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Corporate/M&A — Chile


Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier full-service firm occupying a market-leading position in the Chilean corporate arena. Highly regarded team routinely advises on a range of matters, including cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests and corporate restructurings. Department possesses extensive experience in both local and cross-border transactions. Regularly advises an impressive portfolio of multinational clients from industries spanning mining, construction and telecommunications. New client wins include Benzanilla Group, Grupo Inder and Poch.

Strengths Clients are highly impressed by the team, commenting: "The service is excellent, the team provide great advice and are very knowledgeable. They always look to mitigate risk, while at the same time being very commercial."

Another client goes on to endorse their expertise, noting: "They have very good knowledge, good analytical skills, experience and expertise in M&A and are versatile - I enjoy working with them."

Work highlight Represented, among others, MATCO Cables and Ingeniería e Inversiones in the acquisition of 100% of Gerdau Chile, valued at USD154 million.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed partner Pablo Guerrero is a leading figure in the Chilean corporate arena. He offers significant experience in advising key players from a wide range of industries, including banking and finance, telecommunications and energy. Clients are full of praise for his service, describing him as "hugely experienced" and noting: "He doesn't miss anything, he is analytical, he keeps calm in difficult situations, and he generates creative ideas. He is an extremely good lawyer."

Respected partner Cristián Barros continues to garner recognition from market commentators for his presence in the Chilean corporate sphere. He offers extensive experience advising on a range of corporate matters, including M&A transactions, and routinely advises key clients from industries such as banking and finance, energy and healthcare. He possesses particular strength in private equity investments.

Partner Fernando Barros comes highly recommended by clients, who say: "He is a lawyer that you want at your side at key moments and in delicate situations. He solves problems very well thanks to his experience and knowledge." Clients also benefit from his capabilities in the tax ambit.

Key partner José Tomás Errázuriz is praised by clients, who state: "He is very knowledgeable and detail-oriented." Clients also benefit from his broad practice which covers corporate disputes and competition matters. He has particular experience representing clients from the energy and TMT sectors.

Clients are impressed by partner Bernardo Simian, with one commenting: "He is an excellent lawyer who has a lot of important knowledge. He knows the business very well and is capable of defining strategy. I feel very comfortable having him at my side."

Noteworthy figure Luis Alberto Letelier offers significant experience advising clients from a range of industries, including financial services, energy and manufacturing, on corporate matters. He is also recognised for his market-leading capabilities in the capital markets sector.

Experienced partner Gonzalo Molina advises on a variety of corporate and commercial mandates, with significant expertise assisting with M&A and joint ventures. He offers additional strength in the banking and finance sphere.

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

Barros & Errázuriz has been consistently recognized as a leading firm in terms of both local and cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, which has kept us consistently preferred among clients for advising them in their companies’ processes of acquisition, sale or merging.

As part of the advice we offer our clients, we contemplate the different negotiation phases, the legal review of a company or due diligence, and the preparation of all the necessary documentation to close the transaction, including shareholder agreements. Likewise, we have extensive experience in joint ventures.

The acquired prestige has allowed our firm to participate in some of the most relevant merger and acquisition operations carried out in Chile, including, among others, private acquisition processes in national and transnational takeovers, minority share purchases, divestments and corporate restructuring.



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Carey - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service powerhouse renowned for its corporate expertise assisting with major transactions, including joint ventures, strategic alliances and complex cross-border private equity and non-private equity M&A. Recent deals have involved significant clients from the banking, health insurance, infrastructure and energy spheres. Routinely advises private equity funds and multinational companies with operations in Chile or looking to enter the market, as well as major local clients. New client wins include UnitedHealth Group, Cardinal Health and The Abraaj Group.

Strengths The team garners extensive praise for its expertise in the field and comes highly recommended by clients, who describe their work as "first rate." One client enthuses: "The team provides a very high level of knowledge and they do an outstanding job." Another goes on to state: "Technically they are impeccable."

Another client adds: "The quality of their work is very good, their timing is very good. They are very strong."

Work highlight Represented UnitedHealth Group in its USD2.7 billion acquisition of Chilean healthcare company Banmédica.

Notable practitioners

Distinguished senior statesman Jaime Carey is widely renowned for his long-standing expertise in the Chilean corporate sphere. He possesses a wealth of experience advising on high-profile deals, particularly transactions with multi-jurisdictional elements. Market commentators state: "He is a leader in the Chilean legal field. He's a pleasure to work with, you really notice it when he's not involved."

Senior statesman Jorge Carey is a recognised corporate expert. He possesses extensive expertise advising significant local and international clients on day-to-day corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, as well as on related international arbitration. Clients value his counsel, commenting: "He is a brilliant and exemplary lawyer."

Leading practitioner Salvador Valdés offers particular expertise in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestments, as well as post-transactional corporate restructuring. Clients enthuse: "He is highly experienced and always tries to ensure deals close - he is a very good lawyer." Interviewees go on to underline: "He is highly respected and is a first-class lawyer."

Respected partner Pablo Iacobelli comes highly recommended by clients, who state: "He is very experienced and is someone that we rely on." Market sources additionally highlight that he is "a deal maker." He focuses his corporate practice on M&A transactions, joint ventures and other types of foreign investment in Chile. He remains a respected figure among peers.

Respected partner Francisco Ugarte possesses a wealth of experience advising local and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, including tender offers, negotiated transactions and joint ventures. Market commentators note that he "is very intelligent and has huge experience," while one client highlights: "He is a great lawyer and is a go-to for complex situations."

Cristián Eyzaguirre has significant experience advising domestic and international players on local and cross-border M&A transactions, often involving private equity. Interviewees attest: "He is highly sophisticated and offers a practical lens on the Chilean market."

Clients are impressed by Marcos Ríos, noting: "He is very commercially aware and always available. His work is timely and high-quality - he is a good adviser." He offers particular expertise advising on cross-border M&A, complex international joint ventures and shareholder conflicts.

Partner Guillermo Acuña has proven experience representing significant local and international clients from a wide range of sectors, including telecommunications, food and beverages and aviation. He continues to receive recognition from market sources for his presence in the Chilean corporate sphere.

Market sources continue to recognise partner Diego Peralta's presence in the Chilean corporate arena. Clients also benefit from his extensive expertise in finance, including bank lending and securities offerings.

About the Team (content provided by Carey)

Carey is a market leader in structuring mergers and acquisitions and has been consistently highlighted by important publications in this area. Carey advises a wide range of clients, such as multinationals, funds and foreign companies investing for the first time in Chile, along with local and Latin American companies expanding their businesses throughout Chile and the region.

Carey advises clients in all aspects of the negotiation process, including the efficient structuring of taxes related to the transaction, investment financing, advising on corporate governance, establishing collaborative agreements between companies such as joint ventures and strategic alliances and the development of business relationships between the different parties involved in a project.

The firm has expertise in all kind of mergers and acquisitions, such as takeovers through public offerings, minority share purchases, acquisitions of companies or asset packages in various jurisdictions, private equity transactions, challenges faced by businesses in regulated industries and company or asset purchases in insolvency or reorganization scenarios.

