Partner of the law firm of Figueroa & Valenzuela in Santiago, Chile; Master in Comparative Law, of George Washington University, District of Columbia; Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, of Harvard University; and former Legal Counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.
Has an extensive practice in international contracts and investments, environmental matters and settlement of commercial disputes. Has been Arbitrator in controversies administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution – ICDR- of the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes -ICSID- of the World Bank, the Arbitration and Mediation Centre, of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and was President of an arbitration tribunal that resolved a commercial dispute between a Brazilian and a US firm administered by the Sao Paulo Chamber of Commerce-CIESP- under the rules of UNCITRAL. Also member of three separate panels established by the World Trade Organization for the settlement of international trade disputes between its member countries, one of which ruled in favor of Brazil, Australia and Thailand on their claims against the European Communities for its sugar subsidies. Appointed by the present government of Chile, member of the roster of conciliators of ICSID. Is a member of the Advisory Board of the Chilean Chapter of Transparency International, of the Board of Executive Directors of the American Arbitration Association and of the Fundación Chilena del Pacífico. Has published extensively on international legal matters. His latest contribution is a chapter in the book "Latin American Investment Protections" edited, in 2012, by "White & Case", of Washington D.C.

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