Mr Ignacio Arteaga > Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados
El Golf 40
5th floor, Las Condes
Santiago de Chile
Ignacio Arteaga  photo

Work Department

Corporate M&A Law / Commercial Law / Regulatory Matters / Energy Law / Foreign Investments / Project Development / Arbitration.


Founding Partner of Arteaga Gorziglia  and co-head of the Corporate Group and co-head of the Energy Group.


Mr. Arteaga has over 27 years of professional experience, focusing his practice on electricity law, energy, commercial law and arbitration. He has advised numerous companies, national and foreign, in matters of energy law, regulatory matters, as well as in mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and corporate restructuring in various economic sectors.

He is an arbitrator of the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce since 2001. Chairman of the Social Union of Christian Businessmen, Executives and Entrepreneurs (USEC) in years 2017-2018. Member of the National Justice and Peace Commission since 2018.

Mr. Arteaga worked at Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos & Cía. (1995-2007) and  Clifford Chance, London (1997).  He also,  counts with an extensive teaching career, having served as Corporate Law professor of the course of business reorganization and M&A, and subsequently in Environmental Law, both at the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


Spanish, English


Chevening fellow (British Council Scholarship).

Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Member of the International Bar Association – IBA.




Lawyer, Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, graduated (1994). Master of Laws (LL.M.) The London School of Economics and Political Sciences, L.S.E. (1997). Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL) Harvard Law School, Negotiation Courses with the Professors Roger Fisher, Bruce Patton and Robert Mnookin (2000-2002). Post-graduate Diplomas in: Economic Administrative Law (Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006); Insolvency Law (Universidad de Chile, 2020); Electric Markets of the Future and its Regulation (Faculty of Engineering Universidad Católica, 2020); Artificial Intelligence and Law (Universidad Católica de Chile, 2021).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbons

(Leading individuals)

Ignacio ArteagaArteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados

The ‘very attentive‘ team at Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados is well known for its expertise in greenfield energy project developments. The 11-strong energy practice routinely negotiates power plant-related engineering, procurement, and construction agreements, as well as operation and maintenance contracts for solar and wind power plants. The firm is additionally active in regulatory and administrative proceedings before Chile’s energy authorities, and fields a go-to team for advice on electricity law regulations. The practice is jointly led by commercial, corporate and business law expert Ignacio Arteaga, who (in addition to arbitration) focuses on energy projects and related contractual matters, energy M&A, and project development and finance; and renewable energy project development and finance specialist Luciano Cruz. The second line of key advisers includes energy litigator María Fernanda Brahm; and recently-promoted director Cristián Carpentier, who advises on M&A and project finance involving renewable power plants and high-voltage transmission lines. In November 2022, former director and regulatory and environmental practice head Pedro Lagos C departed the firm for an in-house role at ACCIONA Energía.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

The sizeable corporate department at Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados houses experts in cross-border M&A transactions, predominantly in the energy, infrastructure and retail sectors. The team is also increasingly active in M&A deals involving digital companies, such as e-commerce operations and app-related start-ups. The group is led by Arnaldo Gorziglia, whose broad expertise encompasses M&A, corporate restructuring, capital markets, and infrastructure project financing; fellow name partner Ignacio Arteaga is a commercial, corporate and business specialist; while the ‘outstandingLuciano Cruz is a commercial law and energy expert. Also integral to the group, Andrés Ossandón is tax law head, while Cristián Carpentier -who was promoted to director in October 2022- has significant experience in M&A, and reorganisation and restructuring agreements.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure

Arteaga Gorziglia & Cia Abogados‘ sizeable corporate and project development practice routinely leads advice on the development, construction, financing and operation of transmission lines, wind and photovoltaic farms, and hydropower generation and thermoelectric power plants. Heading up the team, Arnaldo Gorziglia is a longstanding infrastructure project finance expert; while the broad practices of fellow name partner Ignacio Arteaga and Luciano Cruz also cover project development and finance work. Recently-promoted director Cristián Carpentier maintains an active energy and infrastructure project finance practice.