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Latin-America Guide

Real Estate — Chile


Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: José Ignacio Ovalle
- 3 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading practice garnering widespread recognition for its capabilities in advising prominent clients from the Chilean real estate sector. Acts as legal counsel to notable entities involved in real estate finance such as private equity funds, as well as family offices and developers. Areas of expertise include all aspects of land acquisitions including laws protecting indigenous communities, negotiating leases and investment in the real estate arena.

Strengths An impressed client enthuses: "Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has a highly skilled group of real estate lawyers which, combined with their experience in this area, allows the firm to provide excellent legal services."

Work highlights Advised Inmobiliaria Chicureo on the acquisition of 1000 hectares of land in the outskirts of Santiago. The land was worth approximately USD25 million.

Significant clients The World Bank, Constructora INARCO, Compass Group Chile, Scotiabank, Inmobiliaria Fortaleza.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner José Ignacio Ovalle garners praise from clients, who state that "he is a very good lawyer who provides comprehensive legal opinions." They go on to describe him as "an expert in real estate," whilst peers concur that he continues to command a stellar reputation. He leads on the firm's most significant mandates and also remains a highly respected individual in the TMT practice area.

Clients are full of praise for Óscar Ruiz-Tagle, describing him as "a professional with in-depth knowledge of real estate law and its practical application to business." He specialises in regulatory matters affecting real estate clients as well as land acquisitions, and is said by peers to be "a pro-business lawyer."

Patricio Solórzano focuses his practice on real estate acquisitions. He receives praise from clients, who remark that "he is very judicious and really empathises with his clients." Sources go on to mention that "he knows when to push and be more demanding in negotiations."

Associate-to-watch Eduardo Tirado "is a measured person who has the character to get things done," according to one source, whilst another highlights that "he is dedicated to his client and executes things quickly."

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Fontaine & Cía. Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Montserrat Valverde, Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz and Diego Marín
- 5 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly acclaimed real estate practice group drawing its clientele from distinguished developers, sophisticated investors and construction companies. Attracts praise for its experience advising on such matters as leasing, acquisitions and real estate finance. Firm is routinely sought after to counsel clients on buying, selling and developing offices, housing and industrial parks. Ameris-UPC is a new client for the firm.

Strengths A client reports: "The firm's response times are very quick and the lawyers are available 24/7. They also always provide well-founded legal opinions and adequate answers to our queries."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Compañía de Seguros Confuturo on the due diligence and subsequent acquisition of ten shopping centres in several Chilean cities for a total price of USD650 million.

Significant clients Inversiones La Construcción, Brotec Inmobiliaria, Empresas Conpax, Inmobiliaria Almahue, Inversiones Norte.

Notable practitioners

Clients single out Diego Marín for praise, saying: "He is proactive, efficient and quick and is always looking for solutions rather than problems. He has a great insight into the real estate market and is very business-oriented." They go on to mention that "he is a prestigious lawyer in this area with outstanding knowledge and experience." His expertise includes infrastructure concessions and real estate development.

Montserrat Valverde garners strong endorsement from clients for her "knowledge, experience and her commercial insight." Peers also praise her, stating: "She is extremely professionally competent and has a lot of experience." She offers expertise in the development and financing of real estate projects, as well as planning and construction.

Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz has expertise in real estate and financial matters, particularly in the structuring and financing of real estate projects. Sources also note his experience in banking and insurance mandates.

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Fontaine & Cía. is known for its expertise in this area, with more than 20 years of experience in advising major companies of the sector in the development of large plots of land, buildings, shopping malls and housing projects.

We advise real estate development projects from their initial planning stage, through financing, acquisition, construction, regularization and start-up, until the sale to the public. This includes the structuring of the project, corporate and tax aspects, processing of permits and approvals, regulation and environmental impact issues.

Among the Firm’s major clients are consortia of construction companies and real estate investment funds.

Its experience and knowledge of real estate matters has won Fontaine & Cía the recognition of the prestigious publication Chambers and Partners, for four consecutive years, as the leading Firm in real estate matters in the country.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: José Tagle
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regional powerhouse with a strong presence in the Chilean market, particularly active on the development side of real estate projects. Also adept at real estate finance, acting as legal advisers to well-known foreign funds targeting Chile's real estate sector for investment. Expertise spans title studies and agreements for the sale, purchase and lease of real properties. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Jamestown and Parque Arauco are new client wins.

