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Guillermo Acuña

Guillermo Acuña



  • Private Equity
  • Maritime and Ports
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Aviation

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Maritime and Ports
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity
WSG Group Leaders
Aviation Group
Group Leader

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions and Compliance Groups. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisition, national and international corporate financing, foreign investment and insurance. Also, he has vast experience in aviation law matters including purchase contracts, various forms of leasing (dry lease and wet lease), aircraft and engines financing contracts and in specific issues of air operations. Additionally, he advises local and foreign companies in compliance matters, including anti-corruption policies and programs, preventive models, internal investigations and criminal corporate liability.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1999).


  • Law, Universidad de Valparaíso.
  • LL.M., University of Southampton (2000).
  • Recognized as Best Bachelor and Best Student in Civil and Commercial Law and in Procedural Law, Universidad de Valparaíso (1996).
Areas of Practice

Aviation | Maritime and Ports | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and Aviation, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and Investment, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions, Leaders League.
  • Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in General Corporate Law in Chile, Client Choice (2010).

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Foreign associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York (2005-2006).
  • Professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Los Andes (until 2008).
  • Professor of Introduction to Law, School of Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo (2001).
  • Assistant professor of Civil Law, Universidad de Valparaíso (1996-1998).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Special Requirement Imposed by the Civil Aeronautical Board to Non-Regular Flights Operations
Carey, April 2020

On March 25, 2020, and as the Chilean authority holding the superior direction of the civil aviation, the Civil Aeronautical Board (Junta de Aeronáutica Civil) issued the resolution Resolución Excenta Nº280 (“RE280”). The RE280 was issued based on the need to reduce the risks associated to the spreading of the Covid-19 virus through the air transport during the sanitary emergency period...

Changes of the Regulation of Public Purchases
Carey, March 2020

On January 21st, 2020, Supreme Decree N° 821 of the Ministry of Finance was officially published, amending Supreme Decree N° 250, which contemplates the Regulation of Law N° 19.886 about Public Procurement (the “Regulation”)...

Additional Articles

  • Author and co-editor of the article "The International Contract: Problems Related to its Negotiation and Conclusion" included in the Law of Contracts. Studies about current issues, Universidad de Los Andes (2002) and in Studies about International Contracts. Uniform Regime and Private International Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia (2004).
  • Author of the article "Extinction and Liquidation of Individual Limited Liability Enterprises. Succession Issues" published in Individual Limited Liability Enterprises. New legal regime of business organization, Universidad de Los Andes (2004).

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