Mr Mario Gorziglia > Prieto Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Prieto Abogados
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Work Department

Tax ,Project Finance ,Corporate.




Lawyer since 1992. He studied law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and earned his Master in Laws (LL.M) degree in 1994 from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A. During the same year 1994 he joined Prieto and has been a partner at the Firm since 2003.

Currently, he is a professor of Tax Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and forms part of the Tax Department of the Firm, where he advises local and foreign clients, dedicating his practice to corporate reorganizations and business organizations.

He also practices in the areas of financings, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, having participated in relevant operations in these areas.

He has participated as a speaker on taxation matters in various local and international conferences organized by the International Bar Association.


Spanish and English.


LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994. J.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Mario GorzigliaPrieto Abogados

Prieto Abogados ‘stands out because of its approach towards clients, taking the time to understand their needs‘. The practice is experienced in the tax issues surrounding investments into the energy, ports and public utility sectors; the team also advises on project finance-related tax matters, tax-planning for family offices and individuals, and tax litigation. It recently assisted Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte with the VAT aspects of the construction of an electricity transmission line. Mario Gorziglia, Leonidas Prieto and Cristián Bay-Schmith are the main advisers; Rosario Vidal is the associate to note.

Chile > TMT

Prieto Abogados advises on the corporate, M&A, financing, tax, dispute resolutions and public law aspects of TMT work; notable clients include Telcordia Technologies, Empresas Red Salud, Multitiendas Corona and  MediaPro Chile; the practice also recently became Huawei (Chile)’s principal day-to-day legal adviser for contractual matters, compliance, government authority relations, and TMT-related litigation. Mario Gorziglia is telecoms and technology leader and Cristóbal Villarino advises foreign companies on the provision of web services in Chile. Gerardo Cruzat and senior associate Juan Andrés Ilharreborde are also key team members.