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Latin-America Guide

Tax — Chile

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Specialised boutique led by experienced tax practitioners. Represents domestic and international clients in claims before the tax authorities and in contentious cases before the courts. The team is active in a number of sectors, in particular, banking and mining. It also provides expert legal opinions on recent tax legislation.  

Strengths 

"A very good firm in tax matters. It has a lot of prestige in this area." 

Work highlights Represented Quiñenco before the tax court following a decision by the tax authorities not to recognise the losses incurred by the company in the sale of its shares.

Notable practitioners  

According to sources, "spectacular" and seasoned practice head Juan Manuel Baraona is "a big figure in the market" who "has won the respect of everyone." He continues to represent clients in cases before the tax authorities as well as advise on tax legislation.

Peers report that Alex Fischer "is really brilliant, one of the best" and "a first-rate tax lawyer." Clients concur, commenting that "what he has above all is creativity. He has great imagination with regards to finding the right solution and picking the right path to follow."

Clients single out Carolina Collantes for praise, commenting that she is "very, very good on the tax side." She advises domestic and international companies on the tax matters related to foreign investment.

Significant clients Banco de Chile, Antofagasta Minerals, Sociedad Nacional de Minería, AFP Cuprum.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Cutting-edge practice providing assistance to large domestic and international clients on an array of tax-related matters. Represents clients in finance, insurance and technology, as well as infrastructure, energy and natural resources. The team is active advising on the tax amnesty programme, tax planning and litigation. It also has a strong corporate focus, assisting clients with restructuring and large financial transactions.

Strengths 

"Carey has prestige in the Chilean market. The lawyers are able to give quick answers, they are always available and have very good knowledge. They also ask good questions and provide us with the answers we need. They are very attentive to the client."

"The team can advise in a very practical way: the analysis is not theoretical, it is based in the actual experience and history of the company, so that is real added value."

New developments The firm counts GNL Q, Cinépolis and Armas amongst its new client wins.

Work highlights Helped Latin American Power obtain a VAT exemption on the import of goods for the 184 MW San Juan wind farm. The exemption saved the company approximately USD30 million.

Advised Barrick on all tax matters related to the disposals of its 50% interest in the Zaldívar copper mine. The transaction had a total value in excess of USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Jessica Power "understands the spirit of the law, so she can explain its reach and propose realistic solutions," according to clients. She also enjoys a strong reputation amongst her peers, with sources noting that "she is very knowledgeable."

Significant clients Codelco, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Liberty Global, J.P. Morgan, MetLife.  

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Approximately 6 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly respected tax practice with a deep bench and strong market presence. The team handles a considerable volume of tax-related work, representing domestic and international clients across a range of industries. Advice covers major corporate reorganisations and transactions as well as tax planning, compliance and litigation.

Strengths 

"Ernst & Young continues to be a big and strong player in the market."

"It is a good team; very strong and active."  

Notable practitioners  

Alicia Domínguez enjoys an excellent reputation amongst peers and clients alike, with sources describing her as "a splendid professional." She advises international companies in a number of industries, with noted activity in the mining sector.  

Market sources note Pablo Greiber's prominence not just within the firm, but the sector as a whole. Interviewees comment that "he is very capable and rightly recognised."

Macarena Navarrete rises in the rankings this year after impressing sources. Clients express their solid appreciation of her for demonstrating "great knowledge and great loyalty."

Up-and-coming partner Osiel González is praised by sources for his "knowledge of the area." They go on to comment that "he is technically very capable." 

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm with a respected and long-standing tax practice. Active advising domestic and international clients on corporate restructuring and M&A transactions. The team also assists family business and high net worth individuals with tax planning, including the declaration and repatriation of capital and assets held abroad.

Strengths 

"The team is very strong and has excellent contacts in the market, which is of great value." 

Work highlights Assisted Altas Cumbres with a company restructuring involving the creation of new corporate and tax structures. The operation had an estimated value of USD400 million.  

