Barros Tocornal, Fernando

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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.


Practice Areas


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

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Barros & Errázuriz (1988)
  • Dean, School of Law, Universidad Finis Terrae (2000-2003)

Academic Activities

  • Professor of Commercial and Economic Law, Unioversidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago (2000-2003)
  • Dean, Law School, Universidad Finis Terrae (2000-2003)
  • Senior manager, KPMG Peat Marwick (1985-1988)


  • 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)
  • Chairman of the Constitution and Public Guarantees Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance Commission, SOFOFA
  • Chairman of the Board, Oxiquim S.A.
  • Vice President, Agrosuper S.A.
  • Director, Socovesa S.A.
  • Director, Company Cervecera Kunstmann S.A.
  • Director, Altiplano Foundation
  • Director and Vice President, ICARE (2005-2011)
  • Board Advisor, Independencia S.A. Administradora de Fondos de Inversión

Final Acknowledgments

  • Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 2021, Chile, Tax
  • Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 2021, Chile, Corporate/M&A
  • Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Latin America 2021, Chile, Tax
  • Band 2, Chambers Latin America 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