Latin America Chile Corporate/M&A
Up and Coming
Associates to watch
SJaime CareyCarey |2024 | Senior Statespeople |Senior statesperson Jaime Carey maintains a distinguished long-standing experience in various legal domains, including the Chilean corporate arena. He is the managing partner at Carey. SJorge CareyCarey |2024 | Senior Statespeople |Senior statesperson Jorge Carey remains being considered a key figure in the Chilean corporate market for his extensive experience and influential involvement in the national legal industry.
- José María Eyzaguirre B.Claro & Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Star Individuals |Star individual and head of department José María Eyzaguirre is a leading light in the Chilean corporate arena, and stands out for his adept handling of highly complex domestic and cross-border mandates across a range of sectors, including landmark cases in aviation.
1Felipe LarraínClaro & Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 1 |Distinguished practitioner Felipe Larraín operates a market-leading practice in the corporate and M&A area in Chile. He is lauded by clients and peers alike for his expertise handling transactions in the food and telecommunication industry. 1Octavio BofillBofill Mir Abogados |2024 | Band 1 |"Octavio Bofill is outstanding at understanding the client's needs and their company. He has a very good approach to handling each and every aspect of a business, and he is very focused on the strategy to achieve his client's goals." 1Pablo GuerreroBarros & Errázuriz Abogados |2024 | Band 1 |Market-leading practitioner and co-head of department Pablo Guerrero enjoys an established position in the M&A and corporate practice area. He is sought out by significant clients to handle complex cross-border and high-ticket M&A transactions. 1Rodrigo OchagavíaClaro & Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 1 |Stellar partner Rodrigo Ochagavía enjoys a leading position in the Chilean market for his track record in complex corporate matters. He is often sought out to advice on sophisticated transactions on behalf of Chilean and international companies in the energy sector. 1Salvador ValdésCarey | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 1 |Highly respected co-head of department Salvador Valdés is a highly trusted adviser for international and local investors operating in Chile. He has experience advising on transactions across a range of sectors, including mining, energy and pharmaceuticals.
2Bernardo SimianBarros & Errázuriz Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 2 |Respected practitioner and co-head of department Bernardo Simian is based in Santiago and possesses in-depth expertise on M&A and the corporate aspects of both public and private companies. 2Federico GrebePhilippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 2 |Experienced partner Federico Grebe has earned formidable reputation for his well-rounded M&A practice in Chile. He usually assists investors with high-value and cross-border corporate transactions in the financial sector. 2Francisco Javier IllanesCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 2 |Experienced partner Francisco Javier Illanes remains a first port of call for crucial clients in need of support in complex cross-border corporate and M&A transactions in Chile. 2Francisco UgarteCarey | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 2 |Co-head of department Francisco Ugarte is an esteemed practitioner in the corporate sphere in Chile. He routinely represents clients from the financial services and manufacturing sectors in M&A transactions. 2Juan TaglePrieto Abogados |2024 | Band 2 |Co-head of department Juan Tagle is a go-to figure when it comes to handling complex M&A transactions and corporate mandates in Chile, including acquisitions, joint ventures and share purchase agreements. His clientele includes financial services providers, power transmission companies, and manufacturers and distributors of electronic products. 2Roberto Guerrero VCuatrecasas | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 2 |Experienced partner Roberto Guerrero comes highly recommended for his impressive ability to command M&A and corporate mandates in Chile. He is routinely advising on cross-border matters regarding corporate restructuring, acquisitions, as well as other general corporate work.
