Rodrigo Ochagavía


Claro y Cia
Av. Apoquindo 3721, 14th floor
Postal Code 755 0177
Santiago, Chile

Tel: (56-2) 2367-3047
Fax: (56-2) 2367 3003


Rodrigo Ochagavía has extensive experience in Corporate Finance, including Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Energy.

He has represented a broad range of clients, including lenders, borrowers, purchasers, sellers, governments, investors, financial advisers, issuers, credit enhancers and underwriters. In the energy sector he has represented generators, transmission and distribution companies.

He was one of the two most voted Chilean lawyers in a survey conducted by Latin Lawyer in 2003 choosing the twenty best Chilean lawyers under forty years of age. He also has been chosen as one of the leading Chilean practitioners in Banking and Finance, Projects, Energy and Mergers and Acquisitions by Chambers and Partners; in Banking and Capital Markets by Who’s Who Legal; and in Banking and Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions by IFLR.

Is a professor of Business Law at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Master in Business Law at Universidad de los Andes.

He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

He joined Claro & Cia. in 1997 and became partner in 2001. He was previously with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York, 1996-1997 and Carey & Cia. in Chile,1990-1995.

Languages: Spanish and English

Our experience in the securities markets is significant both in Chile and abroad. Given the complexity and diversity of the transactions in which we have participated, we can assure our clients that we are intimately familiar with the rules that govern this area of the law, as well as the practices that apply in foreign markets.

In this area, along with banking and finance, innovation and creativity in the development of new products has earned us special recognition for years.

Since its founding in 1880, Claro & Cia. has been one of the most prestigious law firms in Chile. Our seal is an innovative approach, reliable and highly qualified service.

With a sophisticated group of lawyers, Claro & Cia. is well-prepared to take part in all areas requiring legal advice, offering clients complete support to achieve their goals. Claro & Cia.´s practice in Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Restructuring and M&A, Capital Markets (both in Chile and abroad), as well as its reputed experience in Litigation and Arbitration, are particularly worth noting. In all these areas, in addition to those offered in other filed as part of its integral service, Claro & Cia.’s professionalism, creativity and strength show through.

Claro & Cia. represents clients with interests in highly diverse areas of the law, such as Administrative and Constitutional, Transportation, Antitrust, Arbitration, Litigation, Banking, Project Finance, Mining, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental, Insurance, Employment, Criminal and Administrative Penalties, Intellectual Property and New Technologies, International Trade, Economic Regulation, Taxation, Telecommunications, Sports and Entertainment, and Real Estate Development, among others.

Claro & Cia. is an undisputed leader in the Chilean legal market and has set itself apart for its high legal and ethical standards with which it renders services in the most complex business transactions and in judicial and arbitration disputes. Our client’s loyalty proves this, as do the international recognitions that the firm and our lawyers have obtained, such as M&A Deal of The Year 2012 (Latin Lawyer); M&A Deal of The Year 2012 (IFLR); National Firm Of The Year 2012 (IFLR), Law Firm of the Year Chile, 2012 (Chambers).

Experience, reliability, excellence and leadership are the principles that guide Claro & Cia., in a strict framework of ethics and social responsibility with the people.


Practice lead Rodrigo Ochagavía has an accomplished name in financing and headed the team handling the recent global rights offering by Enersis.
Chambers Latin America, 2014