Gonzalo Vial Fourcade





  • Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2011)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Stanford University (2015)

Academic experience

  • Professor of Civil Procedure at Universidad Católica (since 2017)
  • Professor of Research Seminar in Commercial Arbitration at Universidad Católica (2017)
  • Professor of Civil Procedure at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2012 – 2017)
  • Visiting Scholar at the Sidney Centre for International Law of The University of Sydney (2015)
  • Professor of Civil Law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2013)

Other Activities

  • Editor of Dispute Resolution in LLM UC Applied Law Journal
  • Member of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2019)


  • Australia as Seat for Arbitration: Lessons from the Andes, Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Bulletin, Vol 2, N.5, 2015
  • The Burden of Proof in International Commercial Arbitration: Are we allowed to adjust the scales? Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2016, UC Hastings College of the Law. Coautor
  • Towards enforceability and confidentiality in international commercial mediation, Australian Disputes Centre Materials, 2016
  • Effects of a settlement between a local company and a host State in a bilateral investment treaty claim of the foreign shareholders arising from the same conduct, Journal of International & Comparative Law, Volume 16, Issue 2, 2016, Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  • Class Actions in International Commercial Arbitration, The Fordham International Law Journal, Volume 39, Number 4, 2016. Coauthor
  • Santiago as a Seat for International Commercial Arbitration, Oregon Review of International Law, Volume 18 Number 1, 2016. Coauthor
  • Application of the Essential Facilities Doctrine to Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Terminals: An Analysis Through a Chilean Case, Environmental Claims Journal, 2016, Taylor & Francis
  • New Ideas for the Old Expectation of Becoming an Attractive Arbitral Seat, Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Volume 25, 2016, University of Iowa. Coauthor
  • Influence of the Arbitral Seat in the Outcome of an International Commercial Arbitration, The International Lawyer, Volume 50, Issue 1, 2017. ABA Section of International Law
  • The Tribunal Secretary in International Arbitrations, New York International Law Review, Volume 30 Number 2, 2017. Coauthor
  • La prueba pericial y el riesgo de transferencia indebida de jurisdicción, collaboration in the book titled “Mecanismos Alternativos de Solución de Conflictos. Estado Actual. Problemas Existentes y Propuestas de Solución”, Legal Publishing Chile Limitada, 2018. Coauthor

Speaking Engagements

  •  Arbitral Seats: How Cities Become Attractive Seats and How Clients Choose Them, The Fordham International Law Journal Symposium: Recent Developments in International Arbitration: A Focus on Party Autonomy, New York, United States of America, February 19, 2016
  • Contribución que ofrece la práctica profesional, pública y privada, al mundo académico de pregrado, de postgrado y de la investigación científica, VI Jornadas de Enseñanza de Derecho, Valparaíso, Chile, November 30, 2018.


  • Recognized in Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 Ranking and Leaders League Ranking
  • ICCA Ambassador for 2018 Sydney Congress (2016)
  • Chilean Government Scholarship (2014)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2013)
  • Law degree conferred summa cum laude (2010)


  • Chilean Bar Association
  • ICC Young Arbitration Forum, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, Young ICCA, HKIAC HK45


  • Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and Australian Disputes Centre (2015)
  • AMPLA Brazil (2010)
  • Paralegal at Carey & Cia (2007)


  • Spanish, English and Portuguese