Mr Claudio Magliona > Magliona Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Magliona Abogados
Avda Andres Bello 2687
piso 24, Las Condes
Santiago - Chile

Work Department

Corporate and financing, technology law, telecommunications, intellectual and industrial property and entertainment law, including corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions, financing, licensing and software development agreements, franchising, data protection, prevention of computer crimes and film distribution, production and financing.


Partner at Magliona Abogados.


Current Partner at Magliona Abogados. From 1998-2002 and 2006 Mr. Magliona worked as an associate with Carey y Cia’s Banking and Financial Group, where he headed transactions such as D&S Debt Restructure (CH$ and the Foreign Credit Agreement from San Paolo Imi to Banco del Desarrollo (US$100.000.000). From 2003 to 2005 Mr. Magliona worked as a foreign attorney with Greenberg Glusker’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group (part of Neff Law Group Merger), Los Angeles, CA. During that time he also was legal advisor to the Latin America Committee of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Washington, D.C. and BSA country manager in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Venezuela.

Claudio Magliona has an extensive practice in corporate and financing, technology law, telecommunications, intellectual and industrial property and entertainment law, including corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions, financing and syndicated loan agreements, licensing and software development agreements, franchising, data protection, computer crimes and film distribution, production and financing. Mr. Magliona also handles government relations and policy matters.

Relevant Transactions: acquisition of by VTR (2007), acquisition of Chile by MercadoLibre (2009), multimillion buy out in famous consumer product company (2010), international financing of Compara Online by Grupo Kaszek (2012), acquisition of CortaContas (Brasil) and entrance of BuscaPe Group to Compara Online (2013), acquisition of renal care centers by Diaverum UK (2012-2013), acquisition of SaferTaxi by Tappsi SAS (Colombia) (2014) and the acquisition of Portalinmobiliario by Mercado Libre (2014), credit agreement from Société Générale to Sucden Chile S.A. (2016), Adessa Falabella Data Center sale to GTD Grupo Teleductos (2018), advised Kaszek Ventures in financing rounds for Fintual (2020), Phage Technologies and Xepelin (2021), among others.

Ranked by (i) Chambers Latin America 2022 in TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) (Band 1) and in Intellectual Property (Band 3), (ii) Chambers Fintech Legal 2022 (Band 1), (iii) Chambers Global 2022 in Intellectual Property (Band 3), (iv) The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 in TMT (Leading Individual) and Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Corporate and M&A, (v) Best Lawyers 2021 as Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law and Best Lawyers 2022 as Lawyer of the Year in Media Law, also recommended in Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Technology Law, (vi) Leaders League 2022 as Leader in Technology, Excellent in Fintech, Highly Recommended in Telecommunications Law and in Enforcement & Anti-counterfeiting Actions, Recommended in Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, IP Litigation as well as in M&A, (vii) IP Stars 2021, (viii) LACCA Approved 2021 in Corporate and M&A, (ix) Leading Lawyers 2020 in Innovation and Technology and (x) Latin Lawyer 250 edition 2021 in Privacy, Data Protection and Technology as well as Telecoms and Media.


Mr. Magliona Speaks English and Spanish and is proficient in Hebrew.


Mr. Magliona is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA), President of the Legal Group of the Chilean Association of Technology Companies (ACTI), Vice President of the Commission of Digital Economy and Productivity of the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC), Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Alliance, Director of ISOC Chile, among others.


Mr. Magliona is a graduate of Universidad de Chile (Licenciado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales con Distinción, 1997) and Stanford Law School (Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Science & Technology, 2003). He was admitted to the Bar in 1997.Mr. Magliona is Professor at Universidad de Chile Law School and former Director of the LLM in Law, Technologies, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property (2012-2016).


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Lawyer Rankings

Chile > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Claudio Magliona  – Magliona Abogados

Fusing specialisms in technology and IP with public policy and government relations, Magliona Abogados‘ TMT practice covers media, telecoms, e-commerce, technology and data centre-related matters. Clients also appreciate the group’s expertise in venture capital, fintech, cybersecurity and data protection regulations. The key practitioners are managing partner Claudio Magliona , whose broad practice includes technology, fintech, telecoms, computer crime, film distribution, and licensing and software development agreements; digital security expert Giovanni Donati  ; and Nicolás Yuraszeck  , who focuses on new technologies, IP and telecoms law. Associate director Carlos Araya   assists with intellectual and industrial property matters, while of counsel Pedro Huichalaf   is experienced in telecoms, new technologies and cybersecurity market regulations. Associate Karla Cid ‘s experience includes acting as a consultant to Microsoft Chile legal adviser, while Bárbara Reyes ‘ practice covers policy matters, compliance and government relations.

Chile > Corporate and M&A

The 10-strong corporate and M&A department at Magliona Abogados assists company clients from a broad range of industries on their day-to-day operations, including corporate and labour aspects, in addition to M&A transactions and buyout deals. M&A and consumer law expert Giovanni DonatiJuan Pablo Montiel, who focuses on civil and commercial matters; and name partner Claudio Magliona, ‘one of Chile’s best lawyers‘, constitute the practice group’s key figures. Labour group director Carolina Abarca, who also acts on corporate matters, is a further integral member of the practice. Also at associate level: Karla Cid focuses on corporate issues, along with new technologies, IP and telecoms law; and Karla Frez and Bárbara Reyes both advise on corporate and real estate matters.

Chile > Data privacy

The ‘cohesive‘ seven-strong team at  IP and TMT-focused firm Magliona Abogados routinely advises on the drafting, implementation and enforcement of privacy policies concerning image rights, the right to honour and privacy, and the protection and commercial exploitation of privacy-related assets. The practice is jointly led by managing partner Claudio Magliona, whose broad expertise covers data protection work; Giovanni Donati, an expert in the implementation of digital security projects; and Nicolás Yuraszeck, who focuses on new technologies, IP and telecoms law. The second line of key advisers comprises director Carlos Araya, whose recent experience concentrates on the interaction between AI and its privacy-related limits; and associates Karla Cid (whose experience incudes acting as a legal consultant at Microsoft Chile) and Bárbara Reyes, whose practice includes policy and compliance matters.

Chile > Intellectual property

Well known for its technology expertise, Magliona Abogados‘ eight-member IP practice is active in patent and trade mark litigation, software licensing and IP transactional matters. Other specialisms include negotiations involving performance right organisations; IP public policy and government relations; copyright clearance for advertisement companies; and IP enforcement campaigns. The team is jointly led by name partner Claudio Magliona, who assists with copyright, trade marks and IP transactions; Nicolás Yuraszeck, an expert in software and information and communications technology-related IP matters; and director Carlos Araya, who assists with copyright issues, patent litigation and IP deals. The broad practice of associate Karla Cid also includes IP work. Former associate Ramon Rojas  left the firm in late 2021.