Cristián Gandarillas Litigation - Chile

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Aninat Schwencke & Cía
Av. Los Conquistadores 1700
16 Floor Santiago

Tel: (562) 22887 2200
Fax: (562) 887 22 99


Partner Cristián Gandarillas has an extensive experience in litigation, civil and commercial arbitration, bankruptcy and insolvency restructuring procedures, and antitrust litigation. Prior to joining to the firm, he was a senior associate at Claro y Cía., specialized in litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy and antitrust matters. He also was the Chief Legal Counsel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministerio del Interior) of the Republic of Chile in charge of judicial and legislations issues (2010 -2011).

Currently, Mr. Gandarillas is a professor of the Master of Laws at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and of Civil Law at the same university. He also is a Member of the Bankruptcy Advisory Expert Panel of the Chilean Superintendence of Bankruptcy and an external legal counsel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministerio del Interior) of the Republic of Chile.

Litigation Law Practice:

The trial practice group of Aninat Schwencke & Cía. boasts a unique distinguishing advantage: all groups in the firm collaborate to develop the strategy and defense for trials and alternative dispute resolutions. This interaction and fluidity allows the Litigation team to analyze a case or dispute from all legal perspectives and with all possible legal ramifications in mind, whether related to Financial, Corporate, Tax or Labor Law.

The majority of attorneys in the Litigation group have masters degrees from the United States and Europe and have worked throughout Europe, the United States and South America. The firm also maintains a permanent program with at least one Foreign Associate, who contributes experience and expertise in matters of comparative law and foreign precedent, principally in the fields of Antitrust and Financial Regulation.

Out litigation practice is not only focused on trials and proceedings themselves. The firm also advises our clients on planning transactions and commercial agreements in order to preventatively assess and avoid behavior that could expose the client to antitrust charges, regulatory infractions, labor contingencies and other liabilities. As such we have developed compliance programs for our clients that participate in regulated markets which include, among other offerings, seminars for executives and other employees and the preparation of best practices guides.

Aninat Schwencke & Cía:

Aninat Schwencke & Cía is a full-service business-oriented firm composed by highly qualified and experienced attorneys who are recruited from the private sector, government agencies, and the best Chilean and international law schools. The firm strives to promote a dynamic international culture and our attorneys are fluent in multiple languages, have Master’s and Doctorate degrees from leading universities abroad, and many have practiced law in Latin America, the United States and Europe.

Aninat Schwencke & Cía has developed an extraordinary reputation both in Chile and abroad since its inception in 2006 and has quickly become a leading law firm in Corporate and Transactional work as well as in Litigation and trial practice. The firm has been recognized by leading international publications such as Latin Lawyer, Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers for its exceptional work in a variety of practice areas as well for the professionalism and skill of our partners and associates.

Aninat Schwencke & Cía has developed a strong local and international practice and represents numerous major public and private entities in a wide variety of matters, with particular emphasis on Corporate, M&A, Finance, Investment Funds, Tax, Real Estate, Construction, Mining and Energy, Water Rights, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, Labour Law and Litigation. The firm has extensive experience in cross-border transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments and international joint ventures.

Aninat Schwencke & Cía is a dynamic young firm with a uniquely international focus and a portfolio of clients that spans the globe. Our partners and associates have developed collaborative relationships with major international law firms; such as, Cleary Gottlieb, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Greenberg & Traurig, Winston Strawn LLP, and Davis & Gilbert LLP which allows the firm to provide integrated cross border solutions for clients in Chile and abroad and offer clients unique resources and support to guide them through every stage of international business.

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