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Carey

Corporate/M&A

7 ranked lawyersBand 1ChileLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Revered full-service firm with a highly skilled corporate department. Strong bench of renowned practitioners is noted for advising leading multinational clients on cross-border deals, including complex mergers, share purchase agreements and divestitures. Team possesses extensive experience advising private equity funds on the structuring of investments. Also acts as a strategic partner, assisting with commercial alliances, such as joint ventures and company incorporations. New client wins include Banchile and Algonquin Power Utilities.

Strengths

"Carey is among the best full-service firms in Chile; it is always a good option," enthuses a client.

An interviewee lauds: "They offer a very good and comprehensive service and they keep up to date with the latest trends in corporate deals."

Work highlights

Advised Enel Américas on the restructuring and acquisition of Enel Green Power's renewable energy business in Central and South America outside Chile. This operation involved a spin-off and a cross-border merger and was valued at approximately USD6 billion.

Notable practitioners

Noteworthy practitioner Cristián Eyzaguirre enjoys a solid reputation for "his great experience and talent," a client reveals. According to another interviewee, one of his strengths is that "he finds solutions and provides sensible advice." He elicits praise for his work on highly complex shareholder agreements.

Up-and-coming partner Francisco Guzmán is singled out by market observers, with a client recommending him and confirming: "He is a very good lawyer."

The well-regarded Francisco Ugarte "really stands out in the corporate and M&A areas," enthuses a client, who adds: "I would describe him as a brilliant and well-rounded lawyer who is able to think quickly and provide a solution. He has grown a lot in recent years." He regularly advises clients from the financial services and manufacturing sectors on M&A transactions and joint venture agreements.

Senior statesperson Jaime Carey continues to garner widespread acclaim for his role as the firm's managing partner, as well as for his work in the Chilean corporate area.

Senior statesperson Jorge Carey receives endorsement from market onlookers, who consider him a key figure in the corporate practice area in Chile.

A client confirms that they "have a very good impression" of Pablo Iacobelli . Another source praises his skills, remarking that "the empathy he has when dealing with people makes him a very good lawyer." He is well versed in cross-border M&A transactions and joint venture agreements.

Top-tier practitioner Salvador Valdés is lauded by a client who is keen to praise his work, commenting: "I would highlight his creativity; he is a very good corporate lawyer. He knows a lot and is very experienced." A market commentator also states: "He is very knowledgeable and level-headed," and continues: "He exercises good judgement and is easy to deal with." An observer remarks on his role in negotiations, saying that "he is a conciliatory person."

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Overview

Carey is a market leader in structuring mergers and acquisitions and has been consistently highlighted by important publications in this area. Carey advises a wide range of clients, such as multinationals, funds and foreign companies investing for the first time in Chile, along with local and Latin American companies expanding their businesses throughout Chile and the region.

Carey advises clients in all aspects of the negotiation process, including the efficient structuring of taxes related to the transaction, investment financing, advising on corporate governance, establishing collaborative agreements between companies such as joint ventures and strategic alliances and the development of business relationships between the different parties involved in a project.

The firm has expertise in all kind of mergers and acquisitions, such as takeovers through public offerings, minority share purchases, acquisitions of companies or asset packages in various jurisdictions, private equity transactions, challenges faced by businesses in regulated industries and company or asset purchases in insolvency or reorganization scenarios.

Corporate/M&A

Carey

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Location

Isidora Goyenechea 2800,

43rd Floor,

Las Condes

Santiago de Chile

Santiago

Chile

755-0647

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Chile

Corporate/M&A


Cristián Eyzaguirre
Band 3
Francisco Guzmán
Up and Coming
Francisco Ugarte
Band 2
Jaime Carey
Senior Statespeople
Jorge Carey
Senior Statespeople
Pablo Iacobelli
Band 3

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