Firm Profile > Carey > Santiago, Chile

Carey
AV ISIDORA GOYENECHEA 2800
FLOOR 43, LAS CONDES
SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
Chile

Banking and finance Tier 1

Full-service market-mainstay, Carey, has extensive experience advising creditors, investors and borrowers on all types of banking and financial transactions. Representative experience includes assisting with syndicated loans, liability management and project financing. The practice has also participated in a series of initiatives to update Chile's laws and regulations. The banking and finance department heads are project finance and derivatives specialist Francisco UgarteDiego Peralta (noted for the structuring of financial products and financing of businesses); Felipe Moro, who is recommended for lending transactions, project financing, structured products and derivatives; and Salvador Valdés, who acts for several high-profile international and domestic banks and infrastructure funds on the financing of infrastructure projects in Chile. A strong associate line includes Fernando Noriega and Alejandra DarochSince publication, Noriega has been raised to the partnership - effective as of May 2021.

Testimonials

A very good group of lawyers that is competent and with very good knowledge of the topics clients deal with. They are one of the two most used law firms by our institution in Chile.’

They handle international issues as well as local law issues. They have a lot of experience with other international institutions, which benefits us.’

In addition to Carey’s excellence and efficiency in the banking sector, its cross-sector knowledge and expertise, including during public offer procedures, was extremely helpful, and they managed to resolve many difficult issues during a complex deal.’

Felipe Moro is very knowledgable and experienced, and provides timely, value-added, sharp legal advice and solutions.’

Key clients

Export Development Canada

Banco del Estado de Chile

Wells Fargo

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones

KfW Ipex Bank

Itaú Corpbanca

DnB Bank

Asociación de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras

The Bank of Nova Scotia

TSGF

Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring Tier 1

Full-service law firm Carey fields a  14-strong team (including three partners), which is dedicated almost exclusively to insolvency matters. Leveraging the firm's litigation and international arbitration prowess, the team of experienced bankruptcy and restructuring litigators, led by Ricardo Reveco, consistently excel in insolvency proceedings; in parallel, the group's corporate lawyers, including co-head of the corporate, M&A, capital markets and banking and finance group, Francisco Ugarte, are highly rated for restructuring, financial distress-related M&A and finance deals. The firm also took the lead during the origination of Chilean Insolvency Law No. 20.720, advising the government on its development. Providing further partner-level support, Cristián Figueroa (corporate, M&A and capital markets co-head) is a specialist in M&A and financial distress-related transactions; also noted are associates Isaac Stevens, Alejandra Daroch and Roberto Villaseca.

Testimonials

Working with this firm gives me peace of mind that they will do a good job. They have a lot of knowledge in their area and are willing to listen to solutions.’

Good levels of communication with the client.’

They have strong theoretical and practical knowledge, dedication and speed.’

Key clients

Red Salud UC Christus

Macquarie Bank

Codelco

Kikkoman

Agrofoods

Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Minera Cerro Dominador

Capital markets Tier 1

The dedicated 33-strong group at market leviathan Carey has extensive capital markets experience, which includes advising on corporate and securitised bonds and high-profile securities offerings, including cross-border IPOs, capital increases, debt issuances and securitisation. The firm also has an outstanding derivatives practice, while other areas of strength include structuring and registering vehicles, managing relations with stock exchanges, and regulatory issues. In recent, high-profile work, Salvador ValdésCristián Figueroa and Patricia Silberman were part of a team that advised Enel Américas on the structuring of a capital increase and equity public offering for $3bn. The rest of the impressive partner list includes financial products and debt and equity securities specialist, Diego Peralta, structured products and derivatives expert Felipe Moro, and Jorge Ugarte (securities and debt and equity offerings). Also key to the practice are Cristián Figueroa  and Francisco Ugarte, while the firm's funds practice, which is led by Cristián Eyzaguirre and Francisco Guzmán, was launched in 2016.

Testimonials

Great for knowledge, professionalism and disposition.’

Great experience in multiple transactions.’

The entire team has extensive experience in multiple capital markets transactions, especially Patricia Silberman, who is always available to answer all customer questions and is highly proactive.’

Diego Peralta gives a high-quality and personalised service. The management is evident in all the transactions in which he participates.’

Key clients

Enel

Minerva

Electrolux

JP Morgan Securities

BofA Securities

Partners Group

Avante Financial Group

BlackRock

Screen Capital

Oenergy

Competition and antitrust Tier 1

The 22-strong team at full-service heavyweight, Carey, consistently acts in the country's most significant antitrust cases before the Antitrust Court (Tribunal de la Libre Competencia/TDLC) and is well known for its strong relationships with the local authorities. The antitrust group covers merger control, collusion, abuse of dominance position and compliance; and advises clients from sectors that are constantly under the scope of the antitrust authorities, such as retail, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and energy. The two main partners are Claudio Lizana, who regularly litigates before the Antitrust and Supreme courts as well as advising on merger control processes before the National Economic Prosecutor (Fiscalía Nacional Económica/FNE); and current director of the Centre for Antitrust Studies of the Universidad Católica de Chile, Lorena Pavic, who has acted in various headline antitrust cases. At the associate level, José Pardo and Virginia Rivas particularly stand out.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The Carey team has solid knowledge of free competition regulations, providing a clear and complete analysis every time they have been asked for advice. It is a highly prepared team that thoroughly studies the company’s processes in order to give an adequate response, allowing us to make decisions in an informed manner and with legal backing.’