Notable practitioners  

Founding partner and head of department Fernando Barros enjoys a strong reputation in the industry, with interviewees commenting that "he is a very experienced and very capable lawyer." He continues to advise clients on tax matters related to large M&A transactions.  

Interviewees offer high praise for Carola Trucco, commenting that she is "fast and focused on finding solutions to conflicts and devising negotiation strategies." They add: "She has great specialisation and a very good understanding of tax." 

Peers note María Teresa Cremaschi's activity in the market, describing her as "very capable." She leads the team on a number of key mandates including tax restructuring. 

Associate-to-watch Tomás Kovacevic continues to be an active member of the team. He assists with restructuring, disposals and business start-ups.

Significant clients Grupo Indumotora, Harvard Management Company, Claro, Southern Cross, Laureate Education.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers  

What the team is known for Emerging practice with a sizeable team of lawyers as well as accountants. Advice covers all areas of tax, including litigation, tax planning and transfer pricing, as well as due diligence and tax structuring for capital markets and corporate transactions. The team represents multinational clients in various industries, notably in the banking, mining and energy industries.

Strengths 

"The lawyers propose ideas and alternatives. They also stay close to the client so they understand our needs, and that helps them find the best solutions." 

Notable practitioners  

Interviewees report that Francisco Lyon "is not just good at building relationships, he is also technically very good as well." They add: "He is on-hand for the client, always readily accessible, and he presents cases really well."

Rodrigo Stein "has a good global outlook and a good understanding of the local market," according to sources. They continue: "He understands not just the impact of a transaction on business in Chile, but also its repercussions in other jurisdictions." 

Up-and-coming partner Mauricio Lopez "is very agile at studying alternatives and proposing different solutions," according to sources. They also highlight "his capacity to advise in a strategic way." 

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers  

What the team is known for Highly regarded practice with a strong transactional focus, advising multinational clients on the tax aspects involved in large cross-border deals. The team is particularly active in banking and corporate sectors, as well as in energy and natural resources. It also assists clients with tax litigation and company restructuring.

Strengths 

"The firm provides really good tax advice; the legal and technical knowledge is first-rate. The lawyers' capacity for analysis and synthesis of the matters we send to them is really good and fits our needs really well. The lawyers help us to manage contingencies and meet all the legal requirements that we face with regards to tax."

New developments ENERSIS, Siga Ingeniería y Consultoría and Barrick are new client wins.

Work highlights Provided tax advice to EDF on the financing of the construction of a solar energy project.

Notable practitioners  

Sources report that practice head Mario Silva "is a very good counsel who is able to identify our vulnerabilities and help us address them." They go on to enthuse: "He has a great capacity for synthesis and he plays a key role in critical situations."

Market commentators praise Guillermo Infante for being "attuned to the business needs of clients." Sources note that "he is able to guide us through the nuances of foreign investments and help create new structures." 

Significant clients Metro, Asociación Chilena de Seguridad, BTG Pactual, Grünenthal, Prudential.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 73 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious auditing firm with a sizeable legal tax practice. Advises multinationals, family offices and high net worth individuals on all areas of tax including transactions, litigation and tax planning. The team has noted strength in international tax, carrying out due diligence for cross-border M&A deals and corporate restructuring.  

Strengths 

"There is fluid co-ordination between the different tax groups and the lawyers are very attentive, delivering strong client service. One of the team's strengths is that it can call upon highly experienced and technically knowledgeable specialists who are focused on providing the client with solutions." 

Notable practitioners  

Clients enthuse that Francisco Selamé "is a very well-rounded professional, excellent in the technical aspects and with a great capacity to work under pressure and focus on finding solutions." Peers agree, describing him as "a great lawyer." 

Sources report that Sandra Benedetto "is very capable, especially on international tax matters." She is particularly active assisting clients with cross-border restructuring and global tax planning.

Clients praise Loreto Pelegrí for her quick response times, noting that "she is very committed and knowledgeable." They also value her "empathy, commercial vision and understanding of local legislation." 