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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding full-service firm with a strong corporate practice. Highly regarded team possesses extensive experience in a range of corporate matters, with particular expertise in sophisticated cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings. Frequently provides counsel on M&A and spin offs, often involving private equity investors. Also advises on an array of commercial agreements, most notably strategic joint ventures. Clients are typically drawn from energy and natural resources, media and entertainment, and financial services industries.

Strengths Clients praise the team's service, underlining: "They are proactive and anticipate future problems." Interviewees go on to highlight: "Their work is high-quality, and they are flexible, available and business-oriented," and one also comments: "I would highlight their high level of commitment and their expertise."

Another interviewee adds: "The team is very judicious, they have good technical capabilities. They are very up to date."

Work highlight Advised Rabobank Chile on the restructuring of its business model and activities, which included local and cross-border elements, valued at approximately USD2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Seasoned practitioner Sebastián Obach is a distinguished figure in the Chilean legal market. He possesses significant experience advising both Chilean and foreign companies from a wide range of business sectors on major transactions, including acquisitions and divestments. Market sources highlight his long-standing reputation in the corporate sphere.

Outstanding practitioner Francisco Javier Illanes boasts a wealth of experience in transactional corporate matters, including cross-border M&A. Clients are full of praise for his service, commenting: "He has wide-ranging experience and technical expertise, and approaches issues creatively. He can grasp international issues and knows how to adapt them to the Chilean environment."

Key partner Sergio Díez has significant experience representing key players from a wide range of industries, including fishing, energy and gaming. He is praised by clients, one of whom highlights: "I trust him and know that I am in good hands. He is a brilliant lawyer."

Cristián Herrera possesses proven experience advising significant local and international players on M&A transactions. Clients highlight: "He is an excellent lawyer. He is very helpful, and his legal ideas are always in-depth and accurate."

About the Team (content provided by Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos)

This is our strongest and most creative practice and one of the leading M&A areas in Chile. As a full-service firm, this area calls on the combined efforts of our corporate, tax, finance, antitrust and labor attorneys. 

This area’s work includes: joint ventures; private equity and venture capital deals; domestic and cross-border acquisition of private and public (listed) companies; complex corporate mergers and spin-offs; corporate restructuring transactions with and without change of control; structuring and restructuring of legal investment vehicles; participation in due diligence processes and data room preparation. We handle tenders of companies or assets; design of acquisition strategies and offers to purchase companies and/or assets; contingency analysis; preparation of preliminary purchase agreements; negotiation and drafting of purchase and shareholders’ agreements; securing prior approval from the pertinent regulators; structuring of financing and security packages; and the drafting of related documents.

We have assisted major foreign companies in the acquisition of large companies listed in Chile, which has included tender offers staged simultaneously in Chile and the United States. 

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Claro & Cía - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading firm held with an outstanding corporate department. Possesses considerable expertise in cross-border M&A with a particularly strong track record advising on tender offers for publicly listed companies. Also well versed in share purchase agreements for minority stakes in target companies. Additionally assists with highly technical corporate governance issues arising from transactions. Impressive client portfolio includes domestic and international names from the energy, financial services and healthcare sectors. New client wins include Hortifrut.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team, with one interviewee attesting: "I think it is one of the best firms in Chile. I would not hesitate to go to them for a complex transaction. They combine their legal knowledge with a solution-oriented approach." Another client reports: "We feel very protected - their work is high-quality, their M&A experience is evident and having them on our side helps us negotiate better."

Another interviewee adds: "They are extremely good for matters related to large-scale mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring."

Work highlight Advised Santa Valeria on the negotiation and execution of a share purchase agreement with Bordeaux Holding, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, for the sale of its equity interest in Banmédica, a transaction valued at approximately USD2.8 billion.

Notable practitioners

Star individual José María Eyzaguirre B. is held in the highest esteem for his expertise and experience in sophisticated corporate transactions. Market commentators describe him as "an outstanding lawyer." He comes highly recommended by clients, who note: "He is dedicated and he finds incredible solutions. He has great experience and goes into real depth. He is very creative and understands our business - he is a strategic adviser."

Key partner Matías de Marchena possesses a wealth of experience advising clients from the energy sector. He receives widespread praise from sources, with one client enthusing: "He is meticulous, very creative and a good negotiator." Another client remarks: "He is always available and has a lot of experience."

Clients are full of praise for partner Felipe Larraín, noting: "He is client-oriented, very hard-working and has an eye for detail." He possesses significant expertise in cross-border transactions and is frequently seen advising local and international players from a variety of industries, including the sports and food and beverage sectors.

Key partner Rodrigo Ochagavía garners praise from market onlookers for his expertise in the M&A sphere. He offers particular expertise in heavily regulated sectors such as energy, pension funds and insurance. Clients attest: "His support is very strong. He is very experienced and is always available," while other interviewees report: "He is fully focused and very well prepared."

Sources affirm that Cristóbal Eyzaguirre is a well-respected figure in the Chilean legal market, with interviewees describing him as "an excellent lawyer." He has a broad corporate practice, with additional expertise in competition and banking and finance.

About the Team (content provided by Claro & Cía)

Claro & Cia. advises on all corporate matters, including the negotiation of domestic and international agreements for the purchase and sale of goods, distribution strategies, imports and exports and supply and EPC contracts, among others. The firm also advises clients on negotiations with third parties, individual and collective bargaining agreements, labour conflicts, union-related and social security matters and all aspects of Chilean employment law.

The firm is also a market leader on tender offers and advises on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, from due diligence, structuring and negotiation to the drafting and completion of the most complex acquisition agreements, including share and asset deals, cross-border mergers, takeovers and exchange offers of dual listed companies. M&A work represents a substantial part of the Claro’s practice.



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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Corporate/M&A Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regional firm occupying a front-running position in the Chilean corporate sphere. Experienced team is well placed to handle a variety of transactions, such as large-scale M&A transactions, often involving LBOs, as well as asset divestments and joint ventures. Department offers particular strength advising foreign companies and investors on their entry into the Chilean market. Regularly seen representing major domestic and international names from a range of industries, including financial services, retail, technology and energy. Walmart Chile is a new client win.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team, with one client reporting: "The service is outstanding. They take time to understand the fundamentals. They understand long-term goals, and we have a long-term, strategic relationship."

Another client attests: "They have a strong team. I like their way of working - they always try to find solutions and agreements without neglecting the client's needs."

Work highlight Represented BBVA in the USD2.2 billion sale of its Chilean business, including 68.19% ownership interest in BBVA Chile, to the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Juan Francisco Gutiérrez earns widespread praise from market commentators for his corporate experience. He has in-depth experience of cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, and comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He has been in the industry for a long time, and really understands how to handle large transactions."

Clients are full of praise for co-head of department Federico Grebe, with one client reporting: "He is very responsive, works within my timeframes, understands my needs and has the right strategies." Other clients go on to add: "He is very experienced and knowledgeable," and: "He's a good, pro-business lawyer."

Partner Alberto Pulido has experience in an array of corporate matters, including M&A. One client reports: "I have a positive opinion of him. He is assertive and always looks to solve future conflicts."

Juan Pablo Wilhelmy co-heads the department and comes highly recommended by clients, one of whom comments: "He always looks for consensus and is an experienced and clear negotiator. He adapts to my way of working while keeping to his convictions. He gives me all the options, explaining what can and can't be done."

