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AV ISIDORA GOYENECHEA 2800, FLOOR 43, LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647, CHILE
Tel:
Work +56 2 2928 2200
Email:
Web:
www.carey.cl
Carey, Francisco Guzmán, Santiago, CHILE

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Francisco Guzmán

Tel:
Work +56 2 2928 2217
Email:
Carey

Work Department

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

Position

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

Career

His practice focuses on representing local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions of companies, asset acquisitions, fund formation, structuring, registration and management of funds, and investment in portfolio companies, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, corporate governance and securities regulation (for issuers, investors, brokers and other market players.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in M&A, IFLR1000.

PUBLICATIONS
Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Private Equity, Getting the Deal Through (2017).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the book "The Private Equity Law Review", Law Business Research (2012-2016).
Co-translator to Spanish of the "IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses", International Bar Association (2011).
Author of the book "Inside Information in the Securities Market", LexisNexis (2007), and 2nd edition (2009).

SEMINARS
Speaker in the VI Annual Private Equity Conference, Latin Lawyer, New York (2015).
Speaker in the II Annual M&A Conference, Latin Lawyer, Brazil (2011).
Lecturer in the Seminar "Investment opportunities – The case of Chile, Peru and Colombia", Columbia Law School, New York (2011).
Lecturer in the Seminar "International Practice of Law", New York University (NYU Stern School of Business), New York (2011).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Vicepresident, Chilean Venture Capital Association.
Latin America Group Leader for the Private Equity Group, World Services Group.
Associate of the International Arbitration Practice Group, White & Case, New York (2010-2011).
Member of the Private Equity Expert Panel accredited by the English publication "The Law Reviews".
Member of the board of Fundación Independízate.
Member of the board of Aceleradora de Negocios Link, Mujeres Empresarias.
Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2008).
Member of the New York State Bar Association.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Education

Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
LL.M., Columbia University (James Kent Scholar, the highest honors awarded by Columbia Law School) (2010).


Chile

Corporate and M&A

Within: Next Generation Partners

Francisco Guzmán - 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, Cristián Eyzaguirre and Francisco Guzmán  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, Cristián Figueroa and Francisco Ugarte are also all highly regarded, as is counsel Patricia Silberman.

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