Barros Tocornal, Fernando



Phone: +562 23788907

Fernando, together with being a founding partner of Barros & Errázuriz, is responsible for the tax area and also participates actively in other specialties, such as the development of investment projects, implementation of corporate and financial structures, analysis of business strategies, all with a focus on the development of new business or modernization of those already existing.




  • Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, England (1998-1999)
  • Negotiation Courses (PIL), Harvard University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1993 and 1996)
  • Law School, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Degree awarded with maximum distinction (1982)

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (1988)
  • Senior manager, KPMG Peat Marwick (1985-1988)

Academic Activities

  • Professor of Commercial and Economic Law, Unioversidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago (2000-2003)
  • Dean, Law School, Universidad Finis Terrae (2000-2003)


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association
  • Member of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the National Arbitration Center
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Pro Bono Foundation
  • Counselor of Sofofa (2005- to date)
  • Director and member of the Audit and Corporate Integrity Committees, Agrosuper S.A.
  • Director, Acquachile
  • Director, Socovesa S.A.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit Committee, Oxiquim S.A.
  • Director, Levaduras Collico S.A.
  • Director, Independencia S.A. Administradora de Fondos de Inversión
  • Director and member of the Audit Committee, Independencia Internacional Administradora General de Fondos S.A
  • Director, Company Cervecera Kunstmann S.A
  • Director and Vice President, ICARE (2005-2011)

Final Acknowledgments

  • Eminent Practitioners, Chambers & Partners Global 2024, Tax
  • Band 6, Chambers & Partners Global 2024, Corparate/M&A
  • Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Latin America 2023, Chile, Tax
  • Band 5, Chambers Latin America 2023, Chile, Corporate/M&A
  • Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 2021, Chile, Tax
  • Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 2021, Chile, Corporate/M&A
  • Highly Regarded, IFLR 1000 2021, Chile, Corporate/M&A


  • The Defense of Antitrust, Legal Notebooks of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, n.3, 1995
  • Equality Before the Law as an Inspiring Principle of the Legal Order, Journal of Law of Universidad Finis Terrae, v.6, n.6, pp.11-18, 2002

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