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

Our practice area is highly specialized in Corporate and M&A matters. Its lawyers have been involved in complex transactions and are renowned for providing creative and efficient legal advice. In addition to delivering timely advice and practical solutions to clients facing a wide variety of legal and business challenges, PPU provides multinational companies with high quality services as a consequence of its extensive international practice. Our practice area provides corporate clients with all the tools needed to manage both the day-to-day matters and the strategic issues that may arise from each transaction, merger or acquisition. PPU offers its clients legal advice in different fields, such as:

  • Corporate structuring and incorporation of investment vehicles​Formation of private equity funds
  • Preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts
  • Permanent assistance in corporate matters
  • Legal advice in connection to Corporate Governance
  • Domestic and international transactions and due diligence processes
  • Business reorganizations, integrations, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and control takeovers
  • National and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Structuring and execution of public offerings

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Baker McKenzie Chile - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Global firm with a solid corporate practice in Chile. Offers significant expertise advising key local and international players from a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, construction and retail. Also active advising private equity and venture capital funds. Team is highly experienced in advising on major cross-border deals, including M&A and disposals of controlling and minority stakes. New client wins include Vertiv, Broadstock Capital and Mandarin Oriental.

Strengths The corporate department is widely praised by interviewees, who value the counsel offered by the team. One client underlines: "The service is excellent; they are thorough and comprehensive, very responsive, proactive and highly knowledgeable. They helped us anticipate problems."

Work highlight Acted for Motorola Solutions on the purchase of Chilean service companies Interexport and Mobilink.

Notable practitioners

Key partner León Larraín jointly leads the department and offers significant experience advising major local and international players on corporate matters. He is lauded by clients, who enthuse: "He is very responsive, provides excellent counsel and helps to anticipate future problems."

Co-head of department Jaime Munro offers extensive expertise in day-to-day corporate matters and both private and public M&A transactions. Clients also benefit from his experience in the venture capital sphere.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie Chile)

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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice offering broad expertise across a range of transactional corporate matters, including share purchase agreements for controlling and minority stakes in companies. Also well versed in a variety of commercial agreements. Experienced team routinely advises major companies from the food and beverage, energy and mining industries, as well as significant international investment funds. New client wins include Exeter Resource Corporation, Bitelco and Kinza Capital.

Strengths The team comes highly recommended by clients for its service in the corporate ambit. Interviewees describe the team as "highly professional," adding that they are "very organised and concerned about our deals." Another client goes on to highlight: "They are commercially minded and creative in finding solutions."

Work highlight Instructed by Inversiones Cumbres and Inversiones e Inmobiliaria Almonacid to advise on a deal with Advent International, which included the acquisition of a 34.4% equity stake in Enjoy.

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Octavio Bofill jointly leads the department and focuses his practice on M&A and a host of commercial agreements. He possesses particular experience advising clients in heavily regulated markets, such as mining and telecommunications. He comes highly recommended by clients, who underline: "He is a very good lawyer. He is fair and always looks to defend his clients' interests."

Co-head of department Alejandro Álvarez is a recognised by market sources for his corporate practice, with interviewees describing him as "someone in whom you can have confidence." He offers particular experience advising key players from the energy industry.

About the Team (content provided by Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados)

The M&A practice specializes in the planning and execution of complex domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances in a broad array of business and industry sectors.

BMAJ has an outstanding team of lawyers who regularly advise corporate clients as to the full range of corporate and governance issues.

Lawyers in this practice area constantly participate in complex reorganizations, the structuring and negotiation of commercial and finance transactions in a wide range of industries.

The team handles all aspects of the M&A process including the structuring, preparation, due diligence, negotiation and execution of the project while simultaneously addressing the financial, corporate, tax and regulatory matters applicable to the designed structure.

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Morales & Besa - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm with a dynamic corporate practice offering broad expertise in transactional corporate mandates. Routinely represents buyers and target companies in high-value M&A transactions. Also advises on asset divestments and corporate restructuring, as well as corporate governance issues. Client roster comprises major companies from the telecommunications and infrastructure sectors, as well as private equity groups. Acciona Airport Services, Meridiam Infrastructure and Accel-KKR are new client wins.

Strengths The team comes highly recommended by clients for their work in the corporate ambit, with clients attesting: "They are a go-to firm in Chile for M&A and transactional work - they are great." Another client goes on to add: "They are decisive, involved, they have in-depth knowledge and help us strategically."

Work highlight Represented Accel-KKR in its acquisition of the I-Med Group, valued at approximately USD120 million.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Guillermo Morales co-leads the department and boasts extensive experience advising both local and international clients on M&A transactions. Clients praise his work, with one client pointing out: "He has a lot of experience - I can ask him anything and receive an informed, thought-out answer, which I appreciate."

Co-head of department Eugenio Besa has a wealth of experience advising major domestic and foreign clients on an array of corporate matters. Market sources note that he is "a good lawyer," while clients comment that he is always "up to date on what is happening."

Key partner Michel Diban comes highly recommended by clients, who note: "He is a great person to work with. He is very impressive." Market onlookers add: "He is hard-working and very involved in deals."

Associate-to-watch María Teresa Manubens is singled out by clients as being an "excellent lawyer." She has experience assisting local and foreign clients with M&A deals in the Chilean market.

About the Team (content provided by Morales & Besa)

Experience, expertise and resources advisory, planning and execution of cross-border transactions.

Launched first multinational tender offer for acquisition of Chilean publicly listed company (Royal Ahold’s take-over of Santa Isabel in 1998).

Major corporate governance matters, strategic associations and corporate restructurings: Board of Directors of Provida (largest pension fund) during restructuring and takeover by Metlife, Board of Directors of Endesa in connection with strategic association for the renewable power industry, financial advisers in the corporate restructuring of Enersis and Endesa, largest power companies.

Buy-side: Advice to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the acquisition of a Ureta y Bianchi, a local stockbrokers firm; Globalvía in the acquisition of Route 160 Concession; The Abraaj Group in the acquisition of part of the Chilean company Casa&Ideas; Buy side in the acquisition of Chilean company I-MED by Accel-KKR; Acciona Services; the EIG International in the restructuring and acquisition of the Abengoa Projects Warehouse; Meridiam in the acquisition of Felix Bulnes Hospital Concession; Advise to CCR in the acquisition of Penta freeways.

Sell-side: advised Government of Chile in privatisation of utilities; founders and selling shareholders of D&S in connection with the take-over of Walmart; Team Foods Colombia in the selling of the margarine division and Kingsbury and Pan Pierre division; Interexport in the selling of the company.

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Prieto Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected corporate practice which counts on in-depth experience advising on significant cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures. Particularly adept at handling transactions in the retail sector, with further experience in the food and beverage, banking and insurance spheres. Routinely acts for domestic and international companies as well as private equity investors. Corporate department is enhanced by the firm's market-leading energy practice. New client wins include Tecnopass and Firkü Foods.

Strengths The lawyers garner praise from clients, who report: "They are excellent. They are fully available, they have specific knowledge and they give us confidence." Interviewees go on to highlight the depth of the team's knowledge and comment: "The team is very reliable, they provide timely responses and are always accessible."

