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Chile is a contracting state to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 25 January 1991 
  • Deposit of Ratification: 24 September 1991
  • Entry into Force: 24 October 1991
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Chile has made the following panel designations effective until 31 August 2011:
    - Mr. Gonzalo BIGGS: Former Legal Counsel, Inter-American Development Bank; Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment Inter-American Bar Association
    - Mr. Jorge CAREY: Vice Chairman, Center for American and International Law
    - Mr. Carlos Eugenio JORQUIERA MALSCHAFSKY: President, Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce
    - Mr. Enrique BARROS BOURIE: Associate Professor of Law, University of Chile
    - Dr. Ximena FUENTES TORRIJOS: Professor of Law, Adolfo Ibáñez University
    - Prof. Jaime IRARRÁZABAL COVARRUBIAS: Member of the Board of the Arbitration and  Mediation, Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce
    - Mr. Andres JANA LINETZKY: Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chile

Chile is a contracting state to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 4 September 1975
  • Entry into Force: 3 December 1975

In 2004, Chile enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law State

Chile is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 15 June 1907
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 18 Janaury 1998

Chile is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 24 October 1945

Official State Name: Republic of Chile - República de Chile

Official Language: Spanish

Capital: Santiago

Motto: Por la razón o la fuerza "By reason or by force"

Currency: Peso (CLP)

Time Zone: (UTC−4 to −6)

International Calling Code: +56

Internet TLD: .cl

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