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Latin-America Guide

Real Estate — Chile


Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier firm boasting an outstanding real estate department. Highly regarded team offers broad experience advising on a range of real estate matters, including residential and commercial developments, with further strength in urban and tourism projects. Expertise spans land acquisitions, negotiating leases and investment in the real estate market. Regularly retained by key players from the sphere, with a client roster including local and international developers and investment companies.

Strengths The team has widespread recognition from market commentators for its prestige in the real estate arena in Chile. Clients say: "They offer a first-class service; they are well informed, up to date, efficient and thorough." Clients also value their consolidated expertise in real estate, commenting: "Their work is of a high standard - they are meticulous."

Work highlight Advised Rosa Agustina Resort & Spa on all real estate and regulatory aspects of its expansion process in Chile, including new hotel developments and the development of a shopping centre in the city of Olmué.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner José Ignacio Ovalle co-heads the department and is commended by interviewees for his expertise in the real estate sector. Clients highlight: "We feel very comfortable working with him - he has excellent know-how." Interviewees go on to note: "He has excellent knowledge, he manages negotiations well, he inspires confidence and moreover is very intelligent. He is a very good lawyer."

Respected partner Óscar Ruiz-Tagle specialises in regulatory and urban matters. Clients value his counsel, saying: "We have a close relationship and he is accessible. His legal advice is helpful in terms of advancing our projects."

Patricio Solórzano regularly advises on the financing, structuring and development of residential, commercial and industrial real estate. He wins praise from clients, who say: "He is a very experienced lawyer who transmits confidence and security in his proposals."

Associate-to-watch Eduardo Tirado offers particular expertise advising clients on regulatory issues related to the development of real estate projects. Interviewees comment: "He has good understanding and is extremely efficient."

About the Team (content provided by Barros & Errázuriz Abogados)

Barros & Errázuriz is an undisputed leader in the real estate business with a portfolio of clients that includes the most prominent real estate and construction companies in the country.

The advise in this matter includes the planning of the respective project –in conjunction with the clients– and the design of the best development structure. Among other efforts, it is worth mentioning the formation of plots of land, their purchase, subdivision, and division into lots; title deed studies; corporate aspects in the formation of associations or consortiums for their development; design of the tax structure adjusted to each project; aspects related to permits and authorizations of municipal, ministerial, and other agencies; financing of projects, design of a system of operation and co-ownership; specific regulatory advice and analysis in matters of urban development and, in general, all appropriate matters up to the project’s full commercialization.

Our experience includes projects of a diverse nature, such as housing, commercial, infrastructure and development, in rural areas or areas with special regulations. In addition, our firm provides specific advice in the field of planning and construction regulations, having participated in legal proceedings arising from their application.



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Fontaine & Cía. Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading real estate practice group held in high esteem for its expertise in the sector. Offers a wealth of experience advising significant local players such as real estate, construction and insurance companies and institutional investors on leasing, purchase options and real estate finance. Also sought out by clients to assist with the financing, development and sale of real estate assets. Experienced team is noted for offering particular specialisation in residential real estate matters.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the department, and attest: "They have significant experience in the real estate market," going on to say: "They offer ideas and creative solutions. I would also highlight their knowledge of and experience in real estate matters regarding the Chilean insurance market."

Work highlight Represented Confuturo Insurance and Corpseguros Insurance in the USD127 million sale of the Nueva Las Condes 7 building to SURA Life Insurance and Nueva Las Condes. The operation also included the assignment of rental contracts.

Notable practitioners

Diego Marín co-heads the department and focuses his practice on real estate development and infrastructure concessions. He receives widespread recognition from market onlookers for his work in the real estate ambit in Chile, with interviewees particularly praising his expertise in residential real estate matters. Sources comment: "I have a good impression of him - he is conciliatory and is pro-business."

Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz possesses a wealth of experience assisting clients with financing real estate projects and property income businesses. Clients say: "He is an excellent lawyer with extensive knowledge of real estate matters."