Work highlight Advised Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN Portugal) on the acquisition of a 42.5% stake in the share capital of Electrogas from ENEL Generación Chile, valued at USD180 million.

Notable practitioners

Respected practitioner Juan Tagle co-leads the department, offering significant expertise advising clients on a plethora of day-to-day and transactional corporate mandates. One source singles him out as "an excellent and very solid lawyer," while another says: "He is very deal-oriented" and praises his straightforward approach when at the negotiating table.

Partner Fernando Bravo continues to garner recognition from market commentators for his activity in the corporate ambit. He offers particular expertise advising clients from the energy sector.

About the Team (content provided by Prieto Abogados)

Prieto is a regular actor in the merger and acquisition processes taking place in the country.

Our lawyers counsel large companies and business groups in multiple merger and acquisition processes of companies in the most diverse markets, through efficient legal structures that are complemented by the Firm’s different areas of practice. We provide comprehensive counseling in each one of these transactions, including due diligence processes in all areas of companies.

The Prieto team has been active in company and asset purchase and sales transactions, in complex merger and acquisition processes in open and closed corporations, takeover bids, the creation of joint ventures and consortiums and complex corporate restructuring.

Contact: Juan Tagle, Alberto González E., Fernando Bravo.



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CMS Carey & Allende - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid corporate practice offering significant capabilities in multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions. Team is well placed to handle debt restructuring and tender offers, and offers broad experience assisting foreign companies with their expansion plans in Chile. Frequently seen advising important players from the hospitality, telecommunications and hydrocarbons industries. New client wins include Europastry, Ramondin and Promigas.

Strengths Clients enjoy working with the department, explaining: "They offer a personalised service and their work is of a high quality. We are very pleased and feel confident working with them."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to Sun International and Inversiones Pacífico Sur Limitada in the increase of their stake in Sun Dreams to 64.9% and 35.1% respectively by acquiring the total stake of Entretenimientos del Sur, managed by Citi, valued at USD126 million.

Notable practitioners

Active partner and department co-head Ramón Valdivieso concentrates his practice on corporate matters, as well as offering expertise in the capital markets and banking and finance fields. Market commentators attest: "He is very involved in transactions and is very committed to his clients."

Co-head of department Jorge Allende D is praised by clients, who state: "He is a very good lawyer and is very involved. He is available and nimble, and understands and respects our needs." He has a solid track record advising Spanish clients with interests in Chile.

Jorge Allende Z offers long-standing experience in the corporate sphere advising domestic and foreign clients on various commercial matters. He has a particularly strong track record advising mining companies.

Key partner Luis Felipe Arze routinely represents companies from the energy, agribusiness and hospitality industries. He is well versed in a host of commercial agreements and corporate governance matters.

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DLA Piper BAZ NLD - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Growing corporate practice regularly retained by local and foreign private equity funds to advise on their investments in Latin America. Provides expertise in acquisition and disposals of majority and minority stakes, as well as corporate governance issues. Team is particularly active handling deals in the food and drink, energy and natural resources and manufacturing industries. Practice is strengthened by the incorporation of NLD Abogados.

Strengths Interviewees are impressed by the firm's service in the corporate sphere, describing it as "excellent." One client comments: "The quality is high, they are able to solve problems, and their lawyers are dedicated and always available."

Work highlight Represented Coca-Cola and its bottling companies Andina and Embonor in the acquisition of a 100% stake in Novaverde for approximately USD80 million.

Notable practitioners

Paulo Larrain concentrates his practice on local and cross-border M&A transactions, with significant experience advising both buyers and sellers, including companies and private equity funds. Clients are impressed by his service, noting: "He is very clear, he is intelligent, and he is direct, which we highly appreciate. His legal opinions are well thought out and he knows how to prioritise."

José Pablo Dulanto offers particular expertise in transactions related to energy and natural resources. He garners praise from clients, one of whom comments: "I would highlight his commitment, as well as his ability to reach agreements in complex negotiations."

Partner Matías Zegers is highly experienced in advising both local and international clients on M&A transactions. He also possesses complementary knowledge of securities, with clients also identifying his specialism in venture capital work.

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Guerrero Olivos - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice whose experienced team routinely advises domestic and international players on their corporate needs. Highly experienced in M&A transactions and corporate restructuring, with particular expertise in private equity mandates. Recent focus on advising clients from the energy, TMT and food and beverage sectors. China Southern Power Grid, I Squared Capital and Pandora count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths The team comes highly recommended by clients, who praise their "excellent communication and flexibility." Interviewees also highlight: "The team is efficient and offers timely responses as well as important experience. The service is very good and they are very involved."

Work highlight Acted as local counsel to China Southern Power Grid on its USD1.3 billion acquisition of Canadian private equity investor Brookfield's 27.8% interest in Chilean transmission company Transelec.

Notable practitioners

Experienced partner and co-head of department Roberto Guerrero possesses extensive expertise in advising key players from industries including energy and telecommunications on cross-border company acquisitions and minority equity purchases. Clients report: "His corporate experience is excellent, he is highly knowledgeable and he is good at negotiating."

Department co-head Jorge Delpiano focuses his practice on corporate and commercial matters, including M&A. His solid experience in banking and capital markets work means he can advise on various corporate finance deals. Clients value the service provided, noting that he is "highly professional."

According to interviewees, partner Pedro Pellegrini is "an excellent lawyer who inspires confidence." Clients further enthuse: "He is very involved and always available. His knowledge is evident and he is very level-headed when it comes to providing solutions."

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Clients find in Guerrero Olivos’  corporate and M&A groups a complete range of corporate legal services, from  the structuring of their business, including its corporate incorporation, organization, management, investor relations, financial transactions, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, as well as general corporate matters.

We represent local and foreign companies of diverse industries and of all sizes in their day to day corporate needs and also regarding sophisticated M&A deals.

We have a wide range of experience in the acquisition, sale, merger and joint venture of local and foreign companies, including cross border transactions and mergers and acquisitions of companies engaged in highly-regulated industries. We have a team of experts in due diligence and corporate restructuring processes which have participated in in the most relevant M&A transactions in Chile.

In addition, we have a strong private equity and venture capital practice which renders legal advice to individuals and local and foreign corporations regarding their investments in Chile, creating tailored and innovative investment structures and vehicles which invest in diverse and innovative areas including energy, NCRE, transmission lines, technology, biotechnology, mining, infrastructure, TMT and health.

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Alcaíno | Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established domestic firm with a long-standing presence in the Chilean corporate market. Team is experienced in a range of corporate matters, including lease agreements, debt offerings and stock purchase agreements, as well as representing clients in related commercial litigation and arbitration. Offers particular strength representing clients from the banking and financial services sectors.

Strengths Clients report: "They are diligent and effective. They are also very creative - they look at problems from different angles and always propose alternatives to us. They also have a good capacity for negotiation."

Work highlight Advised Empresas Penta on a share purchase agreement with Bordeaux Holding, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, for the sale of its equity interest in Banmédica, a transaction valued at approximately USD2.8 billion.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded partner Alfredo Alcaíno is endorsed by clients, who state: "He is an excellent lawyer. He perfectly understands issues related to business transactions and has very good soft skills. It is a pleasure working with him." Clients also benefit from his expertise in the dispute resolution arena.

