Álvaro Barriga O.

Mr. Barriga specializes in mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate law.

Between 2002 and June 2016 he served as General Counsel at Corp Group, a position from which he led the expansion of the economic group linked to the Saieh family in different industries and markets, including the merger of Corpbanca with Itaú Chile (2014) the acquisition of Banco Santander Colombia and Banco Helm Colombia (2012 and 2013), the purchase of dozens of supermarket chains to SMU (2008 to 2011), the acquisition of shopping Centers Ripley (2009) and the acquisition of Hotel Hyatt Santiago Four Seasons Buenos Aires and Uruguay (2006).

Previously, he worked as an international associate at Sidley Austin, New York.

  • University of California Irvine, Certificate in International Finance (2017).
  • New York University, Master of Laws (LL.M) EEUU (2000)
  • Admitted to the Chilean Bar (1997).
  • L.C.J.S. Universidad Diego Portales School of Law (1995).

Álvaro Barriga has been recommended by Legal 500 Latam 2019 in Corporate and M&A.

  • Clients have said that he is “an experienced partner”.

He has also been recognized in Corporate and M&A by Best Lawyers 2019 and Best Lawyers 2020.

It is worth mentioning that Leaders League has recognized de the Corporate/ Merger & Acquisitions practice as “Excellent”, which Álvaro co-leads with Guillermo Morales, Eugenio Besa, Carlos Silva, Michel Diban, Macarena Laso and Álvaro Barriga.