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Carey, Matías Vergara, Santiago, CHILE

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Matías Vergara

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Insurance and Reinsurance; Customs and International Trade and Government Procurement


Partner at Carey.

Co-head of the Insurance and Reinsurance; Customs ans International Trade and Government Procurement Groups. His practice focuses mainly on the insurance and reinsurance industry, customs and international trade, government procurement, international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, and commercial and corporate advisory services.


Recognized in Insurance, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Insurance, Legal 500.
Winner in the Insurance Category, Leading Lawyers, Idealis (2015).

Co-author of “The Insurance Agreement and Similar Agreements”, Revista Chilena Derecho Seguros, 2016. AIDA Chile (2017).
Co-author of “Possible Transpacific Partnership Implications for Chilean International Trade”, Global Trade and Customs Journal (2016).
Contributor to Benchmarking Public Procurement, Assessing Public Procurement Systems in 77 Economies, World Bank (2016).
Contributor to Benchmarking Public Procurement, Pilot Report Assessing Public Procurement Systems in 10 Economies, World Bank (2015).
Co-author of “Amendment to Self-Accusation Regulations in the Customs Ordinance”, The Year in Review (2015).
Co-author of The New Insurance Agreement Act. The Year in Review, ABA/Section of International Law. Latin America and the Caribbean (2014).
Author of several articles of insurance law, corporate issues, energy, natural resources, labor law and other regulation matters, published in “Legal Development in Latin America” and “The Year in Review”, American Bar Association.

International Purchasing Group Intern, Heidelberg Cement, Germany (2009).
Insurance brokers claims consultant, Waterloo Brokers, South Africa (2008-2007).
In-house counsel, Rabobank Chile.


Spanish and English.


Member of the Chilean section of the International Insurance Law Association, AIDA.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Law, Universidad de Chile.
LL.M., University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Degree on Non-Life and Life Insurance, Escuela de Seguros certified by the Chilean Insurance Regulator (Best student Award, 2011).
Degree on New Tax and Customs Regulation (Best student Award, 2012).



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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‚Äôs 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 Generaci√≥n 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 R√≠os, Pablo Iacobelli, Diego Peralta and Guillermo Acu√Īa are recommended. Since publication, senior associate Mat√≠as Vergara has been promoted to partner.

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