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

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Tax Law / Mergers and Acquisitions / Family Companies and Holdings.


Carey’s Managing Partner and co-head of the firm’s Tax Group.


His practice focuses on personal and corporate tax planning, local and international tax consulting, project financing, mergers and acquisitions, leasing and foreign investment transactions.

Recognized as Law Firm Leader of the Year, Latin Lawyer (2020).
Recognized in Corporate, M&A and Private Wealth (High Net Worth), Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Tax; Corporate and M&A, Corporate Governance and Private Wealth, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Tax and Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Thought Leaders: M&A and Governance; and in Capital Markets, Corporate Tax and Private Client, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Tax; Corporate and M&A; Banking and Finance and Investment, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, IFLR1000.

Co-author of the Chilean chapter in China Trade and investment in Latin America, The Legal 500 Guide (2020).
Co-author of the Chilean Chapter of Corporate Tax, Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners (2016).
Co-author of the introductory article “Mergers and Acquisitions in Chile: Approaching the Controlling Shareholder”, Who’s Who Legal (2014).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter of “Tax on Inbound Investment”, Getting The Deal Through (2011 – 2013).

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


Spanish and English


Member of the International Bar Association (IBA): Chair of the Legal Practice Division (2017- 2018); Member of the Management Board; Past Chair and member of the Advisory Board of the Latin American Regional Forum; Past Co-Chair of the Corporate and M&A Section; Member of the Advisory Board of the Law Firm Management Committee.
Member of the Board of Sencorp, Banmédica (UnitedHealth Group) and Evercrisp (Frito Lay Chile), and chairman of the Board of MetLife Chile.
Director of Interlex.
President of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Chile, an entity in process of incorporation.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Chairman, World Services Group (2004-2005).
Assistant Professor of Taxation, Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (1981).
Foreign associate, Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami (1979).
Semi-finalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington D.C. (1978).


Law, Universidad Católica.
ICADE and Universidad de Deusto, Spain (1972-1975).
Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University (1986).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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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.

Chile > Tax

Carey‘s large, 24-strong team is highly rated for its tax law expertise in relation to the finance, insurance, energy, infrastructure and technology sectors, among others. It includes certified accountants and an economist who support the practice’s expertise in tax consulting, planning, due diligence and audits, along with administrative procedures before Chile’s IRS and tax litigation. Manging partner Jaime Carey and Jessica Power (‘committed to clients‘) both focus on personal and corporate tax planning, local and international tax consulting, and the tax aspects of M&A and foreign investment transactions, among other matters. They co-head the practice with December 2019 partner-promotion, Manuel Garcés, whose practice includes local and international tax consultancy, corporate tax, VAT and tax litigation. Notable support at associate level is provided by Ximena Silberman and Daniela Pfeffer. Since publication, the firm has welcomed back Manuel Alcalde -as a partner- after serving as the Chilean Ministry of Finance’s Head of Tax Policy for the past three years (effective as of mid-April 2021).