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Latin-America Guide

Tax — Chile


Baraona Fischer Spiess - Tax

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Juan Manuel Baraona and Alex Fischer
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Admired tax boutique at the forefront of the Chilean market. Offers a range of services in the tax practice area, including litigation, consulting and tax planning. Team draws on in-house accountants to advise significant domestic and international clients from industries such as banking, mining, infrastructure and technology.

Strengths "I feel supported by Baraona Abogados," a client states; "they offer an excellent and timely service, with the best standards if the Chilean market," adding: "Their greatest attribute is the experience."

Another client says: "The firm provides an excellent service, is very client-focused, but also as tax professionals, they are able to assist while thinking about the business aspects of taxation."

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alex Fischer is held in high esteem by market onlookers, who describe him as "a tremendous lawyer." Clients highlight him for his expertise in this area, noting: "He is very technically sound while also able to appreciate the business aspects of a transaction."

According to market sources, distinguished senior statesman Juan Manuel Baraona is "a leader," and "among the best in the market." They go on to say that he is "an excellent tax lawyer." He advises local and international companies on a wide range of tax matters.

Partner Carolina Collantes leads some of the most relevant matters of the firm. She is "highly recommended" by clients, who go on to add that they have "the best impression of her, she's a very good lawyer."

Department profile by Baraona Fischer Spiess

Baraona Fischer Spiess offers a unique combination of tax expertise, business experience, creativity and innovation to provide customized solutions for our clients. 

Our tax practice aims to provide useful advice and straight-forward recommendations. We assist tax due-diligence, contingency assessment, transfer pricing national and international structuring, and the tax aspects of valuation models.

Our approach to litigation is strategic conflict resolution. We represent clients throughout the administrative and court proceedings resulting from tax audits, getting involved as early as an initial document request under audit.

Our practice benefits from a highly-qualified tax-compliance team of auditors. In the current environment, our tax-compliance group is an integral part of our practice.

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Carey - Tax

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jaime Carey and Jessica Power
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious tax department within a market-leading full service firm. Certified accountants collaborate with legal professionals to offer services in tax planning, due diligence, audits, VAT exemptions and transfer pricing, as well as administrative procedures before the Internal Revenue Service and tax litigation. Impressive clientele hails from industries such as insurance, mining and aviation. New client wins include Salini Impregilo, Qatar Airways and Liverpool.

Strengths A client reports: "In addition to the personalised legal service itself, the firm has a commercial awareness, the fact of having so many established practice areas within the firm allows us to receive an integral service."

Another client states: "The lawyers are very competent and timely with their reports," noting that "the firm has very highly capable lawyers."

Work highlights Advised Siemens on the tax aspects of the corporate restructuring of its healthcare business.

Helped Acciona Energía obtain a VAT exemption on the import of goods for the 196 MW El Romero solar farm project. The exemption saved the company approximately USD30 million.

Significant clients MetLife, Codelco, GE, Sencorp, Marubeni.

Notable practitioners

Peers and clients endorse department co-head Jessica Power because of "her first-rate knowledge" in tax matters. Market onlookers also highlight "her soft skills which are important when consulting a legal professional, especially when the request comes from a foreign company."

Associate-to-watch Manuel Alcalde comes highly recommended by clients for his tax expertise. An interviewee reports he has "good legal and tax capabilities," adding that "he is very thorough and diligent."

Department profile by Carey

The firm’s Tax Group has positioned itself as one of the main and most recognized tax practices in Chile. It is formed by an interdisciplinary of lawyers and certified accountants with experience both in Chile and abroad. It is constantly involved in the structuring of the major and most complex, national and international transactions, tax litigation, tax planning and tax due diligence processes, with a practical approach which aims to give clients specific and comprehensive solutions.

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Ernst & Young (Santiago) - Tax

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Pablo Greiber
- 17 partners
- 112 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned international auditing firm with market leading capabilities in Chilean tax matters. Team advises on key aspects of the practice area including international taxation, compliance and transfer pricing. Also represents domestic and foreign clients before the administrative and judicial authorities. Clients comes from a wide range of industries such as forestry, retail and mining.