What best describes the Carey team is its commitment to the client and the speed and ability to adjust to customer requirements. Having worked with multiple studios and free competition teams, it far exceeds the rest.’

Carey’s competition team stands out for its efficiency, effectiveness, commitment, seriousness and depth in the analysis of issues, as well as business knowledge, customer orientation and empathy with business needs.’

They have the ability to facilitate and make complex issues tangible, with a vision of both Chilean and international regulations, as well as knowledge of different industries and businesses both locally and globally.’

Lorena Pavic as team leader, ensures with clarity, depth, simplicity, effectiveness and efficiency that her team provides the highest standard of legal services in these matters.’

Lorena Pavic is a great professional, who is clear, precise and tremendously prepared on free competition matters. Likewise, her advice is carried out in simple and highly illustrative terms, which allows us to understand better each of the topics she presents.’

Associate José Pardo is a very solid, thoughtful and studious professional, with very deep knowledge of free competition.  He also stands out for being permanently up-to-date on procedures carried out by the FNE.’

Key clients

Mastercard

EssilorLuxottica

IBM

Tianqi Lithium Corporation

The Walt Disney Company

Socofar

Cencosud

WOM

Ideal – Grupo Bimbo

Parex/Sika

Compliance Tier 1

A member or the Ibero-American Group for Compliance, Carey fields a small but experienced, four-strong compliance and anti-corruption team led by litigator Ricardo Reveco and corporate group co-head Guillermo Acuña. The practice typically assists clients with the prevention of corruption or money laundering, the negotiation of specialised contractual provisions, and the design of compliance due diligence processes for M&A, joint ventures and other transactional matters. Alongside the firm's white-collar crime practice, the team also represents clients facing criminal enforcement actions, and has successfully defended legal entities and individuals in high-stake cases involving alleged bribery, money laundering and influence trafficking. Support at associate level is provided by the highly experienced senior Pablo Albertz, who joined the firm from Veracitas Compliance in 2017 and has a masters' in criminal law. The firm has also been the Chilean legal partner of TRACE Anti-Corruption Bribery Systems since 2014.

Testimonials

Carey’s compliance team responded promptly to our queries and actively resolved our requirements. They also had the ability to adapt to the requirements of a non-profit organisation.’

They are very professional and make good use of the great staff they have, and they help each other to find the best solution for the client.’

Carey has a solid compliance team, is very well prepared and delivers quick responses.’

We like their preparation, confidentiality, speed and efficiency.’

Key clients

Fundación de Conservación Tierra Austral

Paz Corp

Consumer and advertising law Tier 1

At Chile's largest law firm Carey, the eight-strong, specialised advertising and consumer law department is experienced in consumer protection litigation, advertisement and marketing campaigns, e-commerce, safety policies and recalls, revision of standard form agreements, and the import and commercialisation of products into the Chilean market, among others. In addition, the firm's broad dispute resolution practice handles product liability, misleading advertisements and class actions, including longstanding assistance with procedures that involve Chile's Consumer Law Authority (SERNAC) and other relevant authorities. The partners to note are Guillermo Carey, whose role also includes being co-head of the firm’s IP, IT and life sciences practices, and venture capital/private equity groups, along with co-head of the firm's litigation practice Aldo Molinari. Senior associate María José Martabit effectively co-leads the team; strongly specialised in consumer matters, she also has litigation experience. Fellow senior Cristina Busquets also has extensive consumer experience but is now primarily dedicated to food law and as such operates from the firm's regulatory practice.

Key clients

Adidas Chile

Archroma Chile

Cosmeticos Avon

Banco Santander (Chile)

Clorox Chile

Isapre Cruz Blanca

Glaxosmithkline Chile Farmaceutica

Livanova

Luxury Goods Chile

Marubeni Auto Finance Chile

Mastercard International

Mercado Libre Chile

Nu Skin Enterprises Chile

Parque Arauco

PepsiCo

Riot Games Services

SENCORP

WOM

Toyota Chile

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Market leviathan Carey fields an impressive, 67-strong department that is a leader in structuring M&A deals. The practice advises a wide range of clients, such as multinationals, funds and foreign companies investing for the first time in Chile, along with local and Latin American companies expanding their businesses in Chile and across the region. In reportedly the largest M&A operation in Chile in 2019, Francisco Ugarte was part of a team that advised State Grid International Development on a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Sempra Energy's stake in Chilquinta Energía (and its electric transmission and distribution subsidiaries) and Tecnored, as well as Chilquinta's 50% stake in Eletrans companies. The long list of other highly experienced partners includes senior figure and chairman Jorge Carey, managing partner Jaime Carey, Jorge UgartePablo Iacobelli and Salvador Valdés. Also critical to the group are Marcos RíosGuillermo AcuñaCristián Eyzaguirre and Claudio Lizana, along with Francisco GuzmánCristián Figuero and the recently promoted Patricia Silberman; between them the dozen partners cover all aspects of corporate, transactional and company law. From among a strong second tier, senior associate Alejandra Daroch is also noted.

