Partner

Gerardo Cruzat

Merges & Acquisitions and Project Development
Banking & Finance and Capital Markets
General Corporate Advisory


gcruzat@fycom.cl

Academic Background

  • LL.M., Duke University School of Law, Durham, 2007-2008.
  • Law degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, 2002.

Work Experience

  • Partner, Fischer y Cia. ( former BF&C ), Santiago, since 2021
  • Board Director at different companies, Corona Group, santiago, 2020.
  • Partner, Prieto Abogados, Santiago, 2016-2020.
  • Senior Associate, Prieto Abogados, Santiago, 2012-2015.
  • Senior Associate, Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner (PPU Legal), Santiago, 2009-2012.
  • International Associate, Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, 2008-2009.
  • International Associate, Uría Menéndez, Madrid, 2006-2007.
  • Associate, Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner (PPU Legal), Santiago, 2004-2006.

2022

  • LEGAL 500
    Corporate and M&A
    Banking & Finance
    Next Generation Partner
  • LEADERS LEAGUE
    B&F: Valuable practice
    M&A: Valuable practice
    Restructuring & insolvency: Recommended
  • BEST LAWYERS
    Banking & Finance
    Corporate and Merges and Acquisitions

2021

  • CHAMBERS & PARTNERS
    Up and Coming, Banking & Finance (LA)
  • LEGAL 500
    Next Generation Lawyer, Banking & Finance
    Recommended Lawyer, Corporate and M&A
    Recommended Lawyer, Projects and TMT
  • BEST LAWYERS
    Banking & Finance
    Corporate and Merges and Acquisitions

2020

  • CHAMBERS & PARTNERS
    Up and Coming, Banking & Finance (LA and Global)
  • BEST LAWYERS
    Banking & Finance
    Corporate and Merges and Acquisitions
  • LEGAL 500
    Next Generation Lawyer, Banking & Finance
    Recommended Lawyer, Corporate and M&A
    Recommended Lawyer, Projects and TMT
  • LEADERS LEAGUE
    Banking & Finance

2019

  • CHAMBERS & PARTNERS
    Up and Coming, Banking & Finance (LA and Global)
  • LEGAL 500
    Next Generation Lawyer, Banking & Finance
    Recommended Lawyer, Corporate and M&A
    Recommended Lawyer, Projects and TMT

Latest Updates

Developments in the FINTECH LAW

Developments in the FINTECH LAW

Yesterday, October 4th, 2022, the Senate approved with 39 votes in favor and 6 abstentions, the particular text of the Bill that promotes competition and financial inclusion, through innovation and technology, in the provision of financial services, also called “FINTECH LAW”. ...

Business Income Tax Registries ‘Update

Business Income Tax Registries ‘Update

As of September 2nd 2022, a Single Tax (IU) of 10% began to be applied on the highest value obtained in the sale of shares and mutual funds with presence in the stock market, according to the new article 107 of the Income Tax Law Income (LIR) (See our article "Shares and mutual...

Stocks and mutual funds: Modifications to the tax exemption

Stocks and mutual funds: Modifications to the tax exemption

Until last September 1st, there was a tax exemption for income obtained from the sale of shares and quotas of mutual and investment funds with a stock market presence (article 107 of the LIR). This consisted of classifying them as non-income income, that is, they were not taxed...