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Ignacio Tornero

Ignacio Tornero



  • China Desk
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Family Companies and Holdings

WSG Practice Industries




His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, foreign investment and, in particular, in general assistance to Chinese investors in Chile and to Latin American companies in their businesses in China.

Between 2013-2018 he was in charge of the opening and coordination of Carey Business Consultancy (Shanghai) Limited, the business consulting firm in China.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2013).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • International MBA, The University of British Columbia (graduated 1st in his class), Shanghai (2019).
  • Chinese, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) (Hanban scholarship) (2013).
  • Chinese, Nanjing University (Universidad Católica de Chile scholarship) (2010).
Areas of Practice

China Desk | Family Companies and Holdings | Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Winner, The 10th Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition, Chile (2011).

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Co-director and professor of the China program at CEIUC (since 2020).
  • Professor of the Course "China: Business, Law, Technology & Society", Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2020).
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of Tsinghua University Latin America Center (since 2019).
  • Columnist "China Connection", Diario Financiero (since 2019).
  • Academic contributor, Center for Asian Studies UC (since 2019).
  • Member of Red China & América Latina (REDCAEM) (since 2019).
  • Affiliate Researcher, Center of International Studies (CEIUC), Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2019).
  • Regional Director China (external), Crystal Lagoons, Beijing and Shanghai (2015-2018).
  • Foreign Associate, Dacheng Dentons, Shanghai (2014).
  • Foreign Internship, Grandall Law Firm, Beijing (2013).


  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in China Trade and investment in Latin America, The Legal 500 Guide (2020).
  • Author of several publications regarding Chinese Outward Direct Investment (ODI) in Chile and of various publications related to the relationship between China and Latin America.
  • Author of the thesis "Chinese FDI in Latin America: the Chilean Case" (ABIF Award) (2011).

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