Strengths A client describes the firm's lawyers as "high-quality and knowledgeable professionals who explain things as they are."

Work highlights Advised Inmobiliaria Duero on its participation in the USD26 million development of a residential project on Avenida Vitacura.

Significant clients Prudential Real Estate Investors, Penta Las Americas, Patagonia Virgin, IM Trust Credicorp Capital, Desarrollos Inmobiliarios.

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for department head José Tagle, stating: "I would recommend him with my eyes closed; he is a great lawyer." They go on to mention that "he really thinks outside the box and comes up with a solution to every single problem." He is experienced in advising on real estate issues concerning both residential and commercial property, as well as mixed-use developments.

About the Team (content provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría)

The area provides advice in all legal aspects related to the structuring and development of real estate projects.
With a solid reputation in the real estate sector (national and international), Real Estate Law has intervened in the most relevant operations of the last years, both in the Colombian market and in the Chilean market, covering, among others, the following aspects:
• Structuring of projects and real estate investments as well as their financing.
• Advice on the development of project management (covering all matters related to the construction, promotion, financing and investment of residential assets, offices, business parks, logistics, hotels, resorts, shopping centers).
• Legal advice to investors, financiers, investment funds (institutional and private), real estate companies and end users.
Practice of Urban Law.
The area of Urban Law advises public and private entities in the areas of planning, land management, implementation of planning and land management tools and procedures. We work in continuous and close collaboration with the area of Real Estate Law which also has a great autonomy of advice and specific clientele.
The advice is made from multidisciplinary teams formed by lawyers specializing in urban, real estate, tax and environmental law.
We have advised the urban development of large tourist and hotel projects, residential, commercial and office and mixed and industrial, among others, both in the Colombian market and in the Chilean market.

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Baker McKenzie Chile - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Andrés Wagner
- 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned global full-service firm with a specialised team in the real estate arena. Adept at advising foreign clients on negotiating lease agreements for retail units, as well as the acquisition of shopping centres. Offers additional capabilities in insurance issues related to real properties. Live Oaks, Ecolab and CFR Recalcine count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths Clients say that "the lawyers are always available to deal with our queries and are friendly to deal with."

Work highlights Represented a notable retail company in a title study and acquisition of plots of land surrounding the Bilbao Jumbo Supermarket, earmarked for its expansion. The matter is valued at USD5 million.

Significant clients Vulco, Cámara Chilena de la Construcción, Rockwood Lithium, Hewlett-Packard, Ecolab.

Notable practitioners

Experienced practitioner Andrés Wagner has been active in this field for over 30 years. He offers clients expertise in the legal aspects of property development, particularly relating to the tourism space. Clients appreciate that "he is patient when explaining legal concepts to clients and keeps us up to date regarding the status of our matters."

Associate-to-watch Francisco Nualart continues to advise notable clients on real estate instructions relating to shopping centres and supermarkets. His expertise includes acquisitions and planning matters.

Since publication, Francisco Nualart has left this practice.

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Carey - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Juan Pablo Stitchkin and Óscar Aitken
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Deeply respected full-service firm with a dedicated real estate department focusing on transactional work in this sector. Team is routinely sought after by significant investors to structure agreements for the sale, purchase and lease of land, often for the development of real estate projects such as hotels, offices, shops and industrial parks. New client wins include Greystar and LarrainVial.

Strengths A client notes that "the knowledge that they have of the market at both the macro level and in more specific matters gives them an advantage when structuring complex transactions."

Work highlights Counselled Greystar Real Estate Partners on a joint venture agreement with Credicorp Capital Asset Management. The resulting company will focus on the investment, development and management of residential properties.

Significant clients Unicef, H&M, Sencorp, Mesoamerica, VF Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Juan Pablo Stitchkin offers expertise in zoning, construction and transactions, and is also experienced in advising commercial real estate developers on regulatory issues. A client enthuses: "I would recommend him due to his experience and knowledge of the real estate market and structuring of real estate projects, particularly with respect to regulatory issues and bankability."

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Carey’s Real Estate Law practice has extensive experience advising clients in all stages of real estate projects, including industrial projects for mining, energy, shopping centers, office buildings and residential, as well as hotels, casinos, housing for agribusiness, ecological conservation parks and educational centers. Carey´s expertise covers from financing to titles revision, land purchasing, permitting, hiring architectural services, construction works and sales or leases.
 
