Mrs Jessica Power > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile
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Mrs Jessica Power
Tax Law / Family Companies and Holdings.
Partner at Carey since 2008 and co-head of Carey’s Tax Group.
She has broad experience advising domestic and foreign clients on corporate and personal tax planning, local and international tax consulting, mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment transactions. She has vast experience litigating against the Chilean tax authority before Tax Courts, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. She has advised on tax matters for companies such as MetLife, Provida, Saesa, Masisa and Paz Corp, among others.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
“Women in Tax Leaders” Award, International Tax Review (2017).
Recognized as one of the 100 female leaders in Chile, El Mercurio (2008 and 2015).
Recognized in Tax, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Tax, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Tax, Latin Lawyer 250.
Lawyer of the Year Award in Tax, Best Lawyers (2014).
Recognized in Tax Law, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Thought Leaders Global Elite: Corporate Tax, Who’s Who Legal.
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in ICLG – Corporate Tax (2019 and 2020).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Corporate Tax, Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners (2016).
Frequent lecturer in important tax congresses in Chile and abroad, such as those organized by the International Fiscal Association (IFA) in India in 2014 and in Madrid in 2016, by PERUMIN in 2017 and by the National Tax and Customs Office of Colombia in 2019.
Spanish and English.
ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the Board of the Expert Female Lawyers Commission, Colegio de Abogados de Chile (Chilean Bar Association).
Founder and mentor of the mentorship program for young female lawyers “Learning to Lead”, organized by Carey (2015).
Member and former director of International Fiscal Association Chilean Branch.
She has been professor of Tax Law at the undergraduate level at the Faculty of Law, Universidad de Chile.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
Degree in Tax Law, Universidad de Chile.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Fielding a sizeable 19-strong department, Carey advises on the full gamut of tax matters, including consultancy services, planning, due diligence, assistance during tax audits, administrative procedures before Chile’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and tax litigation. The firm has expanded its transfer pricing offering from legal advice to include financial analysis assistance; clients additionally benefit from the multidisciplinary practice’s in-house certified accountants and economist. The practice co-heads are Jessica Power, who advises on personal and corporate tax, VAT, M&A, foreign investments and tax litigation; ‘fast and practical‘ managing partner Jaime Carey (tax planning and consulting, project finance, M&A, leasing and foreign investment); and Manuel Garcés (elevated to the partnership in December 2019), whose practice comprises consultancy work, corporate tax, VAT, transactions and tax litigation. The strong associate pool includes senior Daniela Pfeffer and Ximena Silberman; and in April 2021, the firm welcomed back Manuel Alcalde as partner, following a three-year stint as the Chilean Ministry of Finance’s tax policy head.
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