Testimonials

Excellent service. We work with a group of lawyers that seldom changes, so they know the internal dynamics of the company well and can anticipate problems. Carey has helped me in various M&A and other corporate issues with our companies in Chile. The team is strong, with two top-tier partners on the same team – it is undoubtedly one of the best M&A practices on the market in Chile.

The platform that Carey has put together is world class. It works like an American firm, with tremendous breadth of staff, and plenty of depth within every area. All lawyers are top notch, from partners to junior associates. This is not common in other firms.

A cohesive team with clear ideas. Lots of experience in M&A negotiations and transactions. They take on work as if their own resources were at stake in the transaction.

The participation of partners Francisco Guzmán and Cristián Eyzaguirre stands out. They showed a lot of professionalism and proactivity in the transaction that they had to lead. At all times they were very capable and available for our requirements.

They know the company where I work very well. We achieved good results with Cristián Eyzaguirre. Pablo Iacobelli and Patricia Silberman are also spectacular.

Key clients

State Grid Corporation

Asterion Industrial Partners

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

Saria

VF Corporation

Komatsu

Metlife Chile

Bci

Falabella Inversiones Financieras

Spencer Stuart

Data privacy Tier 1

Full-service market stalwart Carey has a large data protection legal team that advises on a wide array of privacy matters, including assisting the retail, healthcare, finance and insurance industries with data protection and cybersecurity issues. The practice's advice covers the application of local data protection regulations, privacy by design, data processing agreements, employees’ use of devices and cookie policies, along with international data transfers, codes of conduct, and implementation of cybersecurity tools. It has also played a significant role in the drafting of the country's main privacy and cybersecurity bills. Guillermo Carey's broad IP and tech practice includes data privacy, as does that of specialist counsel Paulina Silva, who is practice co-head and a current member of the Board of Chile's National Cybersecurity Alliance. Data protection and tech-focused associate Javiera Sepúlveda is also a name to note. Since publication, Silva and Sepúlveda have left the firm to establish specialist data privacy boutique, Bitlaw, which opened it's doors in January 2021.

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Testimonials

They are a highly capable team and they provide real and applicable solutions to our problems. They are not a team that issues a legal opinion based only on the law, but they complement it with the application to real cases.

Key clients

Toyota

Banco Santander

Nokia

Microsoft

Alianza Chilena De Ciberseguridad

Metlife

Aguas Andinas

AMDD

Aleatica

ASICS

Banco Crédito Inversiones

Epson

ITAU

Liberty

Daimler

Omnibus

PepsiCo

Volkswagen

United Health Group

Blackrock

Mastercard

Mapfre Chile

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The 22-strong practice at full-service market mainstay Carey has successfully litigated on behalf of global corporations, financial institutions, local companies, foreign investors and the Republic of Chile, among others. The department houses extensive experience in national and international commercial and investment arbitration across a wide range of sectors, including media, construction, energy, mining and pharmaceuticals. Its four co-heads are commercial arbitration specialist Gonzalo Fernández; insolvency, bankruptcy and construction disputes expert, Ricardo Reveco; environmental disputes and commercial arbitration specialist Aldo Molinari; and Juan Carlos Riesco, who is recommended for antitrust and regulatory litigation and arbitration, cover the waterfront of disputes matters. Strong support is provided by senior associate Alvaro Carreño, who runs the office's day-to-day white-collar crime practice, and associates Roberto Villaseca and Mónica Pérez, who are members of the litigation and arbitration groups respectively.

Testimonials

Carey, among many other virtues, stands out for its proactivity. It really fulfils what a company expects from its law firms, namely that they take control of their lawsuits.

It is a great practice for all issues.

All the lawyers have first-class professional capacities. But not only their legal training stands out, they also show excellent co-ordination as a team, which highlights their professional strength.

Gonzalo Fernández is a brilliant lawyer.

Key clients

Enel

Compañía Minera Nevada

Pascua Lama

Aliservice

Wom

Moly-Cop Chile

Codelco

Banchile

Cencosud

Pontificia Universidad

Católica

Essity

Agrícola AG II

Inversiones MPX

Brink’s (Chile)

Enel Generación

Liberty International Holdings

Environment Tier 1

At full-service market stalwart Carey, the 11-strong environmental practice is led by regulatory specialist Rafael Vergara, water law expert Alberto Cardemil and environmental litigator Aldo Molinari. The team advises clients on administrative disputes, litigation, audits, land use and environmental responsibility. It also assists with obtaining Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA)-related permits, due diligence processes, compliance with international standards, financing, and legislation surrounding indigenous people, particularly the application of The Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (an international labour organisation convention). Former practice director Felipe Meneses left the firm in January 2020 to co-found LAWGIC Abogados, and was replaced in his role by senior associates Julio Recordon and Manuel José Barros. Other associates to note are water practice and agribusiness group member, Tomás de la Maza, and administrative and regulatory litigator Tomás Darricades.

Testimonials

The plus of the team is the knowledge of trends and the market standard in these matters.

The environmental legal advice is accurate and effective.

