Catalina Amenábar

Catalina Amenábar

Catalina Amenábar concentrates her practice in dispute resolution. She has participated as counsel, administrative secretary of the Arbitral Tribunal, and arbitrator in highly complex civil and commercial matters in various sectors, such as construction, mining, electricity, consumer and technology. She has also participated in commercial and investment arbitrations under the main international rules (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, CAM/CCBC, among others). 

Catalina was appointed in 2017 as a Junior Arbitrator of CAM Santiago and that year she attended a training program at the International Chamber of Commerce “ICC Institute Training for Tribunal Secretaries” in Paris, France.

Employment History

  • Counsel, 2023 to date 
  • Principal  associate, Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría, 2016 – 2023
  • Counselor, Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación de la Cámara de Comercio de Santiago A.G, 2012 -2014
  • Associate, Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner, 2009 – 2011


  • Chile (2011)


  • Best Lawyers® (Arbitration and Mediation 2024)


  • Spanish and English


  • Law, School of Law, Universidad de Chile, 2017 (Degree exam with honors)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), mention in Investment, Trade and Arbitration, Heidelberg University and Universidad de Chile, 2020

Academic Activity  

  • Professor of Arbitraje Comercial in Master’s Degree, LL.M., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2022 – to date  
  • Professor on the course Fuerza mayor y hardship en el arbitraje comercial internacional in for the postgraduate Diploma in National and International Commercial Arbitration, School of Law, Universidad de Chile and Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación (CAM) at the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CCS), 2022 – to date 


  • Member of Nómina de Árbitros Jóvenes del Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación of Cámara de Comercio de Santiago (“AJCAM”), (part of the Executive Committee, 2022) 2017 - to date
  • Member of Registro de Árbitros de la Corte de Apelaciones de Santiago, 2019 - 2024
  • Member of Nómina de Árbitros del CAM Santiago 2024 - to date
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  • Dispute Resolution