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Construction 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"He gives relevant and accurate advice"

"He is a very well-prepared lawyer with vast amounts of experience in construction litigation and arbitration"

"He is currently one of the most important voices in the Chilean construction law sector"

"He showed himself to be a specialist in construction law and concession projects"

"He is a great negotiator and an excellent construction litigator"


Mr Riquelme has specialized in the resolution of high-complexity disputes, focusing his practice on national and international litigation and arbitration in a range of areas including public works concessions, infrastructure and large-scale construction and engineering projects. His practice includes consulting on public procurement matters, specifically in the construction of State public works and public works under concession.

Mr Riquelme has notably acted as legal counsel to clients who have built public hospital infrastructure and roads over vast areas of the country. Likewise, he has acted as advisor to clients who have participated in the construction the public hospital infrastructure, of public penitentiary works, airports, highways and other significant public works.

Mr Riquelme has a Master of Laws degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, graduated with maximum distinction. He completed postgraduate studies in Administrative Law at the University of Salamanca, Spain.

Member of the Chilean Bar Association, the Chilean Society of Construction Law, the Public Procurement Observatory of the University of Zaragoza, the Spanish Club of Arbitration (CEA), the Latin American Association of Arbitration (ALARB) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

In the academic area, he is a professor of the Construction Law postgraduate course at Pontificia Universidad Católica, of the Construction Law postgraduate course at Universidad de Los Andes and of the Concessions Law Course at Universidad del Desarrollo.

He has been highlighted by Chambers & Partners, by Legal 500, by Best Lawyers, by Who’s Who Legal and Leaders League and he recognized by LACCA.

Mr Riquelme Speaks Spanish, English and French.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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