Cristián Boetsch

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Cristián Boetsch

“An excellent litigator, attentive to our needs, with an in-depth knowledge and much experience”.

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Cristián is a founding partner of OVB. He has vast experience in dispute resolution, civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, and is a prestigious litigator, arbitrator and author of legal opinions.

He represents clients in various matters who are engaged in diverse productive sectors, including forestry, mining, energy, agroindustry, real estate and construction, insurance, finance and the securities market, regulated markets and shareholder disputes.



  • B.A. in Legal and Social Science, Law School, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2004) (summa cum laude).

Activities and Memberships

  • Professor of Civil Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2006 – present).
  • Professor in the Competition Program, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2017 – 2020).
  • Professor in the Master of Laws Program (LLM), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2019 – 2020).
  • Professor in the Training Program for future Justices of the Court of Appeals, Judicial Academy (2017 – 2019).
  • Professor of the Civil Liability Program, Legal Research Institute (2019).
  • Guest professor and speaker in several certificate programs and seminars.
  • Arbitrator for the National Arbitration Center.
  • Member of the Court of Ethics of the Chilean Bar Association (2016 – 2019).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • “La Norma General Antielusión. Análisis desde la perspectiva del Derecho Privado” (The General Anti-Evasion Standard. Analysis from the Perspective of Private Law) (Ediciones UC, 2015).
  • “La Buena Fe Contractual” (Contractual Good Faith) (Editorial Jurídica de Chile, 2011; Ediciones UC, 2015).


  • Arbitration, Litigation and Dispute Resolution in the leading international rankings (The Legal 500; Leaders League; Leading Lawyers, among others).
  • “Jaime Eyzaguirre Gutiérrez” award for outstanding teaching at the Catholic University Law School (2015).
  • “Luis Claro Solar” award from the University of Chile for the monograph entitled “Contractual Good Faith,” chosen the best Private Law monograph in 2010.


Spanish and english.

  • A national economic group against an international conglomerate in ICC commercial arbitration regarding the purchase of an insurance company sold for US$108 million.
  • An international auditing firm in a civil liability claim for US$ 120 million.
  • A real estate company in a protection remedy to stop a project for environmental reasons.
  • A State-owned port company in a civil claim for termination of a Concession Agreement and a damage indemnity against one of the concessionaires (in excess of US$16 million).
  • A consortium of Peruvian and Chilean companies in negotiations with buyers regarding indemnity claims and payment of the price pending under a Share Purchase Agreement (US$10 million).
  • A majority shareholder in a financial institution in diverse disputes with one of the minority partners.
  • Santiago’s Archbishopric in a claim seeking to nullify a canon-law foundation and associated contracts (for more than US$300 million).
  • A financial institution in a claim filed by the National Consumer Service of Chile for allegedly charging fees above the norm.
  • A financial institution in a class action filed by the National Consumer Service regarding “cyberday” sales.
  • A construction company in a claim against a government health care service for illegalities in the tender for construction of a hospital, seeking an indemnity of approximately US$6.5 million.
  • A construction company in six parallel arbitration claims against a property group for default on apartment building construction contracts (US$41 million).
  • A mining company in an arbitration under CAM Santiago Rules against a power utility due to application of a green tax (US$15 million).
  • Two insurance companies in ad hoc arbitration seeking an indemnity for damages caused by a fire in a mall that they had co-insured (US$40 million).
  • An insurance company seeking an indemnity for damages caused by the overflow of the Mapocho River in the city of Santiago (US$14 million).
  • A major forest company in claims filed by indigenous peoples to reclaim approximately 1,500 hectares of land.



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