José Pedro Villablanca


José Pedro Villablanca


José Pedro joined the firm in 2023 focusing his practice on arbitration, litigation and ADR.

He has advised clients on commercial, civil and administrative proceedings. He has also participated in domestic and international arbitrations under a range of arbitration rules including CAM, ICC and ICSID.

Professional Training

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Summa Cum Laude (2016).
King´s College London, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Dispute Resolution, Distinction (2020).

Professional Career

Cariola, Díez, Pérez – Cotapos (2016-2023).
Three Crowns LLP (2020-2021).
Frías & Lagos (2023 to date).

Academic Career

Professor of Procedure Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2022 – ).

Recognitions and memberships

Matrícula de Honor Award (2013).
Government of Chile Scholarship (Becas Chile) for Master´s Degree Studies Abroad (2019-2020).
Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G. (Chilean Bar Association).

Relevant experience

Representation of several Chilean and multinational companies in civil, commercial, constitutional, and administrative cases.

Representation of a contractor in an arbitration related to an EPC contract for a mining project in northern Chile.

Representation of a client in a Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) associated with an EPC contract for the construction of an electric power plant.

Representation of an engineering company in an arbitration associated with an EP+S contract in the development of a mining project.

Representing the buyer company in an arbitration related to breach of representations and warranties in an SPA.

Representing an owner in an arbitration relating to the interpretation of a change of law clause contained in a PPA for a power plant.

Representing a shipping company in an arbitration related to an energy supply contract.

Representing a contractor in an arbitration initiated by a subcontractor of an EPC contract related to a mining project in Peru.


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