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Francisco Guzmán

Francisco Guzmán



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

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Partner of Carey and member 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

  • Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Private Funds in Chile, Client Choice (2020).
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Capital Markets, Investment, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate and M&A, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Capital Markets, Private Equity, Corporate and M&A, IFLR1000.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Vicepresident, Chilean Venture Capital Association.
  • 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.


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

  • 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).


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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