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Florencio Bernales


Practice Areas


  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, LL.B., 1985.


  • Chile, 1985.

Academic Activities

  • Lecturer of Procedural Law at Universidad de los Andes.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding lawyer in Litigation and Arbitration, Chambers Latin America and The Legal 500.


  • Advisory Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association.


  • Spanish and English.


Florencio joined Cariola in 1995 and became a partner in 2002. He heads the Litigation Group and his main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration, both local and international. He has been involved in complex litigation involving a wide range of matters, such as construction, insurance, stockholder's agreements, compensation of damages, torts, mining, environmental, power and antitrust. He also has extensive experience in negotiation.