Alfonso Silva

Alfonso Silva



  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
  • Environmental Law and Litigation

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Direct Sales
Mergers and Acquisitions
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
IBA Group
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group

Partner and head of Carey’s Corporate / Telecom Group. His practice focuses on corporate and business law, financing, mergers and acquisitions and, specially, on all the regulatory and transactional aspects related to the telecommunications industry, including the Telecom law and other regulations, concessions, licenses and permits, and state contracts. Mr. Silva has been appointed representative and/or board member of several multinational companies operating in Chile, including banks.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1988).


  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
  • LL.M., University of Cambridge (British Council Scholarship) (1993).
Areas of Practice

Direct Sales | Environmental Law and Litigation | Mergers and Acquisitions | Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in TMT (Technology, Media, Telecoms), Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in TMT, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Telecoms and Media and in Data, Technology and Privacy Law, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in M&A, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Data - Information Technology and as Global Elite Thought Leader in Data - Telecoms & Media, Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Communications, Corporate and M&A, Investment, Media and Technology, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in TMT, Top Ranked Legal.
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Communications, Best Lawyers (2019).
  • Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Telecommunications in Chile, Client Choice (2017).

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Co-chair and Latin America Forum Liaison Officer, Communications Law Committee, International Bar Association.
  • Member of the Legal Committee of the Chilean British Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of the Board of the Chilean Direct Selling Association (1994-2020).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association (since 1988) and member of its Ethics Committee (2009).
  • Member of the Cambridge Society of Chile (since 1993) and director of the same (2009-2016).
  • Visiting professor of the Master of Informatics and Telecommunications Law, Universidad de Chile (2005, 2007 and 2009).
  • Assistant professor of Administrative Law, Universidad de Chile (1985).



Privacy, Technology and Telecommunications blog


Platform "I want to exit" is Implemented to Speed up the Termination of Contracts with Telecommunication Providers
Carey, June 2020

  On June 11, 2020, the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, the Ministry of Economy and the National Consumer Service ("Sernac") announced the implementation of the "I want to exit" platform, in order to enable telecommunications users to terminate contracts with telecommunications service providers in an expeditious manner...

Subtel Initiates Public Consultation Processes and calls for New National Fiber Optic Project Bidding
Carey, October 2019

Two public consultation processes have been initiated recently by the Undersecretary of Telecommunications of Chile (SUBTEL), which also called for a public tender for a national fiber optic project that will be awarded in March 2020...

Additional Articles

  • Author of the Chilean Chapter of Getting the Deal Through - Telecoms and Media (2000-2019).
  • Co-author of the article "The Potential Impact of Blockchain and Smart Contracts in the Chilean Telecommunications Market", Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2018).
  • Co-author of the article "Analysis of the New Chilean Telecoms Regulation on Multiband Homologation and Certification of Mobile Devices", Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2017).
  • Co-author of the article "International Roaming: Should it be regulated by NRAs and its cost reduced?, Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2016).
  • Author of the article "New Communications Antenna Law in Chile", Communications Law Newsletter, International Bar Association (2013).
  • Co-author of the article "The New Telecoms Antenna Law", Chilean Legal Report, Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce (2012).
  • Co-author of the article "Amendments to Telecommunications Law in Chile", Chilean Legal Report, Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce (2011).