Legal Team

Francisco del Río


Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile’s Law School (2000). He holds an LL.M. in Commercial Law from the University of Sussex (2003).

He holds a Diploma in Administration of Construction Contracts, awarded by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Engineering School (2015).

His professional practice focuses on arbitration, economic and commercial litigation, litigation regarding construction conflicts and society conflicts.

He began his professional practice as an associate attorney at the Firm Figueroa y Coddou, where he became a firm’s partner. Later, Figueroa y Coddou transformed into Del Río y Parraguez, Estudio Juan Agustín Figueroa, which in 2017 merged with Marín & Cía., resulting into Parraguez y Marín. Francisco has participated in some of the most relevant judicial conflicts in Chile over the last decades.

He has developed himself as a mediator for the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.

He was teacher assistant to the Procedural Law Department at Universidad de Chile’s Law School (2000-2008).


He has represented the interests of BHIP Chile Inc., Minera Escondida, Compañía Minera Cerro Colorado and Minera Spence in several litigation and arbitration processes, related to mining services.
He has represented the Administrador Financiero del Transantiago (Financial Administrator of Santiago’s public bus system) in different arbitrations and judicial procedures.
He has represented Melón S.A. in different trials. Among them, one regarding an expropriation for a second highway in the Comodo Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport; in multiple lawsuits of contractual breaches in which he acted as plaintiff; and in a trial against Chilean Treasury for the withdrawn of the amount consigned as compensation for an expropriation.
He has represented AngloAmerican Sur in an arbitration procedure for term increases, cost overruns, compensations and others related to the construction of a pipeline replacement system.
He has represented Fundación Pablo Neruda in an arbitration process regarding a hereditary claim brought by some of the poets’ relatives.
He has participated in several arbitration processes regarding construction contracts.
He has represented Red Televisiva Megavisión S.A. (MEGA) in both torts cases trials and constitutional protection actions procedures.
He has represented ENAP in trials for environmental liability.
He has represented a foreigner company in an international arbitration process for a breach of a contract of distribution.


Diploma in Construction Contracts Administration

Pontificia Universidad Católica Engineering School – 2015

Diploma in New Criminal Procedure

Universidad de Chile – 2004

LL.M. on Commercial Law

University of Sussex, Inglaterra – 2003

Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences

Universidad de Chile – 2000

Areas of Practice


Civil, Commercial and Constitutional Litigaiton

Construction Litigation


Spanish and English

Activities and Membershipss

Member of the Chilean Bar Association

Member of the List of Arbitrator Judges of the Court of Appeals of Santiago (2019-2020)

Mediator for the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce

Bankruptcy arbitrator of the List of the Superintendence of Insolvency and Entrepreneurship

Member of the Chilean Construction Law Association