Clients value partner Montserrat Valverde's experience in the real estate field, with one interviewee commenting: "I would recommend her - she has ample knowledge of the market." Another goes on to say: "She is extremely dedicated and very efficient."

About the Team (content provided by Fontaine & Cía. Abogados)

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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading real estate practice particularly active in the development of real estate projects. Frequently seen representing local and international players, including major real estate investment funds. Experienced team is well placed to advise on a broad range of matters, including real estate finance, title studies, and sale, purchase and lease agreements. Offers additional strength advising on regulatory and contractual matters, including technical advisory contracts related to the hotel industry. Deutsche Asset Management, Folium Capital and Hancock Timber Resource Group are new client wins.

Strengths The team gets extensive praise from market commentators, with clients lauding the firm's service: "The service has been very timely and well executed. The team has been very flexible in understanding and incorporating the business needs of the parties. They have also been diligent in managing and limiting risk." Interviewees add: "They are focused, and their attention to detail in this area is excellent."

Work highlight Represented Desarrollos Inmobiliarios in the acquisition of a building located in the El Golf district, valued at USD5.5 million.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed partner José Tagle leads the department and is held in high esteem for his activity and experience in the real estate sphere. Clients attest: "He is one of the best real estate lawyers in Chile. He has experience in local and international operations, and he is practical, clear in his arguments and business-friendly." Another interviewee states: "I have the best impression of him: I had him as a counterparty and his work was very good."

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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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious firm with a highly respected practice group in the Chilean real estate market. Routinely advises significant local and international buyers, developers and sellers in the real estate arena, with particular experience advising multinational companies on their real estate investments in Chile. Team offers further experience liaising with relevant authorities on land usage, permitting and contractual matters. Constellation Brands, Aguas Pacífico and Creditcorp Capital Asset Management are new client wins.

Strengths Clients value the firm's service in the real estate sector: "The service is very good. The team gives me confidence as the work is of a high standard and they achieve good results."

Work highlight Assisted Verizon with the renegotiation process for its head office in Santiago. This involved reviewing the lease agreement and renegotiation of commercial conditions.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Andrés Wagner offers proven expertise in the Chilean real estate ambit, with experience spanning property development, real estate financing and securitisation. Clients say: "He is extremely trusted. If you are looking for direct and constant support related to real estate matters, I would highly recommend him."

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Carey - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service heavyweight with a strong real estate department focusing on transactional matters within this space. Highly experienced team possesses significant expertise in the development, financing, construction and sale of real estate projects spanning the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Well versed in advising on risk analysis, lease agreements and property titles for companies in the retail, healthcare and food and beverage industries. Marubeni, United Health Group and Grupo Bimbo are new client wins.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team, commenting: "They offer an excellent, timely and well co-ordinated service." Another client goes on: "Their service is complete, the work is detailed and they are always on top of things."

Work highlight Advised Inmobiliaria Nueva Cordova on the development of a commercial real estate project in Santiago. Advice included the negotiation of the construction contract and risk analysis regarding permits. This matter is valued at approximately USD58 million.

Notable practitioners

Key partner and co-head of department Juan Pablo Stitchkin garners praise from clients, who comment: "He is hard-working, highly professional and treats client interests as if they were his own." He offers additional expertise advising on the construction and development of real estate projects.

About the Team (content provided by Carey)

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)

What the team is known for Highly regarded full-service firm with a strong offering in real estate. Possesses significant expertise representing clients in buying and selling real estate assets, including shopping centres, office buildings and industrial sites. Offers additional expertise advising domestic and international clients on construction issues related to real estate matters, and further experience in negotiating and drafting long-term lease agreements. RaboFinance Chile and WeWork are new client wins for the firm this year.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's knowledge of the real estate sector, enthusing: "Their work is of a high standard. The firm has in-depth legal knowledge, they know the market very well and they are highly professional."

Work highlight Advised retail company Ripley Corp on the sale of assets, including real estate located in Valdivia and Puerto Montt. This matter is valued at USD12.1 million.

