Matías Vergara

Matías Vergara

Partner

Expertise

  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Government Procurement

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Insurance/Re-Insurance Group
Member

Carey
Chile

Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the Insurance and Reinsurance / Customs and International Trade / Government Procurement Groups. His practice focuses mainly on the insurance and reinsurance industry, customs and international trade, government procurement, international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, and commercial and corporate advisory services.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2007).

Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
  • LL.M., University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Degree on Non-Life and Life Insurance, Escuela de Seguros certified by the Chilean Insurance Regulator (Best student Award, 2011).
  • Degree on New Tax and Customs Regulation (Best student Award, 2012).
Areas of Practice

Customs and International Trade | Government Procurement | Insurance and Reinsurance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Insurance, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Insurance, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Insurance and Reinsurance, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Insurance, Best Lawyers.
  • Winner in the Insurance Category, Leading Lawyers, Idealis (2015).


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Professor of Insurance Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (since 2017).
  • Member of the Chilean section of the International Insurance Law Association, AIDA.
  • International Purchasing Group Intern, Heidelberg Cement, Germany (2009).
  • Insurance brokers claims consultant, Waterloo Brokers, South Africa (2008-2007).
  • In-house counsel, Rabobank Chile.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Blogs

Chilean Tax Reform
Carey 

A new project to reform and modernize the Chilean tax system, and boost investment in the country, was presented by the government of President Sebastián Piñera on August 23, 2018. Through this website, and as with the two previous tax reforms, Carey will offer an analysis of the main proposed...

Constituent Process in Chile
Carey 

On November 15, 2019, against the backdrop of social demonstrations that had been taking place during the previous weeks, a social and political milestone occurred: the majority of the political forces represented in the Chilean National Congress reached a broad consensus. They agreed that in April...

Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)
Carey 

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19
Carey 

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono
Carey 

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.

Articles

  • Co-author of «The Insurance Agreement and Similar Agreements», Revista Chilena Derecho Seguros, 2016. AIDA Chile (2017).
  • Co-author of «Possible Transpacific Partnership Implications for Chilean International Trade», Global Trade and Customs Journal (2016).
  • Contributor to Benchmarking Public Procurement, Assessing Public Procurement Systems in 77 Economies, World Bank (2016).
  • Contributor to Benchmarking Public Procurement, Pilot Report Assessing Public Procurement Systems in 10 Economies, World Bank (2015).
  • Co-author of «Amendment to Self-Accusation Regulations in the Customs Ordinance», The Year in Review (2015).
  • Co-author of The New Insurance Agreement Act. The Year in Review, ABA/Section of International Law. Latin America and the Caribbean (2014).
  • Author of several articles of insurance law, corporate issues, energy, natural resources, labor law and other regulation matters, published in «Legal Development in Latin America» and «The Year in Review», American Bar Association.