Mrs Lorena Pavic > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Antitrust and Regulated Markets / Public Law


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Antitrust and Regulated Markets, Public Law, and Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.


Her practice focuses on antitrust, regulation, public law, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.     

“Women in Antitrust” Award, Global Competition Review (2017).
Recognized as one of the 100 female leaders in Chile, El Mercurio (2017).
Recognized in Competition, Antitrust and Public Law, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Competition and Antitrust, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Antitrust and Competition, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in M&A, IFLR1000.
Recognized in Competition, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Public Law, Administrative Law and Competition and Antritrust, Best Lawyers.

Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Merger Control, Getting the Deal Through (2017-2018).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Cartel Regulation, Getting the Deal Through (2010-2012).
Author of “Bundled Discounts Exclusionary Practice or Aggressive Competition Strategy?”, in the book “La Libre Competencia en el Chile del Bicentenario”, Santiago, Chile, Thomson Reuters: PuntoLex (2011).
Co-author of an article on antitrust regulation progress in Chile, 2005 Year in Review, International Antitrust Committee, American Bar Association.
Co-author of “Preventive Control of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Face of Antitrust Legislation,” Revista Chilena de Derecho, Universidad Católica de Chile (2002).
Author of several articles regarding Preventive Control of M&A, American Bar Association.

Speaker, Antitrust in the Americas Conference, Section of Antitrust, ABA (2015 and 2019).
Speaker, GCR – Latin Lawyer Live Competition Summit (2018).
Frequent lecturer in seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.


Spanish and English.


Director of the Center for Antitrust Studies, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2019).
Founder and mentor of the mentorship program for young female lawyers “Learning to Lead”, organized by Carey (2015).
Professor at the Degree on Antitrust, Law School, Universidad Católica de Chile (2015).
Professor of Antitrust Law, LL.M. Executive Graduate Program, Universidad del Desarrollo (2009-2013).
Invited Professor of the Antitrust Law Degree, Universidad de Chile (2011-2013 and since 2019).
Visiting Professor of Antitrust Law, Master of Law in Comparative and International Contracting, Universidad de Chile (2009-2011).
Member of the Antitrust Committee, Chilean Trade Association (CPC).
Member of the Antitrust Committee, Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the Women’s Competition Network.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Member of Círculo de Profesionales y Empresarios de Ascendencia Croata (CPEAC).
Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Chile (1998-1999).
Assistant Professor of Legal Clinics, Department for Clinical Legal Education (1994-1995).


Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
Degree in Regulation and Competition, Business School, Universidad de Chile (2009).
Degree in Public Law, Law School, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2014).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Lorena PavicCarey

Now 23-strong (including a senior economist), Carey‘s antitrust group is ‘young and energetic, very practical and clearly well respected by peers and by the authorities; it is used to working with multinational clients and adapts well to the styles and preferences of clients‘. The practice advises on all aspects of antitrust law, including merger control, collusion, abuse of dominant position and compliance. It also has extensive experience representing both domestic and international clients in litigation before the Antitrust Court (TDLC) and the Supreme Court, as well as in investigations undertaken by the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE). In an ongoing mandate, Lorena Pavic (‘extremely hardworking and committed to cases‘) is leading the team defending Cencosud (and two other supermarkets) against a chicken resale-price collusion lawsuit brought by FNE after what was reportedly the largest investigation the prosecutor’s office had ever undertaken. Pavic also successfully defended the same client in a TDLC claim filed by a Chilean consumer association; a leading case, it is now on appeal at the Supreme Court which will have to decide whether the acquisition of “naked assets” constitutes a concentration, a ruling that will in turn impact upon the country’s June 2017-enacted merger-control legislation. In what was one of the first cases under Chile’s new mandatory regime, Claudio Lizana acted for Minerva Foods in a merger-control notification concerning the $300m acquisition of three beef companies from JBS; he also advised the client in what was the first-ever “gun-jumping” case in Chile (now settled). Partner-level support on the contentious-side comes from co-head of the firm’s Judicial Group, litigator Juan Carlos Riesco who has considerable experience in contentious competition matters. The practice can also count on a core group of experienced associates, notably Francisca Levin , José Pardo, Camila Albornoz, Camilo Lledó , María José Villalón  and Carolina Veas. Other significant clients include Bayer, Oracle, Enel Distribución Chile, The Walt Disney Company and Mastercard.

Chile > Public law

Carey is praised for its ‘dedication to clients and attention to detail‘. The wide-ranging public law practice covers administrative and constitutional litigation, constitutional rights, public procurement, regulatory compliance, and the regulation of state-owned companies. Recent mandates saw the team assist Red Salud UC Christus with filing objections (and hearings before the General Comptrollership of the Republic) against administrative acts issued by the Superintendence of Health. It also advised ProAmbient,on contract negotiations with the Municipality of Maipú that involved the design and construction of water tanks. Lorena Pavic and Ignacio Gillmore head the team. Associates Constanza Hube and Camilo Lledó are also experienced advisers. Other clients include HP, Track Group, Formula E, Packard Foundation and Melón.