Notable practitioners

Juan Pablo Matus gets widespread praise from market commentators for his experience in the real estate sphere in Chile. Clients highlight his expertise in the sector, commenting: "He has impressive knowledge in this area, and he gets involved directly." His expertise spans advice on residential, industrial and commercial real estate.

Associate-to-watch Tomás Vidal possesses extensive experience advising on real estate matters, including advising foreign funds on the acquisition of office buildings in Chile and the management of condominiums.

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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)

What the team is known for Well-established and highly specialised boutique real estate practice with a long-standing reputation in the Chilean market. Offers extensive experience advising companies on the planning, financing, purchasing and sale of real estate developments. Regularly retained by key clients to advise on commercial, residential and recreational real estate projects.

Strengths The firm comes highly recommended by market commentators for its expertise and experience in the real estate arena in Chile, with interviewees noting expertise in matters relating to residential real estate developments. Sources highlight: "They are sophisticated and highly competent lawyers, they inspire confidence."

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded partner Juan Rafael Arnaiz is highlighted by market commentators for his strength in the real estate market. He is active in residential real estate projects, as well as in commercial mandates. He remains a respected figure among peers, who describe him as "a very good lawyer."

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Guerrero Olivos - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded full-service firm boasting an active real estate practice, known for advising key clients from the sectors. Team's expertise covers land acquisition and divestment with regulatory expertise including zoning, urban planning and permitting issues. Also respected for offering permanent advice to real estate developers on their projects, and possesses additional experience advising on related environmental issues. New client wins include Inmobiliaria Box, GISA 21 and Grupo Inmobiliario Santafe-Santafe.

Strengths The department is widely praised for its market presence in Chile. The team comes highly recommended by clients, who note: "The service is excellent; it is wide-ranging, quick and exact. They understand client needs and are able to translate those needs into strategy."

Work highlight Assisted ATP Tower Holding with the acquisition of Torres Unidas. This included advising on the lease agreements and permits and site due diligence.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Martín Santa María focuses his practice on both the transactional and regulatory aspects of real estate development. He comes highly recommended by clients, who comment: "He is always available, he is knowledgeable and he is respected in the real estate industry in Chile. I trust him and his decisions."

About the Team (content provided by Guerrero Olivos)

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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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic real estate team frequently seen advising a range of investors, developers and companies from sectors including insurance, retail and healthcare. Possesses broad expertise in the sale, purchase and leasing of real estate projects, as well as advising on the development of luxury housing, shopping centres and related environmental issues. Well equipped to advise international clients investing in the Chilean real estate industry. Inversiones e Inmobiliaria UCO is a new client win.

Strengths The department is commended by interviewees, who note: "Working with the team is a great experience - they are extremely supportive. They have ample knowledge and I always feel comfortable that I am working with a team that really understands my needs."

Work highlight Advised Coseche on its leasing contract with Compañía de Seguros Corpvida regarding a property located in Santiago to Inmobiliaria PY. This matter is valued at approximately USD13 million.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Cristóbal Villarino co-heads the department and comes highly recommended by clients for his real estate work. One client says: "He really understands his clients' needs and offers a very personalised service." He regularly advises on the buying and selling of real estate assets.

About the Team (content provided by Prieto Abogados)

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)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with an established real estate group. Well placed to advise on various stages of real estate development, including financing, sale and purchase, with additional capabilities assisting with regulatory and administrative issues. Impressive client roster includes property developers and construction companies. Experienced team is very active in the handling of urban planning, shopping centre expansion and land acquisition for residential developments.

Strengths Clients praise the service: "I have a very good opinion of the firm. The experience they have in terms of real estate is unquestionable."

Work highlight Advised Desarrollos Inmobiliarios y Constructora Valle Grande on the Valle Grande development project in Santiago. Assisted with the sale process of the land to third-party developers.

Notable practitioners

Standout practitioner Gonzalo Errázuriz Herrera jointly leads the department and gets widespread praise from market commentators for his experience and expertise in the real estate sector in Chile. Clients value his prowess in the field: "He has significant experience in the real estate industry, he provides timely and clear solutions, and is always attentive to our needs as clients."

