Mr Guillermo Carey > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Consumer Law and Advertisement / Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology / Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship / Intellectual Property / Data Protection / Telecommunications, Media and Technology.


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology, and Venture Capital and Private Equity Groups. Also, he is the head of the Life Sciences Group.


His practice specializes in intellectual property, life sciences, IP litigation, licensing, distribution and franchise agreement, data privacy, technology law, trademarks, patents, electronic commerce, technology transfer and data protection. Guillermo has advised high-impact Chilean technology companies on technology transfer, and the internationalization of these. He has also advised the Chilean Government on various fronts related to IP and transfer of technology.

Recognized in Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized as a WIPR Leader, World IP Review (2020).
Recognized in Intellectual Property, Data Technology and Privacy Law, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, The Legal 500.
Recognized as IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property.
Recognized as Thought Leader in Intellectual Property, LACCA.
Recognized in Patents, IAM Patent.
Recognized in Data and Information Technology, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Trademarks, WTR 1000.
Lawyer of the Year Award in Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers (2016).
Recognized in Intellectual Property, Technology and Information Technologies, Best Lawyers.
Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Intellectual Property in Chile, Client Choice.
Recognized with the Award of Merit, AIPPI.

Co-author of the Chilean chapter in ICLG – Consumer Protection, Global Legal Group (2020).
Co-author of The Pharma Legal Handbook: Chile, Pharma Boardroom (2019).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Data Protection Q&A, Data Privacy Advisor, Thomson Reuters (2018).
Author of several local and foreign publications in intellectual property.

Frequent lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet legal seminars, meetings and conferences both in Chile and abroad.


Spanish and English.


Member of the Board and Past President of the American Chilean Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).
Counselor at Endeavor.
Member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI).
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Member of the Licensing Executives Society Chile (LES Chile).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Former member of the Governing Board of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA).
Former Chief Legal Counsel, Crystal Lagoons.
Former member of “Grupo Acción Digital”, part of the Chilean government plan for the development of Chile’s digital agenda (appointed by the government).
Former Vice-President of the National Council for Domain Names and IP Addresses of Chile.
Former member of the Board of the Chilean Industrial Property Association (ACHIPI).
Former member of the National Consulting Council of the Computer Law Studies Center (Centro de Estudios de Derecho Informático, CEDI), School of Law, Universidad de Chile.
Assistant Secretary General of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) with responsibility over the Americas (2004 – 2010).
Intellectual Property Constituency’s Representative, Names Council of the Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) (2000-2002).
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist for the resolution of domain name disputes (2002).
Chair of the Q-160 ICANN Task Force, AIPPI (2002).
Arbitrator, Chilean Country Code Name Registrar (NIC Chile) (1998).
Member of NIC Chile’s advisory board. Part of the group that drafted the local dispute resolution policy (1998).
Lawyer, Intellectual Property Department, Philip Morris International, New York (1995-1996).


Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

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.

Chile > Data privacy

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.

Chile > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

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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.

Chile > Venture capital

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.

Chile > TMT

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.

Chile > Life sciences

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.