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Guillermo Acuña

Guillermo Acuña

Partner

Expertise

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

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Activity

WSG Leadership

Aviation Group
Group Leader

Carey
Chile

Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Group. 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.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1999).

Education

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

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

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in General Corporate Law in Chile, Client Choice Guide (2010).
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A and Investment, Best Lawyers.


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.

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, Cuadernos de Extensión Jurídica 6, Santiago (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, Cuadernos de Extensión Jurídica 8, Santiago, Chile (2004).

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...

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.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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