Senior Fellow – Chile

Patricio Cury Pastene is a lawyer and mediator with extensive experience in family, commercial and criminal matters. He also teaches at law schools in universities throughout Valparaíso.

About Patricio Cury Pastene

Patricio Cury Pastene is a lawyer and mediator with extensive experience in family, commercial, and criminal matters. For the last ten years, in compliment to his law practice, he has taught at law schools in universities in Valparaíso. He is a frequent participant and speaker at international academic conferences and congresses in Argentina, Colombia, Spain, and the U.S. He was awarded a scholarship from the government of Japan to study intellectual property law in Osaka in 2004 and a Hague Academy Scholarship to attend the 39th external session, held in Buenos Aires in 2012.

Litigation Practice

Mr. Cury focuses his practice on family law, including family business matters. His litigation practice includes criminal law, especially juvenile offenders, domestic violence, and medical malpractice matters. He also advises clients in commercial law and consumer matters, including individuals and small and medium enterprises. In 2017, as President of the Electoral College of Quillota, he was designated a public defender, and in this role provides defense on behalf of minors, the elderly, the mentally ill, and other persons unable to stand trial.

Mediation Practice

Mr. Cury’s mediation practice includes:

  • Family mediation
  • Health care law mediation
  • Commercial mediation
  • Consumer law mediation
  • Education mediation
ADR Achievements and Training

  • Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship (2017)
  • Participant in “The Transition,” a complex multi-party negotiation exercise, at Stanford University (2017)
  • Attended ADR and Negotiation academic courses, Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School (2017)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Course, California State University, Monterey Bay (2017)
  • Included in Roster of Arbitrators, High Court of Valparaíso (2016)
  • Included in Roster of Mediators, Consumer National Service (2015)
  • Included in Roster of Arbitrators, Consumer National Service (2015)
  • Diploma in Human Rights and Access to Justice, IIHR – Alberto Hurtado Universi (2015)
  • Diploma in Civil Mediation, UNED University, Spain (2013)

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Lecturer, International Commerce & Insurance, University Viña del Mar, San Felipe Branch
  • Lecturer, International Business Conflicts and Political Science Faculty of Engineering, Maritime University of Chile
  • Lecturer, Family Law Faculty of Business, University del Mar
  • Lecturer and tutor, Diploma in Family Mediation, Universidad del Mar
  • Lecturer, ADR Procedural Law, University de las Americas
  • Lecturer, Diploma in Mediation, University of Valparaíso Professional Institute

Publications and Education


  • New Perspectives on Legal EducationIncorporating ADR Skills in Undergraduate Studies, University of Chile, 2018
  • “The Pascua Lama Case” – Congress on International Law, Catholic University of Chile (2013)
  • “The Boeing – Airbus controversy: Analysis of the case – 2004,” Asmoz Fundazoia (2004)

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Candidate), Institute of Judiciary studies, joint program, Jaén University, Spain
  • M.A. in Family Law, Barcelona University, Spain (2011)
  • Msc in International Trade Law, UNED University, Spain (2006)
  • LL.B. (Licentiate) in Law, Valparaiso University, Chile (2004)

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