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Cristian Sepulveda

  • Partner

    Partner in charge of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Consumer and Antitrust practice group.  
    Cristian specializes in telecommunication regulation, technology, antitrust, consumer protection and data privacy. He is also well experienced in corporate law and litigation.  
    He worked for ENTEL from 2011 to 2020, acting as Strategic and Institutional Relations Manager in charge of regulatory and antitrust issues, M&A, concessions, participation in spectrum beauty contests, regulatory and antitrust litigation, including being involved in some of the most important industry cases. Additionally, he represented ENTEL’s interests before different government entities, including but not limited to the National Economic Prosecutor's Office (FNE), the National Consumer Protection Service (SERNAC), the Undersecretary of Telecommunications, the General Comptroller's Office , the Council for Transparency and the National Television Council. Furthermore, he acted before the Chilean National Congress not only on behalf of ENTEL but also of the domestic telecommunications industry through the Chilean Mobile Telephony Association (ATELMO). Prior to that, he was Chief Legal Officer (CLO) of ENTEL PCS from 1997 to 2011, in charge of all legal and corporate affairs.  
    He was  Chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Group of GSM Latin America (2000-2019), which is part of the Global System for Mobile Communications   (the GSM Association); Director, Legal Secretary and Lawyer of GSM Latinamerica (2005-2011; ENTEL’s representative to the Policy Group for Latin America (PG Latam) (2011-2020).  
    Mr. Sepúlveda graduated from University of Chile Law School (1993) (LLB) and holds a Master of Law degree (LL.M) from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2000). In addition, he has several post-graduate courses, including  an Advance Diploma in Tax with maximum distinction from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Universidad de Chile, (1995); a Master of Arts in International Commercial Law, University of California, Davis, USA (2005); and courses in Antitrust and Regulatory from the Competency Centre of the Pontifical University of Chile (2009).  
    Cristian teaches law on different regulatory and antitrust matters and is a lecturer on specialized courses for professional training, including the Master of Regulatory Laws at PUC (2011-2020); the Master of Public Law Program at Finis Terrae University (2016 – 2020) and the Free Competition and the Personal Data Diplomas of the PUC Law School (2018 – 2020). In addition, he is Lecturer of the Economic, Commercial and Tax Law Department at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile law School (2013-2020); and a guest lecturer at Public Law Department at the University of Chile Law School (2009-2020).   
    He has been invited and has participated as speaker and lecturer in many conferences, seminars, and lectures on a local and international level, including Europe, USA and Latin America. Among his publications stands out: “Forced and Retroactive Colocalization in Mobile Telephony: an Unconstitutional and Anticompetitive Practice”, published in 2013.  
    Languages: Spanish and English