Juan Pablo Labbé


Juan Pablo is an Associate in BMAJ’s Dispute Resolution practice area.


His practice focuses on domestic and international arbitration, both commercial and investment. He has participated in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations governed by ICC, ICSID and CAM Santiago rules and has advised clients in disputes regarding infrastructure projects, energy, mining, corporate conflicts, the stock market and intellectual property, among others.

Work experience
  • Associate, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados (since 2021);
  • Associate, Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos (2020-2021);
  • International Associate, Three Crowns LLP, UK (2019-2020);
  • Associate, Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos (2014-2018).
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (2019);
  • Admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Chile (2014);
  • J.D., (summa cum laude), Universidad de los Andes (2013).
Academic activities
  • Professor, Procedural Law, Universidad del Desarrollo (since 2021);
  • Professor, Course in Legal Update in Procedural Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2021);
  • Professor, Procedural Law Department, Universidad de los Andes (2014 – 2018).
Awards and acknowledgments
  • “Becas Chile” government scholarship to study master’s degree abroad (2018).
  • First place in of his class ranking, Universidad de los Andes (2013);
  • Universidad de los Andes Award (2013);
  • Honor Diploma for excellent academic performance, Universidad de Los Andes (2012);
  • Grade exam approved with the maximum grade, Universidad de los Andes (2013);
  • Maximum grade in undergraduate thesis, “The extension of arbitration agreement to apparent third parties in international commercial arbitration”, Universidad de los Andes (2013).
  • Chilean Bar Association
Publications and seminars
  • Author, “Rethinking the Structure of Construction Arbitration: A Dispute Systems Design Approach to the Position of Experts” accepted for publication in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (Vol. 27) (2021);
  • Author, “The extension of the arbitration agreement to apparent third parties in international commercial arbitration: analysis of some theories” in Law Review of the Universidad Católica del Norte, (Vol: 25, No. 2), pp 201-236 (2018);
  • Coauthor, “Arbitration as an alternative for small claims” in RIVERO, R. & MARÍN, J. (Dir.), Necessary reforms to Chilean justice, T. II, Ed. Librotecnia, Santiago, 2018, pp. 833-857 (co-authored with LAGOS, J.T.) (2018);
  • Author, “The new civil small claim proceeding in light of the labor small claim procedure” in VIAL CORREA, M. (Dir.), Civil Procedure Reform, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, 2014, pp. 31-46 (2014);
  • Author, “Contentious administrative arbitration in Chile” in ARANCIBIA, J.; MARTINEZ, J.I .; & ROMERO, A. (coord.), Precedent, res judicata and jurisdictional equivalents in public litigation, Legal Publishing – Thomson Reuters, Santiago, 2013, pp. 531-566 (2013);
  • Author, “State and domestic arbitration: Municipalities as parties in arbitration”, in Alma Mater Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 1, pp. 153-163 (2012).