Francisco Guzmán

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Santiago, Chile
    Local Time: Friday 01:54

Practice Expertise

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

Areas of Practice

  • Capital Markets
  • Fund Formation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • View More

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • WSG Regional Council - Member 2021-2022
  • Private Equity Group - Group Leader
  • Emerging Leaders Group - Member
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Group - Member


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups. His practice focuses on representing local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions of companies, asset acquisitions, fund formation, structuring, registration and management of funds, and investment in portfolio companies, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, corporate governance and securities regulation (for issuers, investors, brokers and other market players).

Bar Admissions
Chile (2006).New York (2011).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • LL.M., Columbia University (James Kent Scholar, the highest honors awarded by Columbia Law School) (2010).

Areas of Practice

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

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Investment, Best Lawyers (2022).
  • Recognized in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and Venture Capital, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Capital Markets, Private Equity, Corporate and M&A, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Investment, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Start-ups and Venture Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions, Leaders League.
  • Recognized in Corporate, M&A, Capital Markets and Venture Capital, Top Ranked Legal.
  • Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Private Funds in Chile, Client Choice (2020).

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Advisor, Chilean Federation of Industry (SOFOFA) (since 2021).
  • President, Chilean Venture Capital Association (ACVC).
  • Latin America Group Leader for the Private Equity Group, World Services Group.
  • Associate of the International Arbitration Practice Group, White & Case, New York (2010-2011).
  • Member of the Private Equity Expert Panel accredited by the English publication "The Law Reviews".
  • Member of the Board of Fundación Independízate.
  • Member of the Board of Aceleradora de Negocios Link, Mujeres Empresarias.
  • Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2008).
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Additional Articles
  • Advisor, Steward-Ownership, a Short Guidebook to Legal Frameworks, Purpose Foundation (2021).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in "ESG and Impact Investing", Lexology Getting the Deal Through (2021 and 2022).
  • Author of the Chilean chapter in TTR Transactional Impact Report - Andean Region, Transactional Track Record (2020).
  • Co-author of the article "Regulatory Overview of Fintechs in Chile" in the book "Fintech: Legal Aspects", Cetys, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina (2019).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Private Equity, Getting the Deal Through (2017).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the book "The Private Equity Law Review", Law Business Research (2012-2016).
  • Co-translator to Spanish of the "IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses", International Bar Association (2011).
  • Author of the book "Inside Information in the Securities Market", LexisNexis (2007), and 2nd edition (2009).

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