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

New Migration Decree

New Migration Decree

On May 14, the Home Office issued Decree 177, which establishes migratory subcategories of temporary residence (“New Migration Decree”). The majority of migration permits must be processed from abroad, and there are requirements established for each migratory category. This is...

A Chilean Cryptocurrency

A Chilean Cryptocurrency

The Central Bank, within its mandate to ensure the normal functioning of internal and external payments, has addressed the relevance of issuing a digital currency (MDBC for its initials in Spanish), considering the current progress in the digitization of transactions. As a...

Guaranteed Minimum Income Subsidy: New employer obligation

Guaranteed Minimum Income Subsidy: New employer obligation

On May 3rd, 2020, Law No. 21,218 came into effect, creating a Subsidy to achieve a Guaranteed Minimum Income. The subsidy is an economic aid from the State for dependent workers with ordinary working hours (that is, more than 30 hours), which allows workers to increase their...