Mr Marco Salgado > DLA Piper Chile > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Chile
El Golf 150
10th Floor
Las Condes

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Law, with emphasis on Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Governance
Commercial Disputes




Marco Salgado has been a partner at DLA Piper Chile since 2016 in the firm’s Corporate/ M&A group. He previously worked at Alcaino Abogados, in Santiago, Chile (2006-2010, 2011-2012;) Shutts & Bowen LLP, in Miami, USA (2011); and in the Chilean Army as a Legal Officer (2003-2006). In 2004, while at the Army, he was the recipient of the “Comando de Institutos Militares” award.

Mr. Salgado’s corporate practice focuses on M&A, corporate governance, media & entertainment, and dispute resolutions. Throughout his career Mr. Salgado has worked on both public and private M&A transactions involving majar domestic and international companies. He has also advised state-owned, public, and private institutions on corporate governance matters. In addition, Mr. Salgado has served as lead counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitration. He has also served as lead counsel in many judicial cases and appeared befare both domestic and foreign high courts.

Mr. Salgado is a professor of mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance at Pontificia Universidad Católica Law School in both Santiago, Chile and Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala. Additionally, Mr. Salgado has lectured on the tapie of international business transactions at the University of Miami School of Law and serves as an academic mentor for the Law Without Walls program organized by the latter.

Mr. Salgado has been recognized by “Chambers & Partners” as a recommended lawyer in his respective practice areas; “The Legal 500” (Corporate and M&A including Compliance) and “Latin Lawyer” (Litigation).


Spanish and English


Chilean Bar Association


Graduate in Law, Law School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, receiving his Law Degree in 2003
LL.M, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2006)
Grotius Research Fellow, The University of Michigan Law School (2010)

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Corporate and M&A

The experienced 21-strong corporate and M&A practice group at DLA Piper Chile consistently acts on sophisticated corporate transactions and due diligence processes, and has substantial knowledge of Chile’s investment environment. The practice has particular expertise in deals involving technology and energy and natural resources, among others, and is highly-regarded for its corporate governance and venture capital specialisms. Matías Zegers and Paulo Larrain co-chair the corporate practice group, which also includes energy and mining sector expert José Pablo DulantoMarco Salgado – who heads the corporate group’s media, sport and entertainment practice – and Mauricio Halpern, who made partner in January 2020. Additional support is provided by counsel Manola Quiroz and Jorge Timmermann, who was raised to the partnership in January 2021.