Esteban Elías is a founding partner at Elías, Napadensky & Cía Abogados and professor of economic law at the Central University of Chile. Esteban practises in both Chile and the United States in international corporate and securities law, including public and private equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, lending, joint ventures, licensing, foreign investment and other corporate matters. He extensively counsels US and Latin American clients in all aspects of their business transactions. He is notably experienced in advising telecom and technology companies to define the corporate structure for their Latin American and US operations, as well as assisting them in a wide range of financing and regulatory matters. He also assists technology and internet-related companies during their start-up stage.
Chambers recently recognised Esteban Elías in 2014 as a leading global lawyer in the corporate and M&A fields.
Esteban Elías received his JD with high honours from the Central University of Chile Law School and was ranked second out of 133 students. He was awarded a master’s (LLM) at American University Washington College of Law in International Finance and Corporate Law.
He is a professor of economic law and has given presentations both in Chile and abroad regarding foreign investment, commercial issues, entrepreneurship, innovation and best corporate practices in connection with venture capital and private equity financing among others. He has also written and published a number of articles regarding different commercial and corporate issues. Esteban is admitted to practise law in New York and Chile, and is a member of the New York Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Chilean Bar Association.