Carey’s Real Estate Law practice also advises clients on drafting, negotiating and closing lease agreements, such as long-term contracts for the retail industry and the development of infrastructure projects, portfolio securitization and real estate asset management.
 
In addition, Carey advises on corporate and tax structure of projects and dispute settlements.

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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Juan Pablo Matus
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded transactional player with a specialised real estate team. Involved in commercial matters such as the purchase and sale of shopping centres, as well as the leasing of individual retail units. Also advises multinationals on other real estate acquisitions such as industrial sites. Client roster includes both local and international entities. New client wins include Bluearth Renewables, Sandvik Chile and Outobec.

Strengths Clients report: "The lawyers provide in-depth, timely and comprehensive answers to our queries."

Work highlights Represented a subsidiary of Ripley Corp in the acquisition of a 16.5% stake in a subsidiary of Cencosud, owner of shopping centres in two Chilean cities.

Significant clients Alameda Investments Holdings, Turner Broadcasting System, Chilevisión, SAP, Empresas Públicas de Medellín.

Notable practitioners

Department head Juan Pablo Matus is respected by sources in the real estate field for his "high-level expertise." He is active in advising clients on transactional matters such as real estate acquisitions and represents a range of notable companies from the domestic and international markets.

Associate-to-watch Tomás Vidal advises a clientele including names hailing from the transport, retail and energy sectors on real estate mandates concerning infrastructure projects and investments.

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De Iruarrizaga, Arnaiz y Cía - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 11 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded and highly specialised boutique real estate practice. Provides full coverage of real estate matters, including the planning, financing and completion of real estate projects. Noted expertise across commercial and residential matters.

Strengths A peer notes that "the firm has a strong and significant track record in this sphere."

Notable practitioners

Partner Juan Rafael Arnaiz is described by peers as "a hard-working lawyer who has been involved in this field for many years." He is active in residential real estate projects, as well as in commercial mandates.

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Guerrero Olivos - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Martín Santa María and Clemente Pérez
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known full-service player with a strong reputation for assisting clients from the real estate sector with both transactional and regulatory matters. Expertise spans the acquisition and divestment of land and existing industrial developments. Additional capabilities in both commercial and administrative real estate disputes. Draws clientele from developers, funds and infrastructure companies. Eroflex, Parque del Recuerdo and CBS Real Estate Developers are new client wins.

Work highlights Advised Aguas Cordillera, subsidiary of Aguas Andinas, on the sale of a USD36 million residential development in Vitacura to Sencorp.

Significant clients Carozzi, IPAL, Inmobiliaria ABSAL, Eroflex, Inmobiliaria El Monte.

Notable practitioners

Partner Martín Santa María is highlighted by peers for his expertise in regulatory matters affecting the real estate sector, such as urban planning. He garners additional recognition for his activity in the M&A space.

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Clients find in our group comprehensive assistance regarding real estate matters including transactional regulatory and urbanization and planning legal matters.

We assist the most relevant and diverse players in the real estate market including local and international real estate developers, real estate investment funds, and investors and financing entities in relation to residential, commercial, office buildings, industrial sites and touristic projects.

During the las years we have participated in the acquisition and sale of innumerable real estate projects, especially AAA Class Offices and residential projects.

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Prieto Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fernando Samaniego and Cristóbal Villarino
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced real estate team advising a range of investors, developers and companies from the insurance and energy spaces. Routinely advises clients on the sale and purchase of existing developments, as well as the development of new real estate projects, including shopping centres. Additional capabilities in tax planning and environmental law. New client wins include Agrícola Patagonia Wines and Orbe Inmobiliaria.

Strengths Clients note: "We are very satisfied with the team of professionals at the firm. They are proactive, reliable and very well qualified."

Work highlights Advised a group of developers, insurance companies and a trade association on the acquisition of a new office block worth approximately USD75 million.

Significant clients Asesorías AGI, Puerto Central, Inmobiliaria Deisa, Inversiones La Construcción, Engie Energía Chile.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Cristóbal Villarino "is really on top of matters and responds quickly," according to one client. Another goes on to add: "I would recommend him due to his ability to devise clever solutions in a short space of time and his enormous capacity to adapt himself to the client's needs."

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Prieto permanently counsels its clients in processes linked to the real estate area, the development of housing and commercial real estate projects, including comprehensive counseling in the study of title deeds, land purchases, environmental impact studies, matters related to building, the processing of permits, financing and sales processes, all complemented with the creation of corporations and efficient tax structures meeting the requirements of each project.

