OVB es una firma de abogados especializada en la prevención y resolución de conflictos complejos y de relevancia económica. Nuestro enfoque consiste en tratar cada caso y cliente de manera especializada.

Benjamín Morales

/PARTNER

bmorales@ovb.cl

+562 25802180

 

 

TEAM

“An excellent and committed litigator”. Clients highlight his availability at all times, professionalism and energy when it comes to defending legal views”.

 

|  Chambers and Partners  |

Benjamín joined OVB in 2016 and became a partner in 2020. His practice has centered on civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and the representation of national and foreign clients before the Superior Courts of Justice.

 

He has handled cases involving the electricity industry, the real estate sector and insurance and reinsurance disputes. More recently, he has intervened in disputes involving environmental considerations and indigenous legislation.

  • › CREDENTIALS

    Education

    • B.A. in Legal and Social Science, Law School, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2011). Sworn in by the Supreme Court in 2012.
    • Certificate in General Administrative Law, Law School of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2013).
    • LL.M., Law School, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2016-2017).

     

    Activities and Memberships

    • Attorney at Bulnes, Urrutia & Bustamante Abogados (2014-2017).
    • Attorney at Arteaga & Gorziglia Abogados (2013).
    • Attorney at Gutiérrez, Waugh, Jimeno & Asenjo Abogados (2011-2012).
    • Teacher Assistant in Procedural Law, Adolfo Ibáñez University (2016-2017).
    • Member of Chilean Bar Association.
    • Member of the roster of Young Arbitrators in the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago) (2017 - present).

     

    Languages

    Spanish and english.

  • › REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

    • An insurance company in an arbitration under CAM Santiago for default on an insurance intermediary contract (US$4.8 million).
    • Representation a real estate company in an arbitration under CAM Santiago against a construction company for delays in construction of a building (US$4 million).
    • A construction company in 6 arbitration claims before CAM Santiago against a property company for default on lump sum construction contracts (US$41 million).
    • National shareholders in an agro-industrial company in an arbitration under CAM Santiago against a French partner for default on a shareholders agreement (US$5 million).
    • Property owners in an arbitration under CAM Santiago against a property developer for default on a purchase promise (US$6.5 million).
    • A forest company in 3 tort liability claims against a power company for causing forest fires (in excess of US$14 million).
    • A forest company in a contractual liability claim against a carrier (above US$ 1 million).
    • A retailer in a class action filed by the National Consumer Service for violations of the Consumer Protection Law.
    • A hotel company in a tort liability claim against several individuals to enforce liability for a criminal offense.
    • A hotel company to secure invalidation of the revocation of a building permit by the Municipal Works Department for an investment exceeding US$10 million.

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