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Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

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Reymond & Cía

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Rodrigo Riquelme has specialized in litigations and national and international arbitrations on infrastructure and construction matters related to the public and private sectors. 

His practice in public law includes advice in public contracts, private and public concessions, sanitary concessions, energy, administrative law and public law in general. Dispute resolution in domestic and international litigations and arbitrations in matters of infrastructure, concessions and large construction and engineering projects. 
Specialty is public and administrative law


Partner. Has been featured in the category Dispute Resolution by the most prestigious international guides and rankings Leaders League, LACCA Latin American Corporate Counsel Association 2018 among others.


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (LLB, 2002) 
LLM 2014 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Universidad de Salamanca, España (LLM 2012)


Spanish, English, French


Member of the Chilean Bar Association AG., Member of the Society of Construction Law, the Latin American Arbitration Association, and the International Bar Association and the Spanish Arbitration Club and ObCP.


Construction Law Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Advising both local and foreign companies, Reymond & Cía stands out for complex litigation and arbitration disputes involving infrastructure, construction, public works and mining concessions. The firm has significantly strengthened its contentious capabilities with the hire of two partners over the course of the last year. Recognised litigators and practice co-heads Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yáñez can now draw on the additional specialist contentious construction expertise of Camilo Silva Correa and César Andrés Pérez, who joined the firm from engineering company Salfacorp in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Recent matters include representing Autopista Vespucio Oriente in an $8.5m demand against the Chilean state; Hospital Regional de Talca in a $47m case against the national Servicio de Salud; and Besalco in a $21m suit against Grupo Penta regarding the construction of a real estate project. The firm has also substantially increased its cohort of associates with five new hires, Ignacio Vargas Roco foremost among them for contentious matters.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

The practice group at Reymond & Cía handles all aspects of infrastructure projects, construction and public work concessions, as well as project-related arbitration, litigation and mediation. Typical market segments include penitentiaries, energy, airport, highways, desalination plants and mining. Alfonso Reymond Larraín, Rodrigo Riquelme Yáñez and Camilo Silva Correa are highly rated.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Reymond & Cía is experienced in the public law issues surrounding infrastructure and construction projects, public works and mining concessions, including contentious matters and international public law. Alfonso Reymond Larraín, Rodrigo Riquelme Yáñez and Camilo Silva Correa are highly rated.

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