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Barros & Errázuriz

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  • Partner, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions area, Barros & Errázuriz.


  • Partner, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions area, Barros & Errázuriz (2007).
  • Foreign Partner, Hubbard and Reed, Miami, United States (2002-2003).
  • Associate, areas of Corporate, M&A, Real Estate, Barros & Errázuriz (1994-2006).
  • Paralegal, areas of Corporate, Real Estate, Labor, Barros & Errázuriz (1991-1993).


Spanish and English


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


  • Law, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (Degree awarded with two votes of distinction). Graduated in 1994.


Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Advising multinational corporations, financial institutions, and local companies, Barros & Errázuriz is highly rated for both transactional matters and corporate law advice. The team regularly advises on cross-border M&A deals, including takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures, and corporate restructuring programs; and it offers specialist expertise in the setting up of business structures and associations, including advice on joint venture and shareholder agreements. Key practice contacts include Pablo Guerrero, who advised MATCO Cables, Ingeniería e Inversiones et al in the acquisition of Gerdau Chile; Bernardo Simian, who advised Torres Unidas Chile on the sale of its subsidiaries in Chile, Colombia and Peru to Andean Tower Partners; and Carlos Ducci, who assisted NYSE-listed, Puerto Rican transaction-processing business Evertec with it acquisition of Chilean payment processing and software services company, PayGroup. The three co-direct the department in conjunction with Emilio Vásquez. Other work has seen the practice involved in multimillion-dollar deals in the entertainemt, energy and financial sectors, among others. Additional key figures include name partners José Tomás Errázuriz and Cristián Barros, who along with Luis Alberto Letelier, are reported as ‘excellent lawyers’; and recently-promoted partner Sergio Eguiguren. Senior associates Vicente Cordero Becker and Lucas Marinovic are also noted. Former managing partner Gonzalo Molina left the firm in June 2018 to pursue business opportunities outside the legal sector.

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Within: Insurance

Barros & Errázuriz’s practice includes assisting with the incorporation of insurance companies in Chile; advising on the interests of shareholders of local insurance companies; and acting for foreign reinsurers before the local regulatory authority. The firm also has a robust insurance litigation practice. Recent matters saw the team advise MassMutual International, which (through its subsidiaries) provides insurance and other financial services to customers primarily in Asia, on the sale of its share participation in Chilean life insurance company Compañía de Seguros CorpVida. Carlos Ducci and Javier Díaz are the key practitioners.

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