Mr Cristián Barros > Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Barros & Errázuriz
Cristián Barros photo

Work Department

  • Capital Markets
  • Compliance & Corporate Governance
  • Investment and Mutual Funds
  • Private Equity


Managing Partner

  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz


  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (1999).
  • Professor, Commercial Law, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago (1996-1998).


Spanish and English


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the National Arbitration Center.
  • Director Sipsa S.A.
  • Director of Fondo Esperanza (Hope Fund).


  • Law, Law School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Graduated in 1991.
  • Orientation Courses, American Law, Universidad de California, Berkeley, United States, 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Cristián BarrosBarros & Errázuriz

Full-service firm Barros & Errázuriz fields a 22-strong group that is one of the largest, specialized dedicated capital markets team in Chile. It consistently excels in its assistance to companies, which need to obtain resources through the issuances of securities and public offering of bonds, shares and other securities. The practice is also a leading adviser to the Chilean investment funds industry, and has longstanding participation in the development of Chilean capital markets regulation through its advice to the Chilean authorities. Luis Alberto Letelier heads the capital markets department, which includes Cristián Barros, who has longstanding experience in capital markets legal advisory work; Víctor Barros (recently active in the issuance and placement of investment funds and bonds); and regulatory expert Javier Díaz. The strong second line showcases recently promoted director Juan Cristóbal Schmidt, and senior associates Juan Ignacio Galdámez and Cristián Risopatrón.

Chile > Compliance

Barros & Errázuriz‘s sizeable team undertakes compliance assessments and implements best practices for its corporate clients as well as  evaluating corruption and corporate governance risks, both legal and reputational in relation to M&A and financing deals. The compliance practice’s broad offering also covers crime prevention, capital markets, data protection, consumer protection, and competition, labour, public and environmental law. In addition, it assists with adopting measures once infractions are identified, defending clients in proceedings involving compliance violations. The core of the team is made up of insurance and finance regulatory expert Javier Díaz, who is also a corporate compliance and governance specialist; firm managing partner and all-round corporate advisor Cristián Barros, and recently promoted capital markets and compliance director Juan Cristóbal Schmidt.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Cristián BarrosBarros & Errázuriz

The substantial 61-strong team at full-service, market stalwart Barros & Errázuriz is consistently involved in private acquisitions and cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures, and corporate restructuring programmes. The practice is also expert in establishing business structures, and it frequently assists foreign investors with establishing operations in Chile. In addition, the group has an impressive track record advising real estate and investment funds. The practice houses several impressive partners including corporate and M&A leader Pablo Guerrero, founding partner Fernando Barros (development of investment projects and corporate and financing structures), José Tomás Errázuriz  – also a founding partner – who enjoys a strong market reputation, and managing partner Cristián Barros (private equity transactions). Also key to the group are fund formation and capital markets head, Luis Alberto LetelierBernardo Simian, Carlos DucciEmilio Vásquez, Sergio Eguiguren and Vicente Cordero, who made partner in July 2020. The partners are supported by a talented team of associates, with senior Lucas Marinovic foremost amongst them.

Chile > Life sciences

Sargent & Krahn, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos‘ associated IP firm, fields a five-strong life-sciences team that is experienced in both transactional matters and regulatory litigation, as well as data protection management. It is particularly experienced in advising on bio-equivalency and bio-similarity matters involving chemical and biotech pharmaceutical products, and their intersection with IP rights. The principal advisers are patent department head Juan Pablo Egaña and senior associate Cristián Barros.