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Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr’s real estate department is best known for providing assistance to its clients in the complete development of real estate projects, including the due diligence process, negotiation and drafting of the relevant agreements (including joint venture agreements, purchase agreements, construction agreements, etc.), financing of projects, obtaining all the administrative permits and authorizations required, and selling the real estate properties. The department is also highly regarded for the advice on the “daily work” and management of real estate projects. 

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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm with a strong reputation advising on real estate development, with additional multidisciplinary advice spanning environmental, tax and financial concerns. Frequently seen advising international investment funds, insurance and energy companies on major real estate investments in Chile. SBS Chile and Nueva Costanera Gestión Inmobiliaria count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths The department comes highly recommended by clients, who note: "They offer a very good service to clients, they are highly professional and very hands-on." Another client goes on to praise their "strategic insight and technical knowledge."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to Bice Vida Compañía De Seguros in relation to its long-term sub-lease agreement with WeWork.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Ana María Yuri comes highly recommended by clients for her work in the real estate ambit. One interviewee notes: "She has very good technical knowledge and she is a dedicated lawyer." She is further described as "a great real estate lawyer" and regularly advises on leasing and sub-leasing agreements.

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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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted international firm with a strong local offering spanning various elements of real estate, including infrastructure development, urban development and related zoning and regulatory matters. Frequently instructed by significant local and international clients from a wide range of industries, including construction, telecommunications and manufacturing, as well as real estate developers.

Strengths The firm is highlighted by market sources for its activity in real estate-related matters and comes recommended by clients: "The service is excellent. They are quick, clear and prioritise and explain things well."

Work highlight Advised Solar Reserve Chile on procuring the concessions for onerous land use in order to develop three solar projects. Firm advised on the procurement of titles and proceedings before the Ministry of National Assets.

Notable practitioners

Active partner Pabla Gainza heads the department and possesses a wealth of expertise in the real estate arena. She is frequently seen assisting domestic and international investors spanning a wide range of industries with urban planning and zoning matters, easements and expropriation processes. Clients value her expertise in this sector, reporting: "She has demonstrated fantastic knowledge and ability."

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Figueroa Illanes, Huidobro, Salamanca Abogados - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique practice with an established reputation in the Chilean real estate sphere. Highly experienced team offers broad expertise in urban development in both the residential and commercial spaces. Frequently seen acting as counsel to a range of companies involved in the construction, financing and development of real estate projects, including land acquisition matters.

Strengths The firm earns extensive praise from clients, who highlight the security the firm offers: "Working with them prevents potential problems in the future." Another client notes: "They are very proactive, and their handling of and experience in real estate matters in Chile is important."

Notable practitioners

Head of department and prestigious name Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés receives widespread recognition from market sources for his experience in the real estate arena in Chile. Clients value his knowledge of the market, commenting: "His expertise in this area is extremely important, as is his analytical prowess." Clients also appreciate the personalised nature of his service, saying: "He is accessible, and is always directly involved."

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Garrigues - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International firm with a notable presence in the Chilean real estate sector. Offers broad experience in office, residential and commercial real estate, while possessing particular strength advising on rural and agricultural matters. Team frequently represents real estate investors and developers on the financing, development and acquisition of real estate projects, as well as hotel management and technical service agreements.

Strengths The team is recognised by market commentators for its strong practice in the real estate ambit. Clients say: "Their service is very good - they are experienced and extremely efficient." Another client goes on: "Their counsel has been of great help to us; they are our guides in Chile."

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for head of department José Miguel Rioseco, reporting: "He has extensive experience, and can explain everything clearly to investors. I feel very confident working with him." He regularly advises clients from the hospitality sector.

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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)

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice noted for its work in rural and urban development. Offers broad expertise in transactional matters, including the purchase, sale and leasing of private and publicly owned land. Also well equipped to advise on regulatory matters, including zoning regulations and concession contracts with the Ministry of Public Works. Client portfolio includes local and international investors, lenders and developers.

