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

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions / Arbitration.


Chairman of Carey.


His practice focuses on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and international arbitration.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Latin Lawyer (2016).
Lawyer of the Year Award in Investment, Best Lawyers (2015).
Law Firm Leader of the Year in Latin America, Latin Lawyer (2008).
Lifetime Achievement Award, Chambers and Partners (2007).
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Arbitration and Corporate Governance, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, IFLR1000.
Recognized in Arbitration, LACCA.
Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate and M&A; International Arbitration and Investment, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in M&A, Who’s Who Legal.

Author of legal publications, including “Debt to Equity Conversion: a Chilean Legal View” (1990).

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


Spanish and English


Conciliator of the Center for the Settlement of International Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington D.C., designated by the Chilean Government (2005-2011; 2011-2016 and 2017-2023).
Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Santiago.
Chairman of Moneda Chile Fund, Vice-Chairman of AFP Provida and Quebrada Blanca, and member of the Board of Directors of corporations such as Masisa, Cementos Melón and GNL Quintero. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Instituto Libertad, Corporación del Patrimonio Cultural and of Centro de Estudios Internacionales of the Universidad Católica.
Vicepresident of the Hong Kong Latin America Business Association.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the International Bar Association.
Member of the Inter-American Bar Association.
Member of the Commission at Large appointed by the current Minister of Justice of Chile to form a task force within the government for the defense of Chile in international litigation.
Former chairman of the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
Former chairman of the Canada Chile Chamber of Commerce.
Former member of the board of AMCHAM.
Former staff attorney, for three years, of both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C., USA.
Professor for a 5-year period of Economic Law at the Universidad Católica de Chile.
Vice-Chairman of the Center for American and International Law, Dallas, USA.


Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Ranked highest in his class – Tocornal, Montenegro and Gutiérrez Alliende awards).
Master in Comparative Jurisprudence, New York University (Fulbright Scholar).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

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.