Marcelo Laport "is a very talented and able tax lawyer," according to sources. His practice is primarily dedicated to tax planning for high net worth individuals.

Significant clients Yamana Gold, Scotiabank, Finning, Bechtel, Saba.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Emerging boutique providing tax consultancy and litigation services to domestic and international companies as well as high net worth individuals. The team advises on tax planning, restructuring and compliance. Frequently called upon to represent clients in hearings before the tax authorities.  

Strengths 

"The lawyers are willing to answer questions and are very open to our demands. Their technical knowledge is good and I get the impression that they are very established in this area. Cabello Letonja's team is very up to date with all the changes in the legislation. We feel very well attended."

New developments CAM Chile and Hotel Hacienda Tres Lagos are amongst the firm's recently won clients. 

Notable practitioners  

Clients comment that Juan Pablo Cabello "is very creative in his solutions and very productive and effective in restructuring work." He is further endorsed by peers, who note his technical ability and activity in this sphere. 

Significant clients Arcos Dorados, OHL, Colbun, Tres Montes Luchetti, Televisión Nacional de Chile.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises clients on standalone tax matters and supports corporate, banking and real estate departments on local and multi-jurisdictional M&A deals, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. The team is also active in litigation, representing domestic and foreign clients before the courts.  

Strengths 

"The team did a good job working with the tax authorities and coming up with creative ideas to address the issues we were having." 

Work highlights Advised Walmart on a corporate restructuring, tax planning and transfer pricing; also represented the company's subsidiaries in a tax litigation case.   

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Jorge Carraha comes in for praise from interviewees who highlight "his broad understanding of tax matters in Chile." They also appreciate his attention to detail, pointing out that "he is studious and meticulous." 

Significant clients Prudential Financial, Banco Itaú, AES Gener, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. 

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted practice group active in tax consultancy and litigation matters. Supports corporate clients in national and cross-border transactions and restructuring, particularly in the energy sector. The team also provides ongoing tax and estate planning advice to high net worth individuals.  

Strengths 

"Tremendous client service, both from a legal and a personal point of view. The lawyers at Prieto y Cía are always available and provide expert counsel."

Work highlights Supported AGBAR in the public bidding process for Aguas de Antofagasta. The team advised on different potential tax structures involved in the cross-border financing.

Notable practitioners  

Practice co-head Mario Gorziglia is endorsed by peers for his activity in the market. He advises clients on corporate transactions and reorganisations and is experienced leading tax work related to the energy sector.

Clients characterise department co-head Leonidas Prieto as "a highly qualified professional" in tax matters. He is frequently sought after to advise on tax issues relating to equity transactions.

Significant clients ENGIE, Inversiones La Construcción, LarrainVial, Repsol, Credicorp Capital.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises international clients, notably in the mining and pharmaceutical sectors, on tax planning, business restructuring and M&A transactions, including legacy work. The team represents key multinational entities before the customs authorities in VAT-related hearings and is also active in securities-related tax work.

Strengths 

"The lawyers are proactive; they get to know our business and let us know about potential opportunities and risks to the company. The firm is well connected and it knows what is going on in the tax authorities, which is extremely important."

New developments Cargill and Boskalis International are new client wins for the team.

Work highlights Acted as counsel to ED&F on the tax aspects involved in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Iansa and Campos Chilenos following an IPO.

Notable practitioners  

Sources point to Alberto Maturana's long-standing experience in Chilean tax matters, describing him as "a seasoned professional." They also highlight his "technical competence and professionalism," as well as his ability to put together a strong team. 

Significant clients KGHM International, Goldcorp, Banco Security, Commscope Holding Company, Symantec Chile.  

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique practice noted for advising clients on tax amnesty and the impact of new legislation. Acts as counsel to private individuals, family offices and companies on business reorganisations, compliance and estate planning. The team is also active in cases before the tax authorities.  

