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Jorge Ugarte

Jorge Ugarte

Partner

Expertise

  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Family Companies and Holdings
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Carey
Chile

Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions / Capital Markets Group. His practice focuses on advising local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, capital market and general corporate matters. He is a recurrent counsel in the negotiation of share, equity and asset purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, corporate governance and board’s liability. He also acts as counsel to family companies and holdings, structuring estate successions and providing integral advice to the controlling group and the operative companies. Jorge is author of the book «Share Transfer Agreements» published in 2016.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2006).

Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (Distinction Scholarship Award granted to the best student of the class, 1999).
  • LL.M., Columbia University, New York (2009).
  • Family Business Management Program, ESE Business School (2017).
  • Family Governance LATAM Program, Wharton Business School, Miami (2017).
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets | Family Companies and Holdings | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets and Private Wealth, Latin Lawyer 250.


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Coordinator of the Private Law Department, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2019).
  • Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2017).
  • Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2010-2017).
  • Professor of the Degree in Mergers and Acquisitions, Universidad de Los Andes (since 2017).
  • Professor of the Degree in Civil Liability and Damage Law, Universidad de Chile (since 2017).
  • Member of the Sustainability and Corporate Governance Committee, SOFOFA (2017).
  • Advisor 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.
  • Member of the Center for Corporate Governance, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2010).
  • Professor of an Investment Funds Seminar, Universidad Católica de Chile (2012).
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006-2008).
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Articles

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...

Additional Articles

  • Author of the book «Share Transfer Agreements», Editorial Jurídica de Chile (2016).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of «Corporate Governance Review», Law Business Research (2017).
  • Author of «Enforceability of Contracts against Third Parties and Actions Arising therein», Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado (2017).
  • Co-author of «Mergers and Acquisitions in Chile: Approaching the Controlling Shareholder», introductory chapter of Who’s Who Legal: Mergers and Acquisitions (2014).
  • Author of «Foundations and Actions for the Application of the Veil Piercing in Chile», Revista Chilena de Derecho, No. 3; article which has been expressly quoted and its doctrine has been adopted by the Supreme Court of Chile (2012).
  • Author of «Democracy and Natural Law in the United States: The Ideas of the Founding Fathers», Revista Estudios Públicos, CEP, No. 119 (2010).
  • Author of «Protecting Force Inheritance against Specific Legacies», Revista Chilena de Derecho, No. 2 (2007).

Blogs

Constituent Process in Chile
Carey 

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...

Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)
Carey 

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19
Carey 

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono
Carey 

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.

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