Mr Aldo Molinari > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Litigation / Arbitration / Environmental Law and Litigation / Consumer Law and Advertisement.


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Litigation Group.


His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and administrative and environmental regulatory litigation. He also has experience in domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration.

Recognized in Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Litigation and Arbitration, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation, Best Lawyers.
Best Undergraduate Professor Award, Universidad de Chile (2009).
Pedro Nicolás Montenegro Award. Ranked highest in his class.
Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation Award granted to the best thesis of the year (2002).

Co-author of the chapter “Chile: Trends and Developments” in the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation, Chambers and Partners (2019).
Co-author of the article “Some Elements of the Constructor’s Civil Liability. Special Emphasis in Fast Track Contracts.” Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado, Fundación Fernando Fueyo Laneri (2018).
Author of “Courts and Environmental Actions”, Lecture Series, Chilean Bar Association (2017).
Author of the article “Tort Liability of Finance Leasing Companies”, published in Studies of Private Law in recognition to Professor Gonzalo Figueroa Yáñez, Editorial Jurídica de Chile (2008).
Author of the book “From the Civil Liability to the Damage Law and Civil Prevention of Damages”, LexisNexis Chile (2004).
Author of several legal papers in Chilean and foreign law reviews.


Spanish and English.


Visiting Attorney, International Arbitration Office, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York (2013-2014).
Member of the Training and Continuing Education Committee of the Chilean Bar Association.
Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2003).
Professor of Civil Law in several Chilean universities in undergraduate and graduate programs.
Professor of the qualification and training program, Academia Judicial de Chile.
Professor of Introduction to American Law, Master of International Contracts, Universidad de Chile and American University Program.
Program Director, Seminar of Tort and Contractual Liability program, Universidad de Chile.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
Outstanding Internship Award, Judicial Assistance Corporation (2000).
LL.M., Columbia University (Beca Chile Scholarship) (2013).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Environment

Full-service legal powerhouse Carey houses a 12-strong environmental, indigenous and regulatory practice that consistently assists with environmental impact assessments (EIAs), as well as environmental sanctioning-proceedings for clients from a diverse range of industries, such as mining, energy, infrastructure, water utilities, aquaculture and agriculture. The firm has also developed a combined environmental litigation team alongside the dispute resolution group (co-led by partner Aldo Molinari) that handles complex administrative disputes and environmental litigation, including defence before the environmental courts. In addition to Molinari, the practice is co-led by Rafael Vergara, who has vast experience in regulatory and environmental evaluation processes, due diligence and audits; and Alberto Cardemil , head of the water and agribusiness practices. Providing strong senior associate-level support are Manuel José Barros and Julio Recordon (who ‘gives complete advice on environmental issues‘); both handle a range of environmental and indigenous law, territorial planning and project-related regulatory matters. Former practice director Felipe Meneses and senior associate Tomás Darricades to Lawgic Abogados and Moreno Sáez & Avilés, respectively, during the course of 2020.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

Aldo MolinariCarey

The largest law firm in Chile, full-service market stalwart Carey is widely respected for its participation in the country’s most significant and complex cases. The 25-strong practice group is co-led by four figures: Gonzalo Fernández, who is recognised as one of Chile’s top litigators; Aldo Molinari, who focuses on civil and commercial litigation along with administrative and environmental regulatory disputes; Ricardo Reveco, a specialist in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings and construction disputes; and Juan Carlos Riesco, whose broad practice includes litigation, antitrust and regulatory litigation. Recent highlights include Fernández’s representation of major casino corporation Sun Dreams in three suits against the Chilean Gambling Regulator (Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego), regarding the renewal of casinos’ operational licenses in Chile. Notable support at associate level is provided by Roberto Villaseca and Mónica Pérez, who focus on civil and commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Full-service legal giant Carey fields a sizeable, 23-strong, arbitration practice that has extensive experience in national and international commercial and investment arbitrations; the ‘top-notch‘ team acts before a range of local and international institutions, such as CAM Santiago, ICC and ICSID, as well as under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules. The practice’s attorneys are also experienced in arbitrating disputes in the media, construction, energy, mining and pharmaceuticals sectors (among others). Appointed by the ICC as a member of the ICA in Paris for the 2018-2021 term, Gonzalo Fernández co-leads the practice with Aldo Molinari, who handles environmental disputes and commercial arbitration; Ricardo Reveco (insolvency, bankruptcy proceedings and construction disputes); and Juan Carlos Riesco, whose broad practice includes national and international arbitration. Key associate support comes from the experienced Roberto Villaseca and Mónica Pérez.

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

Carey‘s dedicated advertising and consumer law practice is highly rated for its experience in consumer protection litigation, advertising and marketing campaigns, safety policies and recalls, and revision of standard form agreements and abusive clauses; it also houses specialists on the import and commercialisation of products into the Chilean market, as well as on e-commerce matters. Furthermore, it also has broad litigation expertise in relation to product liability, misleading advertisements and class actions, along with longstanding experience of procedures involving SERNAC. The key practitioners are Guillermo Carey, whose broad practice includes being co-head of the firm’s IP, IT, venture capital, private equity and life-science departments; co-head of the firm’s litigation practice Aldo Molinari; and senior associate María José Martabit, who focuses on digital marketing, product liability, recalls, adhesion contracts, and e-commerce platforms. Fellow senior Cristina Busquets has moved towards regulatory and life-science matters, but the practice can also call on a group of associates -including Eduardo Reveco– dedicated to advertising legislation and consumer regulation. Since publication, Martabit has left the firm, effective October 2021.