Mr Claudio Lizana > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions / Antitrust and Regulated Markets.


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


His practice focuses on antitrust regulation, merger control, commercial law, merger and acquisitions, securities, corporate and business law.

Recognized in Competition and Antitrust, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Antitrust and Competition and Corporate and M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Competition and Antitrust, The Legal 500.
Recognized as Thought Leader in Antitrust & Competition, LACCA.
Recognized in Competition and Antitrust, Corporate and M&A and Investment, Best Lawyers.

Co-author of the Chilean chapter, Cartels & Leniency, ICLG (2020).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter, Overview of Competition Law in Latin America, IBRAC (2016).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Merger Control, Getting The Deal Through (2012-2016).
Co-author of the book “Dumping and Disloyal International Competition” (1995).

Frequent lecturer in seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.


Spanish and English.


Professor of Economic Law, Universidad de Chile (2013-2014).
Member of the Antitrust Committee, Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the Board of Directors of K+S Chile (previously Sociedad Punta de Lobos) and Empremar.


Law, Universidad de Chile.
LL.M., Harvard University (1993).
Course “Politics of Global Finance”, London School of Economics and Political Science (1993).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Claudio LizanaCarey

The 22-strong team at full-service heavyweight, Carey, consistently acts in the country’s most significant antitrust cases before the Antitrust Court (Tribunal de la Libre Competencia/TDLC) and is well known for its strong relationships with the local authorities. The antitrust group covers merger control, collusion, abuse of dominance position and compliance; and advises clients from sectors that are constantly under the scope of the antitrust authorities, such as retail, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and energy. The two main partners are Claudio Lizana, who regularly litigates before the Antitrust and Supreme courts as well as advising on merger control processes before the National Economic Prosecutor (Fiscalía Nacional Económica/FNE); and current director of the Centre for Antitrust Studies of the Universidad Católica de Chile, Lorena Pavic, who has acted in various headline antitrust cases. At the associate level, José Pardo and Virginia Rivas particularly stand out.

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.