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Ramón Valdivieso

Managing Partner

Contact
CMS Carey & Allende
Av. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 10
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Chile
Languages Spanish, English
Corporate / M&A

Ramón is the Managing Partner and co-head of the Corporate/M&A Group at CMS Carey & Allende. His practice focuses primarily on M&A operations both in Chile as well as in other parts of Latin America, where he has played a major part in the international expansion of various Chilean companies.

He also represents foreign investment funds in private equity operations in Chile, and companies that receive said type of investments, advising in the design of structures for the participation of investors in company development as well as in exit mechanisms; establishing and maintaining excellent rapport with all parties involved.

In capital markets, Ramón advises issuing companies and investment banks in the issuance, registration, and placement of securities, assisting companies that enter into this market on all essential matters, such as ensuring transparency and timeliness in the delivery of all issuer information, and in the continual improvement of corporate governance, securing future access to the market as a source of financing.  In this regard Ramón has led various public takeover bids (OPA), including non-consensual takeover bids.

Ramón is a well-known expert in sectors related to telecommunications and information technologies. For several years, he served as CEO of a publicly traded telecom company, making him not only an expert in this sector, but also giving him unique insight into the business environments of CMS Carey & Allende’s clients. His experience as CEO also encompasses matters of accounting and finance, allowing him to actively participate in debt restructuring processes, and restructuring in the case of insolvency. Ramón is a frequent speaker in international IBA forums as well as Latin Lawyer on matters regarding private equity and M&A.

 

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"His principal ability is his mastery of all corporate matters, including legal and fiscal aspects, quickly knowing how to distinguish between the important and the secondary, together with his very good judgement and ability to convince other parties"

Chambers Latin America

"A dynamic lawyer and a strong adviser on Corporate/M&A matters. His practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including private equity, TMT and capital markets"

Chambers Latin America

"Always available, offers a great delivery and has broad knowledge of the market"

Chambers Latin America - 2021

"He handles M&A transactions and corporate work exceptionally well"

Chambers Latin America

Memberships & Roles

  • Chilean Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association. 
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Awards & Rankings

Endorsed by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Best Lawyers, Latin Corporate Client Choice Awards (LACCA), Who’s Who Legal and Acritas Star.

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Education

  • 1983 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Ramón is the Managing Partner and the co-head of the Technology, Media & Communications (TMC) Group at CMS Carey & Allende. He is renowned as a leading lawyer in areas related to telecom and information technologies.

Between 1994 and 2001, he served as general manager for the telecommunications company Telex Chile S.A., which traded both in the Chilean stock exchange as well as in the NYSE, with operations in Chile, the United States, and in various Latin American countries.  Said experience allows him to both know and anticipate needs and challenges that our clients may face.

His experience as CEO also encompasses accounting and finance matters, allowing him to actively participate in debt restructuring processes and for restructuring in the case of insolvency.   His practice focuses primarily on M&A operations both in Chile as well as in other parts of Latin America, where he has played a major part in the international expansion of various Chilean companies.

He also represents foreign investment funds in private equity operations in Chile, and for companies that receive said type of investment, advising in the design of structures for the participation of investors in company development as well as in exit mechanisms; establishing and maintaining excellent rapport with all parties involved.

In Capital Markets, Ramón advises issuing companies and investment banks on the issuance, registration, and placement of securities, assisting companies that enter into this market in all essential matters, such as ensuring transparency and timeliness in the delivery of all information on the part of the issuer, and in the continual improvement of corporate governance, securing future access to the market as a source of financing.  In this regard, Ramón has led various public takeover bids (OPA), including non-consensual takeover bids.

 

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"He has remarkable experience and industry knowledge which allows him to propose very adequate strategies"

Chambers Latin America

"Ramón Valdivieso is a recognised authority on the TMT sector’s legal and regulatory framework"

Chambers Latin America

"He is excellent for telecom and keeps on top of all the regulatory changes"

Chambers Latin America

"A very good lawyer in this sector"

Chambers Latin America

Memberships & Roles

  • Chilean Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association. 
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Awards & Rankings

Endorsed by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Best Lawyers, Latin Corporate Client Choice Awards (LACCA), Who’s Who Legal and Acritas Star.

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Education

  • 1983 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
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Private Equity

Ramón is the Managing Partner and Head of  the Private Equity Group at CMS Carey & Allende. He represents foreign investment funds in private equity operations in Chile, and for companies that receive said type of investment, advising on the design of structures for the participation of investors in company development as well as in exit mechanisms; establishing and maintaining excellent rapport with all parties involved.

His practice also focuses on M&A operations both in Chile as well as in other parts of Latin America, where he has played a major part in the international expansion of various Chilean companies.

In capital markets, Ramón advises issuing companies and investment banks in the issuance, registration, and placement of securities, assisting companies that enter into this market on all essential matters, such as ensuring transparency and timeliness in the delivery of all information on the part of the issuer, and in the continual improvement of corporate governance, securing future access to the market as a source of financing.  In this regard, Ramón has led various public takeover bids (OPA), including non-consensual takeover bids.

Ramón is a well-known expert in telecommunications and information technologies sectors. For several years, he served as CEO of a publicly traded telecom company, making him not only an expert in this sector, but also giving him unique insight into the business environments of CMS Carey & Allende’s clients. His experience as CEO also encompasses accounting and finance matters, allowing him to actively participate in debt restructuring processes, and restructuring in the case of insolvency.

He is a frequent speaker in international IBA forums as well as Latin Lawyer, on matters regarding private equity and M&A.

 

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"He has a tremendous talent for negotiations; he combines legal knowledge with commercial and financial sophistication"

The Legal 500

"I regard him as a very solid lawyer"

Chambers Latin America

Memberships & Roles

  • Chilean Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association. 
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Awards & Rankings

Endorsed by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Best Lawyers, Latin Corporate Client Choice Awards (LACCA), Who’s Who Legal and Acritas Star.

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Education

  • 1983 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law
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