Padilla, Ricardo

Ricardo Padilla

+56 2 2928 2213

His practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, and bankruptcy proceedings, before common and arbitration courts.


  • Several real estate and construction companies on negotiations and arbitrations due to damages related to construction contracts under lump-sum, EPC and EPCM modalities.
  • Global companies on trials related to unfair competition in industries such as commercial distribution, construction and IT.
  • A global energy company on negotiations and claims against regional authorities and Ministries of National Assets and Energy.
  • A global company on a non-contractual liability claim regarding control and risk proceedings inside their industry activity, before civil and higher courts.
  • Global companies on the new national bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. In particular on negotiations with creditors and receivers, and in action to set a transaction aside by virtue of Insolvency Law.


  • Teaching Assistant of the Master in Civil Patrimonial Law, Universidad Diego Portales (since 2017).
  • Member of the arbitrator’s body of Pro Bono Foundation (since 2016).
  • Member of the Executive Committee and Coordinator of the Civil Procedural Law Commission, Chilean Institute of Procedural Law (since 2013).
  • Assistant Professor and Lecturer of Civil Law, Universidad Diego Portales (since 2011).
  • Law Clerk of the Litigation Group, Carey (2010-2012).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Co-author of the article "The Primacy of the Contract Law before the Rules of Unfair Competition", Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado N° 28, Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation (2017).
  • Author of the article "An Anticipated Application of the Civil Procedural Code", Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado N° 26, Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation (2016).
  • Co-author of the article "The Unfair Competition in the Commercial Distribution Contract", Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado N° 22, Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation (2014).
  • Author of the article "For a Proper Application of Estoppels", Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado N° 20, Fernando Fueyo Laneri Foundation (2013).


  • Law, Universidad Diego Portales (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Continental Law Summer Course, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), France (2012).
  • Master of Patrimonial Civil Law, Universidad Diego Portales (2013).


  • Chile (2014).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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