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Carey is Chile’s largest law firm with over 270 legal professionals and it is widely perceived as one of the leading law firms in Latin America. The firm was established in its present form in 1976. Its origins, however, can be traced to the year 1905 when Francisco Carey (1873-1946) started practicing law independently. Under the leadership of his son, Guillermo Carey (1912-1999), the firm became a leading player in the Chilean corporate legal market.

Carey is a full-service firm. The firm’s various corporate, litigation and regulatory groups include highly-specialized attorneys and practice areas covering all areas of law. Carey’s clients are some of the world’s largest multinationals, international organizations, and some of the most important local companies and institutions. The firm’s lawyers have graduated from the best law schools in Chile and most of its mid and senior-level associates have graduate degrees from some of the world’s most prominent universities.

Carey is an effective bridge between legal systems. Most of the firm’s partners and senior associates have worked in North America, Asia and Europe, as foreign or regular associates with leading international law firms, or as in-house counsel for major corporations or international institutions.

Carey is a member of several prestigious international legal networks which allow us to provide our clients with trusted, quality legal service that meets their needs both regionally and globally. Carey is member of: ALAE, ELA, INTERLEX, PRAC, RIELA, TERRALEX AND WSG.

Practice areas and industries

Carey’s practice areas and industries are: Agribusiness; Antitrust and Regulated Markets; Arbitration; Aviation; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; China Desk; Compliance and Anti-Corruption; Construction and Engineering; Consumer Law and Advertisement; Corporate Immigration; Criminal Law; Customs and International Trade; Data Protection; Energy; Environmental Law and Litigation; Family Companies and Holdings; Fund Formation; Government Procurement; Hospitality and Gaming; Infrastructure and Project Development; Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring; Insurance and Reinsurance; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment Law; Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship; Litigation; Maritime and Ports; Mergers and Acquisitions; Mining; Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology; Private Equity; Public Law; Real Estate; Tax Law; Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Venture Capital and Water Rights.


  • Equity partners
  • 32
  • Other fee-earners: 242
  • Total staff: 560

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