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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 BAZ|NLD 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 and Partners and Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer in his respective practice areas.



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 (including compliance)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

BAZ|DLA Piper recently merged with NLD Abogados to become DLA Piper BAZ|NLD, bringing in Paulo Larrain, Diego Noguera and José Pablo Dulanto from NLD Abogados. Advising domestic and international companies on their commercial operations in Chile, the practice is highly regarded for M&A transactions and due diligence processes; it also has notable experience in venture capital and corporate governance issues. Recent matters saw corporate head Matías Zegers lead advice to The Coca Cola Company (and its bottling companies, Andina and Embonor), on their $80m acquisition of Chilean food retailer Comercializadora Novaverde (best known for its Guallarauco brand). Additional contacts include the widely respected partner Marco Salgado; the team has also been further strengthened with the arrival of counsel Mauricio Halpern, formerly general counsel at retailer SMU. Key support comes from senior associates Diego Peña, José Tomás Ureta and Jorge Timmermann.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

BAZ|DLA Piper recently merged with NLD Abogados to become DLA Piper BAZ|NLD, and which in the contentious area, signified the arrival of litigator Ramón Domínguez. The team’s experience includes complex commercial matters, the defence of constitutional and regulated rights, and consumer protection cases. It recently represented Uber Chile before the Appeals Court of Temuco in the successful rejection of a constitutional action filed by Temuco’s Union of Taxi Drivers which sought to forbid Uber’s operations in the city. Marco Salgado is another key contact and counsel Macarena Iturra joined from Albagli Zaliasnik.

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