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Álvaro Carreño

Álvaro Carreño



  • Compliance and Anti-Corruption
  • Criminal Law

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

White Collar Crime Group

His practice focuses on all areas of criminal law, especially on 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 Dispute Resolution, Top Ranked Legal.

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 N°21,240 that Modifies the Criminal Code and Law 20.393, to Sanction the Infringement of Isolation or Other Preventive Measures Issued by Sanitary Authorities, in the Context of a Pandemic or Epidemic
Carey, June 2020

On June 20th., it was published Law N°21.240, bill which was approved last Wednesday 17th by the Congress. The New Law increases sanctions for the infringement of quarantines and sets forth responsibility for Employees and Legal Entities. Article 318 of the Criminal Code punishes anyone who “jeopardizes public health by the infringement of hygienic and sanitary norms properly published by the authority, in the context of a catastrophe, pandemic or contagion...

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...

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