Diego Navarrete

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Diego Navarrete

“Diego Navarrete has excellent analytical skills, which allow him to visualize conflicts with the necessary perspective, in order to provide plausible and exhaustive solutions”.

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Diego joined OVB in 2014 and became a partner in 2020. He has experience in civil and commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and criminal or administrative matters. He has experience arguing in front the Higher Courts..

He has represented companies from several productive sectors, including energy, agro-industrial, real estate, finance and the securities market, regulated markets and shareholder disputes.



  • B.A. in Legal and Social Sciences, Law School, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2010) (summa cum laude).
  • Certificate in Penal Procedure Reform, Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2014.
  • Master of Laws, Columbia University, NY (2018). Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Activities and Memberships

  • Foreign Associate, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York (2018-2019).
  • Attorney at Schweitzer y Cía. (2013 – 2014).
  • Teacher Assistant in Criminal Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2019 – present).
  • Member of the Board of Director of the Invictus Foundation (2021 – present).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the ICC Young Arbitration Forum (YAF).
  • Civil Law Professor, Universidad del Desarrollo (2022-present).
  • Professor of Procedural Law, Adolfo Ibáñez University (2022-present).


  • For Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 and Leaders League rankings.
  • Chile Scholarships for Master’s Education Abroad (2017).
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2017).


Spanish and english.

  • A U.S. financial institution in two parallel commercial arbitration claims before the ICC against an Argentine company in a dispute about an option agreement and several related loan agreements (US$80 million).
  • A power generating company in CAM Santiago arbitration regarding a default on an Exclusive Right Contract (US$16 million).
  • A real estate company in an arbitration under CAM Santiago against a retailer for default on a supermarket construction and lease agreement (US$5 million).
  • A real estate development company in CAM Santiago arbitration against a real estate company for termination and default on a real estate consulting agreement (US$2 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).
  • National shareholders in an agro-industrial company in an arbitration under CAM Santiago Rules against a French partner for default on a shareholders agreement (US$5 million).
  • Two municipalities and farmers in a dispute over the collapse of a tunnel that cut off the flow of irrigation water in the zone.
  • 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 stockbroker and its chief executive officer in a illegality action filed before the Superior Courts of Justice against a resolution by the Financial Market Commission imposing penalties for diverse violations of the Securities Market Law.
  • 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).
  • An insurance company in a civil liability claim regarding a fire that destroyed the San Francisco Baron Church (US$3 million).
  • A fishing companies association in a remedy of protection and a remedy of unconstitutional enforceability in a case questioning the legality of certain fishing authorizations issued by the authority for the north zone of the country.



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