Practice Expertise

  • Tax Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Family Companies and Holdings

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Family Companies and Holdings

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • WSG Board of Directors - Chair Emeritus 2005-2006
  • WSG Board of Directors - Chair 2004-2005
  • WSG Board of Directors - Chair Elect 2003-2004
  • Trade and Investment Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member
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Carey's Managing Partner and co-head of the firm's Tax Group. His practice focuses on personal and corporate tax planning, local and international tax consulting, project financing, mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment transactions.

Bar Admissions
Chile (1979).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • ICADE and Universidad de Deusto, Spain (1972-1975).
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard University (1986).

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Family Companies and Holdings

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Recognized in Corporate, M&A and Private Wealth (High Net Worth), Chambers and Partners.
  • Recognized in Tax and Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Tax; Corporate and M&A, Corporate Governance and Private Wealth, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in M&A, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Firm Management, Private Client, Corporate Tax, M&A and Corporate Governance, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Tax; Corporate and M&A; and Investment, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Tax and Wealth Management, Leaders League.
  • Recognized in Tax, ITR World Tax.
  • Recognized in Corporate M&A, Top Ranked Legal.
  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Investment, Best Lawyers (2021).
  • Recognized as Law Firm Leader of the Year, Latin Lawyer (2020).

Professional Activities and Experience
  • He is currently vice president of the International Bar Association and has and has had the following positions: co-secretary-general, chair of the Legal Practice Division (2017-2018), member of the Management Board, member of the Council of the Legal Practice Division, chair of the Latin American Regional Forum, co-chair of the Corporate and M&A Section, member of the Advisory Board of the Law Firm Management Committee, member of the Advisory Board of the Women's Interest Group and member of the Male Champions for Change Ambassador Corps del Women Lawyers' Committee.
  • Member of the Board of Adelco, Valle Nevado and Evercrisp (Frito Lay Chile), and chairman of the Board of MetLife Chile.
  • Director of Interlex.
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Chairman, World Services Group (2004-2005).
  • Assistant professor of Taxation, Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (1981).
  • Foreign associate, Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami (1979).
  • Semi-finalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington D.C. (1978).


  • 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 of Corporate Tax, Global Practice Guides, Chambers & Partners (2016).
  • Co-author of the introductory article "Mergers and Acquisitions in Chile: Approaching the Controlling Shareholder", Who’s Who Legal (2014).
  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in Tax on Inbound Investment, Getting The Deal Through (2011-2013).


Chilean Tax Reform

A new project to reform and modernize the Chilean tax system, and boost investment in the country, was presented by the government of President Sebastián Piñera on August 23, 2018. Through this website, and as with the two previous tax reforms, Carey will offer an analysis of the main proposed changes.

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