Manuel Alcalde

Manuel Alcalde


WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Family Companies and Holdings
Tax Law

Partner at Carey and co-head of Carey’s Tax Group. His practice focuses on structuring corporate, personal and family business, local and international tax consulting, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, cross-border transactions and tax litigation.

During his period as Head of Tax Policy in the Chilean Ministry of Finance he was in charge of the design, legislative process and implementation of 2020 Chile’s tax reform, and led the negotiations of Chile’s Tax Treaty with the Netherlands, India and the United Arab Emirates.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2010).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Law Year Abroad Program, University of Leeds, England (2007).
  • Master in Tax Administration and Management, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2011-2012).
  • LL.M. in International Taxation, New York University (2014).
  • Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business, Stern Business School, New York University (2014).
Areas of Practice

Family Companies and Holdings | Tax Law

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Head of Tax Policy in the Chilean Ministry of Finance (2018-2021).
  • Professor of Tax Law, Universidad de los Andes (since 2017).
  • Foreign Associate at Linklaters, New York (2014-2015).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the Chilean Institute of Tax Law.
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).


  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Corporate Tax, Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners (2016).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Tax on Inbound Investment, Getting the Deal Through (2012-2013).
  • Author of "Recent Developments in International Taxation: Chile", Annual Report, International Bar Association (2012).