Andrés Chirgwin


Lawyer from the Catholic University of Chile with an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Durham. Andrés has focused mainly on local and international commercial law, particularly corporate and contractual law, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investment. He specializes in the legal design and implementation of business structures and transactions, including the restructuring of corporate groups, the negotiation of joint ventures and shareholder agreements, the management of due diligence processes, and the negotiation and implementation of business purchases and sales.

Andrés is a member of the board of directors and a legal representative of several foreign companies in Chile. He has provided a wide range of advisory assistance to domestic and foreign companies of different structures and sizes. He has also successfully litigated in commercial, civil, and competition law. Andrés has acted as an expert witness in Chilean contractual law before the London Court of International Arbitration, he edited the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce Book "Doing Business in Chile" and is a regular collaborator of the World Bank.

Studies and Experience

  • Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1999).
  • Post Graduate in Remedies of Protection, Universidad Diego Portales (2002).
  • Associate Attorney at Toro y Cía. (2000 – 2003).
  • Senior Associate Attorney in Alvarez, Hinzpeter & Jana Abogados (2003 – 2004 and 2006 – 2009).
  • Master’s degree in International Business Law (LLM), University of Durham, UK (2005).
  • International Associate Lawyer in Souza, Cescón, Barrieu and Flesch, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2005).
  • Member, former scholarship holder, and consultant of the International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Former Chairman of the Legal Committee and Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Chile.
  • Managing Partner at Chirgwin (since 2009).
Andrés Chirgwin

Andrés Chirgwin

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Areas of Expertise

Global Mobility
The advice at Global Mobility practice area allows the Client to have clarity regarding all the migratory aspects of a foreigner who comes to Chile, whether as a tourist, as...
Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment
Our team provides strategic, regulatory, and personalized advice in the telecommunications area, including local telephony, satellite and mobile communication, and the Internet. In addition, we represent our clients before the...
Banking, Financing, and Investments
Our banking and financial law team has extensive professional experience in matters related to national and international banks, as well as financial institutions. It provides a comprehensive legal service focused...
Free Competition
In a market as concentrated as Chile, compliance with the rules on free competition is a strategic element in the survival of any company. Our team, led by consultants with...
Mergers and Acquisitions
The Chirgwin team, recognized by the leading international rankings, provides expert legal advice on operations such as acquisitions, mergers, divestments and joint ventures that involve national and international structuring. We...
Project Development and Financing
Project development is a complex convergence of stakeholder interests, logistics and regulatory frameworks, within sophisticated, intertwined structures. Given the knowledge and experience of our team, we are able to develop,...

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