Strengths The team is recognised by market commentators for its real estate practice in Chile. Clients praise the firm's service in the field: "They offer a very good service - they offer expertise, as well as timely and accurate solutions."

Work highlight Advised lenders BBVA Chile and Banco Security on the financing of CD Las Acacias and its subsequent purchase of several properties in Santiago, including advice in relation to property due diligence and negotiation of transaction agreements.

Notable practitioners

Macarena Laso is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Morales & Besa)

We have a vibrant practice in real estate development and financing. Our practitioners provide advise and assistance in a broad variety of property related transactions including:

  • Purchase, sale, lease, government concession and use of private and publicly-owned urban and rural land
  • Financing, development and construction of commercial, hotel, residential, housing project and industrial use of real estate
  • Leasing and leasebacks of office and commercial space
  • Zoning regulations, permitting, title review
  • Compliance with environmental and other approvals & certifications.
    

Our real estate practice group has advised on major projects such as the construction of the tallest building in South America and has extensive experience advising real estate investment companies & real estate investment funds, investors, banks and other non-bank mortgage lenders, financiers and developers in all stages of their real estate projects and transactions.

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Gonzalo Errázuriz Herrera

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Standout practitioner Gonzalo Errázuriz Herrera jointly leads the department and gets widespread praise from market commentators for his experience and expertise in the real estate sector in Chile. Clients value his prowess in the field: "He has significant experience in the real estate industry, he provides timely and clear solutions, and is always attentive to our needs as clients."

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Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés

Figueroa Illanes, Huidobro, Salamanca Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department and prestigious name Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés receives widespread recognition from market sources for his experience in the real estate arena in Chile. Clients value his knowledge of the market, commenting: "His expertise in this area is extremely important, as is his analytical prowess." Clients also appreciate the personalised nature of his service, saying: "He is accessible, and is always directly involved."

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José Ignacio Ovalle

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner José Ignacio Ovalle co-heads the department and is commended by interviewees for his expertise in the real estate sector. Clients highlight: "We feel very comfortable working with him - he has excellent know-how." Interviewees go on to note: "He has excellent knowledge, he manages negotiations well, he inspires confidence and moreover is very intelligent. He is a very good lawyer."

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Band 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed partner José Tagle leads the department and is held in high esteem for his activity and experience in the real estate sphere. Clients attest: "He is one of the best real estate lawyers in Chile. He has experience in local and international operations, and he is practical, clear in his arguments and business-friendly." Another interviewee states: "I have the best impression of him: I had him as a counterparty and his work was very good."

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Band 2

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Active partner Pabla Gainza heads the department and possesses a wealth of expertise in the real estate arena. She is frequently seen assisting domestic and international investors spanning a wide range of industries with urban planning and zoning matters, easements and expropriation processes. Clients value her expertise in this sector, reporting: "She has demonstrated fantastic knowledge and ability."

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Band 2

Mendoza, Oddo, Mori, Aguerrea & Gillmore

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected figure Robert Gillmore of Mendoza, Oddo, Mori, Aguerrea & Gillmore garners significant recognition from interviewees for his work in the real estate ambit. Market commentators attest: "He is extremely experienced, and is also very imaginative in his work." He offers particular expertise in handling regulatory issues.

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Band 2

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Marín co-heads the department and focuses his practice on real estate development and infrastructure concessions. He receives widespread recognition from market onlookers for his work in the real estate ambit in Chile, with interviewees particularly praising his expertise in residential real estate matters. Sources comment: "I have a good impression of him - he is conciliatory and is pro-business."

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Band 2

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo Matus gets widespread praise from market commentators for his experience in the real estate sphere in Chile. Clients highlight his expertise in the sector, commenting: "He has impressive knowledge in this area, and he gets involved directly." His expertise spans advice on residential, industrial and commercial real estate.

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Band 2

Martín Santa María

Guerrero Olivos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Martín Santa María focuses his practice on both the transactional and regulatory aspects of real estate development. He comes highly recommended by clients, who comment: "He is always available, he is knowledgeable and he is respected in the real estate industry in Chile. I trust him and his decisions."

