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Jaime Carey

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Tax Law / Mergers and Acquisitions / Family Companies and Holdings


Carey's Managing Partner and co-head of the firm's Tax Group. 


His practice focuses on personal and corporate tax planning, local and international tax consulting, project financing, mergers and acquisitions, leasing and foreign investment transactions

Recognized in Corporate, M&A and Private Wealth (High Net Worth), Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Tax; Corporate and M&A, and in Banking and Finance, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Tax and Corporate and M&A, Legal 500.
Recognized in Corporate Tax: Advisory/Controversy, Corporate: M&A/Corporate Governance, Private Client and Capital Markets: Structured Finance/Debt and Equity, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Tax Law; Corporate and M&A; Banking and Finance and Investment, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in M&A, IFLR1000.

Co-author of the Chilean Chapter of Corporate Tax, Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners (2016).
Co-author of the introductory article "Mergers and Acquisitions in Chile: Approaching the Controlling Shareholder", Who’s Who Legal (2014).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter of "Tax on Inbound Investment", Getting The Deal Through (2011 - 2013).

Frequent lecturer in legal seminars, meetings and conferences both in Chile and abroad.


Spanish and English


Member of the International Bar Association (IBA): Chair of the Legal Practice Division (2017- 2018); Member of the Management Board; Past Chair and member of the Advisory Board of the Latin American Regional Forum; Past Co-Chair of the Corporate and M&A Section; Member of the Advisory Board of the Law Firm Management Committee.
Member of the Board of Sencorp, Banmédica (UnitedHealth Group) and Evercrisp (Frito Lay Chile), and chairman of the Board of MetLife Chile.
Director of Interlex.
President of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Chile.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Chairman, World Services Group (2004-2005).
Assistant Professor of Taxation, Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (1981).
Foreign associate, Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami (1979).
Semi-finalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington D.C. (1978).


Law, Universidad Católica.
ICADE and Universidad de Deusto, Spain (1972-1975).
Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University (1986).


Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

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Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

‘Absolutely a top-tier law firm for M&A’, Carey is widely respected for its experience in structuring M&A deals. The practice advises multinationals, funds and foreign companies investing in the country, along with local companies expanding their businesses in Chile and the region, on the full range of transactional matters and company law. It can assemble multidisciplinary teams so as to manage issues such as tax structuring, financing and corporate governance issues, as well as handling the establishment of partnerships, joint ventures and strategic alliances. The firm also fields lawyers with sector expertise in mining, infrastructure, energy, and finance, as well as construction, healthcare, telecoms and aquaculture. Headline work saw managing partner Jaime Carey team up with Cristián Eyzaguirre and Francisco Guzmán to advise UnitedHealth Group on its $2.7bn acquisition of Chilean healthcare company, Banmédica, which has a presence in Chile, Colombia and Peru. ‘Well known in the market’, Salvador Valdés assisted Brookfield Asset Management with the $1.3bn sale of its 27.8% stake in Transelec to China Southern Power Grid International, a state-owned company. Other key matters include advising Scotiabank on its $2.2bn acquisition of a majority stake of BBVA Chile, which saw Scotiabank become the third largest private-sector bank in Chile. Claudio Lizana, Pablo Iacobelli and Guillermo Acuña are also highly rated, along with Marcos Ríos, the ‘inestimable’ Jorge Carey, Francisco Ugarte, Jorge Ugarte, and Cristián Figueroa, who is ‘a very capable lawyer’. Patricia Silberman is a key counsel.

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Within: Tax

Carey’s managing partner Jaime Carey and Jessica Power advise domestic and foreign clients on personal and corporate tax planning, as well as local and international tax consulting. The team assisted international spirits company Bacardi with the tax aspects of the sale of its Chilean and Uruguayan subsidiaries to Argentine beverage company, Cepas Group; advised Chilean real estate company Sencorp on the sale of real estate assets, which involved several VAT issues; and acted for Graña y Montero on the tax aspects of the sale of Chilean subsidiary CAM Chile. Alejandra Risso and Mariela Riquelme are key tax and audit directors. Additional active clients include UnitedHealth, Scotiabank, Codelco, Siemens and Air Products.

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