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Aninat Schwencke & Cía - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong full-service firm with an experienced corporate team. Frequently seen advising international companies on their investments in Chile, as well as representing local investors and private equity funds. Offers broad expertise assisting buyers and sellers with M&A transactions and stock option plans. Amazon Web Services, Chile Ventures and Joycar are new client wins.

Strengths A client notes: "They move very fast, they are pro-business and they always look to move deals forward." Another client goes on to highlight: "They are very proactive and I find their solutions innovative and creative."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to Austral Capital in relation to the sale of its shares in Chilean company Paperless to US company Sovos Compliance.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Juan Pablo Schwencke heads the department and is highly experienced in representing significant buyers and target companies in M&A transactions. Clients are impressed by his service, with one noting: "As well as providing legal counsel he is like a business adviser, he is my go-to lawyer."

Key partner Luis Alberto Aninat comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He is very pragmatic and business-oriented." He is well versed in advising on M&A transactions as well as commercial disputes arising from these types of deal.

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Aninat Schwencke & Cia has extensive experience in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions, advising local and foreign investors, investment funds and multinationals on their activities in Chile, as well as targeting companies and entrepreneurs on the sale of their companies and the inclusion of strategic partners. Our Private Equity and Venture Capital area is one of the largest in the country.

Thanks to this experience, the partners have a wide and deep network of contacts in the government; the Ministry of Economy; the Ministry of Mining, Transport and Telecommunications; the Central Bank; and regulatory bodies.

Thanks to our work, with a strong emphasis abroad, Aninat Schwencke & Cía. maintains close working relationships with some of the main international law firms, such as Cleary Gottlieb, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Greenberg Traurig, Winston Strawn LLP and Davis & Gilbert LLP, among others, which allows us to offer integral solutions to our foreign clients in Chile and in the region, and offer unique resources to guide them through each stage of their national and international business.



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Arteaga | Gorziglia - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded corporate practice with significant expertise in a range of transactional matters, including multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. Team is particularly well placed to advise on commercial mandates in the energy, consumer goods and infrastructure industries. Also boasts extensive experience advising private investment funds.

Strengths Interviewees highlight their "strong team," with one client remarking: "They offer very good counsel and excellent technical abilities. They are also pro-business, and their legal and commercial awareness give me confidence."

Work highlight Represented Fondo Agrodesarrollo, managed by Sembrador Capital de Riesgo, in the sale of 100% of its shareholdings in the Chilean company Trehualemu to a group of companies through a leveraged buyout structure.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Arnaldo Gorziglia is commended by clients, who comment: "He is analytical, he offers strategic advice and he is precise and thorough in his work. He is astute and highly intelligent - he inspires confidence." He is well versed in M&A often involving investment funds.

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The lawyers of our Corporate Practice specialize in complex, dynamic and multidisciplinary operations and transactions. Their work is primarily concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, financing of all kind of projects, and counseling investment funds.

We have an experienced and versatile M&A team, which has participated in the purchase of publicly traded stock corporations, as well in the acquisition of a wide-range of companies, including energy companies, toll roads and infrastructure concessionaires, among others.

Our lawyers have vast experience in the negotiation of memoranda of understanding, share and asset purchase agreements, conducting due diligences, and in structuring innovative mechanisms for M&A implementation.

Our clients are offered advice on the design of legal and tax structures, dutifully tailored to their business requirements.

We have also been at the forefront in the creation and organization of new financing schemes for infrastructure projects in Chile.

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Garrigues - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International firm with a solid corporate practice in Chile. Highly experienced in local and cross-border transactions, offering particular expertise in the acquisition of energy companies and energy assets. Regularly retained by corporates from a range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. NG Management, Enel Green Power Latin America and Rhinobird are new client wins.

Strengths Interviewees hold the team's service in high regard, describing it as "excellent" and commenting: "They are dedicated, rigorous, adaptable and nimble." Another client goes on to note: "They are responsive, they work quickly and they have very good communication skills."

Work highlight Advised Dat-Schaub on its acquisition of the Chilean subsidiary of Agrimares, marking its entry into the Latin American market.

Notable practitioners

Noteworthy partner and head of department Luis Felipe Merino rises in the rankings following solid feedback from clients and peers alike. One source describes him as "a really talented lawyer," while another attests: "He is very complete as a lawyer and has an international outlook."

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Grasty Quintana Majlis - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active corporate practice occupying a solid position in the Chilean market. Team is well placed to advise on a variety of corporate matters, with particular experience in M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. Routinely represents significant domestic and international clients from industries such as financial services, retail and telecommunications.

Strengths The team garners praise from interviewees, who say: "They are creative and meticulous. I would recommend them." Sources go on to add: "The level of service is good and they offer timely responses."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to Inersa on its acquisition of a 33% stake in the company operating the Clinic newspaper.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Hugo Prieto co-heads the department and offers proven experience advising on M&A transactions, in addition to advising foreign investors on the establishment of their businesses in Chile. Clients note: "He has the ability and the clarity of mind to find solutions to complex problems."

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Larrain y Asociados Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded corporate practice with an experienced team of lawyers. Well equipped to advise both local and multinational clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on the infrastructure, retail, oil and gas and mining. Regularly assists with M&A, divestments and corporate reorganisations, as well as corporate governance matters.

Strengths Clients characterise the firm's service as "high-quality," commenting: "They are pro-business and look for creative solutions in order to achieve the client's objective." Interviewees go on to state: "The experience working with the team has been excellent."

Work highlight Advised Sealed Air on the Chilean aspects of the USD3.2 billion sale of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division to Bain Capital.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded partner Jorge Granic co-heads the department and offers significant experience in the corporate field, advising on day-to-day commercial matters and on M&A transactions, particularly for energy and mining companies. Market sources continue to recognise his presence in the sector, commenting: "He is a strong lawyer."

Of counsel Ricardo Peña specialises in mergers and acquisitions, particularly deals involving energy and infrastructure companies. He possesses significant expertise advising both local and international players on a range of corporate matters.

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Larraín y Asociados is is aware that the main objective in corporate advice and commercial contracting, is to help the development of the business of its clients, searching for and creating the appropriate legal alternatives for each different client.

The firm has advised its clients in, among other matters, their organization, corporate government, representation of majority and minority interests, relations with regulatory and supervisory entities, ordinary and extraordinary contracts, financing and restructuring of liabilities, reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, association with third parties, purchase and sale of assets, sale of operations and, in general, all legal aspects required by their business and commercial operations in Chile.

Larrain y Asociados has also significant legal expertise in merger and acquisition transactions, both in Chile and cross border transactions. So, the firm is regularly involved in the divestiture and acquisition of companies and assets by Chilean and foreign companies.




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Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regularly advises local and international clients on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as representing them in M&A transactions and corporate restructuring mandates. Team also assists with capital increases and distribution of dividends to shareholders. Frequently seen representing key names from industries such as mining, agribusiness and technology.

Strengths One client highlights: "They are fast, they solve problems and I feel very comfortable working with them." Another client values that "they are very direct and have excellent technical abilities."

Work highlight Acted as local counsel for Dow Chemical on its USD130 billion merger with DuPont.

