Partner Profile

Matías Zegers

DLA Piper Chile

Chile

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Biography

Matías Zegers has been a partner at DLA Piper Chile since 2006. He previously worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell, in New York, USA (2002–2003); at Cariola Diez, Pérez-Cotapos y Cía, in Santiago, Chile (1997–2002, 2003–2006); and at Allard, Orrego y Cía Ltda, in Santiago, Chile (1995–1997). In addition, Zegers holds many positions at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School.

Matías Zegers focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and is considered one of the most experienced lawyers at Venture Capital in Chile, having advised local and foreign clients, both funds and large-scale ventures.

He is one of the leading Chilean attorney in venture capital and entrepreneurship. He has advised clients in landmark transactions, many of them the first to be closed in Chile. Also, he has significant experience in investment funds and expertise in designing innovative solutions to fund venture capital, structuring financing products, and applying for public funds, among others. Mr. Zegers was awarded as Lawyer of the Year in Venture Capital Law by Best Lawyers, Chile, 2020.

He is a reference at the local level of good corporate governance practices, advising leading national companies in different matters related to this subject, such as manuals, directors’ responsibilities, boards and committees, their evaluation, among others.

He has also participated in various purchase and sale operations of both open and closed companies, both domestic and foreign. He has also participated in public offers of acquisition of shares of diverse companies, privatisation of electric and sanitary companies in Latin America, bond issues and commercial bills in the local market and in international markets, both registered and unregistered, representing fundamentally the issuers, and financing in the energy area.

Zegers is a member of the Chilean Bar Association; the International Bar Association; the Latin American Roundtable in Corporate Governance, OECD; the Task Force for Related Party Transactions, OECD and Member of the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) Finance and Capital Markets Committee.

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