvency proceedings; while Benjamín Ferrada handles civil and commercial lawsuits, constitutional claims, tax and regulatory litigation, and has an ‘outstanding ability to develop conflict management strategies‘. Constanza Urzúa and Andrés Cuevas are both active dispute resolution associates.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Firms to watch)

Guerrero Olivos‘ team is co-led by Sergio Yávar and Benjamín Ferrada, who both act in complex disputes, including high-profile arbitration cases; they are particularly active in arbitral matters in the highly regulated sectors, such as mining, real estate, infrastructure and energy.