Arantxa Gutiérrez Raymondova

Arantxa Gutiérrez Raymondova

PhD in Law

University of Oxford


Currently I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. I completed my PhD in Law at the University of Edinburgh. My doctoral research examined the taxonomy of non-pecuniary losses in English law with a particular focus on how this compares to the idea of ‘préjudice moral’ in French law. I am interested in taxonomy, comparative law, tort law, family law, and private law broadly construed. Prior to my PhD I earned my first degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the University of Chile, and then completed an LLM in European and Comparative Private Law at the University of Edinburgh. I have been visiting and exchange student at Université de Strasbourg, Universität Heidelberg, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


  • Comparative law
  • Private law theory and philosophy
  • Taxonomy and Terminology
  • Tort law
  • Medical negligence
  • Contract law
  • Family law


  • PhD in Law, (2016-2021)

    The University of Edinburgh

  • LLM in Comparative and European Private Law, (2015-2016)

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Licentiate degree in Legal and Social Sciences, (2008-2014)

    University of Chile

Language Skills

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages



Full professional proficiency (C2)









Advanced (C1)



Advanced (C1)



Intermediate (B1)



Elementary (A2)




Work Experience


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Oxford

Sep 2021 – Present England
Researcher of the project The Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse - A Comparative European Analysis.

Tutor in Delict

The University of Edinburgh

Jun 2017 – Apr 2018 Scotland
Tutored between 7 and 15 students in the Law of Torts.

Pre-Moot Organiser

The University of Edinburgh

Jan 2017 – Dec 2018 Scotland
I was the organiser of the 7th Edinburgh International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in preparation for the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. I was responsible for communicating with foreign teams, booking rooms and catering, managing the event’s budget, and liaising with sponsors.

Research Assistant

Nov 2014 – Aug 2015 Chile
I was research assistant to a well-known Chilean Professor of Private law, where my task was to carry out the background research for legal opinions on request by the Chilean Ministry of Economy, the National Women’s Service, the National Consumer Service, as well as arbitration procedures. Translation of legal reports (Spanish to English).


Chilean Public Prosecution Service

Feb 2012 – Feb 2012 Santiago, Chile
On-site interpreter for the Chilean Public Prosecution Service. Pre-trial and trial interpretation (Spanish to Bulgarian, Bulgarian to Spanish).


Deloitte Chile

Aug 2011 – Mar 2012 Santiago, Chile
My task was to research directives, case law, and to translate tax and employment law reports for due diligence investigations in the context of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Teaching Assistant

University of Chile

Mar 2009 – Mar 2012 Santiago, Chile

Teaching assistant to Professor Francisco Samper Polo in the following courses:

  • Institutes of Roman Law
  • Roman Law of Obligations
  • Introduction to Law

Scholarships and Awards

Law PhD Exchange Scholarship

Fully funded Research Visit at the University of Strasbourg, France.

Ius Commune Research School scholarship

Becas Chile PhD Scholarship

Edinburgh Global Latin-American Master’s Scholarship

Undergraduate exchange scholarship

Scholarship to fund a semester at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Baden-Württemberg Stipendium

Scholarship to fund a semester at the University of Heidelberg, Germany


Goethe-Institut Stipendium

Scholarship for an intensive language course


The Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse - A Comparative European Analysis

I am a postdoctoral researcher of the project The Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse - A Comparative European Analysis.

Proyecto Vigía - Observatory of the rulings of the Chilean Supreme Court

I have joined a project that reviews and reports all current rulings of the Chilean Supreme dealing with private law matters. This will achieve more transparency and accountability and facilitate the task of accessing the most relevant cases and identifying emerging trends.

Chilean Network of Comparative Law

I am part of the founding members of the Chilean Network of Comparative Law, acting as Director of the Private law section.

Translating the Restatement (Third) of the Law of Torts into Spanish

This project involves the translation of the Restatement (Third) of the Law of Torts, as well as producing an updated and critical account of the current state of extra-contractual liability in a variety of Latinamerican countries.

Recent & Upcoming Presentations