Prieto represents its clients in the drawing up of bidding terms and conditions and the negotiation of construction and infrastructure projects, including EPC, EPCM and BOT, concessionaires, construction companies and operators in general, in markets as diverse as ports, energy, highways, railways, shipping companies and commercial centers, among others.

Contact: Fernando Samaniego and Cristobal Villarino.

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Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Gonzalo Errázuriz Herrera
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active firm representing an impressive volume of property developers, with additional clientele comprising construction companies. Well equipped to handle the development of new real estate projects such as shopping centres, as well as residential projects. Also highly involved in the day-to-day running of existing portfolios. Nueva Constanera Participaciones and Inmobiliaria Avise are new client wins.

Strengths A client says: "I am happy with the services and the variety of areas that the firm can cover. I would highlight the trust that I have in the firm; I constantly consult them about all business matters and always receive a prompt response."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Mall Barrio Independencia and Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar on the development of a shopping centre, worth USD130 million.

Significant clients Echeverría Izquierdo, Desarrollos Inmobiliaros y Constructora Valle Grande, Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros, Inmobiliaria Santa Inés, Inmobiliaria E3.

Notable practitioners

Partner Gonzalo Errázuriz Herrera "is very knowledgeable of Chilean legislation, which allows him to provide clients with a complete analysis of any case presented to him," according to sources. He has expertise in advising both national and local clients in all stages of real estate projects, including due diligence, financing, obtaining regulatory approval and construction.

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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alejandro Álvarez
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted firm in the real estate arena with experience in real estate finance, acting as counsel to a range of insurance companies and investors. Offers multidisciplinary advice including environmental, tax and financial aspects of real estate transactions.

Strengths Clients state: "We trust the team implicitly; they have a lot of experience in this area and have always demonstrated great dedication to their work."

Work highlights Represented Sara Rosa Dos, a subsidiary company of Fondo de Inversión Asset Rentas Residenciales, in the financing of its USD32.9 million acquisition of NRG Santa Isabel through a leveraged buyout.

Significant clients Fondo de Inversión Asset Rentas Residenciales, Inversiones Neorentas La Serena, Inversiones ALB, Constructora Pacal, Asset Chile.

Notable practitioners

The key client contact is Alejandro Álvarez.

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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana possesses significant experience working with investors in real estate projects, in the offering, structuring, acquisition, disposal, joint venturing and financing of real estate investments.

The firm also regularly counsels major developers and project sales, including commercial, retail, office, industrial, multi-family residential, hotel, entertainment and mixed-use.

Together with the Corporate, Natural Resources & Regulatory practices, the team assists high-profile local and international clients with the planning, development, construction and operation of their projects, mainly in the mining and energy sectors.

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CMS Carey & Allende - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Pabla Gainza
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Reputable international firm with recognised presence in the Chilean real estate sector. Regularly retained to advise on title searches, land acquisitions and planning for agricultural, energy and infrastructure projects. Also involved in the construction and development of industrial units for local subsidiaries of multinationals. New client wins include Estée Lauder and Aki KB Minibodegas.

Strengths A client enthuses: "This firm provides a very good service. I would first highlight the reliability of the lawyers, but also the speed at which they respond to queries and the warm and friendly way in which they assist clients."

Work highlights Advised Agrícola Vertical on the land and title search, as well as the purchase agreement of land for the development of stevia crops. The firm's advice also included obtaining use-based water rights.

Significant clients American Tower, Monte Alto Forestal, EDEMSA, Hidronor, ENDESA.

Notable practitioners

Clients stress that main partner Pabla Gainza "really knows a great deal about the real estate market, and is also knowledgeable about regulatory issues." She advises on zoning, urban planning and easements, as well as land acquisitions and contentious mandates.

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CorreaGubbins - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Carolina Squella
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded real estate department known for advising notable private and state-owned enterprises on the related aspects of infrastructure projects. Experience spans ports, urban developments, mining and railways, with additional expertise in insurance matters. CGE Distribution and Inmobiliaria Sena are new client wins.

Strengths Clients note: "The firm performs well for us and the lawyers are proactive."

Work highlights Assisted Empresa Portuaria Coquimbo with the reconstruction of the Coquimbo Port, which was damaged after the 2015 earthquake and tsunami in Chile.

