Benjamin Gomez

University of Berkeley

Benjamin Gomez is an attorney with in-house experience in Chile and the U.S., currently working at Jackson Family Wines in California. He holds an LL.M degree from the University of California – Berkeley (2013), and completed his law degree (LL.B) at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile on 2007, where he also participated in an academic exchange programme in the United Kingdom, at the University of Leeds (2006-2007). Prior to his bar admission by the Chilean Supreme Court on 2009, he completed an internship at the Chilean Central Authority for the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Benjamin then became an associate lawyer at Isabel Diaz & Asociados (2009-2010), a boutique firm focused in competition law counselling for major companies in Chile, leaders in different economic sectors such as telecommunications, electric, and retail. He later joined Jorquiera & Rozas law firm (2010-2012) where he provided legal services to Chilean and foreign companies, private entities and public institutions, in several practice areas such as business, commercial, civil, employment, competition law, and general matters concerning foreign investment and other groundbreaking projects in Chile. Following his LL.M programme, Benjamin was in-house counsel for Parque Arauco S.A. (2013-2015), a real estate developing company listed in the Santiago Stock Exchange, with a wide portfolio of multi-format shopping centers in Chile, Peru, and Colombia. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


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Benjamin Gomez The Chilean National Antitrust Prosecutor files a claim against the three major supermarket companies of the country for coordinating a cartel in a market where they reach a combined market share of over 90% (Walmart / Cencosud / SMU)


On the last decade, Chile has witnessed an explosion in its cartel history. Strangely enough, while the latest Antitrust reforms have aimed to higher sanctions and invasive investigation methods, and the public scrutiny has increased as information becomes available, the major corporations seem (...)

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