Strengths A source identifies EY as "the most prominent of the Big Four accounting firms," adding: "They have a great and solid team."

Another client states: "The office has outstanding professionals," and that "they provide a good service."

Notable practitioners

Partner Alicia Domínguez is highly appreciated by market commentators. Peers consider her an "active tax lawyer," who is "very well recognised for her expertise in the mining industry." She is well equipped to advise international companies on all their taxation needs.

Department head Pablo Greiber is lauded by interviewees as "a spectacular lawyer who is one of the best legal counsel in the market." His tax practice focuses mainly on wealth management for high net worth individuals, corporate reorganisations and family offices.

According to a market source partner Macarena Navarrete "is brilliant, very creative, one of the best tax lawyers I've worked with." She leads some of the firm's most relevant deals related to the financial industry.

Partner Osiel González is well regarded for his work in international taxation matters. Clients describe him as a "very solid" tax lawyer. He is well versed in advising on the tax aspects of corporate restructuring.

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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Tax

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fernando Barros, María Teresa Cremaschi and Carola Trucco
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established tax practice with significant expertise in advising big domestic and international clients on corporate tax restructuring and the tax implications of M&A transactions. Clients comes from a wide range of industries such as education, healthcare and insurance. Team also assists foreign high net worth individuals with their tax compliance processes.

Strengths A client declares: "Barros & Errázuriz is exceptional in tax matters."

Work highlights Advised Mighty River Power on its tax issues regarding its group restructuring.

Significant clients BAT, Chilefilms, Inalen, Calzada Capital Partners, Gamma Capital.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Fernando Barros is endorsed by market commentators for his long-standing experience in tax matters. According to interviewees, "Fernando is a genius, one of the authorities in tax matters. He has high-level knowledge."

María Teresa Cremaschi co-heads the practice and is well regarded by peers for her tax expertise. A client states: "She gives us complete peace of mind and is very clear when answering our queries."

Co-head of department Carola Trucco leads some of the most relevant deals of the department. She is described by a client as "a highly respected lawyer who does her job very well, she has given us good support."

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KPMG Chile - Tax

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Respected international audit firm active with significant expertise in the Chilean tax field. Team's domestic and international tax advisory work includes related litigation, tax planning, transfer pricing, tax due diligence and acquisition structuring. Frequently instructed to advise clients in the banking, technology and transportation industries.

Strengths A client states: "The lawyers' degree of commitment to their clients and flexibility to understand their clients' businesses are outstanding." They go on to add: "They look for alternatives or solutions that solve tax problems in a way that is compatible with the reality of their client's business."

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Francisco Lyon receives praise from clients and peers for his great capabilities in the tax field. He is acclaimed by clients for his "solid knowledge in tax matters, as well as his service-minded and personal approach."

Partner and co-head of department Rodrigo Stein is a "great asset" for the team, according to peers. He possesses "a broad and comprehensive view of the matters," which is highly appreciated by clients.

Up-and-coming partner Mauricio Lopez co-heads the department and advises clients from a number of industries, with noted activity in the financial sector. A client states: "He is very good with numbers, finance and accountancy."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Tax

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Mario Silva and Guillermo Infante
- 2 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted international full-service firm with an important presence in transactional tax matters. Well regarded advising multinational companies on M&A deals involving complex tax aspects, with additional capabilities in sector-related litigation. Maintains strong activity across the mining, finance and energy sectors. Fox International Channels Chile and Isapre Cruz Blanca are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths A client commends: "The service provided by the firm is really good. The lawyers are properly qualified and have relevant experience," adding: "The team is reliable, rigorous and judicious."

Work highlights Assisted Ecomac with its taxation matters related to the review and negotiation of the share purchase agreement with Emelda.

Significant clients Claro Chile, Banco-BTG Pactual, Prudential, Entel, Enersis.

Notable practitioners

Key partner and co-head of department Mario Silva is frequently called upon to advise on a broad range of tax matters. According to clients, "he is a very intelligent and prestigious lawyer," with "a comprehensive and prudent insight."

