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Chambers and Partners: “Julio Pellegrini Vial is able to bring together 'legal wisdom with technical knowledge of the engineering and construction industries'. He is a highly respected arbitration counsel with experience representing clients from the real estate, banking and construction industries. "


Legal 500:Julio Pellegrini is truly impressive and is a leader in this area of ​​practice. He understands the business world well, allowing him to better understand the real needs of a case to achieve the best possible result ”




  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Law School (1996)

  • The University of Chicago Law School, Master of Laws (2002)

Relevant Positions

  • Conciliator of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (2023-2029)

  • Director of ENEL Generación (formerly ENDESA) (2016-present)

  • Arbitrator at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago) (2013-present)

  • Arbitrator at the National Arbitration Center (CNA) (2014-present)

  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Antitrust and Competition Center at UC at P. Universidad Católica de Chile (2012-present)

  • Member of the Legal Circle of ICARE (2016-2023)

  • Councilor of the Society for Industrial Development (SOFOFA) (2020-2021)

  • Councilor of the Chilean Bar Association (two terms) (2011-2019)

  • President of the Antitrust and Competition Committee of the Chilean Bar Association (2011-2019)

  • Member of the Subcommission on New Commercial Codification (2016)

Academic Activities

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Chile:
    Professor of Civil Law (2003-present)
    Professor of Competition Law (Diploma Program) (2010-present)
    Professor of Economic Analysis of Law (2011-2018)


  • Highlighted as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

  • Named as one of Chile's leaders litigators by Chambers and Partners

  • Highlighted in litigation in antitrust and regulated markets matters , Who's Who Legal

  • Highlighted by Global Competition Review for his performance in competition

  • Featured in Legal 500 among the outstanding litigants in Chile

  • Highlighted by Best Lawyers in the area of litigation, arbitration and mediation, construction and bet-the-company litigation

  • Highlighted by Leading Lawyers in Competition / Antitrust and litigation

  • Highlighted by Who’s Who Construction as an expert in construction law

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Comments on the Bill to Strengthen the Investigation and Persecution of Cartels and Increase the Penalties for Collusion Crimes. Competence Center. UAI. Co-author with Diego Ramos (2020)

  • "Anti-abuse Agenda" and free competition. Competence Center. UAI. Co-author with Diego Ramos

  • Sanctions on Collusion in Bids. Speach at the XIII UC Free Competition Conference: Collusion in Tenders

  • Getting the Deal Through, Merger Control: Capítulo de Chile”. Co-author with Fernando Zuñiga.

  • Getting the Deal Through, Vertical Agreements: Chilean Chapter. Law Business Research Ltd. Co-author

  • The Merger Control Review. Chilean Chapter. Law Business Research Ltd. Co-author with Pedro Rencoret.

  • "Price Discrimination in the Chilean Jurisprudence”. Free Competition, Consumer and Regulation Studies. (Librotecnia & UC Free Competition Center). Co-author with Pedro Rencoret.

  • "Campiche Case: An important change of criteria in environmental material, Outstanding Judgments 2009". A look from the perspective of public policies. Libertad y Dessarrollo editions.

  • “The Consultation of Concentration Operations in the Retail Sector, Free Competition and Retail. A Critical Analysis ”. Legal Publishing Chile

  • "Some considerations about the Resolution that rejected the merger between Falabella and D&S".Magazine Anales de Derecho UC: Free Competition Issues

Areas of Practice

  • Civil and commercial litigation

  • Construction and proyects trials

  • Domestic and international arbitration

  • Antitrust, antidumping and regulated markets


  • Pellegrini & Urrutia Abogados (2010 - 2013). Founder Partner

  • Bulnes, Pellegrini and Urrutia Abogados (2006 - 2009). Partner

  • Ortúzar, Aguila and Bulnes (1998 - 2006). Partner since 2002


  • Spanish and English

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