Practice Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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Chairman of Carey. His practice focuses on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and international arbitration.

Bar Admissions
Chile (1966).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (ranked highest in his class – Tocornal, Montenegro and Gutiérrez Alliende Awards).
  • Master in Comparative Jurisprudence, New York University (Fulbright Scholar).

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and Corporate Governance, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in M&A, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in M&A and Corporate Governance, Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Arbitration, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate and M&A; International Arbitration and Investment, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate M&A, Leaders League.
  • Recognized in Corporate M&A, Top Ranked Legal.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Latin Lawyer (2016).
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Investment, Best Lawyers (2015).
  • Law Firm Leader of the Year in Latin America, Latin Lawyer (2008).
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Chambers and Partners (2007).

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Conciliator of the Center for the Settlement of International Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington D.C., designated by the Chilean Government (2005-2011; 2011-2016 and 2017-2023).
  • Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
  • Vice-chairman of AFP Provida and Teck Quebrada Blanca, and member of the Board of Directors of corporations such as Masisa and Cementos Melón. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Centro de Estudios Internacionales of Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Vice-president of the Hong Kong Latin America Business Association (HKLABA).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Member of the Inter-American Bar Association.
  • Former chairman of the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
  • Former chairman of the Canada Chile Chamber of Commerce.
  • Former member of the Board of AMCHAM.
  • Former staff attorney, for three years, of both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C., USA.
  • Professor of Economic Law for a 5-year period at Universidad Católica de Chile.


  • Author of legal publications, including "LDC Indebtedness and Debt Conversion:  a Chilean View" (1990).

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