Market sources single out department co-head Guillermo Infante for his great skills in tax matters. According to a client, "he is very good in tax planning, provides solutions and deals with complex matters with ease."

Department profile by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Our tax team understands how the businesses of our clients work to help them achieving their objectives, by means of the design of local and cross-border structures the principal focus of which is the solid and efficient management of taxes, through the following areas:


1.    Local and Off-shore tax planning:
2.    International reorganizations:
3.    Transfer Pricing
4.    Private Clients reorganizations and tax planning
5.    Tax litigations and tax proceedings
6.    Customs and International Trade

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA - Tax

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 78 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established international audit firm with a highly respected tax practice. Deep bench handles complex international taxation matters as well as transfer pricing, corporate restructuring, tax compliance and sector-related litigation. Clients typically hail from the mining, retail, food and beverage and construction industries. Marcelo Laport has recently joined the practice.

Strengths A client underlines: "I feel very comfortable working with PwC, they are solid and impeccable."

Significant clients Sociedad Contractual Minera Lumina Copper, Scotiabank, Yamana Gold, Principal Financial Group, Geopark.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Francisco Selamé is held in high esteem by peers and clients alike. Market onlookers describe him as "a fantastic lawyer, extremely thorough but creative, and an excellent negotiator." He is well equipped to advise on tax planning and sector-related litigation.

Well regarded by interviewees, partner and department co-head Sandra Benedetto specialises in international taxation matters and the tax aspects of cross-border corporate transactions.

According to market sources, practice co-head Marcelo Laport is "active and extraordinary in tax matters," and they add: "He possesses solid knowledge and provides clear answers." He frequently advises high net worth individuals on their tax needs.

Practice co-head Loreto Pelegrí focuses her practice on tax planning and structuring. She is considered by sources to be an "intelligent and competent lawyer," who is also "very good at dealing with international tax matters."

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Baker McKenzie Chile - Tax

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alberto Maturana
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Global full-service firm with a dynamic practise assisting with domestic and cross-border mandates. Expertise includes tax planning, transfer pricing and tax litigation for companies in the pharmaceutical, energy and mining sectors. Team also provides services in tax compliance, estate planning and accounting analysis, as well as related securities work.

Strengths A client says: "The lawyers always provide technical but concise arguments, which is not usual in the legal market but highly appreciated, as it gives us peace of mind when making a decision. They always respond in excellent time, regardless of the time of year in which the advice is needed."

Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, Rockwood Lithium, Grupo Security, McKinsey & Company, Viña Concha y Toro.

Notable practitioners

Department head Alberto Maturana focuses his practice on international taxation and corporate reorganisations. An interviewee highlights his "excellent performance" when dealing with tax matters.

Associate-to-watch Ignacio Gepp comes recommended by market sources for his work in this space. According to a client, "he is a great support." He is well versed in advising on the VAT structuring of M&A transactions.

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Cabello Letonja y Cía - Tax

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 13 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected tax boutique with a strong bench of experienced lawyers. Legal team is supported by financial and accounting professionals to advise on tax planning and compliance for multinational companies and high net worth individuals, as well as administrative procedures before the authorities. Represents clients from a wide variety of sectors, including retail, media, banking and construction.

Strengths A source reports: "The lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of tax matters," adding: "I would recommend them without a doubt."

Notable practitioners

Partner Juan Pablo Cabello receives praise from market commentators for his abilities in this space. He is very active advising on tax planning issues and he is described as a "very good lawyer" by peers.

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Claro & Cía - Tax

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jorge Carraha
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded full-service firm with solid activity providing tax advice to domestic and international companies. Frequently instructed to handle the tax aspects of complex joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Additional capabilities in tax planning and tax litigation for entities in the energy, financial services and retail sectors. Grupo Nutresa is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths A client highlights: "The firm offers a very professional, high-quality and comprehensive service which is very valuable for our company."

Work highlights Provided tax advice to Prudential Financial regarding the implementation of a USD600 million joint venture with Inversiones La Construcción to gain control of Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones Habitat.

Significant clients Walmart, Itaú CorpBanca, Citi, AES Gener, Enersis Americas.

