Gonzalo Fernández is a partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s litigation group. He has over 30 years of experience advising on litigation, national and international arbitration, corporate law, securities, and business law.
Gonzalo has vast experience representing relevant players from Chile and overseas of diverse industries such as energy, mining, real estate, banking and finance, among others.
Gonzalo has been recognized as a leading lawyer, being widely published in arbitration matters. He is also president of the Chilean chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club, a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission and of the Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce, a member of the International Court of Arbitration, and a member of the panel for dispute resolution at Mercosur (appointed by the Government of Chile).

Law, Universidad Católica de Chile
LL.M., Harvard University



Recognized in Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Dispute Resolution: Litigation; and Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Litigation and Arbitration, Anti-corruption, Investigations and Compliance, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Litigation and Arbitration, Who's Who Legal.
Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, Litigation, and Appellate Practice, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Benchmark Litigation Latin America.
Recognized in Arbitration and Litigation, Leaders League.
Recognized in Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Top Ranked Legal.

- Author of the IX chapter about International Commercial Arbitration in "30 years of Institutional Development of Arbitration and Mediation", Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (2022).
- Co-author of the Chilean chapter in IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration, IBA (2021).
- Author of a chapter in "Highlighted Sentences 2018", Libertad y Desarrollo (2019).
- Co-author of the Chilean chapter in the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation, Chambers and Partners (2019).
- Author of the article "The arbitration agreement in Chilean law: its nature, requirements and effects", published in Arbitration Treaty, The Arbitration Agreement, Grupo Editorial Ibañez: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Colombia and the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration.
- Author of the chapter "International Commercial Arbitration in Chile: Legal Framework and Jurisprudence", published in International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America: Legal Framework and Jurisprudence, Wolters Kluwer group, Madrid, 1st edition (2009).
- Op-ed writer of El Mercurio Legal, Contracts and Torts series (permanent).
- Lecturer in the 8th Americas Workshop organized by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Santiago (2012).
- Speaker in the seminar "New ICC 2012 Arbitration Rules", organized by the International Arbitration Court of the ICC (2012).
- Lecturer at the Workshop on International Commercial Arbitration organized by the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London and the Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (2011).


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