Mrs Patricia Silberman > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Capital Markets Group.


Partner of Carey and co-head of the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Group.


Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, global finance, securities, capital markets and international trade.

Lawyer of the Year, Chambers Women in Law Awards (2018).
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Private Equity, Best Lawyers.
Alvaro Puelma Accorsi Award for publication of the best work in private law (2007).

Co-author of the chapters on the regulators of the Chilean financial sector: the Financial Market Commission, Superintendency of Pensions and Central Bank, published in Latin Lawyer Regulators (2020).
Co-author of the book “Precontractual Responsibility for Contractual Negotiations Breakup”, Editorial Jurídica de Chile.
Co-author of the article “Chile: A Renewed Path to Energy Autonomy”, Latin Lawyer (2008).


Spanish and English.


Member of the panel of the Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
Associate, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York (2007-2011).
Foreign Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York (2006-2007).
Member of the New York Bar Association.
Member of the International Steering Committee of the Women in the Profession (WIP) Program, Vance Center.


Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
LL.M., University of Pennsylvania (2006).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Capital markets

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.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Rising stars)

Patricia SilbermanCarey

(Next Generation Partners)

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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.