Key clients

Compañía Minera Nevada

Barrick Gold

Astaldi

Melón

SGA

Empresa Eléctrica Carén

Patagoniafresh

The Nature Conservancy

Sociedad Agrícola Santa Sara

Hidroeléctrica La Higuera

Rabofinance

Insurance Tier 1

The 17-strong department at full-service, heavyweight Carey advises large international insurance companies and broker operations on complex, high-profile contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters, including regulatory matters and corporate insurance. Recent highlights include advising BNP Paribas Cardif's Chilean entities on a 15-year regional bancassurance alliance with Scotiabank for the development of bancassurance and distribution of innovative solutions to Scotiabank customers in Chile. Highly rated for regulatory issues and insurance litigation, Matías Vergara and Marcos Ríos, who focuses on insurance-related corporate and M&A matters, co-lead the insurance and reinsurance practice; while Pablo Iacobelli is a longstanding, go-to counsel for MetLife Chile and MetLife USA, in relation to their Chilean matters. Former chief counsel of MAPFRE Group surety insurance-company, Solunion SGC, Jorge Soto is a key associate.

Testimonials

They have a very good and very competent team, with a lot of knowledge in insurance matters.

They have a great understanding of insurance regulation and are capable of generating solutions to fit clients’ needs.

Matías Vergara shows a lot of experience and knowledge.

Key clients

BNP Cardif Seguros de Vida

Solunion Chile Seguros de Crédito

Mapfre Chile Compañía de Seguros de Vida

Coopeuch

Metlife Chile Seguros de Vida

Porsche Volkswagen Servicios Financieros

Liberty Compañía de Seguros Generales

Fundación Imagen de Chile

BUPA

United Health Group

Intellectual property Tier 1

The sizeable team at full-service heavyweight Carey includes two partners, two counsels, 29 associates and 11 patent specialists. It has vast experience in acting in the prosecution and litigation of trade marks, patents and industrial designs, geographical indications, designations of origin, plant varieties, and domain names. The practice also covers regulatory matters, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, technology contracting, privacy and licensing, along with franchising, consumer protection, labelling, trade secrets, IP management, and IP-related unfair competition. In recent highlights, the team advised Wenco subsidiary, HyB, on the filing of a civil patent infringement action against Sociedad Industrial de Plástico (SIDP), based on the latter's manufacture of plastic floats for salmon cages. Guillermo Carey and Francisco Carey co-head the firm’s IP and IT group, while pharmaceuticals specialist Fernando García and Paulina Silva, whose broad practice includes IP rights, are both highly regarded counsels.

Testimonials

Without a doubt, Carey’s IP practice is unique. The service is excellent and it is one of the best firms I know. This practice stands out among other Chilean firms. The agility in answering, precision of answers, substance and form of the documents presented and correspondence are great.

The Carey attorneys are results oriented, efficient, and technically very competent.

They have capabilities in different areas, so they can provide comprehensive advice to clients’ needs. They also have very good availability.

They are responsive and friendly, and deliver a fine service at a good price. I feel that I can trust them.

The outstanding lawyers are Guillermo Carey, Francisco Carey and Fernando García.

Guillermo Carey and Francisco Carey have a lot of experience.

Francisco Carey is exceptionally talented and helpful, and is supported well by his colleagues.

Key clients

HyB

Stokely-Van Camp

Skechers USA

Kipling Apparel

Adidas

Altunis Trading Gestão E Serviços

Canonical

FAS

Magya

Catalina Abbott Kramer

Labour and employment Tier 1

The sizeable, 17-strong labour and employment practice group at market heavyweight Carey is widely respected for its experience in collective bargaining and complex labour litigation, including wrongful discharges, violation of fundamental rights, anti-union practices, and work-related accidents. The broad practice also assists with hiring processes, employee taxation, compensation packages, terminations and mass lay-offs. Additional areas of strength include corporate policies, compliance, internal investigations, corporate immigration, subcontracting, and labour-related M&A, with the group demonstrating specific industry expertise in the pharmaceuticals, construction, mining, aviation, and banking and finance sectors, in particular. Oscar Aitken (a senior partner) and Francisca Corti (partner since 2017) co-head the firm’s labour, employment and immigration team, which includes experienced associates Francisco ArceCarla Karzulovic, Constanza Trisotti and Valentina Kuscevic. Since publication, Arce has been raised to the partnership - effective as of May 2021.

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Testimonials

The truth is that working with Carey gives me tremendous confidence in their experience and abilities. In addition to delivering all the information and legal support, they give us their vision and clarity of eventual risks, and that is a plus that I have not seen in other firms. In addition, the security and support with which they address the issues is incredible.

They are shrewd, sharp and very professional, as well as being responsive and efficient.

The strengths of Francisca Corti and associate Carla Karzulovic are their friendliness, calmness, clarity of explanations and pros-and-cons of options, and experience. We also work with associate Francisco Arce in trials, with excellent support and results.

Francisco Arce is an outstanding associate.