3Cristián EyzaguirreCarey | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 3 |Partner Cristián Eyzaguirre co-heads of the firm's M&A group and garners solid recognition for his prowess in the corporate market in Chile. He routinely handles M&As for both national and international clients. 3Jorge Allende DCMS Carey & Allende | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 3 |"Jorge Allende is super responsive, extremely professional, and supportive in every matter. We feel we are exceptionally well advised by him, and trust him completely." 3Luis Felipe MerinoGarrigues | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 3 |Respected partner Luis Felipe Merino routinely advises clients on M&A deals, most notably in the Chilean oil and gas and energy sectors. He heads the corporate department at the firm. 3Matías de MarchenaClaro & Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 3 |Partner Matías de Marchena is a noteworthy practitioner in the corporate sphere in Chile. He often assists companies with cross-border M&A transactions and corporate mandates. 3Matías ZegersDLA Piper Chile | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 3 |Head of department Matías Zegers is well-versed in corporate governance and a wide range of transactional matters in Chile, including cross-border M&As. He additionally boasts an acclaimed practice in the venture capital space. 3Michel DibanCuatrecasas | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 3 |Esteemed partner Michel Diban brings solid expertise in mergers and acquisitions in Chile. He has notably experience advising clients in the energy industry. 3Pablo IacobelliCarey |2024 | Band 3 |"Pablo Iacobelli does a very good overview of mandates, and at the same time he is also aware of all the details. He really manages huge transactions very well, and he is highly well versed." 3Paulo LarrainNLD Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 3 |Co-head of department Paulo Larrain offers clients a wealth of experience in M&A transactions in Chile. He is often sought out to advice on transactions with a cross-border element.
4Alejandro EdwardsCEP&D Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 4 |Co-head of department Alejandro Edwards showcases a wide-ranging offering in the corporate sphere, routinely advising clients on a suit of transactions in Chile, including corporate reorganisation and acquisitions. 4Arnaldo GorzigliaArteaga | Gorziglia |2024 | Band 4 |Head of the corporate practice Arnaldo Gorziglia is well versed in M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. He has experience in transactions in the agricultural sector. 4Carolina MenichettiMBC Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 4 |Carolina Menichetti from MBC Abogados is remarkably experienced in handling M&A and corporate matters in Chile, predominantly those arising from the real estate sector. She provides clients with expert advice on corporate restructuring and corporate governance matters. 4Gerardo VarelaCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 4 |"Gerardo Varelais a lawyer with extensive business insights. He gets ahead of issues and designs strategies to deal with them. He is able to deal with highly complex corporate restructuring matters, and succeed." 4Gonzalo DelaveauHD Legal | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 4 |Partner and head of department Gonzalo Delaveau possesses extensive experience in M&A transactions across Chilean industries. He is often advising on cross-border matters regarding acquisitions and shareholders' agreements. 4Guillermo MoralesMorales & Besa |2024 | Band 4 |Experienced partner Guillermo Morales is one of the co-founders of Morales & Besa and enjoys long-standing experience handling corporate matters in Chile. He also supports clients with acquisitions and share purchase and subscription agreements. 4Jorge DelpianoGuerrero Olivos |2024 | Band 4 |Co-head of department Jorge Delpiano is commendably active in the Chilean corporate and M&A arena. He mostly oversees acquisition of corporate assets and shares, due diligence processes, and general corporate mandates.Key sectorsAgriculture and Agribusiness|Business and Professional Services|Retail and Consumer|Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) 4Jorge LembeyeLembeye Abogados |2024 | Band 4 |Partner Jorge Lembeye from Lembeye Abogados is recognised within the corporate and M&A market in Chile for his work, often assisting clients with acquisitions and corporate governance matters. 4León LarraínBaker McKenzie Chile | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 4 |Co-head of department León Larraín offers seasoned advice on M&A transactions and corporate mandates in Chile. His expertise encompasses assisting clients on joint ventures, acquisitions and stock purchase agreements.
