Francisco Javier Illanes | Partner
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Francisco Javier is our senior partner and joined our firm in 1987. Among his roles, he is the partner in charge of the Financial, Banking and Capital Markets Department, and is also responsible for the Technology, Privacy and Media areas. He has worked in the areas of finance, banking, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and telecommunications. He has provided advice for several company acquisition operations, business reorganizations, disputes between shareholders and restructuring of businesses and creditor agreements. He has also been director of several corporations. He also participates in the firm’s Arbitration and Mediation area.


  • New York University, Master of Laws, 1984.
  • Advanced studies in Foreign Investment at the International Law Institute of Georgetown University.
  • Advanced studies in Negotiation at Harvard University.
  • Law Degree, Universidad de Chile, Law School, 1983.


  • Chile, 1983.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding lawyer in Banking and Finance; Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions (Band 1), Chambers Latin America.
  • Leading lawyer in Banking and Finance, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized lawyer in Banking, Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions, IFLR 1000.


  • Chilean Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Officer of the International Bar Association
  • Legal Committee of Amcham Chile


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