Manuela Ugarte

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Manuela Ugarte

Manuela joined OVB in 2022. She has experience in civil and commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and investigations conducted by the National Economic Prosecutor.

She has represented companies from several productive sectors, including energy, real estate, construction, financial industry, securities markets, regulated markets and shareholder disputes.



  • B.A. in Legal and Social Sciences, Law School, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Major in Economic and Commercial Law (2016) (summa cum laude).
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), The London School of Economics and Political Science, London (2022).

Activities and Memberships

  • Legal adviser at the Ministry of Economy (2019-2021).
  • Attorney at Claro & Cia. (2016-2019).
  • Teacher Assistant in Civil Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2015-2021).
  • Teacher Assistant in Roman Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2012-2013).


Spanish and English.

  • A company of the mining industry in a commercial arbitration claim before the ICC regarding a default of a Shareholders Agreement (US$11 million).
  • A port company in a civil claim for termination of a Concession Agreement and damage indemnity against a port concessionaire (in excess of US$ 16 million).
  • A financial institution in a competition action filed by the National Economic Prosecutor with the Court of Competition Defense in relation to the mortgage loan insurance market (US$3 million).
  • A company of the mining industry in a procedure before the Antidumping Commission (before joining OVB).
  • An energy company in CAM Santiago arbitration against a mining company for a default of a Power Purchase Agreement (US 700 million) (before joining OVB).
  • An energy company before the ICC against a European construction company for default of a Construction Agreement (US$100 million) (before joining OVB).
  • A financial institution and a shipping company in tort liability claims against several individuals to enforce liability for criminal offences (fraud and asset laundering) (before joining OVB).
  • A real estate company in a dispute about the stop of a project for reasons associated with the National Monuments Act (before joining OVB).



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