Notable practitioners

Department head Jorge Carraha maintains an active practice advising on a comprehensive range of tax issues. He is highly recommended by clients for his expertise in "restructuring and M&A transactions," and is described as an "excellent lawyer who is very close to his clients."

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Fuensalida y Del Valle - Tax

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carolina Fuensalida and Jaime Del Valle
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noteworthy tax boutique with an increasing visibility in the tax market. Key areas of activity include tax restructuring and planning, and sector-related regulatory matters. Frequently sought after for advice by key domestic and international companies in the banking and insurance sectors, as well as family offices. Intervial Chile, Thales Chile and Banco Itaú are new client wins.

Strengths A client endorses the firm, saying: "The lawyers provide excellent service and in-depth analysis, which gives us great confidence when making a decision," and adding: "They are up to date in domestic and international tax matters."

Work highlights Represented Grupo Duero in investigations into alleged tax fraud regarding its 50% share in Banco Penta.

Significant clients Principal Financial Group, J.P. Morgan, BCI, MetLife, Unifrutti Traders.

Notable practitioners

Sources highlights department co-head Carolina Fuensalida Merino for her broad practice, which encompasses experience from both the private and public sectors. She is described by clients as a "very talented" and "very professional and correct" lawyer.

Jaime Del Valle is considered by clients as "a very analytical lawyer, who is very good with numbers." They go on to add: "He is pragmatic and meticulous at the same time, clear when explaining, and takes a position regarding the best option for his clients."

Department profile by Fuensalida y Del Valle

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Prieto Abogados - Tax

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Mario Gorziglia and Leonidas Prieto
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact and respected tax team, regularly called upon to advise important domestic and international clients on tax planning, restructuring and consultancy issues. Team has further expertise advising on tax litigation before the authorities and estate planning for high net worth individuals. Isapre Consalud is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths A client declares: "The lawyers are quick, organised, clear, efficient and provide very creative solutions," adding: "Working with them has been a great experience, they have been very supportive."

Work highlights Provided tax advice to an ad hoc group of bondholders of Automotores Gildemeister on a USD700 million bond restructuring deal.

Significant clients ENGIE, LarrainVial, Mall Plaza Group, Inversiones La Construcción, SMU.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Mario Gorziglia maintains a solid reputation for his expertise in taxation matters. A client refers to him as "a reliable and direct lawyer, who is clear-minded to find proper solutions."

Market onlookers say that co-head of department Leonidas Prieto is "extraordinarily competent and an expert," whilst also highlighting "his mix of expertise in tax and accountancy matters."

Associate-to-watch Cristian Bay-Schmith is recommended by market commentators, who say he is "an excellent lawyer," and endorse him for his "solid knowledge" in tax matters. He focuses his practice on international tax matters.

Department profile by Prieto Abogados

The taxation department of Prieto provides comprehensive counseling in tax matters, optimizing clients’ tax burdens in their transactions, business structures and contractual relationships, making them more efficient.

The team counsels domestic and foreign companies, business groups and individuals in their tax planning.

Contact: Mario Gorziglia and Leonidas Prieto.

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Allende Bascuñán y Cia - Tax

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Francisco Allende
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid tax department advising a variety of clients including high net worth individuals, family offices and multinational companies. Team offers expertise in corporate restructuring, estate planning, tax compliance and related litigation in sectors such as healthcare, construction, mining and real estate. Client wins include Celulosa Arauco, Econsult and Aguas Chañar.

Strengths A client reports: "The firm's service is exceptional. The lawyers have the rare combination of deep technical proficiency, high levels of commercial acumen, significant cross-border experience and they always identify solutions rather than presenting problems."

Work highlights Advised Grupo Cabal on the tax aspects involved in its corporate restructuring process.

Significant clients CargoLux Airlines International, GMTO, Renner Herrmann, Philips Chilena, Córpora.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Allende is the key client contact.

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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados - Tax

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Guillermo Fonseca, Alejandro Álvarez and Octavio Bofill
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded tax practice offering services in tax consultancy and tax planning. Particular focus on taxation in connection with share purchase agreements, real estate projects and corporate restructuring. Clients typically hail from the mining, financial services and construction industries. New client wins include Asset Chile, Rosen and Laguna Gold.