Key clients

Enel

Sterling & Wilson

Mitsubishi Materials

American Airlines

Goldman Sachs

Nokia

Metlife

Glaxosmithkline

United Health

Banmédica

Pepsico

Evercrisp

Life sciences Tier 1

Heavyweight market leviathan, Carey, fields a nine-strong team that has broad expertise in the pharmaceuticals,  cosmetics and medical devices sectors, including product labelling, clinical trials and advertising, along with issues concerning biological, biotechnological and veterinary products, and agrochemicals. Other key areas include compliance, data protection, patents (and other associated IP matters), litigation and product liability. In addition, the practice is active in relation to infant milk formulas, food supplements, animal food product authorisations, customs clearance proceedings, distribution contracts, and assistance before food industry associations. IP head Guillermo Carey has built the life sciences practice, which also includes experienced partner Ignacio Gillmore, counsel Fernando García and associates José Santos Ossa, Cindy ThorsenCristina Busquets and José Ignacio Mercado.

Testimonials

The service we receive is personalised and very consistent with our needs. It covers a wide range of legal issues specific to our industry.

The Carey life sciences team has deep knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry and market, from a business point of view. This results in standout ability, compared to many other attorneys and law firms.

Ignacio Gillmore is rated for his knowledge and industry experience.

Ignacio Gillmore is the go-to person.

Key clients

Abbvie

Johnson & Johnson

GSK

BMS

Roche

Biogen

Novartis

Merck

CSL Behring

Nestlé

Livanova

Mining Tier 1

'The leading firm in the Chilean market'Carey's 11-strong department consistently participates in many of the country's most important mining projects, either in relation to developments, financings or M&A transactions. Its practice includes advising local and foreign junior, medium and senior mining companies regarding metallic and/or non-metallic minerals, and their exploration, exploitation and processing. Recent highlights include advising Teck Resources on a $2.5bn loan agreement for the financing of copper project, Quebrada Blanca Phase 2. Director of the mining practice Francisco Corona is a counsel with over 14 years' experience in the mining sector; he and the co-heads of the firm’s natural resources and environmental group, all-round mining specialist Rafael Vergara (a former trustee-at-large of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation), and highly experienced partner Alberto Cardemil, are the key practice contacts.

Testimonials

Carey is the leading firm in the Chilean market.

Very knowledgeable about the law.

The experience, knowledge, intelligence and negotiating capacity of Rafael Vergara are highly appreciated.

The Carey team is strong in experience and knowledge, and its highly professional leaders are very capable. Its strong point, in my opinion, is the lawyers’ professional experience.

The lawyers guide their clients at all times in the best way.

Key clients

Teck Resources

Codelco

Barrick

Minera Valle Central

Minsur

Kinross

Newmont

Aftermath Silver

Hudbay

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries

Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

At full-service market-mainstay, Carey, the sizeable 47-strong projects practice draws upon the expertise of several of the firm's highly specialised working groups. The firm has a long-established engineering and construction team which has developed significant experience in numerous industry sectors including mining, desalination and water facilities, ports and airports, hospitals, hotels, and real estate. This combines with members of the environmental, natural resources, project finance, real estate and energy teams on an as-required basis. The result is a department co-led by seven experienced partners: Oscar Aitken and Juan Pablo Stitchkin, who co-head the firm’s engineering and construction group; natural resources and environment team co-heads Rafael Vergara and Alberto CardemilJuan Francisco Mackenna and José Miguel Bustamante, who co-head the firm’s energy group; and co-banking and finance head, Felipe Moro. The senior associate to note is Fernando Noriega, whose handles the financing aspects of project and infrastructure matters.

Key clients

Lima Airport Partners

Antofagasta Minerals

Codelco

Asociación Chilena de Seguridad

Empresa Portuaria Austral

Mainstream

Grenergy

CAF

Teck Resources

Complejo Portuario Mejillones

Public law Tier 1

The eight-member public law department at full-service firm Carey covers the spectrum of administrative law, constitutional law, regulated markets and contentious-administrative dispute resolution. The practice group is highly rated for its prowess in litigation, constitutional rights, public procurement and public concessions, sanctioning procedures and regulatory compliance. It also serves as a strong back-up to the firm’s practices in energy, environmental law, telecoms, life sciences, construction and infrastructure, as well as antitrust, mining, IT and IP. Ignacio Gillmore has vast experience in administrative contracts, litigation and public tenders; Gonzalo Fernández heads the litigation group; and Juan Carlos Riesco who made partner back in 2018, belongs to both the litigation and public law groups. At associate level, Camilo Lledó assists with public contracts and concessions, litigation and regulatory issues. Former associate Constanza Hube left to become director of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Foro Constitucional. Since publication, the firm has hired Patricio Zapata as the new head of practice, effective as of August 2021.

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Testimonials

Great for the speed and security in its answers, with 24/7 availability for clients.

The team of lawyers that advises us is highly knowledgeable in matters of public law, and they support all questions and requirements that clients have.

These are very well-prepared lawyers who are focused on the needs of the company.

Ignacio Gillmore’s experience and personality stands out.

‘Associate Camilo Lledó’s experience and complete knowledge of public law stand out.

Camilo Lledó is rated for his preparation and ability to distinguish situations and provide solutions.

