Mauricio Halpern

Mauricio Halpern


Mauricio Halpern leads the Banking and Finance practice group of DLA Piper Chile, and has wide practical experience in the restructuring, leveraged finance, acquisition financing, project and corporate finance areas, both nationally and internationally.

Also, considering his vast experience as an in-house lawyer, Mauricio Co-heads the Compliance group, assisting clients in the development and implementation of regulatory compliance models, according to Law 20,393 and its amendments, preparation of policies, procedures, reporting channels, risk matrixes and control panels, providing them with the best practices and market standards.

His extended experience includes also, Corporate and Capital Markets, as well as Insurance. Mauricio has stood out by leading the processes of first issue stock placement, public offering of shares, bond issuance and trade bills. He has actively participated providing strategic advice to boards of directors and senior management of public and private corporations, both local and foreign, in addition to collaborating in corporate restructuring processes, dispute resolution and complex negotiation between shareholders.

In connection with Insurance & Reinsurance, Mauricio advises foreign clients in their establishment in Chile in compliance with local special regulation, insurance´s liquidation and claims, among others.

For more than ten years, Mauricio has been professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School.

  • LL.M., University of Pennsylvania 2009
  • Graduate in Law, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 2003


  • Ranked in A Word About Wind's Legal Power List (2022)
  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    • Recommended, Chile Banking and Finance (2019-2022)
    • Recommended, Chile Compliance (2021-2022)
    • Recommended, Chile Corporate and M&A (2018-2021)
    • Recommended, Chile Projects and Infrastructure (2018)
  • Best Lawyers (Banking and Finance Law 2020-2022, Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice 2020-2022, Project Finance and Development Practice 2020-2022)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 (Banking and Finance 2019-2020 – Highly Recommended 2021)
  • Latin Lawyer National (Banking and Finance 2019-2020)
  • Leaders League (Banking and Finance – Recommended 2021-2022, Compliance – Recommended 2021)

Teaching experience

  • Professor of Commercial Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2011
  • Assistant Professor of Procedural Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, 2007
  • Assistant Professor of Litigation, Universidad del Desarrollo Law School, 2003 – 2004

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Chilean Bar Association