Manuela Cross Pey

Associate Attorney |

Manuela’s professional experience focuses on litigation and arbitration on civil, commercial, and environmental matters, both in and out court, including special and arbitral tribunals in Chile and abroad. She advises domestic and foreign companies in high complex litigation in energy, mining, natural resources, and construction fields, among others.

Before coming to Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán y Tapia, Manuela worked as a lawyer at Chilean law firm Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana (2012-2018) and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Free Legal Advice at Diego Portales University. In 2015, Manuela obtained her LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a full scholarship awarded by the Chilean Diego Portales University.

  • Lawyer, Diego Portales University
  • Master of Laws – LI, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • Post Graduate Intensive Course, International “Comparative Class Actions”, University of Chile, 2017

  • Professor, Litigation Workshop (civil and constitutional litigation), Mayor University, Chile, 2019- present
  • Department Assistant, Legal Clinics, Diego Portales University Law School, 2013-2015

  • Collaborator, “Women, Business and Law” Report 2020, The World Bank

  • Young Arbitrator of the Arbitration and Mediation Center (CAM) of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CCS), 2020-present
  • Best Lawyers 2020, Litigation