Cristóbal Porzio joined Porzio, Rios, Garcia in 1993 and has been a partner since 2002. He was admitted to practise in 1994 after gaining his JD at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 1993. His practice areas include intellectual and industrial property, distribution law and franchising, and corporate law.
He advises local and foreign clients in matters related to patents, trademarks and technology transfer. Moreover, he participates in the boards of directors of companies and acts as local counsel for foreign companies in Chile.
He is a professor at the School of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and he is the immediate past president of the Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI). He is the Chilean expert for the International Distribution Institute, a member of honour of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), and a member of the Chilean Bar Association, AIPPI, AIPLA and INTA. Cristóbal Porzio is also an accredited International Distribution Institute (IDI) arbitrator and an appointed member of the IDI IDArb list of arbitrators (providing dispute resolution in the field of international distribution).