Jorge Allende Destuet > CMS Carey & Allende > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 9
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago

Work Department

Corporate/M&A | Capital Markets | Projects & Infrastructure


Jorge is partner and the co-head of the Corporate/M&A team. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital market operations, startups, and private equity. He counsels international clients on matters of finance, hospitality, and natural resources.

He is also well recognized for his active practice in the capital markets arena and he has regularly participated in cross-border business combination operations, advising both local clients in their expansion endeavours in Latin America, as well as for foreign clients in their businesses in Chile, and in other regions of Latin America.

Key clients: Sun Dreams S.A., The Blackstone Group L.P., Enagás S.A., Centerbridge Partners, AquaChile S.A, KKR.


2009-2011 Worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York city
2011 Admitted to the New York bar
2011 Joined Carey & Allende (since 2017 CMS Carey & Allende) as associate
2015 Promoted to partner at CMS Carey & Allende
2017 Appointed co-head of the Corporate/M&A group
2017 Recognized by the Finance Monthtly Awards as Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year 2019 – Member of the CMS Corporate/M&A Management Committee.


Spanish, English


2004 – Study Abroad Program, University of California Berkeley
2005 – Law Degree summa cum laude, Universidad de Chile School of Law
2009 – Master of Corporate Law, New York University
2014 – Graduate School of Business, Ignite Program, Stanford University

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

CMS has made rapid inroads into the Latin America M&A segment, in part thanks to the reputation and connections of its local teams, particularly in Peru, Colombia and Chile. With a track record of acting alongside US firms on cross-border M&A and private equity deals as well as working with European colleagues these offices have extensive experience in assisting multilatinas in their expansions and investments into other jurisdictions. An increasing amount of the firm’s Latin America caseload is in the private equity sphere. The Mexico City office has a growing portion of M&A work, while the Rio team is noted for M&A in the energy sector, including oil and gas, particularly deals involving European entities. Key partners include Peru’s Juan Carlos Escudero  and Chile partner Jorge Allende Destuet; both are noted for cross-border M&A and private equity deals.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A is a core practice area for CMS Carey & Allende, which specialises in complex transactions, including unsolicited tender offers and international expansion plans via acquisitions. The 22-strong group has been particularly active in deals involving energy, agribusiness and technology companies. Being part of CMS, it is fully integrated into the firm’s global practice and the group enjoys permanent contact with specialists elsewhere in Latin America as well as in Europe, Africa and Asia. Ramón Valdivieso and Jorge Allende Destuet co-head the corporate and M&A team, which also fields Jorge Allende Zañartu, Luis Felipe Arze and Fernando De Cárcer. Key support at senior associate level is provided by Ignacio Errazquin and Sebastian Barros. Since publication, Errazquin has been raised to the partnership (effective as of January 2021).