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

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

Work Department

Energy Law / Project Development / Corporate M&A Law / Real Estate / Competition and Antitrust


Partner of Arteaga Gorziglia and head of  Real Estate Group  and co-head of  Energy Group.


Mr. Cruz has over 23 years of experience in commercial and financial transactions, development of real estate/urban projects, as well as energy projects (including EPC and PPA contracts), mergers and acquisitions.

He specializes in initial public offers of corporations in stock exchanges, public tender offers both in Chile and in the US, antitrust, engineering, construction and procurement contracts (EPC) of electric power generation plants, transmission lines and LNG regasification terminals; power purchase agreements (PPA).

Mr. Cruz is professor of Civil Law at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Honored by Chile’s Ministry of Justice for his outstanding professional practice (2001).

Before joining Arteaga Gorziglia, he worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York (2006-2007) and Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos (2001-2005).


Spanish, English


Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Member of the International Bar Association – IBA.


Lawyer. Master of Laws (LL.M.), Duke University, U.S.A. (2006). Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, graduated (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

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.

Chile > Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbons

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.