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Marcos Ríos

Marcos Ríos



  • Hospitality and Gaming
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Government Procurement
  • Compliance and Anti-Corruption

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Compliance and Anti-Corruption
Hospitality and Gaming
Customs and International Trade
Government Procurement
Insurance and Reinsurance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity
ABA Group

Partner of Carey and co-head of the Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Insurance / Government Procurement Groups. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, government procurement, corporate compliance, insurance, real estate and gaming law matters.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1998).District of Columbia (2001).


  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center (graduated with honors) (2001).
Areas of Practice

Compliance and Anti-Corruption | Customs and International Trade | Government Procurement | Hospitality and Gaming | Insurance and Reinsurance | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Anti-corruption, Investigations and Compliance, Insurance and Reinsurance and Trade, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Government Contracts, Hospitality and Investigations, Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized as Thought Leader in Anti-Corruption, Investigations and Compliance, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and Hospitality and Tourism, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Corporate M&A, Top Ranked Legal.

Professional Associations

    District of Columbia Bar, USA

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar.
  • Vice chair of the International Law Section, American Bar Association (ABA) (2020-21); revenue officer, Executive Committee, Administration Committee and Council member (2017-2018); membership officer, Executive Committee, Administration Committee and Council member (2015-2016); division chair at Finance Division, council member (2012-2015); senior advisor, chair, vice chair, Latin American & Caribbean Committee (2004-2014).
  • Training to Latin American subsidiaries of U.S. companies on FCPA and other compliance matters.
  • Professor of the LL.M. in U.S. Business Law, Universidad de Chile and American University’s joint program (2006-2009).
  • Active participant in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Competition, as final-round judge in charge of selecting the Chilean Team (since 2007).
  • Senior associate, Hogan & Hartson (currently Hogan Lovells), Washington D.C. (2001-2004).
  • International associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York (1999-2000).
  • In-house counsel, Western Mining Corporation, Havanna, Cuba (1995-1996).


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...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the "Latin American Investigations Guide", Hogan Lovells (2019).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of "Foreign Investment in South America: A Comprehensive Guide to Infrastructure and the Legal Environment", American Bar Association (2018).
  • Co-author of "International Joint Ventures: A Guide for U.S. Lawyers", American Bar Association (2013).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Anti-Corruption Regulation, Getting the Deal Through (2011-2013).
  • Author of "Doing Business in South America", International Practitioner’s Deskbook Series, ABA Section of International Law (2011).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in "Joint Ventures in the International Arena", amongst others, 2nd Edition, International Practitioner’s Deskbook Series, ABA Section of International Law (2010).
  • Author and editor of several articles published in the book The International Lawyer, including papers on corporate issues, energy, natural resources, gaming law, labor law and other regulatory matters, ABA Section of International Law (since 2005).
  • Co-author of "International Arbitration: Practical Considerations with a Latin American Focus", The Journal of Structured and Project Finance (2003).

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