Strengths  

"The team delivers exceptionally professional work; its expertise is absolutely not in doubt. The lawyers are quick and easy to communicate with. It is a fine firm."  

Work highlights Advised Corpora on corporate restructuring and tax compliance.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Javier Allende is the key client contact.

Significant clients Air Canada, Associated Universities, Cargolux Airlines, FedEx, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Growing practice supporting corporate departments on large cross-border transactions. The team is particularly active advising mining and energy clients on tax matters related to contracts, financing and due diligence for M&A and disposals.

Strengths 

"The lawyers have good tax knowledge and great availability. They meet our requirements and their responses are accurate and easy to understand. It is a very good firm." 

Work highlights Advised Eléctrica Puntilla on the tax aspects involved in the incorporation of a USD36 million joint venture and its supply contracts.  

Notable practitioners  

Associate-to-watch Ignacio Campino "has good judgement and is a specialist in this area," according to interviewees. They add: "His responses and suggestions are quick and accurate." 

Sources greatly appreciate that associate-to-watch Jorge Valenzuela "has great knowledge of the area and has the answers to questions immediately." His practice focuses on international tax matters.

Significant clients Lundin Mining, Rio Blanco, Inversiones Turismo y Entretención, Energía Latina, Atacama Minerals.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Emerging boutique led by practitioners recognised for their involvement in government consultations on new tax legislation. The team supports clients in one-off capital markets matters such as debt and equity offerings and fund structuring. It also assists family offices with tax planning and compliance.

Strengths 

"The firm's involvement and support has been excellent, the lawyers' response times are impeccable and they have really in-depth knowledge."  

Work highlights Appointed as the main negotiator for the amendments to the government's tax reform, and involved in the negotiation of the new foreign investment statute.

Notable practitioners  

Clients rate Carolina Fuensalida Merino for her "proactiveness and assertiveness," commenting: "She is always one step ahead." Sources also report that "she has the capacity to put tax within a more general context for business."

Jaime Del Valle has a background in capital markets and is praised by clients for his "astonishing" technical knowledge. Sources also note: "He is very good at presenting and explaining issues to his clients." 

Significant clients J.P. Morgan, Principal Financial Group, Banco Security, Banco Bice, BCI. 

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm with a long-standing practice dedicated to tax planning and wealth management. The team advises high net worth individuals and family offices on estate planning and restructuring of businesses, including setting up trusts and funds. It also supports companies in tax-related leasing activities.  

Strengths 

"The lawyers really understand the subject; their knowledge is in-depth and up to date. They also explain things well, they are very clear and the clients are not left in any doubt." 

Notable practitioners  

Sources report that practice head Christian Blanche Reyes "is quite brilliant," and that "he is one of the most knowledgeable in the market in terms of tax law." They continue: "He is very precise and accurate; he tells you what you need to know rather than what you want to hear." 

Significant clients Kychental Médicos Asociados, Cerámica Santiago, Kychental Industrial y Comercial, Grupo Vapor Industrial, Grupo Marinetti.

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Senior Statesmen

Baraona Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources, "spectacular" and seasoned practice head Juan Manuel Baraona is "a big figure in the market" who "has won the respect of everyone." He continues to represent clients in cases before the tax authorities as well as advise on tax legislation.

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Senior Statesmen

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Pedro Deutsch of Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos & Cía is much esteemed for his long-standing involvement in Chilean tax matters, with peers noting: "He has a lot of experience and a big reputation." Clients praise him for "his capacity to network," and appreciate that "he is very clear and concise in his opinions."

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Senior Statesmen

Portaluppi, Guzmán y Bezanilla

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers confirm that Arnaldo Gorziglia of Portaluppi, Guzmán y Bezanilla is well respected in the market for his experience and expertise.

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Senior Statesmen

Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior practitioner Lisandro Serrano of Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados "is very analytical, creative and has a deep understanding of tax," according to peers. Clients report that "he is concrete in his advice, has well-based arguments and does not make mistakes."

