Ugarte & Correa is one of the most prestigious law firms in Chile. Our motto – «Passion, Strategy, Results»- reflects the way we work, which has allowed us to consistently obtain extraordinary results in solving our clients’ most complex problems in the areas of litigation, arbitration, and antitrust.
All the partners and senior associates of Ugarte & Correa have postgraduate studies in prestigious universities in the United States and Europe, and have worked for important international firms before forming or joining this firm.
Ugarte & Correa’s clients come mostly from the private sector, both national and international, particularly North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Our clients choose us for our clear and strategic approach, for the excellence of our work, and our obsession with creating solutions tailored to each client to resolve their conflicts effectively.
At Ugarte & Correa we meet the expectations of our clients, which is reflected in the strong and lasting bond that unites us.
National and International Arbitration
We are a leading team in Chile in arbitration, both national and international. Our partners and associates have represented both Chilean and transnational clients in proceedings conducted under the rules of the world’s leading arbitration centers, such as the International Chamber of Commerce, ICSID, CAM Santiago, the Lima Chamber of Commerce, and before Ad-hoc tribunals.
Our experience covers a wide range of economic sectors, including litigation against public or private entities in conflicts of energy, mining, construction, concessions, corporate, technology, real estate, regulatory, M&A, partitions, among others. This diversity, and our quest to understand the logic of the market in which our clients operate, allows us to design and implement a specific strategy for each dispute, depending on the needs of the case.
Additionally, members of our team have experience as arbitrators in civil and commercial litigation, highlighting their participation in both ad hoc tribunals and arbitral institutions.
Our litigation practice is active and dynamic. Over the years, we have achieved outstanding results in disputes conducted before ordinary and special courts, and before the Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Chile, as well as before administrative bodies.
Ugarte & Correa’s experience covers disputes framed in a broad spectrum of topics and activities, including commercial litigation (mining, construction, corporate disputes, energy, concessions and infrastructure, property rights, among others), regulated markets (filing of claims before authorities and disputes related to regulated activities), insolvency, inheritance matters, tort liability, enforcement of awards, antitrust disputes, among others. Our rigorous and committed work standard allows us to provide excellence in the analysis and processing of each case.
Ugarte & Correa has positioned itself as a key player in antitrust matters. We have represented national and international clients in some of the most emblematic antitrust cases in the history of Chile, including litigation related to cases of collusion, unfair competition and abuse of a dominant position, as well as merger control and application of the leniency program before the Chilean antitrust authority.
In litigation matters, Ugarte & Correa won the most important collusion case in the history of Chile and, both in this way and through the leniency program, has saved its clients millions of dollars in fines that the authority has sought to apply to them for alleged anti-competitive practices.
We cover all the diverse matters that make up the practice of competition, including the control of concentration operations, defense in investigations by the antitrust authority, class actions and damages, unfair competition, preventive advice and compliance.
Our experience in areas as diverse as mining, telecommunications, hygiene and health, food, energy, laboratories, agriculture, technology development, among others, allows us to directly and closely advise our clients, or inform and integrate ourselves into the work of its internal and external legal advisors, both in Chile and abroad.