“My working relationship and friendship
with Eliel have far exceeded what I reasonably imagined when we first
became acquainted several years ago …. Through my contact with Eliel
over the past years, his professionalism, integrity and consummate focus
on the client has impressed me a being second to none. I
unconditionally recommend Eliel as a lawyer and in his capacity as a
Counsel, Jun He Law Offices. Beijing, China
“Eliel's professionalism, his enthusiasm
and his skill are second to none. I have had the privilege to work with
him at multiple times: When he lead negotiations for the Chile/US Free
Trade Agreement, when he and I lead training sessions for Caribbean
policymakers for the World Bank, the InternAmerican Development Bank,
and the World Bank; and when Prieto y Cia, O'Riordan Bethel Law Firm,
Trade & Legal Consulting and Washington Consulting Corporation developed
opportunities for clients in Chile and the U.S.
At all times, Eliel made meaningful, substantive contributions and shared
his thoughts, vision and strategy openly, for the benefit of all participants.
Moreover, his work was enhanced by his genuine compassion for others,
and his delightful sense of humor. These, combined with wellhoned diplomatic
skills, made Eliel a key partner in all endeavors.”
, Managing Partner, Government
Contracts and Construction Law, The O'Riordan Bethel Law Firm, LLP
“Eliel has a very long working experience
on trade and trade law issues. As Chile's negotiator on several fields
and in many negotiations, few professionals have the type of knowledge
and insight that he has.”
Specialist, InterAmerican Development Bank. San José, Costa
“When I worked with Eliel during
the FTA Government Procurement negotiation and implementation process,
I found him determined and knowledgeable in our pursuit of achieving
the best practices and public policies on this matter …. Eliel has
been very helpful to me on multiple sensitive and technical issues.
His personal qualities and his professional skills stand behind his
Legal and Corporate Affairs Director , Microsoft. Santiago, Chile
“Eliel is a top notch professional
with extensive expertise in South America, particularly Chile and Peru.
He is widely respected in the region and a proactive dealmaker. A pleasure
to work with, I highly recommended him.”
Managing Director , MerSan Capital Holdings, LLC. NY,
“I have always enjoyed and keep enjoying
the consistent work and the personalable charm of this expert. Reliable
in all implementation of networking on trade promotion. Active member
at our 智中商会 ChileChina Chamber of Commerce
and foreign trade policy expert at the ChinaLatin America Business
General Manager, Chilean Chinese
Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, CHICIT. Santiago, Chile
“Eliel is an outstanding professional,
with a strong work ethics, goal oriented and excellent people skills
…. I strongly recommend him and I look forward to keep working with
him in new projects.”
, Head of Commercial Department
Commercial Trade Officer , Israel Embassy in Chile
English, French and Hebrew
: Professional Working Proficiency
Guanxi, from , guānxi, describes the art of relationships
in Chinese business. Thanks to microblogging tools like twitter, the
concept of "guanxi" has reached a global dimension.
is not a skill. It is an attitude." Ralph Marston |
Over years´ experience in both
public and private economic international field, acquiring strong capabilities
in legal external affairs positions mainly in areas such as public procurement,
trade policy, business development and strategic consultancy, working
with broad crossfunctional teams to implement and engage in public/government
relations and investment projects initiatives.
Trade Policy Executive
Management Program for
New Haven, USA
on Trade Policy.
of State. Washington D.C.;
New York, N.Y;
Seattle, Washington. .
Workshop on Accession to
the Government Procurement Agreement.. WTO Headquarters.
Geneva, Switzerland .
Fifteenth Special Course
on "Dispute Settlement
and Practice". WTO Headquarters.
PostGraduate Degree in
International Economic Relations. University of Chile
Attorney at law and Political
Trade & Legal Consulting
CEO/ Corporate Director Present
Prieto y Cia. Law Firm
Attorney at law/Of Counsel Present
Directorate for International
Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
Legal Advisor /Chief Negotiator
Head, FTA Implementation
– EU – WTO, Units.
appointed by the Government of Chile. EU, Korea, Central America and
Director for International
Relations and Cooperation of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Chilean
Office . – Present
Speaker, II ChinaLatin
America Business Summit, “Investment Policies in LATAM”. Harbin,
CORFO Project Mining and Agro industrial Market and Investment
Research. Australia and New Zealand. .
Director of the Law Center
for Free Trade Implementation . – Present
Representative. Chapters on Government Procurement US, EU, Korea FTAs/WTOAPEC
IADB Project. Modernization
of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Diagnosis and comparative
analysis of cases: Brazil, New Zealand and UK. .
et al. OAS Trade Unit. “Challenges involved in modernizing government
procurement practices”. .
VicePresident of the Free
Trade Agreement of the Americas FTAA Group on Public Procurement . .