Team

Sebastián Guerrero

Partner

Partner of Guerrero Garcés since its foundation. Sebastián specializes in tax and corporate law, advising individuals and family businesses and forming part of the boards of various family businesses in Chile and abroad. Sebastian also focuses his practice on resolving controversies, organizing, and preparing structures that allow family businesses' development and persistence. He is a recognized specialist in philanthropy.

Additionally, Sebastián had advised domestic and foreign clients in relevant M&A processes and general advising in all areas of law, especially in tax matters.

In recent years, he has provided advice on public tax policies, actively participated in the legislative processes of the latest tax reforms in Chile, and has been internationally recognized and awarded for his professional conditions.

Practice Areas

  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Family Offices & Wealth Management
  • Family Corporate Governance
  • Philanthropy

Education 

  • Law School, Universidad Finis Terrae (1994)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Duke University, North Carolina, United States (1999)
  • Master in Tax Direction and Management, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile (2005)
  • Master (c) of Arts in Liberal , Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, (2021-2022)

Professional Experience 

  • Partner, Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz (1996 – 2016)
  • Foreign Associate, Simpson Thacher & Battler, New York, United States (1999-2000)

Academic Activities 

  • Visitor Scholar, Duke University, North Carolina, United States (2019-2020)
  • Professor, Diploma on Tax Reform, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile (2014-2015)
  • Professor, Tax Law, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile (2008-2014)
  • Professor, Diploma on Tax and Contracts, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile (2007-2014)
  • Professor, Introducction to Law, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile (2001-2017)
  • Professor, Financial Assistante, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile (2001)
  • Professor, Theories of Law I, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile (1998)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships

  • President and Founder, Fundación Ganémosle a la Calle
  • President. Instituto Libertad
  • Member of Consultive Board of Fundación Pro Bono
  • Member of International Bar Association
  • Member of the Ethics Tribunal of the Chilean Bar Association (2012-2019)
  • Member of the Transversal Technical Commission, convened by the President of the Republic of Chile for the new statute for Foreign Investment in Chile (2015)
  • Member of Chilean Bar Association

Publications

  • “Filantropía y donaciones en Chile”. Co-autor. Editorial Corporación Patrimonio Cultura de Chile, First Edition. 2017
  • “Resolución del Ministerio de Salud y Fertilización. Competencia del Tribunal Constitucional en la calificación de un Acto Administrativo”. Revista de Derecho, Universidad Finis Terrae. 2007.
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