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Carey, Jorge Carey, Santiago, CHILE

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Jorge Carey

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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, M&A and in Arbitration, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Legal 500.
Recognized in M&A, IFLR1000.
Recognized in Arbitration, LACCA.
Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate and M&A; International Arbitration and Investment, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Corporate: M&A/Corporate Governance, 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 Chairman of corporations such as Masisa, Cementos Melón and GNL Quintero. He is also Chairman 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).


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Highly rated in the market for structuring M&A deals,¬†Carey¬†is 'a full-service firm with well-trained lawyers, who are highly responsive, experienced, connected and practical'. Its¬†expertise includes takeovers through public offerings, minority share purchases, acquisitions of companies or asset packages, private equity transactions, and company and asset purchases during insolvency or reorganisation scenarios. Recent areas of growth for the practice include venture-capital deals, including equity investments and buyouts of local start-ups by foreign companies, while the compliance practice is highly rated for advising on risk prevention and mitigation. The active client list includes¬†MetLife, Danaher, UnitedHealth,¬†Scotiabank, Brookfield and Enel. In a deal involving several jurisdictions (and in a heavily regulated sector), Pablo Iacobelli,¬†Cristi√°n Eyzaguirre¬†and¬†Francisco Guzm√°n¬†¬†led advice to pharmaceutical distribution company¬†Cardinal Health its $6.1bn acquisition of Medtronic's¬†medical supply business. Other notable mandates included advising British private equity firm CVC Capital Partners on the local aspects of its $4.7bn acquisition of a 20 per cent stake in Gas Natural Fenosa; and assisting multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company Merck with¬†the Chilean aspects of the global 4.2bn sale of its health consumer business to Procter & Gamble. Firm chairman Jorge Carey is 'visionary' and 'a brilliant strategist', managing partner¬†Jaime Carey¬†'provides excellent support' and¬†Marcos R√≠os¬†is the compliance contact.¬†Claudio Lizana, ¬†Salvador Vald√©s, Francisco Acu√Īa¬†and¬†Guillermo Acu√Īa, along with¬†Jorge Ugarte,¬†Cristi√°n Figueroa¬†and Francisco Ugarte¬†are also all highly regarded, as is counsel Patricia Silberman.

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