Ignacio García is a partner at Porzio Ríos García. His professional practice is focused on the areas of corporate and labour law, as well as international trade and customs law. He advises the firm’s national and international clients in a wide range of matters, including corporate, labour, litigation, immigration, social security, pensions, transfers of executives, downsizing and union negotiations. He is also a recognised expert in private international law matters, contracts and international trade, customs law, trade defence, WTO law and customs disputes. He was previously a partner at a Global 20 international law firm from 1999 to 2014, where he headed the firm’s labour and employment and international trade and customs practice areas. Mr García obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 1993 and his master’s degree from Heidelberg University in 1998. He is a professor at the School of Law (graduate and postgraduate programmes) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Los Andes.

He is appointed as arbitrator for the dispute resolution system of the Economic Complementation Agreement Chile-Mercosur and is an arbitrator for the Chamber of Commerce of Santiago.

Mr García has written articles on specialist areas, including foreign trade, customs law, labour law and international law. He is a frequent speaker at international seminars. He is an editorial board member of Thomson Reuters for the collection of codes of Chile. Mr García is also the appointed representative of the State of Chile before Unidroit.