Sebastián Yanine


"outstanding strategist" Legal 500, 2014

"Sebastián Yanine wins strong praise from clients and peers for his civil litigation practice" Chambers Latin America, 2015

"He is outstanding - he always analyses all possible scenarios and outlines a strategy for each of them …" Chambers Latin America, 2015

LL.M., University of California, Berkeley
Facultad de Derecho, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Sebastian Yanine concentrates his practice in Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution, with a special focus on complex disputes and cross border litigation. Mr. Yanine has extensive experience representing local and foreign clients in domestic and international arbitration, in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration (under ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules).

Mr. Yanine's experience in dispute resolution has been recognized by Chambers Latin America and Legal 500. Some representative works include advising and acting on behalf of the Chilean Government before the Chilean Supreme Court in a dispute concerning an energy project; representing a European and a Chilean investor in ICSID arbitration under Investment Treaties relating to the termination of an airport concession; representing a Chilean and foreign clients in several industries in commercial arbitration under ICC and UNCITRAL Rules; representing a Central American government in two ICSID cases (under Investment Treaties and DR-CAFTA) involving European and American Investors in the electricity sector; representing a European government and a European bank in proceedings for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments before Chilean courts; and, representing a multinational in the food industry in the context of setting aside proceedings before Chilean Courts and satellite litigation in connection to awards rendered under ICC Rules.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Yanine worked with the International Arbitration Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York as foreign associate and at Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana with the litigation and arbitration team.

He received his law degree (J.D. equivalent) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, summa cum laude. Mr. Yanine holds an LL.M. from University of California at Berkeley for which he received the Bicentenario-Chile scholarship. He also holds a Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from the Universidad de Chile and attended Albert- Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany with the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg scholarship.

Mr. Yanine is a member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB), of the Chilean Bar Association and Libertades Públicas A.G.

Languages: English and German.