Juan Ignacio Santa María

Of Counsel

Lawyer from the Gabriela Mistral University with a Master’s in Economics and Management from the same university. He is specialized in all areas of financing, as well as in banking, financial regulation, corporate governance, and capital markets.

He has more than 20 years’ professional experience in major banks and national and international financial groups, where he served as Head Lawyer and Legal Affairs Manager. He also has significant experience corporate law, real estate, and the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing (Compliance).

He has led the structuring of important financing projects with the participation of banks located both in Chile and abroad, and has worked as Compliance Manager in charge of crime prevention in accordance with Law 21.121 on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons, with responsibility for training in these matters.

Studies and Experience

  • Lawyer, Universidad Gabriela Mistral (1995).
  • Master in Economics and Business Management for Lawyers, Universidad Gabriela Mistral (1998).
  • Compliance and Good Corporate Governance, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2018).
  • Diploma in Free Competition, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2019).
  • Chief Counsel at Baned Legal Services (2000-2002).
  • Senior Counsel at ABN AMRO Bank (2002-2008).
  • Chief Counsel at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (2008 -2010).
  • General Counsel in Grupo Costanera (2011).
  • Chief Counsel at Rabobank Chile (2012-2014).
  • General Counsel at Rabobank Chile (2014 – 2017).
  • Compliance Manager at Banco BICE and subsidiaries (2019).
  • Of Counsel at Chirgwin (since 2018).
Juan Ignacio Santa María

Juan Ignacio Santa María

Of Counsel
Spanish | English

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...
Banking, Financing, and Investments
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Corporate and Business
We specialize in providing agile and dynamic advice in all corporate law areas, which has involved us as major players in successful business projects. We provide a corporate service that...

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