Mónica Pérez


+56 2 2928 2203

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm's Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, domestic and international commercial arbitration, on matters including contracts, torts, corporations, consumer protection law, unfair competition, distribution agreements, international commerce, secured transactions, and environmental law, among others. Her practice also includes pre-litigious advice to national and international clients in the fields of mining, insurance, energy, automotive and retail, among others.


  • A relevant energy company on a successful relief petition before the Court of Appeals, confirmed by the Supreme Court, against a livestock company, due to closures carried out on access roads to the place where it is developing a green hydrogen project.
  • A financial company from an international holding on its defense in a class action filed by the National Consumer Agency (SERNAC).
  • A worldwide laboratory on its defense in a class action for collective and diffuse interest filed by a consumer association based on an alleged infringement of consumer safety regulations established in the Consumer Protection Law.
  • Two laboratories of an international holding company on a successful settlement agreement with a consumer association that ended a class action for alleged product liability.
  • A major international insurance company on its successful defense in two arbitrations before the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Centre (CAM), for contractual liability claimed by an insurance broker for USD14 million.
  • A photovoltaic energy projects multinational on its successful defense in a lawsuit to determine damages for USD6 million for breach of contract against it.
  • A global medical devices company on its defense before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.
  • An international company on an arbitration before the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Santiago Chamber of Commerce, related to a distribution agreement for USD20 million.
  • Domestic and foreign companies on contractual matters and tort claims before ordinary courts and arbitrators.
  • International companies on lawsuits related to conflicts on public and private tenders before ordinary courts and special courts.
  • A mining company on a settlement with all the creditors to prevent the bankruptcy, for a total debt of USD60 million.
  • An international bank on its legal defense related to a collective action under the Consumer Protection Law.
  • An important community of co-owners on its successful defense for a protection claim initiated against it by neighboring residents, requesting the entry, use and free circulation of the community internal roads.


  • Recognized in Dispute Resolution: Litigation; and Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation Latin America.


  • Member of the panel of young arbitrators, Mediation and Arbitration Center (CAM), Santiago Chamber of Commerce (since 2023).
  • Member of the Chilean Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) (since 2023).
  • Professor of the Postgraduate Degree in Consumer Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2022).
  • Member of the List of Arbitrators of the Court of Appeals of Santiago (2019-2020).
  • Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2019).
  • Teaching Assistant of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (2018-2019).
  • International Visiting Attorney, Litigation and Arbitration Group, Pérez-Llorca, Madrid (2017).
  • Teaching Assistant of Commercial Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (2011-2016).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Alabama State Bar Association, United States of America.
  • Member of Cal Alumni Association, University of California, Berkeley.


  • Co-author of “New reporting duties regarding ESG standards and possible scenarios of shareholder litigation under Chilean law”, International Bar Association (IBA) (2023).
  • Author of the Chilean chapter of the Crisis Management guide, Lexology, Getting the Deal Through (2023).


  • Panelist in the Seminar "Sernac te protege" Bill, Consumer Law Program, Universidad de Chile (2023).
  • Panelist in the Seminar "Litigation problems in consumer matters", Consumer Law Program, Universidad de Chile (2023).
  • Speaker at the V International Conference Women in Arbitration, Peruvian Institute of Arbitration (IPA) (2023).
  • Panelist in the Seminar "Ethics, advertising self-regulation and law", Consumer Law Program, Universidad de Chile (2023).
  • Qualifying Judge, "II International Moot of Negotiation and Civil and Commercial Mediation", Madrid, Spain (2017).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley (Beca Chile scholarship) (2017).


  • Chile (2011).
  • Alabama, United States (2019).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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