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Álvaro Carreño

Álvaro Carreño



  • Compliance and Anti-Corruption
  • Criminal Law

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His practice focuses on all areas of criminal law, specially in complex litigation of white collar crimes, anti-corruption, money laundering, fraud, industrial and intellectual property crimes, criminal liability claims related to negligence, conflict solving, crisis management and compliance matters regarding criminal responsibility of legal entities.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2004).


  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
  • Degree in Criminal Litigation in the new criminal procedure, Universidad Diego Portales (2004).
  • Degree in Criminal Procedure Law and Litigation, Universidad de Chile (2005).
  • Degree in Criminal Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2006).
Areas of Practice

Compliance and Anti-Corruption | Criminal Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Compliance, Chambers Latin America (2018).

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Professor of Procedural Law, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (since 2007).
  • Professor of Criminal Litigation, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (since 2015).
  • External Auditor Head Attorney for the IV region (2006), VI region (2008) and national level (2014), Public Defender Office.
  • Professor of Procedural Law, Universidad San Sebastián (2015).
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Procedural Law, Universidad Gabriela Mistral (2005-2015).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Insurance Law Association Chile (AIDA).


Law No. 21,121 Amends Rules Relating to Corruption and Other Crimes, Incorporates New Criminal Conducts, and Expands Criminal Liability of Legal Entities
Carey, January 2019

Law No. 21,121 (the “Law”), which came into force on November 20, 2018, amends the Criminal Code, Law No. 20,393 on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities, and Law No. 19,913 on Money Laundering, in connection with various criminal conducts relating to corruption and conflicts of interest. The following is a summary of the main aspects of the Law: 1.Domestic Passive and Active Bribery...

Corporate Criminal Liability Act (Law. No. 20,393 or “CCLA”) Amendments: Willful Receiving of Stolen Goods As an Underlying Crime
Carey, August 2016

On July 5, 2016 the Chilean Congress enacted Law No. 20,931 (“Anti-crime Agenda”), strengthening the prosecution of robbery, burglary, theft and willfully or negligently receiving or possessing stolen goods. The Chilean Criminal Code sanctions any individual who knowingly or negligently possesses, transports, buys, converts or trades goods proceeding from theft, robbery, embezzlement and/or cattle theft. Negligent behavior can also be prosecuted...


Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)

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

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

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.

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