Eduardo Ugarte Díaz

Eduardo leads our litigation and arbitration team. He has over 20 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. Having represented power generating companies in arbitration proceedings held under ICC and UNCITRAL rules, he has developed a relevant background in trials associated to the construction of large-scale engineering projects.

Within his vast experience, he excels in the representation of domestic and foreign clients in conflicts pertaining to natural gas supply, trials on breach of contract and tort liability, as well as in various processes dealing with administrative sanctions. Eduardo is also seasoned in class actions under the consumer protection law.

Before being part of our team, Mr. Ugarte was a partner at litigation-specializing Chilean law firms Ugarte y Asociados (2015-2018) and Ovalle Ugarte & Letelier Abogados (2010- 2015). Prior to that, he worked as associate as part of the judicial team at Chilean law firms Carey & Cía. (2003-2010) and Álvarez Hinzpeter & Jana (1999-2003). During his early practice, he worked as an associate specializing in litigation at Chilean law firm Fontaine & Carmona (1995-1999).

Since his arrival at Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán y Tapia, Eduardo has worked on several environmental conflicts and represented his clients before the Lower Courts of Justice, Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court, in multidisciplinary teams comprising other areas of our law firm.

Eduardo was an assistant professor and visiting professor of Civil Law at University of Chile ’s Law School, and has long been acknowledged by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Leader Leagues and Best Lawyers among Chile’s most outstanding litigation lawyers.

  • Lawyer, University of Chile
  • The Academy of American and International Law, Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas, USA (2008)
  • Invited Professor of Civil Law (2006), University of Chile Law School
  • Assistant Professor, Tort Liability (2000), University of Chile Law School
  • Apprentice, Professor Enrique Barros Bourie in Civil Law (1995-1998), University of Chile Law School
  • Chambers & Partners, Dispute Resolution, 2015-2018
  • The Legal 500, Dispute Resolution, 2017
  • Leader Leagues, Arbitration and Civil & Commercial Litigation, 2017, 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Litigation, 2017, 2019