Hernández, Héctor Juan

Héctor Juan Hernández


+56 2 2928 2231

His practice is focused mainly on compliance, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, corporate crime risk management, internal investigations, ethics and compliance programs, corporate law and general practice. He previously worked as a member of Carey’s Corporate and M&A Group.


  • Several real estate companies on challenging administrative investigations and subsequent enforcement actions by the Chilean Intelligence Unit (UAF) under the Chilean Anti-Money Laundering Act and UAF's general instructions.
  • Several leading international financial service institutions on recommendations of specific risk mitigation measures in connection with anti-money laundering and terrorism financing laws and regulations to its business divisions in Chile.
  • Several Chilean branches of multinational corporations on an on-site review of its local compliance program, including all applicable global anti-corruption policies and controls, existing local measures, as well as development of anti-corruption templates, tools, trainings and other materials.
  • Several Chilean branches of multinational corporations on trainings and seminars regarding anti-corruption and compliance.
  • Danone, a French multinational food company, on the sale of its subsidiary to Watt's, a Chilean listed company.
  • Mesoamerica, a leading M&A advisory and private equity firm in Latin America focused on Central America and the Andean Region, on the due diligence process and acquisition of a majority stake of Unifood, a leading group in the Chilean fast-food industry.
  • Barrick Gold Corporation on the international bid and sale process of 50% of  Compañía Minera Zaldívar  to Antofagasta Minerals for an amount of USD1.005 billion, including the negotiation of the shareholder agreement and the structuring of the joint venture.
  • Cinépolis, a Mexican multiplex chain, on the acquisition of Cine Hoyts, the largest cinema chain in Chile.


  • Visiting Professor of Civil Law and Corporate Criminal Liability, Universidad Católica de Chile (2019).
  • Visiting Professor of Commercial Law and Corporate Compliance, Universidad Diego Portales (2018).
  • Teaching Assistant of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2014-2017).
  • Researcher and Collaborator, Centro de Negociación, Universidad Católica de Chile (2012-2013).
  • Teaching Assistant of Administrative Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2012-2013).
  • Teaching Assistant of Criminal Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2011-2013).
  • Writer and Researcher, Clase Ejecutiva, El Mercurio (2012).
  • Teaching Assistant of International Public Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2010-2011).


  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the "Latin American Investigations Guide", Hogan Lovells (2019).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the book "The Corporate Governance Review", Law Business Research (2017).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Degree in Negotiation and Coaching, Social and Business Skills, Universidad Católica de Chile (2012).
  • Legal Reasoning Course, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2014).
  • Compliance and Corporate Governance Course, Universidad del Desarrollo (2018).
  • Disloyal Management, Commercial Bribery and Amendments in Public Corruption Course, Universidad de Chile (2019).


  • Chile (2014).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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