Molinari, Aldo

Aldo Molinari

+56 2 2928 2213

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Litigation Group. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and administrative and environmental regulatory litigation. He also has experience in domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration.


  • Melón on a lawsuit for environmental damage initiated by the fishermen's union of the Bay of Quinteros against all companies in the area.
  • Compañía Minera Nevada on claims filed before the First and Second Environmental Courts in relation to the Pascua Lama Project.
  • Sacyr, one of the largest construction companies in the world, on claims before the Technical Concession Board against the Ministry of Public Works and respective lawsuits before Arbitration Commissions.
  • Precision Pulley & Idler on an international commercial arbitration against Clark Ingeniería y Desarrollo, for breach of the declarations and contractual guarantees in the acquisition of a company in Chile.
  • Novartis on a civil complaint for damages initiated by Australis Mar, a salmon and other fish processing and commercialization company, claiming that a vaccine produced and sold by Novartis caused USD20 million in damages to its fish production during 2013.
  • Enel on cassation appeals in form and content deducted before the Supreme Court in relation to the water rights of Rapel Reservoire.
  • Aguas del Valle on an extracontractual civil liability lawsuit initiated by the residents of the city of Coquimbo.
  • A global medical device company on an arbitration before the ICC International Court of Arbitration of Paris.
  • Several hydroelectric projects on their legal defense due to constitutional remedies before the Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
  • A local company on the defense of an environmental damage claim related to a real estate project.
  • A global bank on its defense due to class action proceedings related to the Consumer Protection Act.
  • MetLife on the reorganization of its local entities which implied obtaining complex regulatory approvals. The counseling also included defending the legality of the deal, which was challenged by third parties.
  • AFP ProVida, a MetLife subsidiary and the largest pension plan manager in Chile, on a procedure concerning the annulment of the merger between AFP ProVida and MetLife. All actions were dismissed in favor of our client.


  • Recognized in Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Litigation and Arbitration, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation, Best Lawyers.
  • Best Undergraduate Professor Award, Universidad de Chile (2009).
  • Pedro Nicolás Montenegro Award. Ranked highest in his class.
  • Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation Award granted to the best thesis of the year (2002).


  • Visiting Attorney,  International Arbitration Office, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York (2013-2014).
  • Member of the Training and Continuing Education Committee of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2003).
  • Professor of Civil Law in several Chilean universities in undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Professor of the qualification and training program, Academia Judicial de Chile.
  • Professor of Introduction to American Law, Master of International Contracts, Universidad de Chile and American University Program.
  • Program Director, Seminar of Tort and Contractual Liability program, Universidad de Chile.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Co-author of the chapter "Chile: Trends and Developments" in the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation, Chambers and Partners (2019).
  • Co-author of the article “Some Elements of the Constructor’s Civil Liability. Special Emphasis in Fast Track Contracts.” Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado, Fundación Fernando Fueyo Laneri (2018).
  • Author of "Courts and Environmental Actions", Lecture Series, Chilean Bar Association (2017).
  • Author of the article "Tort Liability of Finance Leasing Companies", published in Studies of Private Law in recognition to Professor Gonzalo Figueroa Yáñez, Editorial Jurídica de Chile (2008).
  • Author of the book  "From the Civil Liability to the Damage Law and Civil Prevention of Damages", LexisNexis Chile (2004).
  • Author of several legal papers in Chilean and foreign law reviews.


  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Outstanding Internship Award, Judicial Assistance Corporation (2000).
  • LL.M., Columbia University (Beca Chile Scholarship) (2013).


  • Chile (2002).
  • New York (pending - Bar exam approved on February, 2015).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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