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Band 1

Tax Advisors EPT

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources report that practice head Christian Blanche Reyes "is quite brilliant," and that "he is one of the most knowledgeable in the market in terms of tax law." They continue: "He is very precise and accurate; he tells you what you need to know rather than what you want to hear." 

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Band 1

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Oscar Ferrari of Garrigues is held in high regard by market commentators. Clients report that "he is an expert in tax. He is very capable with regards to understanding the needs of the client and very agile in his responses."

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Band 1

Baraona Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers report that Alex Fischer "is really brilliant, one of the best" and "a first-rate tax lawyer." Clients concur, commenting that "what he has above all is creativity. He has great imagination with regards to finding the right solution and picking the right path to follow."

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Band 2

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner and head of department Fernando Barros enjoys a strong reputation in the industry, with interviewees commenting that "he is a very experienced and very capable lawyer." He continues to advise clients on tax matters related to large M&A transactions.  

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Band 2

Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alicia Domínguez enjoys an excellent reputation amongst peers and clients alike, with sources describing her as "a splendid professional." She advises international companies in a number of industries, with noted activity in the mining sector.  

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Band 2

Bofill Escobar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators laud Ricardo Escobar of Bofill Escobar Abogados, describing him as "technically excellent" and "an extraordinary tax lawyer." They also highlight his experience in the sector and his demonstration of "great judgement."

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Band 2

Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources note Pablo Greiber's prominence not just within the firm, but the sector as a whole. Interviewees comment that "he is very capable and rightly recognised."

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Band 2

KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees report that Francisco Lyon "is not just good at building relationships, he is also technically very good as well." They add: "He is on-hand for the client, always readily accessible, and he presents cases really well."

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Band 2

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Jessica Power "understands the spirit of the law, so she can explain its reach and propose realistic solutions," according to clients. She also enjoys a strong reputation amongst her peers, with sources noting that "she is very knowledgeable."

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Band 2

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients enthuse that Francisco Selamé "is a very well-rounded professional, excellent in the technical aspects and with a great capacity to work under pressure and focus on finding solutions." Peers agree, describing him as "a great lawyer." 

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Band 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources report that practice head Mario Silva "is a very good counsel who is able to identify our vulnerabilities and help us address them." They go on to enthuse: "He has a great capacity for synthesis and he plays a key role in critical situations."

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Band 3

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Jorge Carraha comes in for praise from interviewees who highlight "his broad understanding of tax matters in Chile." They also appreciate his attention to detail, pointing out that "he is studious and meticulous." 

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Band 3

Baraona Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients single out Carolina Collantes for praise, commenting that she is "very, very good on the tax side." She advises domestic and international companies on the tax matters related to foreign investment.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers note María Teresa Cremaschi's activity in the market, describing her as "very capable." She leads the team on a number of key mandates including tax restructuring. 

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Band 3

Fuensalida y Del Valle

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients rate Carolina Fuensalida Merino for her "proactiveness and assertiveness," commenting: "She is always one step ahead." Sources also report that "she has the capacity to put tax within a more general context for business."

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Band 3

Garnham Abogados, Mori & Humphreys

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Arturo Garnham of Garnham Abogados, Mori & Humphreys is recognised by peers for his activity in this area. Clients report that "he has deep knowledge of not only the Chilean tax system but also tax regimes in other countries."

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Band 3

Yrarrázaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Goldenberg, Lagos & Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Edgardo Goldenberg of Yrarrázaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Goldenberg, Lagos & Silva is recognised by peers for his visibility in the market. His practice covers corporate transactions, tax consultancy and litigation.

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Band 3

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients characterise department co-head Leonidas Prieto as "a highly qualified professional" in tax matters. He is frequently sought after to advise on tax issues relating to equity transactions.

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Band 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators praise Guillermo Infante for being "attuned to the business needs of clients." Sources note that "he is able to guide us through the nuances of foreign investments and help create new structures." 

