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Marco Salgado

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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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)


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

In 2018,¬†BAZ|DLA Piper and NLD (Noguera Larra√≠n & Dulanto) merged under the name DLA Piper BAZ|NLD; the firm is now known as DLA Piper (Chile). The practice, which 'really understands its clients', has a strong team for M&A deals, including due diligence matters; it is also noted for its particular experience in venture capital, corporate governance and compliance matters. Headline work saw practice co-head Mat√≠as Zegers lead the team advising Cornershop on the $225m sale of its operating companies in Chile to Walmart, including the antitrust aspects. His fellow practice head, Paulo Larrain, advised Zurich Group on the $137m acquisition of EuroAmerica Administradora de Fondos and the portfolio of individual and life insurance of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida. Other key advisers include Jos√© Pablo Dulanto¬†and Marco Salgado (who 'really goes the extra mile for his clients'), and counsels¬†Manola Quiroz¬†and Mauricio Halpern. Senior associates Diego Pe√Īa¬†and Jorge Timmermann¬† are also key team members. Jos√© Ureta left to move in-house. Clients include L‚ÄôOreŐĀal, Zurich Group,¬†Codelco, Infosys and Victoria Capital Partners.

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Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

DLA Piper LLP (US)'s significant team and regional expansion -most recently in Buenos Aires in August 2018- over the last few years has positioned it for a multitude of big ticket corporate and M&A engagements. The Latin America group has successfully plugged in to the firm's global client base, while achieving greater recognition among Latin American businesses and multilatinas. It is also fast developing its private equity standing in the region. Financial services, energy, natural resources, agribusiness and hospitality are key industry sectors for the team. Clients include Telefonica,¬†CarVal Investors,¬†Gra√Īa y Montero,¬†Putney Capital Management, Clarion Partners and Grupo Financiero Interacciones. Recent mandates saw Miami partner Francisco Cerezo is US head of Latin America corporate and advised Costa Rican cable operator Cabletica on its $250m sale of a controlling interest in the business to Liberty Latin America (Televisora de Costa Rica retained a 20% share in the cable operator); he also led the team that advised QBE Insurance Group on the sale of its Latin America business to Zurich, making Zurich the leading insurer in Argentina and a top three player in Ecuador. In other work, Mat√≠as Zegers in the Santiago office led advice to Mexico and Chile-focused grocery delivery service, Cornershop, on its $225m sale to Walmart. Other key partners in a sizeable practice include¬†cMarcelo Etchebarne in Buenos Aires; Paulo Larra√≠n¬†and Marco Salgado in Santiago;¬†Camilo Martinez Beltran and Felipe Quintero Serrano in Bogota;¬†Sergio Barboza in Lima; Eduardo Gallastegui, Edgar Romo and¬†Diego Martinez in Mexico City; John Murphy in Miami, Nikos Buxeda and¬†Jos√© Sosa-Llor√©ns in San Juan; and of counsel Enrique Chamorro in Madrid.

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