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Karl Conrads

Litigation, Domestic and International Arbitration

Karl Conrads

Litigation, Domestic and International Arbitration

Profile

Karl specializes in international and domestic arbitrations, and litigation, mainly in the field of construction, energy, mining and financing.

His recent experience includes national and international arbitrations based in various forums in Chile and abroad.

Karl has been an assistant of the Administrative, Constitutional and Roman Law courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Additionally, his work on international arbitration, power purchase agreements and liability has been published in Chile and abroad.

Previously, Karl was an associate in the PPU arbitration team since 2016.

Credentials

Studies
Law Degree (LL.B.), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Academic activities
1. Administrative Law Teacher Assistant (2014 – present)
2. Civil Law Teacher Assistant (2014 – 2018)
3. Constitutional Law Teacher Assistant (2012 – 2013)
4. Roman Law Teacher Assistant (2011 – 2013)
5. Collaborator in the Fondecyt Project «The Chilean Administrative Law in the period of the nineteenth-century substantive codification (1861-1890)»

Acknowledgments
Diploma of Honor (2014 and 2010), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 

Publications
1. “Contractual rights’ protection in international arbitration against interference from third non-signatory parties ” Spain Arbitration Review (No. 32), Wolters Kluwers Arbitration and Dialnet

 2. “Equality before the Law and Indigenous Law: a Matter of Fundamental Rights” First Inter-University Congress on Constitutional and Economic Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2013)

3. «A Contemporary Perspective in the Revision of Power Purchase Agreement in Light of Unforeseen Circumstances» Chilean Journal of Private Law (N ° 34)

Relevant Experience

Domestic arbitration. Energy Litigation. Representation of a mining company against a power plant for differences arising from a power purchase agreement. USD $350 million. 

Domestic arbitration. Energy Litigation. Representation of a mining company against an electric holding company for differences arising from the construction of a solar power plant, a power purchase agreement and a call option. USD $220 million.

Domestic arbitration. Energy Litigation. Representation of an energy distribution company against an energy company for differences arising from tendered power purchase agreements. USD $80 million.

International arbitration. Construction Litigation. Representation of a construction company against a subcontractor for differences arising from the construction of a refinery plant. USD $100 million.

International arbitration. Construction Litigation. Representation of a construction company against an investment fund for differences arising from an investment framework agreement. USD $80 million. 

Concession litigation. Representation in civil lawsuit of a company that owns cemeteries, against the concessionaire, for differences arising from the concession contract. USD $60 million.

Domestic arbitration. Construction litigation. Representation of a foreign company against a subcontractor for differences arising from the construction of a thermoelectric power plant. USD $40 million.

Karl specializes in international and domestic arbitrations, and litigation, mainly in the field of construction, energy, mining and financing.

His recent experience includes national and international arbitrations based in various forums in Chile and abroad.

Karl has been an assistant of the Administrative, Constitutional and Roman Law courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Additionally, his work on international arbitration, power purchase agreements and liability has been published in Chile and abroad.

Previously, Karl was an associate in the PPU arbitration team since 2016.

Studies
Law Degree (LL.B.), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Academic activities
1. Administrative Law Teacher Assistant (2014 – present)
2. Civil Law Teacher Assistant (2014 – 2018)
3. Constitutional Law Teacher Assistant (2012 – 2013)
4. Roman Law Teacher Assistant (2011 – 2013)
5. Collaborator in the Fondecyt Project «The Chilean Administrative Law in the period of the nineteenth-century substantive codification (1861-1890)»

Acknowledgments
Diploma of Honor (2014 and 2010), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 

Publications
1. “Contractual rights’ protection in international arbitration against interference from third non-signatory parties ” Spain Arbitration Review (No. 32), Wolters Kluwers Arbitration and Dialnet

 2. “Equality before the Law and Indigenous Law: a Matter of Fundamental Rights” First Inter-University Congress on Constitutional and Economic Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2013)

3. «A Contemporary Perspective in the Revision of Power Purchase Agreement in Light of Unforeseen Circumstances» Chilean Journal of Private Law (N ° 34)

Domestic arbitration. Energy Litigation. Representation of a mining company against a power plant for differences arising from a power purchase agreement. USD $350 million. 

Domestic arbitration. Energy Litigation. Representation of a mining company against an electric holding company for differences arising from the construction of a solar power plant, a power purchase agreement and a call option. USD $220 million.

Domestic arbitration. Energy Litigation. Representation of an energy distribution company against an energy company for differences arising from tendered power purchase agreements. USD $80 million.

International arbitration. Construction Litigation. Representation of a construction company against a subcontractor for differences arising from the construction of a refinery plant. USD $100 million.

International arbitration. Construction Litigation. Representation of a construction company against an investment fund for differences arising from an investment framework agreement. USD $80 million. 

Concession litigation. Representation in civil lawsuit of a company that owns cemeteries, against the concessionaire, for differences arising from the concession contract. USD $60 million.

Domestic arbitration. Construction litigation. Representation of a foreign company against a subcontractor for differences arising from the construction of a thermoelectric power plant. USD $40 million.