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Marcos Ríos

Marcos Ríos

Partner

Expertise

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

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Carey
Chile

Profile

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).

Education

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


Professional Associations

    District of Columbia Bar, USA

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar.
  • Member of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law: Revenue Office, 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).

Articles

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 to 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).

Blogs

Chilean Tax Reform
Carey 

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...

Constituent Process in Chile
Carey 

On November 15, 2019, against the backdrop of social demonstrations that had been taking place during the previous weeks, a social and political milestone occurred: the majority of the political forces represented in the Chilean National Congress reached a broad consensus. They agreed that in April...

Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)
Carey 

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19
Carey 

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono
Carey 

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.

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