Recognized expert in dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency; specialist in Chilean and international expansion court and arbitration proceedings

Gianfranco Lotito is an expert in dispute resolution and special situations. He also specializes in domestic and international arbitration, and in lawsuits arising from disputes over sales of shares and transferable securities, and companies (representations and warranties); construction and engineering; and agency and distribution.

He regularly advises banks, financial institutions and private and public investment funds on business and financial restructuring processes, designing strategies (for pre-insolvency matters and court). He has represented national and international clients on restructuring and distressed M&A transactions through sales and acquisitions (and other mechanisms) of business units, assets and debt of companies in financial trouble.

He represents clients in court investigations and injunctions brought by national and foreign agencies relating to securities, and advises on matters relating to free competition, corporate compliance and anti-corruption.

He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.

He regularly participates in conferences and seminars on arbitration and litigation, and restructuring and insolvency.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
    Columbia University, New York, 2014.

    Bachelor of Laws
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006.

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Chambers & Partners (Global & Latin America), Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Leaders League, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal in Arbitration, Bankruptcy, Electricity & Hydrocarbon, Insolvency & Restructuring and Litigation

Lawyer of the Year
Legal 500 Chile Awards in Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring, 2024