José Manuel Bustamante Gubbins


José Manuel Bustamante Gubbins

José Manuel has a vast experience and recognition in the Chilean legal market. He has acted as counsel for multiple companies in antitrust matters, litigation and arbitration in the most diverse markets, including the dairy industry, salmon, energy, mining, construction and infrastructure, telecommunications, retail, consumer, medical supplies, supermarkets, cement and steel, among others. He has also represented public companies and industry bodies in litigation matters. His activity includes international arbitration, where he has participated in proceedings subject to ICC rules.

In addition to his activity in investigations before the National Economic Prosecutor's Office, proceedings before the Antitrust Court and control of concentration operations, Bustamante has a recognized leadership in antitrust compliance matters, having been a pioneer in the development of prevention programs for companies in Chile 20 years ago.



Antitrust and Regulated Markets.

Dispute Resolution.

Litigation and Arbitration.


Corporate Governance.



Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1997.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Chicago, 2002.



Chile, 1997



Professor of Corporate Governance, Master in Business Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, since 2011.

Professor of Economic Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, since 2019.

Ethics Judge, Ethics Tribunal, Chilean Bar Association, since 2015.

Professor of Antitrust, Universidad de Los Andes, 2005 - 2012.

Member of the arbitration body of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.

Director of Cemento Polpaico S.A., 2004 - 2016.

Member of the Antitrust Council of the Chilean Bar Association, since 2012.

Featured in several international publications on antitrust and dispute resolution, including Chambers & Partners Latin America, Leaders League, Best Lawyers and The Legal 500.

Partner, Bulnes, Urrutia & Bustamante, 2011 - 2023.

Partner, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr, 2006 - 2011.

Associate, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr, 1997 - 2005.

Foreign associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, 2002 - 2003.



Spanish and english.

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Barros Silva Varela & Vigil recruits José Manuel Bustamante as partner to lead the Antitrust practice area