Notable practitioners

Sergio Orrego "is very experienced, and his advice is reasoned and measured. He finds practical solutions to potential issues," according to sources. He is particularly active advising mining companies on a variety of corporate and commercial mandates.

Co-head of department Gonzalo Rencoret is praise by clients, who state: "working with him is a good experience - he is very bright and a solid lawyer." He is active assisting multinational mining giants with the restructuring of their Chilean holdings.

Up-and-coming partner Nicholas Mocarquer comes highly recommended by clients, one of whom notes: "He is commercially-minded, very responsive and knows our organisation very well." Another client goes on to add: "He makes valuable contributions and is very comfortable negotiating."

Associate-to-watch Rafael Rencoret offers significant experience advising on a range of corporate issues, including M&A, corporate restructurings and the drafting of shareholder agreements.

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Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr’s corporate/M&A team is very well-known for advising in M&A transactions, shareholders agreements, joint ventures and corporate restructurings; and for providing general corporate assistance in a day-to-day basis to major local and international companies (working closely with other practice areas).

From our firm’s formation, we have advised international clients, allowing us to have a deep knowledge and expertise with regard to their needs and requirements.

Our firm´s policy is to provide practical and business oriented advice to our clients, helping them to achieve their results. We focus in understanding our clients’ businesses in order to provide assistance with a long-term business vision. 

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Alessandri - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced practice with broad capabilities spanning a range of corporate matters, including day-to-day advice as well as acquisitions, joint ventures and incorporations. Frequently instructed by investment funds to advise on equity investments. Team is particularly active advising on deals in the aviation and agribusiness sectors.

Strengths One client describes the firm as "very experienced," while another interviewee highlights: "They are very high-quality and they understand the market well."

Work highlight Advised Indigo Partners on the launch of low-cost airline JetSMART in South America. This included assisting with a joint venture IPO to set up the entity. This matter is valued at USD430 million.

Notable practitioners

Arturo Alessandri is the key client contact.

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Our mergers and acquisitions practice provides a full service in contract negotiation (share or asset purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, transitional services agreements, etc) and  legal, tax and environmental due diligence. Our experience in this area includes advising multinationals and private equity firms both in acquisitions as well as sales, covering industries such as financial services firms, construction materials, mining equipment, salmon farms, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, elevators, travel apparel retailers and food and beverage.


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Honorato Delaveau - Corporate/M&A Department

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第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic practice with wide-ranging experience advising buyers and sellers on local and cross-border M&A. Frequently advises clients from the real estate, pharmaceutical and aviation industries on setting up operations in Chile and negotiating share purchase agreements. Habock Aviation, LEM and Cofides are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "expertise and experience" in the corporate ambit. One interviewee notes: "The service is very good, and the response times are fantastic."

Work highlight Instructed by LEM to advise on its sale of LEM Laboratories to a Swiss corporation. Advice included vendor due diligence and the drafting and negotiation of a share purchase agreement.

Notable practitioners

Gonzalo Delaveau co-leads the department and is singled out by clients, who describe him as "proactive and diligent." Another client goes on to highlight: "He has great knowledge and offers good strategic advice." He regularly advises clients from the pharmaceutical and aviation industries on corporate deals.

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Portaluppi, Guzmán y Bezanilla - Corporate/M&A Department

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第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected local firm with significant capabilities spanning a variety of corporate matters. Regularly retained by major players from the local market to advise on day-to-day corporate matters, in addition to offering assistance with M&A transactions. Team is particularly known for representing pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths The team attracts praise from market commentators, with one source commenting: "I have a high opinion of them - they are theoretical and methodical." Another interviewee describes the team as "very good and very solid."

Notable practitioners

Manuel Enrique Bezanilla is the key client contact.

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Vial y Cia - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice frequently seen acting as counsel to significant local clients and international investors in relation to corporate finance matters, including M&A transactions. Additional capabilities advising on commercial negotiations in the aviation industry. Clients also benefit from the team's experience in banking and finance and tax mandates.

Strengths The team receives endorsement from market commentators, who highlight the team and note that "they do an excellent job."

Notable practitioners

Partner Felipe Vial focuses his practice on a range of corporate matters and is experienced in advising key clients in this area. Market commentators recognise his "excellent reputation" in the Chilean corporate sphere.

Market onlookers recognise key partner William Comber's relevant practice. He possesses broad experience advising significant local clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

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Senior Statesperson

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished senior statesman Jaime Carey is widely renowned for his long-standing expertise in the Chilean corporate sphere. He possesses a wealth of experience advising on high-profile deals, particularly transactions with multi-jurisdictional elements. Market commentators state: "He is a leader in the Chilean legal field. He's a pleasure to work with, you really notice it when he's not involved."

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Senior Statesperson

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Jorge Carey is a recognised corporate expert. He possesses extensive expertise advising significant local and international clients on day-to-day corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, as well as on related international arbitration. Clients value his counsel, commenting: "He is a brilliant and exemplary lawyer."

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Senior Statesperson

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Sebastián Obach is a distinguished figure in the Chilean legal market. He possesses significant experience advising both Chilean and foreign companies from a wide range of business sectors on major transactions, including acquisitions and divestments. Market sources highlight his long-standing reputation in the corporate sphere.

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Star Individuals

José María Eyzaguirre B.

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual José María Eyzaguirre B. is held in the highest esteem for his expertise and experience in sophisticated corporate transactions. Market commentators describe him as "an outstanding lawyer." He comes highly recommended by clients, who note: "He is dedicated and he finds incredible solutions. He has great experience and goes into real depth. He is very creative and understands our business - he is a strategic adviser."

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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed partner Pablo Guerrero is a leading figure in the Chilean corporate arena. He offers significant experience in advising key players from a wide range of industries, including banking and finance, telecommunications and energy. Clients are full of praise for his service, describing him as "hugely experienced" and noting: "He doesn't miss anything, he is analytical, he keeps calm in difficult situations, and he generates creative ideas. He is an extremely good lawyer."

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Juan Francisco Gutiérrez

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Juan Francisco Gutiérrez earns widespread praise from market commentators for his corporate experience. He has in-depth experience of cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, and comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He has been in the industry for a long time, and really understands how to handle large transactions."

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Francisco Javier Illanes

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Outstanding practitioner Francisco Javier Illanes boasts a wealth of experience in transactional corporate matters, including cross-border M&A. Clients are full of praise for his service, commenting: "He has wide-ranging experience and technical expertise, and approaches issues creatively. He can grasp international issues and knows how to adapt them to the Chilean environment."

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Band 1

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Salvador Valdés offers particular expertise in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestments, as well as post-transactional corporate restructuring. Clients enthuse: "He is highly experienced and always tries to ensure deals close - he is a very good lawyer." Interviewees go on to underline: "He is highly respected and is a first-class lawyer."

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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Cristián Barros continues to garner recognition from market commentators for his presence in the Chilean corporate sphere. He offers extensive experience advising on a range of corporate matters, including M&A transactions, and routinely advises key clients from industries such as banking and finance, energy and healthcare. He possesses particular strength in private equity investments.

