Isidora Goyenechea 2800, las Condes Piso 42 755-0647 Santiago, Chile
Tel:(+56 2)29282200, Fax:(+56 2)29282200, E-mail:

Juan Carlos Riesco

Associate Carey Isidora Goyenechea 2800, piso 43, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
tel.+56 2 2928 2203


Member of Carey’s Litigation Group. His practice is focused mainly on civil and commercial litigation, antitrust and regulatory litigation, as well as national and international arbitration.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Degree on Modern Civil and Commercial Rules for Contracting, Universidad de Chile (2008).
  • LL.M., UC Berkeley (2013).

Activities and Memberships

  • Foreign associate, International Arbitration practice, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington DC (2014).
  • Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello (2009-2012).
  • Advisory Committee of the Chilean Institute of Procedural Law (since 2011).
  • Professor, Civil Procedure Reform Diploma, Universidad Católica de Chile. (2011)
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Chile (2007).


Spanish and English.

Recent Representative Experience

  • Republic of Chile on an interpretation proceeding pursued by Victor Pey and Fundación Presidente Allende before the same ICSID arbitrational panel which rendered an award favorable to Chile in October of 2016. In such award, the panel found that Chile did not owe anything to the claimants for the confiscation of a newspaper (El Clarín) which took place in the early seventies and which claimants allege Mr. Pey had owned. Claimants have been unsuccessfully seeking a compensation of US$799 million since the early nineties in several proceedings before ICSID.
  • Energía Llaima on the preparation of its water rights strategy for the development of Central Hidroeléctrica Hueñivales Project, for approx. USD50 million.
  • Metro 6, an affiliate of Salini-Impregilo, the largest constructor company in Italy, on an arbitration procedure initiated after Metro, unilaterally terminated the construction agreement for a new subway line and expelled the constructor from the works. The settlement reached was extremely favorable for Salini-Impregilo.
  • Energía Coyanco on a lawsuit for the legal constitution of easements for an aqueduct for El Canelo de San José Project. This project consists in the construction of a hydroelectric power station in the Maipo River, for at least USD50 million.

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