Key clients

WOM

Pontificia Universidad Católica

China CAMC Engineering Co

Ministry of Economy

Track Group

ENAP

Compass Group

ENEL

Real estate Tier 1

Carey's 11-strong department has broad experience in the development, financing, construction and sale of real estate projects, including residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality developments, mining and energy-related real estate matters, and rural housing. It is also experienced in deals involving conservation parks, shopping centres, office buildings and educational facilities. In addition, the practice assists with leases, the securitisation of portfolios and real estate asset management, and its advice typically includes corporate, regulatory and tax structuring, as well as the handling of disputes. With his previous experience including almost a decade in house at a major local real estate developer, Juan Pablo Stitchkin's practice focuses on real estate development, commercial real estate -particularly the retail segment- regulatory issues and zoning, construction and claims management. He co-leads the department with counsel Eduardo Martin, whose practice centres on the civil and commercial aspects of real estate along with transactional matters; he is also an officer of the International Bar Association Real Estate Committee. At associate level, Tomás Varela and Javiera Avilés have extensive real estate expertise.

Testimonials

A strength that we value is that within ​​real estate law, the firm has a lot of experience.

Knowledge and experience are an important plus and the number of professionals with these characteristics within the firm is what makes them differentiate themselves from the competition. Among its qualities are professionalism and the diligent way in which they serve us.

They have a very solid team, with a lot of experience in real estate transactions, and the lawyers are committed to customer service.

The attorneys demonstrate extraordinary knowledge of real estate law. They are very meticulous and always attentive to the client’s needs.

Juan Pablo Stitchkin has a great technical background for infrastructure issues, coupled with legal knowledge, which allow him to give great guidance to his clients and assist stakeholders with complex concepts.

Associate Javiera Avilés is very customer oriented and responsible. She stands out for her ability to structure solutions in a clear order and to co-ordinate internal issues very well. She is an excellent lawyer and a very good negotiator.

Key clients

LATAM Airlines Group

Vida Tres

Sencorp

H&M

Merck

Cine Hoyts

Inmobiliaria Nueva Cordova

Empresas Tucapel

Tax Tier 1

Carey's large, 24-strong team is highly rated for its tax law expertise in relation to the finance, insurance, energy, infrastructure and technology sectors, among others. It includes certified accountants and an economist who support the practice's expertise in tax consulting, planning, due diligence and audits, along with administrative procedures before Chile's IRS and tax litigation. Manging partner Jaime Carey and Jessica Power ('committed to clients') both focus on personal and corporate tax planning, local and international tax consulting, and the tax aspects of M&A and foreign investment transactions, among other matters. They co-head the practice with December 2019 partner-promotion, Manuel Garcés, whose practice includes local and international tax consultancy, corporate tax, VAT and tax litigation. Notable support at associate level is provided by Ximena Silberman and Daniela Pfeffer. Since publication, the firm has welcomed back Manuel Alcalde -as a partner- after serving as the Chilean Ministry of Finance's Head of Tax Policy for the past three years (effective as of mid-April 2021).

Testimonials

The team’s degree of specialisation in an area as complex as tax law makes the advice in this area exceptional.

The team has good knowledge of the domestic and international tax aspects of the transactions and is able to provide timely and accurate input whenever required.

The speed in delivering well-founded and robust responses makes us fully trust the advice.

It is a very professional team, but also human.

Jessica Power is committed to clients.

Jessica Power is talented, always approachable and quick to answer. She manages to understand the problems or issues that are entrusted to her very quickly.

Jaime Carey worked closely with his team to obtain the best possible result for his client in a very efficient way, even when the transactions were highly complex and required the involvement of advisors in multiple jurisdictions.

Jaime Cary is a real asset in the search for solutions.

Key clients

MetLife Compañía de Seguros

ProVida AFP

Saesa

Brookfield

Air Products

Sencorp

JP Morgan

LGT

Cinepolis

Marubeni

TMT Tier 1

The 14-strong team at full-service major, Carey, has broad experience in TMT sector-related regulatory, corporate, financial and contractual matters. The practice houses lawyers with specialised expertise in telecoms, media, technology contracting, internet and net neutrality, the Internet of Things (IoT), and over-the-top (OTT) and online platforms. Other areas of strength include cloud technologies, robotics, blockchain, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), data protection and cybersecurity. Alfonso Silva and regulatory counsel Eduardo Martin are both renowned TMT lawyers in Chile; while IP-head Guillermo Carey's specialisms include life sciences, licensing, distribution and franchise agreements, technology law, electronic commerce, and technology transfer. Also key to the group is counsel Paulina Silva, currently vice-chair of the IBA technology law committee's internet business sub-committee. Key associate-level support is provided by Javier Undurraga, Javiera Sepúlveda and Raúl Mazzarella. Since publication, Silva and Sepúlveda have left the firm to establish specialist data privacy boutique, Bitlaw, which opened it's doors in January 2021.

Key clients

WOM

Inria Chile

Asociación de Marketing Directo y Digital de Chile

Agence France-Presse

Hewlett Packard Financial Services

Motorola Mobility

Amazon

Dentsu Aegis Network

Venture capital Tier 1

Market powerhouse Carey developed a specific venture capital (VC) practice group since 2012, and today houses a 17-strong specialist department, including three partners. The practice group has extensive experience in advising both domestic and international VC funds on their formation, with the establishment of effective structures to meet the needs of both investors and organisations that provide financial resources, and with purchases and sales. It also supports start-ups from their initial stages through to internationalisation or sale. Director and vice president of the Chilean Venture Capital Association, Francisco Guzmán, who is admitted to practice in both Chile and New York, led over 20 venture capital transactions during 2019. Also key to the group are experienced partners Guillermo Carey and Cristián Eyzaguirre.

