Mr José Ignacio Marín > DLA Piper Chile > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Chile
El Golf 150
10th Floor
Las Condes

Work Department

Corporate; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital




Jose Ignacio is an associate at the Venture Capital group in Chile. He concentrates his practice in corporate structuring and governance, company and investor-side venture and debt financings, private investment funds formation and operation, including CORFO backed-funds. He also advises startup companies in financing rounds, either via equity or debt, as well as with development of strategy and implementation of ESOPs.

Jose Ignacio advises startup companies in the expansion and internationalization of their businesses, both through flips as well as domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.


Spanish; English


Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2016

Diploma in Analysys and Tax Planning, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2019

Tax Update Course: Modernization and emergency means due to Covid-19, Universidad del Desarrollo, 2020

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Venture capital

DLA Piper Chile fields a go-to VC group for entrepreneurs, companies and investors, in relation to financing rounds, corporate ventures, exits, employee stock ownership plans, bridge financings, and business internationalisation processes. ‘Very committed to clients‘, the group stands out for its technology sector expertise, while the Santiago office further benefits from the firm’s global platform of over 90 offices worldwide. The 10-strong practice is headed up by ‘outstanding lawyerMatías Zegers, a widely-respected VC and entrepreneurship specialist, whose clients range from start-ups and early and later-stage, growth-capital and mid-market businesses, to global companies. The department also features Jorge Timmermann, who (following his 2021 promotion to partner) was appointed as emerging growth and VC regional co-leader for LatAm in 2023. Timmermann regularly advises VC firms and entrepreneurs on investment funds and start-up vehicles, as well as applications for state-driven funding opportunities. Key associate support is provided by Pilar Ay, who is experienced in financing rounds and complex financing instruments; and José Ignacio Marín, a June-2022 hire from Artigas & Cía.