Significant clients Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso, Empresa Portuaria San Antonio, Crillón Desarrollos Inmobiliarios, Hot Chili, Viña Cousiño Macul.

Notable practitioners

Department head Carolina Squella is involved in the real estate aspects of a range of matters, including housing, energy, infrastructure and agricultural projects. She continues to take the lead on the firm's most significant mandates.

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Figueroa Illanes, Huidobro, Salamanca Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noteworthy boutique practice active in the Chilean real estate market. Garners recognition for acting as counsel to a range of companies involved in the construction, financing and development of real estate projects. Significant expertise in urban developments, both in the residential and commercial spaces.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded individual Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés is described by peers as "a very good lawyer who stands out in this area." Sources also highlight his professional contributions to the real estate sector. His activities include advising property developers, brokers and construction companies.

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Garrigues - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: José Miguel Rioseco
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Iberian firm with recognised involvement in cross-border projects such as the development of hotels in several regional locations and advising on issues ranging from the financing, construction and sale of real estate projects. Experience encompasses rural and urban development. New client wins include Greenstone, Easton Outlet and Vivero Rancagua.

Strengths Clients note: "We have a very good opinion of the firm, which comes from the trust that we have built up with them and the in-depth knowledge they have of our matters, particularly in the real estate area."

Work highlights Advised Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International on all matters relating to its rentals business in Santiago, including co-ordinating the restoration of a five-floor car park damaged in the flood of April 2016 and all associated insurance issues.

Significant clients Nahmias Inversiones y Desarrollos Inmobiliarios, Capital Advisors Administradora General de Fondos, Inversiones e Inmobiliaria San Javier, Atton Hotels, Rene Lagos Engineers.

Notable practitioners

José Miguel Rioseco advises investment funds on real estate finance mandates. He is involved in transactions relating to hotels, residential projects and the restructuring of assets including real properties. Clients single him out "for his knowledge and judgement, as well as his soft skills and dedication to his clients."

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Morales & Besa - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Eugenio Besa and Macarena Laso
- 3 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established multidisciplinary firm well known for its work in rural and urban development. Represents clients in relevant transactions such as the financing of real estate projects and the drafting of construction agreements. Additional capabilities span regulatory advice to clients on matters including zoning and permitting.

Strengths A client says: "The firm has highly specialised lawyers in this field who, as a team, provide satisfactory responses to the queries and problems that I pose."

Work highlights Acted for Ingevec on several construction agreements regarding government offices and retail units, as well as on land acquisitions.

Significant clients VivoCorp, Ferrovial, Williamson Balfour Motors, Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel, Crédit Agricole.

Notable practitioners

The main client contacts are Eugenio Besa and Macarena Laso.

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Gonzalo Errázuriz Herrera

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gonzalo Errázuriz Herrera "is very knowledgeable of Chilean legislation, which allows him to provide clients with a complete analysis of any case presented to him," according to sources. He has expertise in advising both national and local clients in all stages of real estate projects, including due diligence, financing, obtaining regulatory approval and construction.

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Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés

Figueroa Illanes, Huidobro, Salamanca Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded individual Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés is described by peers as "a very good lawyer who stands out in this area." Sources also highlight his professional contributions to the real estate sector. His activities include advising property developers, brokers and construction companies.

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José Ignacio Ovalle

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner José Ignacio Ovalle garners praise from clients, who state that "he is a very good lawyer who provides comprehensive legal opinions." They go on to describe him as "an expert in real estate," whilst peers concur that he continues to command a stellar reputation. He leads on the firm's most significant mandates and also remains a highly respected individual in the TMT practice area.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for department head José Tagle, stating: "I would recommend him with my eyes closed; he is a great lawyer." They go on to mention that "he really thinks outside the box and comes up with a solution to every single problem." He is experienced in advising on real estate issues concerning both residential and commercial property, as well as mixed-use developments.

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Band 2

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients stress that main partner Pabla Gainza "really knows a great deal about the real estate market, and is also knowledgeable about regulatory issues." She advises on zoning, urban planning and easements, as well as land acquisitions and contentious mandates.

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Band 2

Mendoza, Oddo, Mori, Aguerrea & Gillmore

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Robert Gillmore of Mendoza, Oddo, Mori, Aguerrea & Gillmore is described by peers as "an excellent lawyer." Sources go on to highlight his prestige in the construction space, adding: "He is good in matters combining real estate and administrative law and is great in negotiations."

