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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, Cristián Figueroa, Santiago, CHILE

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Cristián Figueroa

Tel:
Work +56 2 2928 2209
Email:
Carey

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions / Capital Markets / Private Equity / Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Position

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

Career

His practice focuses on advising international and local clients in mergers and acquisitions, including tender offers, private asset and stock acquisitions, auction processes, project development, joint venture, private equity, securities and debt offerings, capital markets, corporate law, commercial law, derivative transactions, infrastructure concessions and general practice.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Recognized in M&A, Leading Lawyers.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Foreign Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, London (2011–2012).
Professor of the LL.M., Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2015).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Education

Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
Degree in Tax Planning, Universidad Católica de Chile (2007).
MSc in Law and Finance, University of Oxford (Beca Chile Scholarship) (2011).


Chile

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, 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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