Juan Ignacio Alarcón


+56 2 2928 2366

His practice focuses on administrative, constitutional and regulatory law, advising several national and international clients, as well as public entities and state-owned enterprises on all sorts of matters directly or indirectly related to the public sector in Chile, including concessions, public procurement, negotiation and development of public-private associations, litigation before Chilean administrative bodies, ordinary and special courts of justice, the Chilean Public Procurement Court and the Chilean Constitutional Court, legal defense against sanctions imposed by public entities, advice on sectoral regulations in various markets, regarding public policies and legislative matters, as well as issues related to the Chilean Transparency Law.


  • A renowned Singaporean conglomerate, specialized in engineering and technology and one of the biggest contractors in Asia, on its participation in several international bids for the construction of the new line 7 of Santiago’s public transportation underground system (Metro).
  • One of the largest Municipalities of Santiago on a litigation procedure before the Constitutional Court, against a group of residents opposing the construction of public housing on the vicinity of their gated community.
  • One of the largest infrastructure concessionaires in Chile on an analysis of potential actions to be exercised with respect to the concession and right of exploitation of duty-free shops at Santiago's international airport.
  • Codelco, a state-owned mining company and the world's largest copper producer, on a litigation procedure before the Constitutional Court filed by terminated workers involved in irregularities regarding insurance contracts, during their period as union leaders, successfully achieving the claim to be declared inadmissible.
  • One of the country's largest telecommunications companies on a special “inapplication” trial before the Constitutional Court, to avoid the collection of excessive benefits accrued during years of inactivity by the labor court and the plaintiff.
  • A leading pharmaceutical company, dedicated to the production of biological medication, on a process before the Council for Transparency regarding a request for information made by individuals through the Law of Access to Public Information.


  • Journal reviewer of the Chilean Journal of Law and Technology of the Informatics, Law Center of Studies, Universidad de Chile (since 2014).
  • Senior Research Analyst, Chambers & Partners, London (2018-2021).
  • Chief of Staff, Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication (2014-2016).
  • Professor of Transparency in the Public Administration, Universidad de las Américas (2012-2013).
  • Professor of Personal Data Protection, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello (2012-2013).
  • Legal Counsel, Council for Transparency (2010-2014).
  • Professional Internship at the Spanish Data Protection Agency, Madrid (2010).
  • Legal Counsel, Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (2007-2009).
  • Legal Counsel, Bank of Chile (2004-2007).


  • Speaker, conference on “Personal Data Protection: New trends in Chile and in Comparative Law” organized by the Informatics Law Centre of Studies, Universidad de Chile (2014).
  • Speaker, XI Spanish American Meeting of Personal Data Protection organized by the Spanish American Network of Data Protection and the Spanish Agency of Data Protection, Cartagena de Indias (2013).



  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
  • Degree in Constitutional Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2008).
  • Master of Arts in Human Rights, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Beca Chile scholarship) (2010).
  • Master of Science in Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (Chevening scholarship) (2017).


  • Chile (2004).


  • Spanish.
  • English.
  • German.

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