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Pablo Iacobelli

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Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Group.


Partner, Carey.

His practice is focused on the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities, foreign investment and insurance.


Recognized as Leading Individual in Corporate, M&A and Insurance, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Corporate, M&A, Legal 500.
Recognized in Corporate, M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Insurance, Best Lawyers.
Recognized as Leading Private Practitioner in Corporate/M&A, LACCA.
Recognized in Banking and Finance / Corporate and M&A / Insurance / Investment / Project Finance and Development, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Corporate / M&A, Who’s Who Legal.

Author of numerous legal publications, including the Chilean chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions (2009-2013).

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

Director of World Services Group.
Past Chair of the Latin America Regional Forum, IBA.
Officer of the Corporate/M&A Committee, IBA.
Foreign Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York, 1998).


Spanish and English.


Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).


Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
LL.M., Duke University (1994).


Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading lawyers

Pablo Iacobelli - Carey

Within: Corporate and M&A

As well as its speed and full-service approach’, Careycharacterises itself by always looking out for its clients’ best interests’. The firm is highly rated in the market for its structuring of M&A deals, including takeovers through tender offers; minority share purchases; acquisitions of companies or assets; private equity transactions; and the purchase of companies or assets during insolvencies and reorganisations. It is also recommended for providing assistance on tax, finance, corporate governance issues, and the establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances; and notable sector expertise includes mining, infrastructure, energy, financial institutions, construction, healthcare, telecoms and aquaculture. In 2016, the firm launched a private equity and fund formation practice group, led by Cristián Eyzaguirre, ‘a brilliant lawyer, who thinks out of the box and looks for creative solutions to fulfil clients’ needs’; and recently promoted partner Francisco Guzmán, who is ‘not only a great lawyer with deep technical knowledge, but also gives great support so as to close deals successfully’. Recent highlights saw Claudio Lizana lead advice to Melón on the sale of Melón Morteros to a subsidiary of French company Financière Dry Mix Solutions; Jaime Carey, Pablo Iacobelli and Guillermo Acuña act for Qatar Airways in the acquisition of a 10% stake of LATAM Airlines Group through the subscription of a $608m capital increase; and Marcos Ríos assist Fairfax Financial with the $240m acquisition of the commercial and consumer insurance operations of American International Group in Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay. Other key advisers include Salvador Valdés, Diego Peralta, Jorge Ugarte, Francisco Ugarte and senior partner Jorge Carey. Cristián Figueroa was promoted to the partnership.

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Within: Insurance

Carey is highly rated for its advice on incorporation and registration matters, complex dispute resolution and loss adjustment processes; and it has substantial expertise in representing lenders and borrowers in the structuring of their project finance insurance and reinsurance packages. Transactional highlights saw the team advise Fairfax Financial Holdings on the Chilean aspects of its $240m regional acquisition of AIG’s commercial and consumer insurance operations, which involved its businesses in Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay. The practice also acted for Fennia Mutual Insurance Company in the preparation of a memorandum, which related to statutory labour-accident insurance and employer-liability issues; and advised Aela Generación on the structuring and negotiation of an insurance and reinsurance package, including insurance and reinsurance endorsements for three wind farms. On the contentious side, the team successfully represented international insurance and reinsurance company Travelers Syndicate in the defence and settlement of an insurance loss dispute. Other active clients include Liberty International and Integro Insurance Brokers. Marcos Ríos, Pablo Iacobelli, Diego Peralta and Guillermo Acuña are recommended. Since publication, senior associate Matías Vergara has been promoted to partner.

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