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Salvador Valdés

Salvador Valdés



  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Capital Markets
Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm's Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets and Banking and Finance Groups. His practice includes advising international and local clients in public and private M&A transactions, including tender offers, auction processes, joint ventures, private equity investments, and corporate restructuring. He advises international and local banks such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, LarraínVial and BanChile Citi on the structuring of transaction and financial products, including advice on derivative matters. He also represents, on a regular basis, infrastructure funds on the acquisition, restructuring and financing of infrastructure projects in Chile.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1993).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • LL.M, University of Chicago (1996).
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets | Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Lawyer of the Year Award in Capital Markets, Best Lawyers (2019).
  • Lawyer of the Year Award in Corporate and M&A, Best Lawyers (2018).
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and in Capital Markets, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and in Capital Markets, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A, IFLR1000.
  • Recognized in Corporate and M&A and Capital Markets, LACCA.
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Investment, Private Equity and Structured Finance, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in M&A, Who's Who Legal.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the legal group, ICARE.
  • Member of the Board of Paz Corp and Adexus.
  • Member of the Board of the Chile-Canada Chamber of Commerce.
  • Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2005-2013).
  • Foreign associate, Shearman & Sterling, New York (1996-1997).


  • Author of specialized publications on corporate governance, merger and acquisitions, international finance among others.

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