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Cristián Eyzaguirre

Cristián Eyzaguirre



  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets
  • Fund Formation

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Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Private Equity Group



Partner of Carey and member of the firm´s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups. His practice focuses on advising local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. The foregoing is combined with an extensive practice on joint ventures, shareholders agreements and corporate governance in general. With respect to capital markets, he advises issuers, investors and brokers, with a special focus on fund formation, structuring, registration and management of investment funds.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2001).


  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Master in Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center (2002).
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets | Fund Formation | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity | Venture Capital

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Private Equity, Best Lawyers (2020).
  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Investment Funds, Leading Lawyers (2014).
  • Recognized in M&A and Investment Funds, Leading Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Mining & Metals and Private Equity, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Compliance, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in M&A, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in M&A, Leading Lawyers.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the Board, Chilean Arab Chamber of Commerce and Investments.
  • Member of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).
  • Member of the International Section and Latin America Council of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Member of the Aliança de Advocacia Empresarial (ALAE).
  • Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Universidad Los Andes (2017-2019).
  • Member of the Commission for the new Commercial Regulation in Chile (2016-2017).
  • Writing Advisor for the regulation of the Law 20,659: «Companies incorporated in one day» for the Ministry of Economy, enacted in 2013.
  • Writing Advisor of the bill project for the New Regulation on Corporations for the Ministry of Finance, enacted in 2012.
  • Professor of the Degree in Compliance and Corporate Governance, Universidad Católica de Chile (2017-2019).
  • Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2009-2015).
  • Foreign Associate, Corporate Group, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo (third quarter of 2006).
  • Foreign Associate, M&A Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York (2005-2006).
  • Professor of Commercial Law and Corporations, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (2004-2011).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.


Law N°21,000 Establishes the National Financial Market Commission of Chile
Carey, March 2017

On February 23, 2017, Law N°21,000 (the “Law”) was published in the Official Gazette of Chile, creating the Commission for the Financial Market (the “Commission”), a professional body and technical entity that will replace the current Superintendency of Securities and Insurance (“ SVS “). The Law will enter into force in August 2018, or at an earlier date if the Commission becomes operational sooner...

SVS Establishes New Institutional Investors
Carey, August 2016

On July 27, 2016, the Securities and Insurance Superintendence (“SVS”) issued the general rule 410 (“NCG 410”), which supplements the list of entities that qualify as “institutional investors” according to article 4(e) of the Securities Market Law N°18,045 (“LMV”)...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of «Proposal to Facilitate the Merger of Chilean Companies into a Foreign Company», Estudios de Derecho Comercial en Sextas Jornadas Chilenas de Derecho Comercial, Ediciones UC (2017).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Private Equity, Getting the Deal Through (2017).
  • Co-author of «Transactions with related parties in public corporations», Actualidad Jurídica, year XVI, N°31, Universidad del Desarrollo (2015).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Mergers & Acquisitions, Getting the Deal Through (2009-2013).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Securities World, The European Lawyer, London (2007).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Directors’ Liability: A Worldwide Review, Kluwer Law International, Netherlands (2006).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in International Stock Purchase Acquisitions, American Bar Association, Chicago (2006).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Merger Control Worldwide, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2005).


Constituent Process in Chile

On November 15, 2019, against the backdrop of social demonstrations that had been taking place during the previous weeks, a social and political milestone occurred: the majority of the political forces represented in the Chilean National Congress reached a broad consensus. They agreed that in April...

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