Testimonials

It is a very co-ordinated team. Although they work individually, they always keep the rest of the team informed in such a way that when speaking with any of them they are aware of what is being discussed. In the interactions I have had with other firms, the Carey team compares very favourably due to its proactivity and interest in delving into each aspect of an assignment.

Given that venture capital is a way of making investments that has been developing for a short time in Chile, it is crucial to have legal advisers who have knowledge of how it works, what are the best practices globally, how they are applied to the Chilean reality, among other factors. The Carey team has extensive knowledge of each of the aspects involved in a venture capital investment and in turn how each of these affects both investors and founders or other shareholders of the companies where they are located. Based on our experience, Carey stands above the teams of other firms, which, although they have knowledge of the industry, do not present the same level of command and experience.

Francisco Guzmán has in-depth knowledge of venture capital issues and has excellent contacts with the venture capital world. More than being an expert lawyer, he becomes a counsellor on growth, corporate structures inside and outside Chile, and IP. In short, he is 100% involved in all aspects of a mandate.

Key clients

Manutara Ventures

Aurus Capital

SOFOFA HUB

Chilean Venture Capital Association

Advanced Innovation Center AIC Chile

Science Haven

Jetti Resources

Fundación Ciencia y Vida

Americas Car Group

Levita Magnetics

Kredito

Screen Capital

Doble Impacto

Ingalfarma

HUBTEC

Open Education

Andes Biotechnologies

Botanical Solutions

Algenis

Nova Mineralis

Electricity/oil and gas

The 14-strong energy group at full-service market powerhouse Carey handles mandates across the oil and gas, electricity generation, transmission and distribution sectors, including project development, M&A and financing. It also has extensive experience in competitive tender processes for power supply and transmission infrastructure, land rights, sector-specific permits, energy and power infrastructure litigation, and general regulatory matters; with further growing expertise in complex oil and gas and energy-related agreements. With 40 years' energy experience between them, energy law specialists Juan Francisco Mackenna and José Miguel Bustamante cover the entire array of sector specialisms. The pair co-head a practice group featuring a strong line of associates in Rosario Martínez, José Tomás Hurley, Carmenmaría Poblete, Sophia Bobadilla, Pablo Morales and Montserrat Godoy.

Testimonials

The Juan Francisco Team, and especially associate Carmenmaría Poblete, know the practice from all angles. With this approach they offer the best advice, protecting their client while offering balanced solutions.

They have full availability, giving concise and adequate answers to problems. Additionally, they can be trusted to negotiate well.

Key clients

SolarReserve

Daelim Energy

OPDEnergy

Andes Mainstream

Mainstream Renewable Power

Astaldi Concessioni

S-Energy

Renewable Resources Group

State Grid International Development

Atlas Renewable Energy

Sojitz

Carey is Chile’s largest law firm with over 270 legal professionals and it is widely perceived as one of the leading law firms in Latin America. The firm was established in its present form in 1976. Its origins, however, can be traced to the year 1905 when Francisco Carey (1873-1946) started practicing law independently. Under the leadership of his son, Guillermo Carey (1912-1999), the firm became a leading player in the Chilean corporate legal market.

Carey is a full-service firm. The firm’s various corporate, litigation and regulatory groups include highly-specialized attorneys and practice areas covering all areas of law. Carey’s clients are some of the world’s largest multinationals, international organizations, and some of the most important local companies and institutions. The firm’s lawyers have graduated from the best law schools in Chile and most of its mid and senior-level associates have graduate degrees from some of the world’s most prominent universities.

Carey is an effective bridge between legal systems. Most of the firm’s partners and senior associates have worked in North America, Asia and Europe, as foreign or regular associates with leading international law firms, or as in-house counsel for major corporations or international institutions.

Carey is a member of several prestigious international legal networks which allow us to provide our clients with trusted, quality legal service that meets their needs both regionally and globally. Carey is member of: ALAE, ELA, FLI INTERLEX, PRAC, RIELA, TERRALEX and WSG.

