Cristián Reyes

SENIOR COUNSEL

Cristián was Head of the Legal and Litigation Divisions of the National 

Economic Prosecutor’s Office between 2009 and 2012, where he joined in 2003 with outstanding participation in important investigations, proceedings and mergers before the Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition and the Supreme Court.

Cristián was Head of the Legal and Litigation Divisions of the National  Economic Prosecutor’s Office between 2009 and 2012, where he joined in 2003 with outstanding participation in important investigations, proceedings and mergers followed before the Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition and the Supreme Court.

  • P. Catholic University of Chile, School of Law, Master in Law UC – LLM in Business Law, 2013. 
  • Universidad de Los Andes, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Diploma in Competition Economics, 2007. 
  • Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Law School, Competition Law Course, 2006. 
  • Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia – Secretaría de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Madrid, Escuela Iberoamericana de Defensa de la Competencia, 2004. 
  • Universidad Diego Portales, School of Law, Diploma in Recurso de Protección, 2002. 
  • P. Catholic University of Chile, Faculty of Law, Double Distinction Vote, 1997.
  • Company law and free competition. 
  • Compliance. 
  • Litigation. 
  • Investigations. 
  • Concentration Operations. 
  • Regulation and Corporate Counseling.
  • Cristián was Head of the Legal and Litigation Divisions of the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office between 2009 and 2012, where he joined in 2003 with outstanding participation in important investigations, proceedings and mergers before the Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition and the Supreme Court. 
  • Subsequently, he worked as a Senior Lawyer in the law firms Isabel Díaz y Asociados, and Estudio Bravo, both specialists in antitrust law. 
  • Among the main cases in which Cristián has participated are the cases on alleged collusion in the markets of Pharmacies, Chickens, Tissue Paper, Shipping and Buses, and other relevant cases such as Cryptocurrencies, Radio Spectrum, Mobile Virtual Network Operators, Tobacco, Matches and the failed merger between D&S and Falabella. 
  • Cristián is also a permanent collaborator of the Antitrust Center of the Catholic University of Chile and a member of the Antitrust Committee of the Chilean Bar Association Council.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Center for Free Competition, Law School of the Catholic University of Chile.
  • Completed an internship at the Competition Bureau of Canada (2010).
  • Opinion columns in El Mercurio Legal, Diario Financiero, Centro de Libre Competencia de la P. Universidad Católica de Chile and others, from 2017 to present. 
  • “Economic Analysis of Procedural Law: New Perspectives”, Editorial Jurídica de Chile, Article entitled “A Response to 
  • Robert D. Cooter: Analysis of Deterrence and Why Favorable Rule-Making for Risk-Prone Persons Should Be Discouraged”, 2018. 
  • “Estudios de Libre Competencia, Consumidor y Regulación”, 
  • Centro de Libre Competencia de la P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Article entitled “Telefonía IP: Un antes y un después”, 2014. 
  • General editor and columnist for SME magazine “Plataforma XXI”, 2000 to 2002.
  • Currently, Cristián is a Permanent Collaborator of the Center for Free Competition of the Catholic University of Chile and Professor of the Course on Digital Economy, taught by the same Center. 
  • In addition, he has been a speaker at various events, such as the seminar “Compliance: Free Competition and Data Protection” (Centro de Libre Competencia de la P.
  • Universidad Católica de Chile, 2019), the Cycle of Colloquiums Competition and Regulation of the Radio Spectrum (Centro de Libre Competencia de la P. 
  • Universidad Católica de Chile, 2018), the seminar “Free Competition and Business” (Asociación de Empresas de la V Región, Asiva, 2017), the session on “The Free Competition System in Chile” of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Competition Committee, Paris, 2010), training at the Superintendence of Competition of El Salvador, on cartels and intrusive powers (2007), and the session on Free Competition and Regulated Markets of the Ibero-American School for the Defense of Competition (Madrid, 2004). 
  • He has been a guest lecturer at various universities and institutions. As an example, in the Diploma in Compliance and Good Corporate Practices of the P. 
  • Universidad Católica de Chile (2016), in the seminar on “The Free Competition Process” of the Master in Law of the Universidad de Chile (2013), in the Course on Free Competition of the Universidad del Desarrollo (2013), and in undergraduate classes of the Universidad Arturo Prat de Iquique (2011), as well as in trainings to Carabineros de Chile on the occasion of the entry into force of the anti-cartel powers in the Chilean free competition law (2009).
  • President of the Republic Scholarship for undergraduate studies, 1991 to 1995. 
  • The previous law firms in which he was a member have been recognized for several years in specialized international publications, such as Chambers and Partners.
  • Advisor to the Chilean Association of Financial Innovation Companies (FinteChile). 
  • Former advisor to the National Corporation of Consumers and  Users of Chile.
  • Former collaborator of Desafío Levantemos Chile.