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Carey

Diego Peralta

Diego Peralta

Partner

Expertise

  • Capital Markets
  • Banking and Finance
  • China Desk

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Carey
Chile

WSG Leadership

Banking and Finance
Co-Chair
Capital Markets
Co-Chair
China Desk
Co-Chair
ABA Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member
Profile

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Banking and Finance Group. The main focus of his practice is the creation and structuring of financial products and financing for all kinds of businesses, both from the lender or the borrower’s perspective; the purchases and sales of companies and the issuance and placement of debt and equity securities either in Chile or elsewhere, as well as financial regulatory matters.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1975).

Education

  • Law, Universidad de Chile.
Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance | Capital Markets | China Desk

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Banking and Finance and Capital Markets, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance and Capital Markets, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance and in Capital Markets, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance and in Capital Markets, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized as Thought Leader in Banking and Finance, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Investment, Project Finance and Development and Structured Finance, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance and Capital Markets, Top Ranked Legal.
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Project Finance and Development, Best Lawyers (2018).


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the Council, Chilean Bar Association (2017-2021).
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Capital Markets to the Financing Minister.
  • Member of the New Commerce Codification Commission (2016-2017).
  • Working Group to analyze a new General Banking Law, Chile (2015).
  • Member of the Board of InBest, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote Chile as a business capital (since 2009).
  • Member of the Legal Committee, Chilean Banking Association (2000-2007).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Counsel and member of the Executive Committee, Inter-American Bar Association (IABA).
  • Member of the Arbitration Body of the Center for the Arbitration and Mediation, Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
  • Legal counsel, Citicorp and Citibank, Chile (1985).
  • Law clerk, Comptroller’s Office, Republic of Chile (1972).

Articles

Law 21,299: Regulates Postponement Loans of Mortgage Loans and Sets State Guaranty to Guarantee Them
Carey, January 2021

On January 4, 2021, law No. 21, 299, which allows the postponement of mortgage loans installments and sets a state guaranty to guarantee the so postponed installments was published in the Official Gazette (the “New Law”)...

CORFO Eases Conditions of Subsidy Programs and Financial Support
Carey, July 2020

On June 30th, the following Resolutions issued by the Corporation for the Promotion of Production (“CORFO”, for its Spanish acronym), were published in the Official Gazette: Resolution Nº36. By means of this Resolution certain coverage programs were temporarily modified within the State of Constitutional Exception of Catastrophe due to public calamity...

Law No. 21,236 on Financial Portability is Published in the Diario Oficial
Carey, June 2020

On June 3, 2020, the President of the Republic enacted the law that governs the financial portability, which was published in the Diario Oficial today, June 9, 2020 (the “Law”), whose main provisions can be summarized as follows: I. Scope The Law sets an inalienable right to the financial portability for the “Clients”, i.e...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Global Legal Insights - Banking Regulation, Global Legal Group (2020).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in China Trade and Investment in Latin America, The Legal 500 Guide (2020).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Global Legal Insights - Banking and Finance, Global Legal Group (2020).
  • Co-author of the article "Regulatory Overview of Fintechs in Chile" in the book "Fintech: Legal Aspects", Cetys, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina (2019).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Fintech Regulation in Latinamerica, Lloreda-Camacho (2019).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in ICLG - Foreign Direct Investment Regimes, Global Legal Group (2020).
  • Author of the Chilean chapter in ICLG - Lending & Secured Finance, Global Legal Group (2015-2020).

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