Ricardo Peralta

Ricardo Peralta

Of Counsel Santiago, Chile

Ricardo is a partner in our Chile office, who has been qualified since 1961.

He specialises in civil commercial arbitration and has been practicing insurance law  for 50 years.

Ricardo also works in labor law, contract review, and provides labor advice on collective and individual labor matters. He is an accredited arbiter of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Arbitration. He is also the Vice President of the Self-Regulation Committee for Insurance Companies.


  • Qualified in Chile in 1961

Market Recognition

  • Insurance Senior Statesman, Chambers 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Insurance Best Lawyer, 2018.
  • One of the 12 most sought after arbiters, Chambers 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Work highlights

  • Non-Judiciary Justice to the Supreme Court of Justice for 11 years.
  • Arbiter on a wide range of cases concerning claims on avoidance of insurance policies, portfolio transfers of brokers and mortgagees, liability arising out of earthquake and real estate litigation.
  • Director of Southbridge Compañía de Seguros Generales S.A. (previously AIG Chile) and de Cobre Cerrillos Sociedad Anónima (previously Phelps Dodge now Prysmian).
  • Legal opinions provided on civil, commercial and particularly in insurance matters.
  • Founder of the ‘Legal Business Journal’
  • Author of several publications in the Insurance Law Journal of AIDA.