Rafael is partner at Vicuña Abogados, focusing in advising clients on areas such as company reorganization, civil and commercial transactions, labor & employment, taxation and tax planning. Rafael has lead Mergers and Acquisition projects and assets reorganization of high-asset families. He also gives advise to clients in their ordinary course of business, including corporate, commercial and labor matters.

Prior to joining Vicuña Abogados, Rafael was a partner at Toro, Cruzat & Co (2010-2016), and before that he was a partner at Cruzat y Vicuña Abogados (2005-2010) after his eight years (1997-2005) with the local law firm of Vial y Palma as an intern and then as an associate.

Rafael is a member of the Colegio de Abogados de Chile (the Chilean Bar Association), being a licensed attorney in Chile since 2000.

Practice Area

Corporate, Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance, Taxation and Labor & Employment.


Adolfo Ibañez University, Master in Taxation and Tax Planning (2008)
University of Edinburgh, UK, LLM in Commercial Law (2004)
Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, L.L.B (1999)


Chile (2000)


Spanish (native)
English (fluent)