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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Octavio Bofill jointly leads the department and focuses his practice on M&A and a host of commercial agreements. He possesses particular experience advising clients in heavily regulated markets, such as mining and telecommunications. He comes highly recommended by clients, who underline: "He is a very good lawyer. He is fair and always looks to defend his clients' interests."

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Matías de Marchena

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Matías de Marchena possesses a wealth of experience advising clients from the energy sector. He receives widespread praise from sources, with one client enthusing: "He is meticulous, very creative and a good negotiator." Another client remarks: "He is always available and has a lot of experience."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for co-head of department Federico Grebe, with one client reporting: "He is very responsive, works within my timeframes, understands my needs and has the right strategies." Other clients go on to add: "He is very experienced and knowledgeable," and: "He's a good, pro-business lawyer."

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Roberto Guerrero V

Guerrero Olivos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced partner and co-head of department Roberto Guerrero possesses extensive expertise in advising key players from industries including energy and telecommunications on cross-border company acquisitions and minority equity purchases. Clients report: "His corporate experience is excellent, he is highly knowledgeable and he is good at negotiating."

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Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Pablo Iacobelli comes highly recommended by clients, who state: "He is very experienced and is someone that we rely on." Market sources additionally highlight that he is "a deal maker." He focuses his corporate practice on M&A transactions, joint ventures and other types of foreign investment in Chile. He remains a respected figure among peers.

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DLA Piper BAZ NLD

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Paulo Larrain concentrates his practice on local and cross-border M&A transactions, with significant experience advising both buyers and sellers, including companies and private equity funds. Clients are impressed by his service, noting: "He is very clear, he is intelligent, and he is direct, which we highly appreciate. His legal opinions are well thought out and he knows how to prioritise."

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Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for partner Felipe Larraín, noting: "He is client-oriented, very hard-working and has an eye for detail." He possesses significant expertise in cross-border transactions and is frequently seen advising local and international players from a variety of industries, including the sports and food and beverage sectors.

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Letelier & Núñez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Max Letelier of Letelier & Núñez Abogados concentrates his corporate practice on joint ventures and M&A transactions. He is highly praised by clients, with interviewees commenting: "He has excellent technical abilities and is detailed and sharp in his analysis." Clients benefit from his additional expertise in related arbitration matters.

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Guillermo Morales

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Guillermo Morales co-leads the department and boasts extensive experience advising both local and international clients on M&A transactions. Clients praise his work, with one client pointing out: "He has a lot of experience - I can ask him anything and receive an informed, thought-out answer, which I appreciate."

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Rodrigo Ochagavía

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Rodrigo Ochagavía garners praise from market onlookers for his expertise in the M&A sphere. He offers particular expertise in heavily regulated sectors such as energy, pension funds and insurance. Clients attest: "His support is very strong. He is very experienced and is always available," while other interviewees report: "He is fully focused and very well prepared."

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Band 2

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected practitioner Juan Tagle co-leads the department, offering significant expertise advising clients on a plethora of day-to-day and transactional corporate mandates. One source singles him out as "an excellent and very solid lawyer," while another says: "He is very deal-oriented" and praises his straightforward approach when at the negotiating table.

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Band 2

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Francisco Ugarte possesses a wealth of experience advising local and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, including tender offers, negotiated transactions and joint ventures. Market commentators note that he "is very intelligent and has huge experience," while one client highlights: "He is a great lawyer and is a go-to for complex situations."

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Band 3

Alcaíno | Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded partner Alfredo Alcaíno is endorsed by clients, who state:"He is an excellent lawyer. He perfectly understands issues related to business transactions and has very good soft skills. It is a pleasure working with him." Clients also benefit from his expertise in the dispute resolution arena.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando Barros comes highly recommended by clients, who say: "He is a lawyer that you want at your side at key moments and in delicate situations. He solves problems very well thanks to his experience and knowledge." Clients also benefit from his capabilities in the tax ambit.

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Band 3

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Eugenio Besa has a wealth of experience advising major domestic and foreign clients on an array of corporate matters. Market sources note that he is "a good lawyer," while clients comment that he is always "up to date on what is happening."

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Band 3

José Tomás Errázuriz

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner José Tomás Errázuriz is praised by clients, who state: "He is very knowledgeable and detail-oriented." Clients also benefit from his broad practice which covers corporate disputes and competition matters. He has particular experience representing clients from the energy and TMT sectors.

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Band 3

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources affirm that Cristóbal Eyzaguirre is a well-respected figure in the Chilean legal market, with interviewees describing him as "an excellent lawyer." He has a broad corporate practice, with additional expertise in competition and banking and finance.

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Band 3

Larrain y Asociados Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded partner Jorge Granic co-heads the department and offers significant experience in the corporate field, advising on day-to-day commercial matters and on M&A transactions, particularly for energy and mining companies. Market sources continue to recognise his presence in the sector, commenting: "He is a strong lawyer."

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner León Larraín jointly leads the department and offers significant experience advising major local and international players on corporate matters. He is lauded by clients, who enthuse: "He is very responsive, provides excellent counsel and helps to anticipate future problems."

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by partner Bernardo Simian, with one commenting: "He is an excellent lawyer who has a lot of important knowledge. He knows the business very well and is capable of defining strategy. I feel very comfortable having him at my side."

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Band 3

Ramón Valdivieso

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Active partner and department co-head Ramón Valdivieso concentrates his practice on corporate matters, as well as offering expertise in the capital markets and banking and finance fields. Market commentators attest: "He is very involved in transactions and is very committed to his clients."

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Band 4

Alejandro Álvarez

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Alejandro Álvarez is a recognised by market sources for his corporate practice, with interviewees describing him as "someone in whom you can have confidence." He offers particular experience advising key players from the energy industry.

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Band 4

Felipe Dalgalarrando H

Dalgalarrando, Romero y Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Felipe Dalgalarrando of Dalgalarrando, Romero y Cía heads the department and offers proven experience representing both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions. He comes recommended by clients, who note: "He is intelligent and diligent - a great lawyer and of great help to us."

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Band 4

Guerrero Olivos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Jorge Delpiano focuses his practice on corporate and commercial matters, including M&A. His solid experience in banking and capital markets work means he can advise on various corporate finance deals. Clients value the service provided, noting that he is "highly professional."

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Band 4

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Michel Diban comes highly recommended by clients, who note: "He is a great person to work with. He is very impressive." Market onlookers add: "He is hard-working and very involved in deals."

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Band 4

José Pablo Dulanto G

DLA Piper BAZ NLD

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Pablo Dulanto offers particular expertise in transactions related to energy and natural resources. He garners praise from clients, one of whom comments: "I would highlight his commitment, as well as his ability to reach agreements in complex negotiations."

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Band 4

Cristián Eyzaguirre

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristián Eyzaguirre has significant experience advising domestic and international players on local and cross-border M&A transactions, often involving private equity. Interviewees attest: "He is highly sophisticated and offers a practical lens on the Chilean market."

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Band 4

Arnaldo Gorziglia

Arteaga | Gorziglia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Arnaldo Gorziglia is commended by clients, who comment: "He is analytical, he offers strategic advice and he is precise and thorough in his work. He is astute and highly intelligent - he inspires confidence." He is well versed in M&A often involving investment funds.

