Ruggero Cozzi Elzo

Ruggero specializes in litigation and arbitration in matters related to infrastructure, mining, energy, agribusiness and insurance. In addition, he has broad experience representing clients in public law matters, sanctioning procedures, invalidation of administrative acts and constitutional actions.


  • Litigation and Arbitration.
  • Dispute Resolution.
  • Public Law.
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law.
  • Administrative Sanctioning Law.


  • Law degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2012).
  • Master of Laws, University of Turin, Italy (2016).


  • Associate lawyer at Baker McKenzie (Santiago de Chile) and Arteaga & Gorziglia.
  • Teacher’s aide of Constitutional Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Professor of Public International Law, Universidad de Los Andes and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • He was a member of the Constitutional Convention representing District 6, of the Valparaíso Region, participating in the Justice and Autonomous Bodies Commission.


  • Spanish and English.


  • Chilean Bar Association.


  • Defense of a multinational retail chain in environmental protection appeals filed against the Environmental Qualification Resolution that authorized the construction of a distribution center.
  • Defense of an industrial company in an administrative sanctioning procedure before the Superintendence of the Environment for fines amounting to US$1.5 million.
  • Representation of a surveillance board in several water protection procedures, complaints of water usurpation and challenge to resolutions of the Water Division.
  • Defense of an industrial company in an administrative sanctioning procedure of the Navigation Law before the maritime authority.
  • Representation of a U.S. company before the Constitutional Court, in a petition claiming inapplicability on grounds of unconstitutionality related to disproportionate sanctions of the Invoice Law, in the amount of US$1.5 million.
  • Defense of a mining company in several constitutional and civil lawsuits with an indigenous community before ordinary courts.
  • Defense of a construction company in an arbitration with the concessionaire company, in the amount of US$120 million, related to a construction project of a public hospital, before the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of Santiago.
  • Defense of a multinational company of equipment and engineering for the power transmission tranche in an arbitration with a supplier for the amount of US$2 million, related to a project for the construction of transmission substations of the SIC-SING system, before the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of Santiago.
  • Representation of a U.S. distribution company in a lawsuit against a Chilean winery for breach of contract and damages, in the mount of US$10 million, before ordinary courts.
  • Defense of mining companies in civil lawsuits and sanctioning procedures derived from workers’ accident.
  • Representation of environmental consulting company in claims of municipal illegality during the execution of a consulting contract.