Isidora Goyenechea 2800, las Condes Piso 42 755-0647 Santiago, Chile
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María José Villalón

Associate Carey Isidora Goyenechea 2800, piso 43, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
tel.+56 2 2928 2207


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Member of Carey’s Antitrust and Regulated Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Public Law Group. Her main practice areas include antitrust, litigation, regulation, public law, and mergers and acquisitions.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Exchange Student, University of Sussex, United Kingdom (2012).
  • Degree in Economic Sanctions Law, Universidad de los Andes (2015).


  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Merger Control, Getting The Deal Through (2016).
  • Co-author of “Indigenous people participation: Case law about article 6 of the ILO Convention 169”, Ideas & Propuestas 2012-2013, Fundación Jaime Guzmán, Santiago, Chile (2012).

Activities and Memberships

  • Teaching Assistant of European Union Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2014).
  • Teaching Assistant of Public International Law, Universidad Católica (2011).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Chile (2015).


Spanish and English.

Recent Representative Experience

  • Bekaert and OTPPB on presenting a merger control notification before the FNE regarding a joint venture between the two wire ropes companies. This case represented the first time that the Antitrust Agency accepted unilateral commitments undertaken by the parties.
  • Fresenius Kabo Chile and Laboratorios Sanderson on the defense against a lawsuit submitted by the FNE for an alleged bid rigging collusion. The FNE accused Fresenius Kabi, Sanderson and Laboratorios Biosano of colluding from 1999 to 2013 on several bids conducted by Cenabast (Chilean public institution which centralizes the acquisition of medical products for the public sector).
  • Codelco and Complejo Portuario Mejillones in the proceeding before the Antitrust Court regarding the requirements of the public tender of Mooring Station N° 1 of the Antofagasta Port.
  • Joy Global and Komatsu, in the merger control notification before the FNE, whereby Komatsu acquired Joy Global, both companies which provided mining equipment.

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