Isidora Goyenechea 2800, las Condes Piso 42 755-0647 Santiago, Chile
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Francisco Guzmán

Partner Carey Isidora Goyenechea 2800, piso 43, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
tel.+56 2 2928 2217


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Partner of Carey and member of the firm´s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups. He is co-head of the area of Investment Funds, including fund formation, structuring, registration and management of funds, and investment in portfolio companies. His practice focuses on representing local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions of companies, asset acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, corporate governance and securities regulation (for issuers, investors, brokers and other market players).

Awards and Recognitions

  • Leading practitioner in Mergers & Acquisitions, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Corporate / M&A, Latin Lawyer 250.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • LL.M., Columbia University (James Kent Scholar, the highest honors awarded by Columbia Law School) (2010).


  • Author of the book “Inside Information in the Securities Market”, LexisNexis (2007), and 2nd edition (2009).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the book “The Private Equity Law Review”, Law Business Research (2012-2016).
  • Co-translator to Spanish of the “IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses”, International Bar Association (2011).


  • Speaker in the 6th Annual Private Equity Conference, Latin Lawyer, New York (2015).
  • Speaker in the 2nd Annual M&A Conference, Latin Lawyer, Brazil (2011).
  • Lecturer in the Seminar “Investment opportunities – The case of Chile, Peru and Colombia”, Columbia Law School, New York (2011).
  • Lecturer in the Seminar “International Practice of Law”, New York University (NYU Stern School of Business), New York (2011).

Activities and Memberships

  • Latin America Group Leader for the Private Equity Group, World Services Group.
  • Associate of the International Arbitration Practice Group, White & Case, New York (2010-2011).
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Member of the Private Equity Expert Panel accredited by the English publication “The Law Reviews”.
  • Member of the board of Fundación Independízate.
  • Member of the board of Aceleradora de Negocios Link, Mujeres Empresarias.
  • Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2008).

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