Mr Alfonso Silva > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Carey
AV ISIDORA GOYENECHEA 2800
FLOOR 43, LAS CONDES
SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
Chile
Alfonso Silva photo

Work Department

Telecommunications, Media and Technology / Mergers and Acquisitions

Position

Partner and head of Carey’s Corporate / Telecom Group.

Career

His practice focuses on corporate and business law, financing, mergers and acquisitions to the regulatory and transactional aspects related to the telecommunications industry, including the Telecom law and regulations, concessions, licenses and permits, and state contracts. Mr. Silva has been appointed representative and/or board member of several multinational companies operating in Chile, including banks.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Communications Law. Best Lawyers (2019).
Recognized in Telecommunications and Media, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Telecommunications and Media, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Telecommunications, Client Choice Guide (2017).
Recognized in Telecommunications and Media, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Data: Telecoms & Media/Information Technology, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Thought Leaders Global Elite and Thought Leaders: Data, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Telecommunications Law; Corporate and M&A, and Technology Law, Best Lawyers.

PUBLICATIONS
Author of the Chilean Chapter of Getting The Deal Through – Telecoms and Media (since 2000).
Co-author of the article “The Potential Impact of Blockchain and Smart Contracts on the Chilean Telecommunications Market”, Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2018).
Co-author of the article “Analysis of the New Chilean Telecoms Regulation on Multiband Homologation and Certification of Mobile Devices”, Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2017).
Co-author of the article “International Roaming: Should it be regulated by NRAs and its cost reduced?, Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2016).
Author of the article “New Communications Antenna Law in Chile”, Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2013).
Co-author of the article “The New Telecoms Antenna Law”, Chilean Legal Report, Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce (2012).
Co-author of the article “Amendments to Telecommunications Law in Chile”, Chilean Legal Report, Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce (2011).

SEMINARS
Active participant in the IBA Telecom conferences.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Senior Vice-President and Latin America Forum Liason Officer, Communications Law Committee, International Bar Association.
Member of the legal committee of the Chilean British Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the board of the Chilean Direct Selling Association (since 1994).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association (since 1988) and member of its Ethics Committee (2009).
Member of the Cambridge Society of Chile (since 1993) and director of the same (2009-2016).
Visiting Professor of the Master of Informatics and Telecommunications Law, Universidad de Chile (2005, 2007 and 2009).
Assistant Professor of Administrative Law, Universidad de Chile (1985).

Education

Law, Universidad de Chile.
LL.M., University of Cambridge (British Counsel Scholarship) (1993).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Alfonso SilvaCarey

Carey ‘has proven to be a trusted partner; everyone is responsive and speaks excellent English‘. The practice fields lawyers who are specialised in telecoms media, technology contracting, the Internet of Things (IoT), online content transmission (OTT), online platforms, cloud technologies, robotics and blockchains, along with cryptocurrencies, algorithms, artificial intelligence, data protection and cybersecurity. The team’s ongoing mandates include advising Wom (formerly known as Nextel Chile) on the corporate, regulatory, financing and antitrust aspects of its mobile telephone and data transmission operations in Chile; and British Telecom on all its day-to-day activities in the coucntry, including electronic signature queries and applications for telecoms concessions. Inria Chile is also a  client. Alfonso Silva, Guillermo Carey and counsels Eduardo Martin and Paulina Silva are all highly regarded advisers; Javier Undurraga and Raúl Mazzarella are the associates to note.