Practice Expertise

  • Tax Law

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law

WSG Practice Industries


Partner of Carey's Tax Group with more than 20 years of practice in tax law, with extensive experience in tax consulting, tax planning, tax litigation, M&A, restructurings, and financing.

Jessica was the first woman to be elected as a partner in Carey in 2008. Since then, she has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. She was co-founder of the mentorship program for young female lawyers of the Vance Center, "Learning to Lead", that was recognized by Chambers and Partners as the best mentoring program in 2016. She is a member and mentor of the network WIT (Women in Taxes) and she has been twice chosen as one of the 100 female leaders in Chile by El Mercurio, an award that highlights female leadership for contribution to the economic and social development of the country.

As a partner at Carey, she assists foreign multinational groups, focusing on strategic tax advice and tax controversies, with wide experience in litigation in Chilean courts. She has prevailed in several complex litigation cases. She has also been involved in many of the country's most important transactions, and her practice has focused on strategic decisions in highly complex matters and legal opinions. She has advised clients such as MetLife, Provida, Ontario Teacher's Pension Fund, SAESA, Chilquinta Energía, Masisa, Iansa, Air Products, Zurich-Santander, Santander-Consumer, among others.

Bar Admissions
Chile (1999).


  • Law, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Degree in Tax Law, Universidad de Chile.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • "Women in Tax Leader" Award, ITR World Tax (2024 and 2017).
  • Recognized in Tax, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Tax, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Tax, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Corporate Tax - Advisory, Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Tax, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate Tax and Wealth Management, Leaders League.
  • Recognized in Tax, Top Ranked Legal.
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Tax, Best Lawyers (2014).
  • Recognized twice as one of the 100 female leaders in Chile, El Mercurio (2008 and 2015).

Professional Associations
  • International Fiscal Association

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Member of the Board, MetLife Chile Compañía de Seguros.
  • Member of the Expert Female Lawyers Guide, prepared by Colegio de Abogados de Chile (Chilean Bar Association).
  • Founder and mentor of the mentorship program for young female lawyers "Learning to Lead", organized by Carey (Best Mentoring Program for Women, Chambers & Partners, 2016).
  • Current member and former director (2017-2019) of the International Fiscal Association, Chilean Branch.
  • Member of the legal branch of ICARE, a non-profit organization renowned as a significant platform for analysis and reflection within the business sphere in Chile.
  • Member and mentor of the network WIT (Woman in Taxes).
  • Member of the Chilean Tax Law Institute.
  • Professor of a class on Income Tax Law and a class on Inheritance Tax Law at the Master in Tax Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
  • Member of the Chilean Tax Law Institute.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Chilean Tax Reform

A new project to reform and modernize the Chilean tax system, and boost investment in the country, was presented by the government of President Sebastián Piñera on August 23, 2018. Through this website, and as with the two previous tax reforms, Carey will offer an analysis of the main proposed changes.

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