Legal Team

Marcela Achurra

Partner

Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Law School (1989).

Her professional practice is focused on advising on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, commercial negotiations in general, organization of family assets and arbitration.

She used to be Legal Affairs Manager, Secretary of the Board of Directors and Auditing Committee at Cervecerías Unidas S.A. (2005-2014), providing advice mainly on matters related to corporate governance, corporate compliance, antitrust, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, national and international commercial law, trademarks law, compliance of rules related to the issuance of Securities in Chile and in the United States of America (Sox and NYSE regulations), among others.

She was Head of the Legal Department at Viña San Pedro S.A. -currently Viña San Pedro Tarapacá S.A.- (1995-2005), and was in charge of expansion and local and foreign growth projects, and in general of the national and international commercial area, wine production sector, environment and real estate areas.

On 2019, she was designated as a member of the Arbitration List of the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.

She performed as a professor of Law and Society in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Economic and Administrative Sciences School (1990-1995) and was as teacher assistant in the Constitutional and Political Law module in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Law School (1995-1997).

machurra@parraguezymarin.cl

RELEVANT EXPERIENCES

She advised a company in the formation of a Joint Venture for the fishing industry, to operate in Africa, with Chilean, English and Mauritanian capitals.
She advised a company for the acquisition by a local company of a frozen food processing plant in Chile, owned by Spanish capitals, through a process of business reorganization.
She has advised mining, engineering, construction and industrial companies in governance structuring and compliance.
She has advised several companies in free competition matters, regarding investigations directed by the National Economic Prosecutor, related to possible coordination and concentration operations held by different companies.
She has participated in the representation of a foreigner company in an international arbitration process, where compensation has been claimed regarding a breach of a contract related to the distribution of medical supplies, in which a national company was a party.
She has advised several companies in the solution of conflicts among partners through negotiation and the creation of shareholders agreements.

STUDIES

Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – 1989

Areas of Practice

Advisory on corporate governance matters
Mergers and Acquisitions
Contracts and Commercial negotiation
Organization of family assets
Arbitrations

Languages

Spanish and English

Awards and Honours

Her experience has been recognized being included among the 100 in-house most influential corporate lawyers of Latin America by The Legal 500.

Activities and Membershipss

Designated Member of the Arbitration List of the Arbitration List of the Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Council of the Chilean Bar Association. (2019-)
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Professor of Law and Society in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Economic and Administrative Sciences School (1990-1995).
Teacher Assistant in the Constitutional and Political Law module in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Law School (1995-1997).