Jorge Ugarte > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions / Private Equity / Capital Markets / Family Companies and Holdings.


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions / Capital Markets Group.


He advises local and foreign clients on all kinds of mergers and acquisition transactions, including the purchase of shares, equity and assets of both public and close corporations, public takeovers, private equity transactions, shareholders agreements, issuance and securities transactions. He also acts as counsel to family companies and holdings on the corporate organization of their business and the structuring of their estate successions.

Jorge is professor of Civil Law and former professor of Corporate Law of Universidad Católica de Chile and author of the book “Share Transfer Agreements”.



Spanish and English.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Capital markets

A legal powerhouse, Carey fields a 41-strong capital markets practice that is consistently mandated by issuers and bond and stockholders on corporate and securitised bonds, trade effects, and public and private securities. Standing out for its ‘commitment to clients‘, the team is also expert in high-profile securities offerings, including cross-border IPOs, capital increases, debt issuances and securitisations. The practice group consists of a raft of active partners, including Diego Peralta, an expert in the creation of financial products; local bond issuance specialist Salvador Valdés; Francisco Ugarte, who structures debt and equity deals in the local and international capital markets; Felipe Moro, whose practice covers US private placements and 144A/Reg.S transactions; and investment funds expert Cristián Eyzaguirre. Also integral to the group are: Jorge Ugarte, whose practice includes liability management deals; securities specialist Cristián Figueroa, who ‘stands out for his knowledge and expertise‘; Chile and New York-qualified Patricia Silberman; Fernando Noriega, who advises on local and international securities offerings; and bonds and securities practitioner Alejandra Daroch.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

Market leviathan Carey fields ‘lawyers with deep knowledge, specialisation and experience in M&A issues‘. The huge, 64-strong team is consistently involved in the structuring of headline M&A deals, including takeovers through public offerings, minority share purchases, acquisitions of companies and asset-packages, private equity deals, and asset purchases during insolvency processes and in the context of reorganisations. The firm’s numerous active practitioners included senior partner Jorge Carey, whose broad practice encompasses M&A, and corporate and business law; managing partner Jaime Carey T who routinely assists with landmark international transactions; Pablo Iacobelli – ‘the best M&A lawyer in Chile‘; and Salvador Valdés, who frequently acts for investment and private equity funds on the acquisition of strategic companies. Francisco Ugarte, Marcos Ríos and Cristián Figueroa, along with Cristián EyzaguirreJorge UgarteAlejandra Daroch and Jaime Carey A are also highly-regarded M&A specialists; Guillermo Acuña advises on the corporate side of aviation matters; Patricia Silberman is ‘creative and commercial‘; and Francisco Guzmán assists with M&A, venture capital and private equity deals. Josefina Marshall is the senior associate to note. Former partner Claudio Lizana  departed to establish his own practice in December 2022.