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Band 2

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients single out Diego Marín for praise, saying: "He is proactive, efficient and quick and is always looking for solutions rather than problems. He has a great insight into the real estate market and is very business-oriented." They go on to mention that "he is a prestigious lawyer in this area with outstanding knowledge and experience." His expertise includes infrastructure concessions and real estate development.

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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Juan Pablo Matus is respected by sources in the real estate field for his "high-level expertise." He is active in advising clients on transactional matters such as real estate acquisitions and represents a range of notable companies from the domestic and international markets.

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Martín Santa María

Guerrero Olivos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Martín Santa María is highlighted by peers for his expertise in regulatory matters affecting the real estate sector, such as urban planning. He garners additional recognition for his activity in the M&A space.

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced practitioner Andrés Wagner has been active in this field for over 30 years. He offers clients expertise in the legal aspects of property development, particularly relating to the tourism space. Clients appreciate that "he is patient when explaining legal concepts to clients and keeps us up to date regarding the status of our matters."

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Band 3

Juan Rafael Arnaiz

De Iruarrizaga, Arnaiz y Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Rafael Arnaiz is described by peers as "a hard-working lawyer who has been involved in this field for many years." He is active in residential real estate projects, as well as in commercial mandates.

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Band 3

Cubillos Evans Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gonzalo Cubillos of Cubillos Evans Abogados is highlighted by sources for his knowledge of regulatory matters affecting the real estate sector, such as planning and title studies. Clients enthuse: "He devises accurate strategies to address matters and achieve objectives. He is a high-quality and first-rate lawyer."

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Andrés Méndez Cañon

Del Río & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market onlookers make reference to partner Andrés Méndez Cañon of Del Río & Cía. Abogados for his specialisation in real estate finance. He remains a respected figure among peers.

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José Miguel Rioseco

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Miguel Rioseco advises investment funds on real estate finance mandates. He is involved in transactions relating to hotels, residential projects and the restructuring of assets including real properties. Clients single him out "for his knowledge and judgement, as well as his soft skills and dedication to his clients."

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Óscar Ruiz-Tagle

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for Óscar Ruiz-Tagle, describing him as "a professional with in-depth knowledge of real estate law and its practical application to business." He specialises in regulatory matters affecting real estate clients as well as land acquisitions, and is said by peers to be "a pro-business lawyer."

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Patricio Solórzano

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Patricio Solórzano focuses his practice on real estate acquisitions. He receives praise from clients, who remark that "he is very judicious and really empathises with his clients." Sources go on to mention that "he knows when to push and be more demanding in negotiations."

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Band 3

CorreaGubbins

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Carolina Squella is involved in the real estate aspects of a range of matters, including housing, energy, infrastructure and agricultural projects. She continues to take the lead on the firm's most significant mandates.

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Juan Pablo Stitchkin

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo Stitchkin offers expertise in zoning, construction and transactions, and is also experienced in advising commercial real estate developers on regulatory issues. A client enthuses: "I would recommend him due to his experience and knowledge of the real estate market and structuring of real estate projects, particularly with respect to regulatory issues and bankability."

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Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz has expertise in real estate and financial matters, particularly in the structuring and financing of real estate projects. Sources also note his experience in banking and insurance mandates.

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Band 3

Montserrat Valverde

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Montserrat Valverde garners strong endorsement from clients for her "knowledge, experience and her commercial insight." Peers also praise her, stating: "She is extremely professionally competent and has a lot of experience." She offers expertise in the development and financing of real estate projects, as well as planning and construction.

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Up and Coming

Cristóbal Villarino

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Cristóbal Villarino "is really on top of matters and responds quickly," according to one client. Another goes on to add: "I would recommend him due to his ability to devise clever solutions in a short space of time and his enormous capacity to adapt himself to the client's needs."

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Associates to watch

Francisco Nualart

Limbo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Francisco Nualart continues to advise notable clients on real estate instructions relating to shopping centres and supermarkets. His expertise includes acquisitions and planning matters.

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Associates to watch

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Eduardo Tirado "is a measured person who has the character to get things done," according to one source, whilst another highlights that "he is dedicated to his client and executes things quickly."

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Associates to watch

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Tomás Vidal advises a clientele including names hailing from the transport, retail and energy sectors on real estate mandates concerning infrastructure projects and investments.

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