Carey, Jaime

Jaime Carey

Managing Partner
+56 2 2928 2224

Carey's Managing Partner and co-head of the firm's Tax Group. His practice focuses on personal and corporate tax planning, local and international tax consulting, project financing, mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment transactions.


  • UnitedHealth Group on the acquisition of Banmédica, a Chilean healthcare company, for USD2.8 billion. Banmédica has operations in health insurance, healthcare and medical rescue businesses, with presence in Chile, Colombia and Peru.
  • Sencorp and Sura on the financing and construction of a real estate project of two buildings located in a high added value area of Santiago that started commercial operations in 2019.
  • Qatar Airways on the acquisition of a 10% stake in LATAM Airlines through the subscription of a USD608 million capital increase.
  • Amec-Foster Wheeler on the sale of its stake in Petropower, a cogeneration plant located in the Bío Bío region, to ENAP, a Chilean state-owned oil company.
  • Air Products on the acquisition of Inversiones y Desarrollos, the remaining major investor in the Chilean company Indura, gaining more than a 97% stake in the company.
  • Masisa on launching a tender offer for the partial repurchase of its 9.5% senior notes due 2019, issued and placed in the international markets on May, 2014 under Rule 144A Reg. S of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, for a maximum amount of USD100 million. The aggregate value of the notes issued and placed in 2014 was for USD300 million.
  • Air Products and Chemicals, a US publicly-traded company in the atmospheric and specialty gases industry, on the acquisition of 66% of Indura, the largest independent industrial gas company in Latin America, for USD884 million.
  • Crystal Lagoons on the analysis and reorganization of its corporate structure around the world in order to execute tax-efficient agreements when providing technology to build low cost lagoons of unlimited size with crystal clear waters.
  • Camil Alimentos from Brazil, one of the leading food corporations in Latin America, on the acquisition of Empresas Tucapel, one of Chile’s largest rice producers.


  • Recognized as Law Firm Leader of the Year, Latin Lawyer (2020).
  • Recognized in Corporate, M&A and Private Wealth (High Net Worth), Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Tax; Corporate and M&A, Corporate Governance and Private Wealth, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Tax and Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Thought Leaders: M&A and Governance; and in Capital Markets, Corporate Tax and Private Client, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Tax; Corporate and M&A; Banking and Finance and Investment, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, IFLR1000.


  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA): Chair of the Legal Practice Division (2017- 2018); member of the Management Board; Past Chair and member of the Advisory Board of the Latin American Regional Forum; Past Co-Chair of the Corporate and M&A Section; member of the Advisory Board of the Law Firm Management Committee.
  • Member of the Board of Sencorp, Banmédica (UnitedHealth Group) and Evercrisp (Frito Lay Chile), and Chairman of the Board of MetLife Chile.
  • Director of Interlex.
  • President of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Chile.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Chairman, World Services Group (2004-2005).
  • Assistant Professor of Taxation, Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (1981).
  • Foreign Associate, Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami (1979).
  • Semi-finalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington D.C. (1978).


  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in China Trade and investment in Latin America, The Legal 500 Guide (2020).
  • Co-author of the Chilean Chapter of Corporate Tax, Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners (2016).
  • Co-author of the introductory article "Mergers and Acquisitions in Chile: Approaching the Controlling Shareholder", Who’s Who Legal (2014).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of "Tax on Inbound Investment", Getting The Deal Through (2011 - 2013).


  • Frequent lecturer in legal seminars, meetings and conferences both in Chile and abroad.


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • ICADE and Universidad de Deusto, Spain (1972-1975).
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University (1986).


  • Chile (1979).


  • Spanish.
  • English.

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