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Carey, Cristián Eyzaguirre, Santiago, CHILE

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Cristián Eyzaguirre

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Mergers and Acquisitions / Capital Markets / Fund Formation / Private Equity / Venture Capital


Partner of Carey and member of the firm´s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups.


His practice focuses on advising local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. The foregoing is combined with an extensive practice on joint ventures, shareholders agreements and corporate governance in general. With respect to capital markets, he advises issuers, investors and brokers, with a special focus on fund formation, structuring, registration and management of investment funds.

Recognized in M&A and Investment Funds, Leading Lawyers.
Recognized in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global.
Recognized in Corporate/ M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A, Legal 500.
Recognized in Corporate/M&A, LACCA.
Recognized in Banking and Finance; Corporate/M&A, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Corporate: M&A/Corporate Governance, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity, IFLR1000.

Co-author of "Proposal to Facilitate the Merger of Chilean Companies into a Foreign Company", Estudios de Derecho Comercial en Sextas Jornadas Chilenas de Derecho Comercial, Ediciones UC (2017).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Private Equity, Getting the Deal Through (2017).
Co-author of "Transactions with related parties in public corporations", Actualidad Jurídica, year XVI, N°31, Universidad del Desarrollo (2015).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Mergers & Acquisitions, Getting the Deal Through (2009-2013).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Securities World, The European Lawyer, London (2007).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Directors’ Liability: A Worldwide Review, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands (2006).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in International Stock Purchase Acquisitions, American Bar Association, Chicago (2006).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Merger Control Worldwide, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2005).

Frequent panelist in legal seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.


Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Member of the Board, Chilean Arab Chamber of Commerce and Investments.
Member of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).
Member of the International Section and Latin America Council of the New York State Bar Association.
Member of the Aliança de Advocacia Empresarial (ALAE).
Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Universidad Los Andes (2017).
Member of the Commission for the new Commercial Regulation in Chile (2016-2017).
Writing Advisor for the regulation of the Law 20,659: "Companies incorporated in one day" for the Ministry of Economy, enacted in 2013.
Writing Advisor of the bill project for the New Regulation on Corporations for the Ministry of Finance, enacted in 2012.
Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2009-2015).
Foreign Associate, Corporate Group, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo (third quarter of 2006).
Foreign Associate, M&A Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York (2005-2006).
Professor of Commercial Law and Corporations, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (2004-2011).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Member of the International Bar Association.


Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
Master in Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center (2002).


Corporate and M&A

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CristiĂĄn Eyzaguirre - Carey

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, Cristiån Eyzaguirre and Francisco Guzmån  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 Ríos is the compliance contact. Claudio Lizana,  Salvador Valdés, Francisco Acuña and Guillermo Acuña, along with Jorge Ugarte, Cristiån Figueroa and Francisco Ugarte are also all highly regarded, as is counsel Patricia Silberman.

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