Cristián Gandarillas



+56 2 3223 3180

Member of the Chilean Bar Association Spanish and English


Cristián Gandarillas has ample experience in litigation and dispute resolution in civil and commercial matters, as well as bankruptcy and corporate restructuring procedures. He permanently presents oral arguments before higher courts such as the Court of Appeals of Santiago and the Supreme Court.  He was an associate at Claro y Cía. for over nine years and worked as Head Legal Advisor for the Chilean Ministry of Internal Affairs (Chief of Cabinet) between 2010 and 2011.  As a partner, he was at the head of the Dispute Resolution department at Aninat Schwencke.

He is a graduated at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Columbia University School of Law.

Mr. Gandarillas is a Professor of Civil Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and also teaches in the “Damages and New Trends in Liability” program at the aforementioned university.  He has been a lecturer of Torts at the Judicial Academy.  He is also the author of various articles on matters related to civil law.


2013 - 2018  Ranked by Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in areas of litigation and competition law.

2013 Recognized as one of the 40 young leaders to watch by the publication el Diario Financiero.


2011 - 2014  Partner in charge of the dispute resolution and litigation department, Aninat Schwencke.

2010 - 2011  Head Legal Advisor, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Chief of Cabinet).

2000 - 2009  Associate at Claro y Cía.


1997 Universidad Católica de Chile, Law Degree

2005 Columbia University School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.)