Guillermo Acuña

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Santiago, Chile
    Local Time: Thursday 06:34

Practice Expertise

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

Areas of Practice

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


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, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Compliance, The Legal 500.
  • 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.


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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