Practice areas and industries: Carey’s practice areas and industries are: Agribusiness; Antitrust and Regulated Markets; Arbitration; Aviation; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; China Desk; Compliance and Anti-Corruption; Construction and Engineering; Consumer Law and Advertisement; Corporate Immigration; Criminal Law; Customs and International Trade; Data Protection; Direct Sales; Energy; Environmental Law and Litigation; Family Companies and Holdings; Fund Formation; Government Procurement; Hospitality and Gaming; Infrastructure and Project Development; Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring; Insurance and Reinsurance; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment Law; Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship; Litigation; Maritime and Ports; Mergers and Acquisitions; Mining; Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology; Private Equity; Public Law; Real Estate; Tax Law; Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Venture Capital; Water Rights.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman Jorge Carey jcarey@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2221
Managing Partner Jaime Carey jacarey@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2224
Partner Rafael Vergara rvergara@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2210
Partner Diego Peralta dperalta@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2216
Partner Alfonso Silva asilva@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2232
Partner Oscar Aitken oaitken@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2223
Partner Claudio Lizana clizana@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2207
Partner Pablo Iacobelli piacobelli@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2215
Partner Salvador Valdés svaldes@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2230
Partner Guillermo Carey gcarey@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2612
Partner Gonzalo Fernández gfernandez@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2203
Partner Francisco Ugarte fugarte@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2201
Partner Marcos Ríos mrios@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2208
Partner Juan Francisco Mackenna jfmackenna@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2210
Partner Jessica Power jpower@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2214
Partner Guillermo Acuña gacuna@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2206
Partner Lorena Pavic lpavic@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2207
Partner Alberto Cardemil acardemil@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2211
Partner Felipe Moro fmoro@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2231
Partner Cristián Eyzaguirre ceyzaguirre@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2209
Partner Francisco Carey fcarey@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2638
Partner Ricardo Reveco rreveco@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2213
Partner José Miguel Bustamante jmbustamante@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2381
Partner Juan Pablo Stitchkin jpstitchkin@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2223
Partner Aldo Molinari amolinari@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2213
Partner Jorge Ugarte jugarte@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2201
Partner Francisco Guzmán fguzman@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2217
Partner Ignacio Gillmore igillmore@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2612
Partner Cristián Figueroa cfigueroa@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2209
Partner Francisca Corti fcorti@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2212
Partner Matias Vergara mvergara@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2208
Partner Juan Carlos Riesco jcriesco@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2203
Partner Patricia Silberman psilberman@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2224
Partner Manuel José Garcés mgarces@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2226
Partner Manuel Alcalde malcalde@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2226
Partner Fernando Noriega fnoriega@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2216
Partner Francisco Arce farce@carey.cl +56 2 2928 2377
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Mr Oscar Aitken  photo Mr Oscar Aitken Partner of Carey and co-head of the Labor and Corporate Immigration Group…
 José Miguel Bustamante  photo José Miguel Bustamante Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Energy Group.
Mr Alberto Cardemil  photo Mr Alberto Cardemil Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Natural Resources and  Environmental…
Mr Jaime Carey  photo Mr Jaime Carey Carey’s Managing Partner and co-head of the firm’s Tax Group.
Mr Jorge Carey  photo Mr Jorge Carey Chairman of Carey.
Mr Francisco Carey  photo Mr Francisco Carey Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Intellectual Property and Information…
Mr Francisco Corona  photo Mr Francisco Corona Counsel of Carey’s Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Goup.
Mrs Francisca Corti  photo Mrs Francisca Corti Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Labor and Corporate Immigration…
 Cristián Eyzaguirre  photo Cristián Eyzaguirre Partner of Carey and member of the firm´s Mergers & Acquisitions and…
 Gonzalo Fernández  photo Gonzalo Fernández Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Litigation Group.
 Cristián Figueroa  photo Cristián Figueroa Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers &…
 Fernando García  photo Fernando García Counsel of Carey’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group.
Mr Ignacio Gillmore  photo Mr Ignacio Gillmore Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Life Sciences and Biotechnology…
 Francisco Guzmán  photo Francisco Guzmán Partner of Carey and member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and…
Mr Pablo Iacobelli  photo Mr Pablo Iacobelli Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers &…
Mr Claudio Lizana  photo Mr Claudio Lizana Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers &…
Mr Juan Francisco Mackenna  photo Mr Juan Francisco Mackenna Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Energy Group.
Mr Eduardo Martin  photo Mr Eduardo Martin Counsel of Regulatory Matters of Carey’s Corporate / Telecom Group.
Mr Aldo Molinari  photo Mr Aldo Molinari Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Litigation Group.
Mr Felipe Moro  photo Mr Felipe Moro Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Banking and Finance Group.
Mrs Lorena Pavic  photo Mrs Lorena Pavic Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Antitrust and Regulated Markets,…
Mr Diego Peralta  photo Mr Diego Peralta Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Banking and Finance Group.
Mrs Jessica Power  photo Mrs Jessica Power Partner at Carey since 2008 and co-head of Carey’s Tax Group.
 Marcos Ríos  photo Marcos Ríos Partner of Carey and co-head of the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions…
Mr Ricardo Reveco  photo Mr Ricardo Reveco Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Litigation and Insolvency, Bankruptcy…
Mr Juan Carlos Riesco  photo Mr Juan Carlos Riesco Parner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Litigation Group.
Mrs Patricia Silberman  photo Mrs Patricia Silberman Partner of Carey and co-head of the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions…
Mr Alfonso Silva  photo Mr Alfonso Silva Partner and head of Carey’s Corporate / Telecom Group.
Mr Juan Pablo Stitchkin  photo Mr Juan Pablo Stitchkin Partner of Carey and co-head of the Construction and Engineering Group and…
Mr Francisco Ugarte  photo Mr Francisco Ugarte Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers &…
Mr Jorge Ugarte  photo Mr Jorge Ugarte Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Corporate / Mergers and…
 Salvador Valdés  photo Salvador Valdés Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers and…
 Matías Vergara  photo Matías Vergara Partner of Carey and co-head of the Insurance and Reinsurance / Customs…
Mr Rafael Vergara  photo Mr Rafael Vergara Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Natural Resources and Environment…
Other fee-earners : 272
Total staff : 525
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