CARLOS URENDA ZEGERS
Mr. Urenda was the founder of the Firm and one of Chile’s most distinguished lawyers. He was born on August 9, 1916 in Viña del Mar and graduated on April 15, 1942. Also an author, his books “Free Man – Lawyer Vocation”, “Human Values The Lawyer’s Viewpoint”, and “The Enterprise and the Law”, have been published in successive editions.
Mr Urenda taught the Civil Law and Economic Law courses in the Faculty of Law of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and was speaker in countless conferences in several other universities and institutions in Chile and abroad. He started his career in the saltpeter industry, worked for more than 30 years at Anglo Lautaro as head of the Legal Department, served as a member of the Board of several saltpeter companies, and was member of the Directive Board of the Holding Company of the Guggenheim Group in New York.
Also, Mr Urenda was a member of the board of directors of 27 corporations, including some of the most important in the country. In 1983 he chaired –upon request from the Government – the commissions to amend the Economic and Banking Laws.
He was an appointed arbitrator in major disputes, especially between banks, including the Central Bank of Chile, and several of the most important foreign banks with offices in Chile. He died on February 2013.