Pilar Ay concentrates her practice on corporate structuring and governance, company and investor-side venture and debt financings, private investment fund formation and operation, including CORFO backed-funds, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Pilar also advises startup companies in the development of strategies for the protection, licensing and other exploitation of intellectual property assets.

Employment History

  • Associate, 2018 to date


  • Cornershop and Uber: Advise on the acquisition of a majority stake in Cornershop to Uber (USD $450 million)
  • Messer Group – CVC Capital Partners: Advise on the purchase of the Chilean assets of Linde due to the merger between Praxair and Linde (USD $3.3 billion globally)
  • Cornershop (Chile – México): Advise on the potencial sale of Cornershop to Walmart (USD $225 million)
  • Zurich (Switzerland): Advise on the purchase of life insurance portfolio of Euroamerica Seguros de Vida S.A. and 100% of the shares of the Euroamerica Administradora General de Fondos S.A. (USD $155 million)
  • The Coca Cola Company – Andina – Embonor (USA – Chile): Advise on the purchase of 100% of Comercializadora Novaverde S.A.- “Guallarauco” (USD $80 million)


Chile (2019)


Spanish and English


Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2018


  • “The right to emigrate as a social right: analysis of the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of Chile,” Alberto Hurtado University, 2016
  • “Independent Directors, One size fits all solutions?” Center for Corporate Governance UC-Deloitte, 2017


  • Interuniversity Constitutional Law and Human Rights Conference, Alberto Hurtado University (2016): “The right to emigrate as a social right: An analysis from the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of Chile”
  • Composium of the “Law without walls” Program of the University of Miami (2017): “Recruit +”


Latin Lawyer – Oct 31, 2019

In Chile, DLA Piper advised Uber and Cornershop with a team including Matías Zegers, Jorge Timmermann, Carolina Bawlitza, Macarena Alliende and Pilar Ay.

Diario Financiero – Oct 14, 2019

DLA Piper Chile advised Cornershop and Uber on the acquisition of a majority percentage of Cornershop by Uber.

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