VICUÑA ABOGADOS / TEAM / IGNACIO VALENZUELA

PARTNER

Ignacio Valenzuela N.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets
  • Financing
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia University, New York (2015) (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, in recognition of superior academic achievement) (Beca Chile, top ranked applicant in the country, 2014)
  • Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Luis Gutiérrez Alliende Award, awarded to the highest performing Commercial Law student in the graduating law school class (2008); Honor Enrollment Award, awarded to the top student in the entering Law School class (2004))
  • Exchange student, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2007)

LANGUAGES

Spanish ∙ English

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financing transactions, and general corporate matters. He advises domestic and foreign clients in processes of sale and purchase of stock and assets, the negotiation and preparation of shareholders’ agreements, capital markets’ transactions and regulation, corporate financing and restructuring, as well as private equity and venture capital deals. Additionally, he has extensive experience on corporate governance and advising boards of directors, being author of several articles on those matters.

Ignacio is admitted to the practice of law in both Chile and New York.

EXPERIENCE

  • Vicuña Abogados (2021 to date)
  • Carey (2010-2021)
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York) (2015-2017)

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Professor of the Commercial Law Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (since 2018)
  • International Coordinator, Corporate Sustainability Program, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (since 2018)
  • Lecturer in “International Seminar Sustainability, Compliance and Governance in Multilatinas Companies”, Lima, Peru (March, 2019)
  • Lecturer in “2nd International Workshop for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability”, Santiago, Chile (October, 2018)
  • Lecturer in “International Seminar Governance and Sustainability in Multilatinas Companies”, Bogota, Colombia (June, 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant of Commercial Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (2010-2014)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Author of “Quit Playing by the Rules: Towards a Revitalization of Corporate Law as an Instrument of Economic Policy”, Revista Estudios Públicos No. 154 (2019)
  • Author of “Corporate Governance as a Pillar of Sustainability”, Revista de Derecho Aplicado – LLM UC No. 2 (2018)
  • Co-author of “Pioneering Financing Supports SIC-SING Interconnection”, Project Finance International – Global Energy Report (2017)
  • Author of “Regulation of Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duties of Directors in Chilean Universities”, Revista Estudios Públicos 139 (2015)
  • Author of “The Non-Distribution Constraint and Governance Proposal for Chilean Universities”, Debates de Política Pública CEP No. 9 (2015)
  • Co-author of “Related Party Transactions on Publicly Traded Companies”, Actualidad Jurídica No. 31 (2015)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

ADMISSIONS

  • Chile (2011)
  • New York (2016)

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financing transactions, and general corporate matters. He advises domestic and foreign clients in processes of sale and purchase of stock and assets, the negotiation and preparation of shareholders’ agreements, capital markets’ transactions and regulation, corporate financing and restructuring, as well as private equity and venture capital deals. Additionally, he has extensive experience on corporate governance and advising boards of directors, being author of several articles on those matters.

Ignacio is admitted to the practice of law in both Chile and New York.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Markets
  • Financing
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia University, New York (2015) (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, in recognition of superior academic achievement) (Beca Chile, top ranked applicant in the country, 2014)
  • Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Luis Gutiérrez Alliende Award, awarded to the highest performing Commercial Law student in the graduating law school class (2008); Honor Enrollment Award, awarded to the top student in the entering Law School class (2004))
  • Exchange student, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2007)

LANGUAGES

Spanish ∙ English

EXPERIENCE

  • Vicuña Abogados (2021 to date)
  • Carey (2010-2021)
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York) (2015-2017)

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Professor of the Commercial Law Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (since 2018)
  • International Coordinator, Corporate Sustainability Program, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (since 2018)
  • Lecturer in “International Seminar Sustainability, Compliance and Governance in Multilatinas Companies”, Lima, Peru (March, 2019)
  • Lecturer in “2nd International Workshop for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability”, Santiago, Chile (October, 2018)
  • Lecturer in “International Seminar Governance and Sustainability in Multilatinas Companies”, Bogota, Colombia (June, 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant of Commercial Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School (2010-2014)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Author of “Quit Playing by the Rules: Towards a Revitalization of Corporate Law as an Instrument of Economic Policy”, Revista Estudios Públicos No. 154 (2019)
  • Author of “Corporate Governance as a Pillar of Sustainability”, Revista de Derecho Aplicado – LLM UC No. 2 (2018)
  • Co-author of “Pioneering Financing Supports SIC-SING Interconnection”, Project Finance International – Global Energy Report (2017)
  • Author of “Regulation of Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duties of Directors in Chilean Universities”, Revista Estudios Públicos 139 (2015)
  • Author of “The Non-Distribution Constraint and Governance Proposal for Chilean Universities”, Debates de Política Pública CEP No. 9 (2015)
  • Co-author of “Related Party Transactions on Publicly Traded Companies”, Actualidad Jurídica No. 31 (2015)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

ADMISSIONS

  • Chile (2011)
  • New York (2016)