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 > Consumer and advertising law

At Chile’s largest law firm Carey, the eight-strong, specialised advertising and consumer law department is experienced in consumer protection litigation, advertisement and marketing campaigns, e-commerce, safety policies and recalls, revision of standard form agreements, and the import and commercialisation of products into the Chilean market, among others. In addition, the firm’s broad dispute resolution practice handles product liability, misleading advertisements and class actions, including longstanding assistance with procedures that involve Chile’s Consumer Law Authority (SERNAC) and other relevant authorities. The partners to note are Guillermo Carey, whose role also includes being co-head of the firm’s IP, IT and life sciences practices, and venture capital/private equity groups, along with co-head of the firm’s litigation practice Aldo Molinari. Senior associate María José Martabit effectively co-leads the team; strongly specialised in consumer matters, she also has litigation experience. Fellow senior Cristina Busquets also has extensive consumer experience but is now primarily dedicated to food law and as such operates from the firm’s regulatory practice.

Chile > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

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The 22-strong practice at full-service market mainstay Carey has successfully litigated on behalf of global corporations, financial institutions, local companies, foreign investors and the Republic of Chile, among others. The department houses extensive experience in national and international commercial and investment arbitration across a wide range of sectors, including media, construction, energy, mining and pharmaceuticals. Its four co-heads are commercial arbitration specialist Gonzalo Fernández; insolvency, bankruptcy and construction disputes expert, Ricardo Reveco; environmental disputes and commercial arbitration specialist Aldo Molinari; and Juan Carlos Riesco, who is recommended for antitrust and regulatory litigation and arbitration, cover the waterfront of disputes matters. Strong support is provided by senior associate Alvaro Carreño, who runs the office’s day-to-day white-collar crime practice, and associates Roberto Villaseca and Mónica Pérez, who are members of the litigation and arbitration groups respectively.

Chile > Environment

At full-service market stalwart Carey, the 11-strong environmental practice is led by regulatory specialist Rafael Vergara, water law expert Alberto Cardemil and environmental litigator Aldo Molinari. The team advises clients on administrative disputes, litigation, audits, land use and environmental responsibility. It also assists with obtaining Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA)-related permits, due diligence processes, compliance with international standards, financing, and legislation surrounding indigenous people, particularly the application of The Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (an international labour organisation convention). Former practice director Felipe Meneses left the firm in January 2020 to co-found LAWGIC Abogados, and was replaced in his role by senior associates Julio Recordon and Manuel José Barros. Other associates to note are water practice and agribusiness group member, Tomás de la Maza, and administrative and regulatory litigator Tomás Darricades.