Mr Juan Pablo Riesco > Prieto Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Prieto Abogados
Alonso de Córdova 4355 (piso 15)
Vitacura
Santiago
Chile

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Public Law

Position

Counsel

Career

Juan Pablo Riesco has been an associate lawyer of Prieto since 2015.

He is part of the Litigation team and part of the Public Law team of Prieto, combining active professional practice and litigation activity. He has 10 years of experience involved in administrative, judicial and regulatory matters and counselling major international and national companies in all they regulated and administrative matters.

He is actively involved in the defense of diverse clients in civil and commercial proceedings before regular and arbitration courts. He has also been legal counsel in proceedings before administrative and regulatory authorities.

Juan Pablo holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2010. He also holds a postgraduate Diploma’s degree in Antitrust, Economy, Law and Regulation at Centro de Libre Competencia de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2013. In 2019, he finished a Master of Laws (LL.M), Regulatory mention, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, with maximum distinction.

He is also ranked at Legal 500.

Before becoming lawyer of Prieto, he worked at Eyzaguirre y Cía. and at Yávar y Silva.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Law Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2010.

Master in Laws, Regulatory mention, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2019.

Diploma Economics, Law and Regulation of Antitrust, at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Rising stars)

Juan Pablo RiescoPrieto Abogados

Deploying ‘solid strategies that achieve good results‘, Prieto Abogados‘ six-member dispute resolution group frequently acts before both ordinary courts and arbitrators in disputes concerning the energy, construction, real estate and retail industries; moreover, it is increasingly active in insurance, transportation, healthcare, telecoms, and banking-related claims. The group is also active in public law litigation. The practice is co-led by real estate, construction and antitrust litigator Fernando Samaniego, and arbitration expert Alberto González V. Experienced counsel Juan Pablo Riesco handles public law, consumer rights, real estate, construction and energy matters, but senior associate Cristóbal Jiménez left to pursue his LLM in March 2021. Former practice co-head Claudio Undurraga  passed away in July 2022.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

The seven-member arbitration practice at Prieto Abogados, routinely acts in retail, energy, construction and real estate-related arbitrations; its recent workload also includes insurance, transportation, healthcare, telecoms and banking matters. The practice is co-led by Fernando Samaniego, whose experience includes acting as sole arbitrator in construction disputes as well as acting as party counsel; and arbitration specialist Alberto González V, who ‘has superior legal skills‘. The ‘always availableJuan Pablo Riesco was promoted to of counsel in November 2021; but former senior associate Cristóbal Jiménez left to pursue an LLM in the UK. Former practice co-head Claudio Undurraga  passed away in July 2022.

Chile > Public law

(Rising stars)

Juan Pablo RiescoPrieto Abogados

Prieto Abogados‘ ‘very good‘ ten-strong practice has broad experience in public law-related dispute resolution, sanctioning proceedings, regulatory-review issues during transactions, and clients’ relations with authorities. Clients additionally benefit from the team’s ongoing analysis of new rulings and regulations. Elevated to the partnership in January 2022, environmental law specialist Agustín Martorell regularly assists companies before governmental authorities and agencies, including advising on permitting issues, administrative procedures, environmental judicial actions and environmental assessment processes. Former counsel Juan Pablo Riesco (‘an exceptional lawyer with in-depth knowledge‘) was promoted to director of the firm’s administrative litigation practice in December 2021, and routinely advises national and international companies on contentious regulatory and administrative matters.