Francesco Campora is commended for his “ability to provide his clients with down-to-earth analysis and a sharp assessment of risks. He shows great awareness of the different variables that are usually involved in a potential dispute”.
Francesco Campora is a partner and co-head of the disputes resolution team of Loy Letelier Campora in Santiago, Chile. With over 16 years of experience, he specialises in commercial and investment arbitration in construction, energy, infrastructure and M&A disputes.
Francesco acts as counsel in arbitrations, both ad-hoc and institutional under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICDR and CAM-Santiago arbitration rules, governed by various substantive laws, and seated in diverse jurisdictions. He also acts in setting-aside proceedings, and enforcement matters under the New York Convention regime.
Francesco is a regular speaker on international arbitration in the Latam region, and has taught the subject in Chile and abroad. He has also served as arbitrator and as dispute boards member.
Francesco is a faculty member of the University of Chile law school, where he has taught private law since 2007.
He is a member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission, ICC Chile, the Spanish Arbitration Club, the Columbia International Arbitration Association, the IBA arbitration and construction committees, the Chilean Society of Construction Law and the Chilean Bar.
Before co-founding Loy Letelier Campora, he worked in arbitration at Carey, Philippi (Santiago), and Chadbourne & Parke LLP (NY) – Latin America disputes team. Francesco also worked, on secondment, at BHP Minerals Americas (Santiago), where he was personally in charge of all the disputes related to the company's major projects in Chile.
He is also ranked by Chambers Global, Leaders League and Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner in his field in Chile.
Francesco has an LLM from Columbia law school, NY, on a Fulbright Scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Chile law school. He speaks English, Spanish and Italian.