Mr. Francisco Ugarte: Lawyer with Carey

Mr. Francisco Ugarte

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  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Banking Law
  • Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • General Practice
Contact InfoTelephone: +56 2 2928 2201
Fax: +56 2 2928 2228
EducationCatholic University of Chile; University of Chicago, Law School (Masters of Law, LL.M., 2001)
Admitted1996, Chile
Memberships Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
LanguagesSpanish and English.

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm's Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Capital Markets / Banking & Finance Group. His practice focuses on advising international and local clients in mergers and acquisitions, including tender offers, negotiated transactions, auction processes, joint ventures, private equity, securities and debt offerings, derivatives, project financing and development, representing both corporations and financial institutions. Awards and Recognitions: Recognized as Leading Individual in Corporate / M&A, Capital Markets, Chambers Latin America. Recognized in Corporate / M&A; Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; and in Energy, Latin Lawyer 250. Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions, Client Choice Guide (2014). Recognized as Leading Private Practitioner in Derivates (2012) and Capital Markets (2014), LACCA. Ranked as one of the leading corporate lawyers in Chile under the age of 40, Latin Lawyer (2003). Publications: Author of “Essentials of Merger Review”, Chilean chapter, International Antitrust Committee, American Bar Association (2009). Co-author of “Merger Control Worldwide”, Chilean chapter, Cambridge University Press (2005). Seminars: Frequent lecturer on various corporate finance, securities, M&A, private equity and corporate governance topics in seminars and conferences organized by the ABA, Latin Lawyer and the Chilean Bar Association, among others. Activities and Memberships: Member of the board of BCI Corredor de Bolsa and of Liberty Seguros Generales, and chair of the board of Votorantim Andina. Contributor in several legal reforms promoted by the Chilean government and other non-governmental entities, including the regulation on registration of securities and debt offerings; the new regulation on corporations; and the code for the certification of mining projects that seeks to facilitate the financing and IPO of new and junior mining companies; among others. Foreign associate, Project Development & Finance Group, Shearman & Sterling (New York, 2001 – 2003). Professor, LL.M. program, Universidad Católica de Chile. Professor, Law School, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.


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Law No. 20,715: On Protection to Debtors of Money Loans
Felipe Moro,Diego Peralta,Francisco Ugarte, August 15, 2014
On December 13, Law No. 20,715 was published in the Official Gazette, after an intense debate in the financial industry and over 2 years of discussion in Parliament. The new law modifies Law No. 18,010 on regulations on money loan transactions, Law No. 19,496 on protection of consumer rights and...

New Regulation for Private Offerings of Securities
Cristián Eyzaguirre,Francisco Ugarte,Salvador Valdés, August 14, 2014
On June 27, 2012, the Chilean Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SVS") issued General Rule No. 336, which regulates in general terms, for the first time, in which cases a securities offering shall not be considered a "public offering" and shall therefore be excluded from...

New Regulation on Chilean Corporations
Cristián Eyzaguirre,Francisco Ugarte, August 14, 2014
A new Regulation on Corporations has recently entered into force in Chile (the "New Regulation"). It aims essentially to complement the provisions of the Law on Corporations, updating the rules established in the prior Regulation on Corporations, clarifying or specifying certain articles...
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Mr. Francisco Ugarte

Isidora Goyenechea 2800 - Floor 43 - Las Condes
Santiago 7550647

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