- Alejandro ÁlvarezAlvarez Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 4
- Max LetelierLetelier & Núñez Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 4
5Alejandra DarochCarey | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Alejandra Daroch continues to garners recognition from peers and clients alike for her capabilities in corporate transactions. She often advises clients in acquisitions across a range of sectors, including energy. 5Ana María YuriBofill Mir Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |"Ana María Yuri is highly knowledgeable and she has a lot of experience with complex commercial contracts. She is very detailed and a great support with carrying out complex negotiations." 5Cristián BarrosBarros & Errázuriz Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Managing partner Cristián Barros is a well-regarded practitioner who has extensive experience in M&A transactions and cross-border work. 5Eugenio BesaMorales & Besa |2024 | Band 5 |Respected co-founder Eugenio Besa offers clients seasoned advice on M&A and joint ventures in the energy and software sectors. 5Felipe Dalgalarrando HDalgalarrando y Cía Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |"Felipe Dalgalarrando is an exceptional professional who stands out for his business acumen, communication, detail orientation, and analytical skills, which allows him to build relationships based on trust with all stakeholders he interacts with." 5Fernando de CárcerCMS Carey & Allende | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Partner Fernando de Cárcer handles both transactional and non-transactional corporate matters in Chile. 5Jaime MunroBaker McKenzie Chile | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Co-head of department Jaime Munro is frequently instructed by local and multinational clients to handle corporate transactional and non-transactional work in Chile. 5Jorge UgarteCarey | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Co-head of department Jorge Ugarte enjoys a robust practice within the corporate and M&A market in Chile. He is experienced in M&A and often advises on acquisitions in the manufacturing and food processing sectors, among others. 5Jorge VigilBarros, Silva, Varela & Vigil | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |"The service provided by Jorge Vigil is very complete, and he has a high level of legal and technical knowledge. Additionally, he understands the dynamics and operation of our businesses." 5José Pablo DulantoNLD Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Co-head of department José Pablo Dulanto concentrates his practice in Chile advising on corporate deals. He offers experience in acquisitions and corporate reorganisations. 5Josefina YávarCuatrecasas | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Partner Josefina Yávar routinely advises clients on cross-border matters regarding acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring, with a particular focus on the energy sector. She also has a notable practice in venture capital mandates. 5Juan Pablo SchwenckePAGBAM Schwencke Chile |2024 | Band 5 |Co-head of department Juan Pablo Schwencke is an experienced corporate practitioner, often retained to advise on investments and divestments. 5Juan Pablo WilhelmyPhilippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Partner Juan Pablo Wilhelmy is commendably active handling corporate mandates, capital increases and acquisitions in Chile. 5Luis Alberto AninatAninat Abogados |2024 | Band 5 |Founding partner Luis Alberto Aninat enjoys extensive experience in the Chilean corporate arena. He often advises on corporate restructuring, acquisitions and joint ventures. 5Luis Fernando SilvaSilva Ibañez Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |Head of department Luis Fernando Silva from Silva Ibañez Abogados assists clients with a wide range of corporate matters, including joint ventures and general corporate work. 5Macarena RavinetCuatrecasas | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |"Macarena Ravinet is an exceptional lawyer who is studious, confident, and with a lot of practical experience. She brings a lot of value to transactions, as she understands the business and looks for effective solutions." 5Marco SalgadoDLA Piper Chile | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |"Marco Salgado is client-oriented, creative, easy to reach, and always looking out for us. All this demonstrates his professionalism." 5Pablo UndurragaACU Abogados |2024 | Band 5 |Co-head of department Pablo Undurraga is commendably active in Chile's corporate and M&A sphere. He is often seen advising market players in general corporate matters and acquisitions. 5Rodrigo FernándezGarrigues | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5 |"We very much appreciate working with Rodrigo Fernández. He is business-driven, available, and proactive. He's clearly a resource for bringing our deals to the finish line."