Strengths A client says: "The lawyers provide a great service," adding: "They are very professional and have solid knowledge in tax matters."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Techpack on the tax aspects involved in the USD435 million sale operation of its subsidiary Alusa.

Significant clients Mitsui, BICE Vida, CCU, Alupar Investimento, Patria Investment.

Notable practitioners

Market sources highlight associate-to-watch Ignacio Campino as someone who "deals particularly well with the tax matters we entrust to him." He is well equipped to handle the tax aspects of complex cross-border transactions.

Associate-to-watch Jorge Valenzuela is held in high esteem by a market onlookers "for his in-depth knowledge of tax matters and for always identifying potential red flags in complex issues."

Department profile by Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana’s Tax team provides counsel regarding complex tax issues in all types of transactions.

This practice group advises international companies investing in Chile on cross-border and transactional tax considerations, and offers expertise to Chilean affiliates of international companies regarding local tax planning and withholding tax issues.

The team counsels on the taxation aspects of major domestic and international M&A transactions, the interpretation and application of tax treaties, project tax planning, corporate financings and restructurings, and insolvency matters.

BMAJ has particular expertise in managing tax controversies as well representing clients in hearings on tax matters before Chilean courts.

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CMS Carey & Allende - Tax

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Diego García Pujol
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Emerging tax practice rendering services in the key areas of the field. Frequently advises local and international companies on tax planning and the tax aspects of M&A and corporate restructuring, as well as related litigation. Clients comes from a wide range of industries such as food and beverage, energy and financial services.

Strengths A client states: "The service provided is excellent. The lawyers provide accurate, prompt and up-to-date advice and show in-depth knowledge of tax matters."

Work highlights Assisted Piscicultura Aquasan with a tax litigation process before the Chilean IRS with regards to market value pricing of assets.

Significant clients Dream, Aquachile.

Notable practitioners

According to market onlookers, department head Diego García Pujol "shows a great command of tax matters," and they add: "He gives us peace of mind that decisions taken are the most appropriate."

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Recabarren & Asociados - Tax

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Soledad Recabarren and Luis Felipe Ocampo
- 5 partners
- 24 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Developing tax boutique firm formed of highly experienced lawyers in this field. Team routinely handles a wide variety of tax matters spanning transactional, consulting and contentious cases in this sphere. Possesses an impressive client roster comprising key local and international clients from the oil and gas and energy sectors.

Strengths A client highlights: "The firm provides accurate, appropriate and trustworthy advice." They go on to note that the "lawyers offer a personalised service, rather than the very common one-size-fits-all approach."

Work highlights Advised CGE Distribución on its corporate and tax restructuring required for the entry of the new foreign controlling entity.

Significant clients Lipigas, Itaú International, Agrosuper, Ultramar, Grünenthal.

Notable practitioners

Name partner and co-head Soledad Recabarren continues to be highly regarded in this practice area, where she is considered an "extraordinary" and "bold" lawyer by sources. According to interviewees, "she is, without a doubt, one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in tax matters."

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Tax Advisors EPT - Tax

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Christian Blanche and Benjamin Bernstein
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established tax boutique advising on a full range of tax matters including tax planning and restructuring, as well as litigation and estate planning. Solid reputation among leading domestic and international companies, and high net worth individuals and family offices. Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP) and Sociedad de Inversiones Pampa Calichera are new client wins.

Strengths A client states: "The advice provided by the firm is comprehensive and precise," adding: "Their best attribute is the reliability of their opinions."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to TEP Chile on the tax aspects involved in its USD300 million incorporation into Costa Verde Aeronautica.

Significant clients Rockwood Lithium, Grupo Penta, Grupo Loga, Grupo Nuestros Parques, Sorgent.e Chile.

Notable practitioners

Revered practitioner Christian Blanche Reyes is highly commended as a leading lawyer in this area by market sources, who say: "He has great technical capabilities, has excellent communication skills and handles tax matters perfectly."

