Ignacio Tornero

Associate

itornero@carey.cl
+56 2 2928 2205

His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, foreign investment and, in particular, in general assistance to Chinese investors in Chile and to Latin American companies in their businesses in China. Between 2013-2018 he was in charge of the opening and coordination of Carey Business Consultancy (Shanghai) Limited, the business consulting firm in China.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Tsinghua University on the incorporation process of its foundation in Chile.
  • Yanghe, a subsidiary of the state-owned Chinese group Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery, on the acquisition of a 12.5% stake of Viña San Pedro Tarapacá, a Chilean listed company, for approx. USD65 million.
  • Crystal Lagoons on the protection of its IP rights and entry to the Chinese market.
  • A Chilean and Uruguayan group on the protection strategy of some IP rights in China.
  • Latin America Power on the easement negotiation with a Chinese company in relation to the Project San Juan.
  • China National Building Materials Group on its setting up process in Chile.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Winner, The 10th Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition, Chile (2011).

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Red China & América Latina (REDCAEM) (since 2019).
  • Affiliate Researcher, Center of International Studies (CEIUC), Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2019).
  • Regional Director China (external), Crystal Lagoons, Beijing and Shanghai (2015-2018).
  • Foreign Associate, Dacheng Dentons, Shanghai (2014).
  • Foreign Internship, Grandall Law Firm, Beijing (2013).

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Legal Environment Report of the "Belt and Road" Countries, Volume III, Peking University Press (2018).
  • Author of several publications regarding Chinese Outward Direct Investment (ODI) in Chile and of various publications related to the relationship between China and Latin America.
  • Author of the thesis "Chinese FDI in Latin America: the Chilean Case" (ABIF Award) (2011).


Education

  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • International MBA, The University of British Columbia, Shanghai (2019).
  • Chinese, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) (Hanban scholarship) (2013).
  • Chinese, Nanjing University (Universidad Católica de Chile scholarship) (2010).

Admissions

  • Chile (2013).

Languages

  • Spanish.
  • English.
  • Mandarin Chinese (HSK 5).


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