Mr Spiess completed his legal studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and was admitted as a lawyer in 1993. He has been a member of Elton & Cia since 2019.


Previously, Mr Spiess was founder and managing partner of Baraona – Abogados (2003-2019); Associate at Alcaíno, Rodríguez & Sahli (2001-2003); Associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (New York City and Frankfurt a.M.); and Associate at Morales, Noguera, Valdivieso y Besa (1994-1998).


Asesor of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Chile on several bills regarding market capitals, corporations and structured finance, venture capital, derivative instruments, pension fund management, corporate governance and public funding (1994-2006).


Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Austral de Chile; Associate Professor of corporate finances, capital markets and memory workshop of corporate governances, Universidad de Chile.



LLM, University of Virginia, USA (1999).



Member of the panel of experts for the World Bank; Pension reform projects in various countries (2006-2019).


Areas of Practice:

Financing, bank regulation, capital markets, corporate governance, pension funds, contracts and commercial law.



Spanish, English and German.