Alvaro Ortúzar S.M.

Partner

Date and Place of Birth
Year 1954 in Santiago, Chile.

Education
He obtained a Law Degree in Juridical and Social Science, Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1978.
Admitted to the Bar by the Supreme Court of Chile: 1978.

Teaching
Professor of International Private Law, Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Gabriela Mistral. Permanent expositor in several seminars.

Other positions
Attorney in “Group One of Banks in Liquidation”, formed by Sociedad Financiera del Sur S.A., Banco Linares, Banco de Fomento del Bio-Bio, Banco Austral de Chile, Banco de Fomento in Valparaíso and Financiera Adelantos y Créditos S.A.F. (1982-1984). Vice-president of Banco Continental (Group Credit Lyonnaisse, 1986-1987) Member of the Committee of Studies of the Reform of the Civil Code in family matters (1989). Founder of Universidad Pacífico.

Publications
Author of the book “El Abuso del Derecho ante la Constitución”. Editorial Jurídica 2003, and several publications such as “Nulidad del Contrato de Transacción” in “Contratos”, Editorial Juridica de Chile, (1991), “Interpretación en el Recurso de Inaplicabilidad”, Editorial Jurídica de Chile (1991). “Interpretación en el Recurso de Inaplicabilidad”, Editorial, Jurídica (1992). Report to the Committee of Constitution, Legislation and Justice of the Chamber of Deputies on the Bill of Law of Protection of Honor in Civil Matters (May 2000). Report to the Subcommittee of Constitution, Legislation and Justice on the Bill of Law that modifies the Civil and Tax Code in matters of succession and probate of the estate (2002), etc.
Membership: Colegio de Abogados de Chile, Councilor of the Legal Cycle of the Chilean Institute of Rational Administration of Enterprises (ICARE), member of the Consultative Council of Antitrust of the Faculty of Law of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, member of the Panel of Mediators of Global Intermediation.

Languages
Spanish and English.