Roberto Villaseca

+56 2 2928 2213

His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, both before ordinary and special litigation courts, bankruptcy and insolvency issues and international trade disputes.


  • Moly-Cop Chile on an anti-dumping investigation before the Comisión Antidistorsiones, obtaining a definitive 5.6% anti-dumping duty on the imports of grinding balls of Chinese origin with a diameter under 4 inches.
  • Agrofoods Central Valley Chile on a judicial reorganization proceeding to restructure liabilities exceeding USD65 million, approved by 100% of its creditors, including Banco de Chile, Banco BICE, Rabofinance, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones and Banco Security, for a syndicated loan of approx. USD40 million, other national banks and multiple suppliers.
  • Liberty Chile Seguros Generales on an arbitration dispute with an important infrastructure company, related to insurance coverage.
  • Nueva Unión, a major mining company owned by Teck Resources and Newmont Goldcorp, on surface rights and land disputes in Northern Chile.
  • Universidad Católica de Chile and related companies on the reorganization process of Isapre MasVida, the largest to ever take place in Chile.
  • An electricity generation company on an arbitration with an important mining company, related to a PPA from a photovoltaic plant in northern Chile, in which the claim of the mining company to terminate the contract was rejected.
  • A mining company on a negotiation with one of its contractors in insolvency, which allowed the continuation of works and the development of a USD5 billion mining project.
  • Fundación Social, a Colombian Foundation, on the purchase from J.P. Morgan of a participation equivalent to 18.8% in the Colombian bank Banco Caja Social (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett).


  • Recognized in Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation Latin America.
  • Recognized in Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring, Top Ranked Legal.


  • Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2016).
  • International Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York (2015-2016).
  • Research Assistant, Professor Richard R.W. Brooks, Columbia University (2014-2015).
  • Teaching Assistant of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2012-2014).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the New York Bar Association.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • LL.M., Columbia University (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (Fulbright and Beca Chile scholarship) (2015).


  • Chile (2012).
  • New York (2016).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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