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Band 3

Servicios Legales Baker McKenzie SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources point to Alberto Maturana's long-standing experience in Chilean tax matters, describing him as "a seasoned professional." They also highlight his "technical competence and professionalism," as well as his ability to put together a strong team. 

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Band 3

Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Macarena Navarrete rises in the rankings this year after impressing sources. Clients express their solid appreciation of her for demonstrating "great knowledge and great loyalty."

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Band 3

KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rodrigo Stein "has a good global outlook and a good understanding of the local market," according to sources. They continue: "He understands not just the impact of a transaction on business in Chile, but also its repercussions in other jurisdictions." 

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees offer high praise for Carola Trucco, commenting that she is "fast and focused on finding solutions to conflicts and devising negotiation strategies." They add: "She has great specialisation and a very good understanding of tax." 

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Band 4

Villarroel, Lecaros, Aste y Baraona

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Christian Aste Mejías of Villarroel, Lecaros, Aste y Baraona continues to come in for peer endorsement for his activity in the market. He is additionally noted for his historical involvement in tax litigation.

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Band 4

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources report that Sandra Benedetto "is very capable, especially on international tax matters." She is particularly active assisting clients with cross-border restructuring and global tax planning.

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Band 4

Cabello Letonja y Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients comment that Juan Pablo Cabello "is very creative in his solutions and very productive and effective in restructuring work." He is further endorsed by peers, who note his technical ability and activity in this sphere. 

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Band 4

Fuensalida y Del Valle

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jaime Del Valle has a background in capital markets and is praised by clients for his "astonishing" technical knowledge. Sources also note: "He is very good at presenting and explaining issues to his clients." 

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Band 4

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego García Pujol of Carey & Allende advises local and foreign companies on tax planning. "He has a lot of experience and considers matters carefully," report sources.

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Band 4

Guerrero Valle Garcés

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sebastián Guerrero has recently formed Guerrero Valle Garcés. Clients report that "he is very studious and meticulous in his recommendations and responses." They add: "He is very accurate and his arguments are well founded."

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Band 4

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marcelo Laport "is a very talented and able tax lawyer," according to sources. His practice is primarily dedicated to tax planning for high net worth individuals.

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Band 4

Orellana & Hurtado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo Orellana of Orellana & Hurtado Abogados continues to be recognised by interviewees for his activity and long-held reputation in the market.  

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Band 4

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise Loreto Pelegrí for her quick response times, noting that "she is very committed and knowledgeable." They also value her "empathy, commercial vision and understanding of local legislation." 

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Band 4

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Francisca Perez of Morales & Besa focuses on international tax matters involved in cross-border financing. She routinely advises clients on foreign investment and double tax treaties.

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Band 4

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients characterise department co-head Leonidas Prieto as "a highly qualified professional" in tax matters. He is frequently sought after to advise on tax issues relating to equity transactions.

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Band 4

Recabarren & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Soledad Recabarren of Recabarren & Asociados recently left Ernst & Young in Chile to establish her own tax boutique. Peers are quick to note her reputation in the market, stating that "she is very, very good."

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Up and Coming

Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Osiel González is praised by sources for his "knowledge of the area." They go on to comment that "he is technically very capable." 

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Up and Coming

KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Mauricio Lopez "is very agile at studying alternatives and proposing different solutions," according to sources. They also highlight "his capacity to advise in a strategic way." 

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Associates to watch

Deloitte & Touche Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Leonardo Arata of Deloitte & Touche Abogados is endorsed by peers for his involvement in the market. He focuses his practice primarily on tax litigation.

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Associates to watch

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ignacio Campino "has good judgement and is a specialist in this area," according to interviewees. They add: "His responses and suggestions are quick and accurate." 

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Associates to watch

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Tomás Kovacevic continues to be an active member of the team. He assists with restructuring, disposals and business start-ups.

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Associates to watch

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources greatly appreciate that associate-to-watch Jorge Valenzuela "has great knowledge of the area and has the answers to questions immediately." His practice focuses on international tax matters.

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