- Ricardo Abdala HiraneAbdala & Cia | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 5
6Andrea SaffieCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Partner Andrea Saffie garners strong praise for her prowess handling transactional and corporate work in Chile. 6Ariel MihovilovicClaro & Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Partner Ariel Mihovilovic is commendably active handling transactions involving the gas and energy sectors in Chile. He is held in high esteem by market commentators for his prowess in M&A and corporate matters 6Benjamín SalasMBC Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Partner Benjamín Salas demonstrates extensive experience handling corporate mandates in Chile. His practice covers joint ventures, acquisitions and corporate reorganisation. 6Cristian FigueroaCarey | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |"Cristian Figueroa's advice is excellent. He is willing to support in what is required and face sophisticated issues, often with little notice. He takes our interests into account and is creative when finding solutions to problems." 6Cristián HerreraCariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Cristián Herrera is known by market insiders for his foothold in the Chilean corporate arena. His practice covers advice on transactions such as sell-side deals, and asset deals. 6Fernando BarrosBarros & Errázuriz Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Founding partner Fernando Barros is recognised by market observers for his outstanding experience handling corporate and tax-related mandates in Chile. 6Gerardo CruzatFischer y Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Partner Gerardo Cruzat comes highly recommended by clients for his advice on corporate matters and M&A transactions within the Chilean market. His advise also includes commercial deals and joint ventures. 6Guillermo AcuñaCarey | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Partner Guillermo Acuña provides clients with experience in M&As in Chile. He is noted for his advice on corporate matters in the telecommunications sector. 6Jaime De LarraecheaGarrigues | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |"Jaime De Larraechea has strong knowledge of the market, as well as an ability to understand our issues and the complexity of our business." 6Juan LeónClaro & Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Partner Juan León is well regarded by clients and peers alike for his solid advisory on corporate matters in Chile. He handles corporate restructuring and M&As. 6Maria Eugenia SabbaghAninat Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Partner Maria Eugenia Sabbagh is lauded by clients for her expert advice on corporate reorganisation, general corporate governance and acquisitions. She is commendably in active in the agri-business and real estate sectors. 6Rodrigo SaffirioBofill Mir Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |Co-head of department Rodrigo Saffirio joins the rankings this year following acclaim for his corporate and M&A practice in Chile, often advising on corporate reorganisation and acquisitions. 6Tomás KubickCuatrecasas | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6 |"Tomás Kubick is a very complete and reliable partner, who gives us a lot of security with his advice and work. He is very creative and skilled at negotiating."
- José Miguel Sanhueza CamposRussi & Eguiguren | Quadrant | Corporate/M&A2024 | Band 6
Up and Coming
UArturo PobleteCEP&D Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Up and Coming |"Arturo Poblete is very aware of how and when to negotiate, and also he has a lot of creativity when solving problems of a commercial nature, which makes transactions a lot easier." UCésar GálvezGuerrero Olivos | Corporate/M&A2024 | Up and Coming |"César Gálvezdoes a good job in corporate and M&A matters in Chile. His clients are happy with his performance in their transactions."Key sectorsRetail and Consumer|Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) UJosé María Eyzaguirre F.Claro & Cía | Corporate/M&A2024 | Up and Coming |Up-and-coming partner Jose Maria Eyzaguirre joins the rankings this year following remarkable praise for his support to clients on corporate transactions and M&As in Chile, including cross-border deals. UJuan de Dios FerradaLarrain y Asociados Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Up and Coming |"Juan de Dios Ferrada's advice is always precise, sharp, and nuanced, which makes him super trusted and respected by us. He is a good team leader, and a good team player." ULucas MarinovicBarros & Errázuriz Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Up and Coming |Up-and-coming partner Lucas Marinovic earns noteworthy market compliments for playing a key role in corporate matters and M&A deals in Chile. UMartín VilajuanaMarinovic & Alcalde Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Up and Coming |Up-and-coming partner Martín Vilajuana provides clients with expertise in transactions that encompass corporate reorganisations and general corporate governance. He is often engaged by clients operating in technology and digital transformation. UTomás PobleteCEP&D Abogados | Corporate/M&A2024 | Up and Coming |Up-and-coming partner Tomás Poblete enters the rankings this year following acclaim for his advice on corporate matters in Chile. He often assists with corporate governance matters, corporate restructuring and M&A deals.
Associates to watch
- Constanza RodríguezPhilippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría | Corporate/M&A2024 | Associates to watch |Constanza Rodríguez concentrates her practice on corporate mandates in Chile, including advising on corporate governance, contracts, reorganisations as well as M&As. She is a director at the firm's corporate practice.