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Ignacio Naudon

Partner
Servicios Legales Baker McKenzie SpA

Biography

Ignacio Naudon Dell’Oro is a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Santiago office. He first joined the Firm in 2004 as a law clerk, returning in 2008 after completing his law studies. In March 2010, he left the Firm to become the National Director of the National Institute of Youth, the state agency in charge of public policies for the Chilean youth. After finishing his government work, he re-joined the Firm in 2012. He was awarded the Chevening scholarship by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In addition to his practice, Ignacio has been a board member of the European office of the NGO TECHO since 2013, a member of the board of the Chilean think tank Horizontal, and gives lectures on procedural law. According to Chamber and Partners, "Sources praise Ignacio as 'brilliant: he is very dedicated in terms of the details and demonstrates a lot of commitment in his work'."

Practice Focus

Ignacio focuses on litigation and domestic and international arbitration, with an emphasis on the areas of civil, commercial and public law. He has broad experience in disputes related to infrastructure projects, construction contracts, distribution agreements, securities, shareholder agreements, merger or acquisitions, among others. He has a strong practice in class actions and broad experience in negotiations of settlement agreements; risk assessment; and analysis of potential contingencies in contract negotiations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a German Energy company in an international arbitration regarding contractual liability for breach of a consortium agreement and incompatible negotiations. Amount: USD50 million.
  • Representation of a multinational North American manufacturer company in a national arbitration regarding product liability. Amount: USD70 million.
  • Participation in the defense of a Chinese consortium in an international arbitration regarding the construction of a power energy station. Amount: USD250 million.
  • Representation of an investment fund in a local arbitration regarding the construction contract for a shopping center. Amount: USD30 million.
  • Representation of an Australian mining company in a local arbitration relating to the breach of shareholders agreement. Amount: USD40 million.
  • Participation in several class action suits initiated both by the consumer protection authority and consumer associations, representing, among others; a pension fund manager; private health insurance providers; and manufactory companies, for a total amount of over USD500 million.
  • Participation in the development of Internal Compliance investigations to determine potential configuration corruption offenses; antitrust infringements and violations of the internal code of conduct.

Professional Honors

  • Associate to Watch in Dispute Resolution, Chambers Latin America, 2014-2016
  • Associate to Watch in Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global, 2016

Admissions

  • Chile (2010)

Education

  • University College London (Master of Laws LL.M.) (2014)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (LL.B.) (2008)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish