Mr PEDRO RENCORET > Pellegrini & Rencoret Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Pellegrini & Rencoret Abogados
Av. Isidora Goyenechea 3621
piso 5, Las Condes

Work Department




Antitrust and regulated markets
Civil and Comercial litigation
Consumer Law
Domestic and international arbitration


Academic Activities

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile:
    Professor of Procedural Law (since 2016)

    Professor of Reform to Civil Procedure (2015)
    Professor of Economic Analysis of Law (2015)

  • Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez:
    Professor of Procedural Law (2011 – 2014)

  • Universidad Finis Terrae:
    Professor of Competition and Antitrust Law (since 2010)

  • Universidad de Chile:
    Assistant of Economic Analysis of Law (2003 – 2006)

Other Activities

  • Member of the Ethics Court of the Chilean Bar Association

  • Secretary of the Antitrust Comission of the Chilean Bar Association (since 2012)

  • Member of the Commission for reforming the Chilean Commercial Code, committee on Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Consumer Law. Universidad de Chile, Law School (2016-2017)

  • Representative of the Pontificia Universidad Católica at the Class Actions Seminar organized by JSCA (2016)


  • Voted Best Competition Lawyer under 40, en Revista Capital

  • Listed in , as one of the foremost practitioners in this area under 45

  • Highlighted in Competition and Antitrust by Chambers and Partners

  • Listed as Highly Recommended by Global Competition Review

  • Highlighted by The Legal 500 in Competition/Antitrust and Dispute Resolution

  • Winner of the first thesis contest on competition matters of the National Economic Prosecutor

  • Fulbright Scholar

  • Becas Chile Scholarship

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Measuring the Competitive Effects of Loyalty Discounts, presented at the 9th Workshop on Industrial Organization, international symposium organized by ISCI, with the collaboration of the FNE and CRESSCE

  • Speaker at the Symposium on the Proposal of a New Commercial Law: Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Consumer Law, organized by the P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

  • “Cartel Regulation – Chile”. Latin Lawyer. Co-author (2014).

  • “Restricting Trade Dress: The Case of Video Games”. Industrial Organization: Productivity, Innovation & Technology eJournal, Vol. 6, No. 9

  • “La Discriminación de Precios en la Jurisprudencia Chilena”. Estudios de Libre Competencia, Consumidor y Regulación. Librotecnia & Centro de Libre Competencia UC. Co-author

  • “ICSID Jurisdiction on Disputes Arising Out of Construction Contracts”
    Available at SSRN:

  • Getting the Deal Through, Vertical Agreements: Capítulo de Chile. Law Business Research Ltd. Co-author

  • The Merger Control Review. Capítulo de Chile. Law Business Research Ltd. Co-author


Spanish and English


Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Derecho (2006). Summa cum laude
The University of Chicago Law School, Master of Laws (2013)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Pedro RencoretPellegrini & Cía.

Boutique law firm Pellegrini & Cía. specialises in competition and antitrust, including dispute resolution. The team fields six attorneys (including three partners) who are widely respected for their experience in cases and investigations involving exclusionary practices, cartels, mergers and regulatory proceedings. It is also particularly active in the design and implementation of compliance programs for multinational and local companies. Both well-known and highly regarded figures, Julio Pellegrini is a former President of the Chilean Bar Association’s Antitrust/Competition Commission, and Pedro Rencoret is a specialist in antitrust litigation and regulated markets. Strong support at associate level is provided by Fernando Gazzella (who joined from Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr in 2019), Diego Ramos and María Jesús Cifuentes. However, competition and antitrust litgation specialist Fransciso Blavi left to establish his own firm in mid-2020.  Since publication, the firm has reorganised as Pellegrini & Rencoret Abogados (effective as of February 2021), with Ramos concurrently ascending to the partnership.

Chile > Dispute resolution

Notwithstanding the September 2020 departure of former practice co-head Francisco Blavi to join what is now Coz Jofré & Blavi Abogados, competition and disputes boutique Pellegrini & Cía. is an impressive proposition. The nine-strong team is led by name partner and practice head Julio Pellegrini, a commercial litigation and arbitration specialist who handles contractual claims, torts and class actions, and has particular expertise in construction contract litigation. Fellow partner Pedro Rencoret is highly-regarded for litigation and arbitration-related contractual claims, unfair competition and disputes with a significant economic aspect. Headline mandates include acting as co-counsel to consortium Constructora Nuevo Maipo (Hochtief and CMC Di Ravenna), in twin ICC arbitrations against Alto Maipo and AES related to the construction of the Alto Maipo Project. Other matters included representing Claro Chile in an Appeals Court petition and related Constitutional Court proceedings in relation to an administrative decision freezing spectrum concessions. Impressive senior associate Fernando Zúñiga has considerable breadth to his disputes practice and is a name to note. Since publication, the firm has reorganised as Pellegrini & Rencoret Abogados (effective as of February 2021), with Zúñiga concurrently ascending to the partnership.