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Band 4

Luis Alberto Letelier

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noteworthy figure Luis Alberto Letelier offers significant experience advising clients from a range of industries, including financial services, energy and manufacturing, on corporate matters. He is also recognised for his market-leading capabilities in the capital markets sector.

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Band 4

Luis Felipe Merino

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noteworthy partner and head of department Luis Felipe Merino rises in the rankings following solid feedback from clients and peers alike. One source describes him as "a really talented lawyer," while another attests: "He is very complete as a lawyer and has an international outlook."

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Band 4

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced partner Gonzalo Molina advises on a variety of corporate and commercial mandates, with significant expertise assisting with M&A and joint ventures. He offers additional strength in the banking and finance sphere.

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Band 4

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jaime Munro offers extensive expertise in day-to-day corporate matters and both private and public M&A transactions. Clients also benefit from his experience in the venture capital sphere.

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Band 4

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alberto Pulido has experience in an array of corporate matters, including M&A. One client reports: "I have a positive opinion of him. He is assertive and always looks to solve future conflicts."

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Band 4

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by Marcos Ríos, noting: "He is very commercially aware and always available. His work is timely and high-quality - he is a good adviser." He offers particular expertise advising on cross-border M&A, complex international joint ventures and shareholder conflicts.

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Band 4

Juan Pablo Schwencke

Aninat Schwencke & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Juan Pablo Schwencke heads the department and is highly experienced in representing significant buyers and target companies in M&A transactions. Clients are impressed by his service, with one noting: "As well as providing legal counsel he is like a business adviser, he is my go-to lawyer."

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Band 4

Vial y Cia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Felipe Vial focuses his practice on a range of corporate matters and is experienced in advising key clients in this area. Market commentators recognise his "excellent reputation" in the Chilean corporate sphere.

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Band 5

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Guillermo Acuña has proven experience representing significant local and international clients from a wide range of sectors, including telecommunications, food and beverages and aviation. He continues to receive recognition from market sources for his presence in the Chilean corporate sphere.

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Band 5

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jorge Allende D is praised by clients, who state: "He is a very good lawyer and is very involved. He is available and nimble, and understands and respects our needs." He has a solid track record advising Spanish clients with interests in Chile.

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Band 5

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Allende Z offers long-standing experience in the corporate sphere advising domestic and foreign clients on various commercial matters. He has a particularly strong track record advising mining companies.

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Band 5

Luis Alberto Aninat

Aninat Schwencke & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Luis Alberto Aninat comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He is very pragmatic and business-oriented." He is well versed in advising on M&A transactions as well as commercial disputes arising from these types of deal.

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Band 5

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Luis Felipe Arze routinely represents companies from the energy, agribusiness and hospitality industries. He is well versed in a host of commercial agreements and corporate governance matters.

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Band 5

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando Bravo continues to garner recognition from market commentators for his activity in the corporate ambit. He offers particular expertise advising clients from the energy sector.

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Band 5

Vial y Cia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market onlookers recognise key partner William Comber's relevant practice. He possesses broad experience advising significant local clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

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Band 5

Honorato Delaveau

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gonzalo Delaveau co-leads the department and is singled out by clients, who describe him as "proactive and diligent." Another client goes on to highlight: "He has great knowledge and offers good strategic advice." He regularly advises clients from the pharmaceutical and aviation industries on corporate deals.

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Band 5

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Sergio Díez has significant experience representing key players from a wide range of industries, including fishing, energy and gaming. He is praised by clients, one of whom highlights: "I trust him and know that I am in good hands. He is a brilliant lawyer."

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Band 5

Cristián Eyzaguirre Sr

Eyzaguirre y Cia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristián Eyzaguirre Sr of Eyzaguirre y Cia offers long-standing experience in the Chilean corporate sector and is described by market commentators as "a very good lawyer." Interviewees note: "He is intelligent and has experience in large transactions."

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Band 5

Cristián Herrera

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristián Herrera possesses proven experience advising significant local and international players on M&A transactions. Clients highlight: "He is an excellent lawyer. He is very helpful, and his legal ideas are always in-depth and accurate."

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Band 5

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sergio Orrego"is very experienced, and his advice is reasoned and measured. He finds practical solutions to potential issues," according to sources. He is particularly active advising mining companies on a variety of corporate and commercial mandates.

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Band 5

Juan Eduardo Palma C

Palma Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise partner and co-head of department Juan Eduardo Palma of Palma Abogados, with one commenting: "He is a very good lawyer, hard-working and efficient. I feel very comfortable working with him." He offers additional capabilities in banking and finance mandates.

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Band 5

Guerrero Olivos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to interviewees, partner Pedro Pellegrini is "an excellent lawyer who inspires confidence." Clients further enthuse: "He is very involved and always available. His knowledge is evident and he is very level-headed when it comes to providing solutions."

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Band 5

Larrain y Asociados Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Of counsel Ricardo Peña specialises in mergers and acquisitions, particularly deals involving energy and infrastructure companies. He possesses significant expertise advising both local and international players on a range of corporate matters.

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Band 5

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources continue to recognise partner Diego Peralta's presence in the Chilean corporate arena. Clients also benefit from his extensive expertise in finance, including bank lending and securities offerings.

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Band 5

Grasty Quintana Majlis

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Hugo Prieto co-heads the department and offers proven experience advising on M&A transactions, in addition to advising foreign investors on the establishment of their businesses in Chile. Clients note: "He has the ability and the clarity of mind to find solutions to complex problems."

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Band 5

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Gonzalo Rencoret is praise by clients, who state: "working with him is a good experience - he is very bright and a solid lawyer." He is active assisting multinational mining giants with the restructuring of their Chilean holdings.

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Band 5

Luis Carlos Valdés

Santander y Valdés Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Luis Carlos Valdés of Santander y Valdés Abogados concentrates his corporate practice on M&A transactions and joint ventures, and offers long-standing experience in this field.

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Band 5

Manuel José Vial

Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Manuel José Vial of Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados maintains an active presence in the Chilean corporate market. He is singled out by interviewees as a "good lawyer" and is also recognised by market commentators for his prestige in the dispute resolution sphere.

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Band 5

Juan Pablo Wilhelmy

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo Wilhelmy co-heads the department and comes highly recommended by clients, one of whom comments: "He always looks for consensus and is an experienced and clear negotiator. He adapts to my way of working while keeping to his convictions. He gives me all the options, explaining what can and can't be done."

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Band 5

DLA Piper BAZ NLD

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Matías Zegers is highly experienced in advising both local and international clients on M&A transactions. He also possesses complementary knowledge of securities, with clients also identifying his specialism in venture capital work.

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Up and Coming

Nicholas Mocarquer

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Nicholas Mocarquer comes highly recommended by clients, one of whom notes: "He is commercially-minded, very responsive and knows our organisation very well." Another client goes on to add: "He makes valuable contributions and is very comfortable negotiating."

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Associates to watch

María Teresa Manubens

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch María Teresa Manubens is singled out by clients as being an "excellent lawyer." She has experience assisting local and foreign clients with M&A deals in the Chilean market.

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Associates to watch

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Rafael Rencoret offers significant experience advising on a range of corporate issues, including M&A, corporate restructurings and the drafting of shareholder agreements.

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