Mario Tapia Echeverría

Mario Tapia is the partner in charge of our fishing and aquaculture law practice. He is one of the most renowned lawyers in Chile for these areas, which has led him to play a very prominent and active role as an attorney. As such, the exercise of the profession has led him advise companies and corporations, national and international, which have been and are leaders in their respective industries; contributing to their growth and rendering a comprehensive assistance to their projects. His vast expertise as a fishing and aquaculture lawyer has made him stand out in the resolution of highly complex issues, both in the regulatory as well as in the private sector.

Likewise, he has been an important legal advisor to trade associations linked to fishing activities, and to Congress members during the discussion of legislation and regulation applicable to fishing and aquaculture.

His value lies in his ability to relate with his peers and understand the fishing and aquaculture institutionalism, which enables him to smooth out the typical complications that the profession experiences in these areas.

Regarding his state-related background, Mario’s expertise as well as his contributions to public discussions on fishing and aquaculture were recognized to such extent, that he participated as member of the National Fishing Council, a position he held between 2014 and 2018; this appointment was made by the President of the Republic with further approval of the Senate.

On the other hand, Mario is an outstanding lawyer for corporate matters, and leads Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán, & Tapia’s corporate law practice. As such, he has counseled Chilean and foreign companies in the acquisition and reconstruction of companies, foreign investments, civil and commercial agreements, negotiations, as well as taxes and labor aspects.

Along with his vast professional practice, Mario has been invited to present about matters that related primarily to the fishing and aquaculture law at conferences and seminars within the industries.

  • Lawyer, University of Chile.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), International and Comparative Law, Notre Dame University, London Program, Great Britain.
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Notre Dame, USA.
  • Best Lawyers, Corporate M&A Law, Chile, 2020.