Provided by Matías Zegers
Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Public Company and Corporate Governance; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Intellectual Property and Technology; Private Equity.
Matías Zegers serves as Managing partner of DLA Piper Chile, leading the Corporate and M&A practice group of the firm. He is also a member of the DLA Piper´s Americas Executive Committee.
Matías focuses his practice on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Venture Capital. He is considered one of the most experienced lawyers in Corporate Governance and Venture Capital in Chile and in the region, having being consistently recognized as such by multiple rankings and publications.
In M&A, he has advised clients in several purchase and sale operations of public and private companies, both domestic and foreign. He has also participated in Public Offers of Acquisition of Shares of diverse corporations, privatization of electric and sanitary companies in Latin America, bonds and commercial bills issuances in the local and international markets, both registered and unregistered.
In Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship matters, he has advised clients in landmark transactions, many of them the first to be closed in Chile. Also, he has significant experience in investment funds and designing innovative solutions to fund venture capital, structuring financing products, and applying for public funds, among others. As one of the leading Chilean attorney in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Zegers has been a pioneer assisting multiple tech and biotech companies in almost all the relevant verticals of the industry, both start-ups and scale-ups.
Matías is a reference at the regional level of good Corporate Governance practices, advising leading national and regional companies in matters, such as, manuals and policies, boards and committees, directors' responsibilities and their evaluation, among others.
Matías has developed an extended academic career. He is tenure professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile´s Law School and Executive Chairman of the Centro de Gobierno Corporativo UC. He is also member of the Latin American Roundtable in Corporate Governance and TaskForce of Related Parties' Transactions, both of the OECD and director of the Fundación Carlos Vial Espantoso.
Member of the Latin American Roundtable in Corporate Governance, OECD; Member of the Task Force for Related Party Transactions, OECD.
University of Michigan Law School
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Top-tier practitioner Matías Zegers is widely recognised for his proficient acting on behalf of venture capital funds and emerging companies in Chile. He offers specialised expertise in deals from seed funding to exit transactions. One client states: "Matías Zegers is an excellent lawyer. He is very creative in identifying blind spots and finding ways of working them out." Another interviewee notes: "Matías Zegers is an experienced and flexible lawyer. His practical advice follows a dos and don'ts playbook that is based on facts."
Partner Matías Zegers is well-versed in corporate governance and transactional matters in Chile. He additionally boasts an acclaimed practice in the venture capital space. One client endorses him, saying: "I very much highlight Matías Zegers' knowledge and experience in corporate matters."