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Ignacio Valenzuela

Ignacio Valenzuela



  • Venture Capital
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Fund Formation

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His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law. In particular, he advises domestic and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, private equity deals, capital markets, financing transactions, and corporate restructuring. Additionally, he has extensive experience on corporate governance and advising boards of directors, being author to several articles on those matters.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2011).New York (2016).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Exchange student, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2007).
  • LL.M., Columbia University, New York  (Beca Chile, top ranked applicant in the country) (2015).
  • Honor Scholarship Award for academic excellence, Universidad Católica de Chile (2004).
  • Luis Gutiérrez Alliende Award to the best student in Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2008).
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar in recognition of superior academic achievement, Columbia University (2015).
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets | Fund Formation | Mergers and Acquisitions | Venture Capital

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Affiliate, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (since 2018).
  • International Coordinator, Corporate Sustainability Program, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2018).
  • Research Associate, Center for International Studies, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2017).
  • International Associate, Shearman & Sterling, New York (2015-2017).
  • Teaching Assistant of Commercial Law (2010-2014), Universidad Católica de Chile (2010-2014).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association.


  • Author of the article "Quit Playing by the Rules: Towards a Revitalization of Corporate Law as in Instrument of Economic Policy", Revista Estudios Públicos (2019).
  • Author of the article "Corporate Governance as a Pillar of Sustainability: A Pending Challenge in Latin America", Revista de Derecho Aplicado-LLM UC (2018).
  • Co-author of the article "Pioneering Financing Supports SIC-SING Interconnection", Project Finance International-Global Energy Report (2017).
  • Author of the article "Regulation of Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duties of Directors in Chilean Universities", Revista Estudios Públicos (2015).
  • Author of the article "The Non-Distribution Constraint and Governance Proposal for Chilean Universities", Debates de Política Pública CEP (2015).
  • Co-author of the article "Related Party Transactions on Publicly Traded Companies", Revista Actualidad Jurídica (2015).

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