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Andrés Wagner offers proven expertise in the Chilean real estate ambit, with experience spanning property development, real estate financing and securitisation. Clients say: "He is extremely trusted. If you are looking for direct and constant support related to real estate matters, I would highly recommend him."

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Band 3

Juan Rafael Arnaiz

De Iruarrizaga, Arnaiz y Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded partner Juan Rafael Arnaiz is highlighted by market commentators for his strength in the real estate market. He is active in residential real estate projects, as well as in commercial mandates. He remains a respected figure among peers, who describe him as "a very good lawyer."

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Band 3

Cubillos Evans Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by key partner Gonzalo Cubillos of Cubillos Evans Abogados, stating: "He is a very good real estate lawyer and he has good technical capabilities when it comes to regulatory issues." He offers additional experience advising on environmental matters.

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Band 3

Andrés Méndez Cañon

Del Río & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés Méndez Cañon of Del Río & Cía. Abogados leads the firm's real estate department and gets recognition from market onlookers for his presence in this sphere. He is particularly highlighted for his specialisation in real estate finance.

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Band 3

José Miguel Rioseco

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for head of department José Miguel Rioseco, reporting: "He has extensive experience, and can explain everything clearly to investors. I feel very confident working with him." He regularly advises clients from the hospitality sector.

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Band 3

Óscar Ruiz-Tagle

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Óscar Ruiz-Tagle specialises in regulatory and urban matters. Clients value his counsel, saying: "We have a close relationship and he is accessible. His legal advice is helpful in terms of advancing our projects."

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Band 3

Patricio Solórzano

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Patricio Solórzano regularly advises on the financing, structuring and development of residential, commercial and industrial real estate. He wins praise from clients, who say: "He is a very experienced lawyer who transmits confidence and security in his proposals."

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Band 3

Juan Pablo Stitchkin

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner and co-head of department Juan Pablo Stitchkin garners praise from clients, who comment: "He is hard-working, highly professional and treats client interests as if they were his own." He offers additional expertise advising on the construction and development of real estate projects.

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Band 3

Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Eduardo Troncoso Cruz possesses a wealth of experience assisting clients with financing real estate projects and property income businesses. Clients say: "He is an excellent lawyer with extensive knowledge of real estate matters."

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Band 3

Montserrat Valverde

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients value partner Montserrat Valverde's experience in the real estate field, with one interviewee commenting: "I would recommend her - she has ample knowledge of the market." Another goes on to say: "She is extremely dedicated and very efficient."

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Band 3

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Ana María Yuri comes highly recommended by clients for her work in the real estate ambit. One interviewee notes: "She has very good technical knowledge and she is a dedicated lawyer." She is further described as "a great real estate lawyer" and regularly advises on leasing and sub-leasing agreements.

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Up and Coming

Frías, Lagos, Maira & Vial Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Esteban Maira of Frías, Lagos, Maira & Vial Abogados garners extensive praise from clients. One interviewee reports: "He is highly experienced in real estate matters. He has the flexibility and speed that we require, and he thinks of creative solutions."

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Up and Coming

Cristóbal Villarino

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Cristóbal Villarino co-heads the department and comes highly recommended by clients for his real estate work. One client says: "He really understands his clients' needs and offers a very personalised service." He regularly advises on the buying and selling of real estate assets.

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Associates to watch

CorreaGubbins

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Paloma Quinteros of CorreaGubbins jointly leads the department and is praised by interviewees, who report: "She is nimble, intelligent and overcomes obstacles quickly." A client adds: "She is meticulous and highly efficient."

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Associates to watch

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Eduardo Tirado offers particular expertise advising clients on regulatory issues related to the development of real estate projects. Interviewees comment: "He has good understanding and is extremely efficient."

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Associates to watch

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Tomás Vidal possesses extensive experience advising on real estate matters, including advising foreign funds on the acquisition of office buildings in Chile and the management of condominiums.

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