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Senior Statesmen

Juan Manuel Baraona

Baraona Fischer Spiess

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to market sources, distinguished senior statesman Juan Manuel Baraona is "a leader," and "among the best in the market." They go on to say that he is "an excellent tax lawyer." He advises local and international companies on a wide range of tax matters.

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Senior Statesmen

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned senior statesman Pedro Deutsch of Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos continues to garner recognition for his prestigious standing in the practice area. According to clients "he is an expert in tax matters."

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Senior Statesmen

Arnaldo Gorziglia

Arteaga Gorziglia & Cía. Abogados

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Senior Statesmen

Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed senior statesman Lisandro Serrano of Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados receives positive commentary from peers, who highlight his expertise and long-standing experience in tax matters.

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Christian Blanche Reyes

Tax Advisors EPT

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered practitioner Christian Blanche Reyes is highly commended as a leading lawyer in this area by market sources, who say: "He has great technical capabilities, has excellent communication skills and handles tax matters perfectly."

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Bofill Escobar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered partner Ricardo Escobar of Bofill Escobar Abogados is highly acclaimed by market commentators for his expertise and experience in the tax arena. An interviewee describes him as "one of the most brilliant tax lawyers I have ever met."

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner and department head Oscar Ferrari of Garrigues is held in high esteem by clients and peers alike. "Oscar must be one of the best lawyers in tax matters in Chile, or the best lawyer. His work has been outstanding," according to one impressed client.

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Baraona Fischer Spiess

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Alex Fischer is held in high esteem by market onlookers, who describe him as "a tremendous lawyer." Clients highlight him for his expertise in this area, noting: "He is very technically sound while also able to appreciate the business aspects of a transaction."

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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Fernando Barros is endorsed by market commentators for his long-standing experience in tax matters. According to interviewees, "Fernando is a genius, one of the authorities in tax matters. He has high-level knowledge."

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Alicia Domínguez

Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alicia Domínguez is highly appreciated by market commentators. Peers consider her an "active tax lawyer," who is "very well recognised for her expertise in the mining industry." She is well equipped to advise international companies on all their taxation needs.

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Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Pablo Greiber is lauded by interviewees as "a spectacular lawyer who is one of the best legal counsel in the market." His tax practice focuses mainly on wealth management for high net worth individuals, corporate reorganisations and family offices.

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KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Francisco Lyon receives praise from clients and peers for his great capabilities in the tax field. He is acclaimed by clients for his "solid knowledge in tax matters, as well as his service-minded and personal approach."

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Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers and clients endorse department co-head Jessica Power because of "her first-rate knowledge" in tax matters. Market onlookers also highlight "her soft skills which are important when consulting a legal professional, especially when the request comes from a foreign company."

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Francisco Selamé

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Francisco Selamé is held in high esteem by peers and clients alike. Market onlookers describe him as "a fantastic lawyer, extremely thorough but creative, and an excellent negotiator." He is well equipped to advise on tax planning and sector-related litigation.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner and co-head of department Mario Silva is frequently called upon to advise on a broad range of tax matters. According to clients, "he is a very intelligent and prestigious lawyer," with "a comprehensive and prudent insight."

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Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Jorge Carraha maintains an active practice advising on a comprehensive range of tax issues. He is highly recommended by clients for his expertise in "restructuring and M&A transactions," and is described as an "excellent lawyer who is very close to his clients."

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Carolina Collantes

Baraona Fischer Spiess

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carolina Collantes leads some of the most relevant matters of the firm. She is "highly recommended" by clients, who go on to add that they have "the best impression of her, she's a very good lawyer."

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María Teresa Cremaschi

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Teresa Cremaschi co-heads the practice and is well regarded by peers for her tax expertise. A client states: "She gives us complete peace of mind and is very clear when answering our queries."

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Carolina Fuensalida Merino

Fuensalida y Del Valle

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources highlights department co-head Carolina Fuensalida Merino for her broad practice, which encompasses experience from both the private and public sectors. She is described by clients as a "very talented" and "very professional and correct" lawyer.

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Garnham Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Arturo Garnham of Garnham Abogados, Mori & Humphreys is highlighted by peers for his solid knowledge in this field. He is described by sources as "a great lawyer," and "very trustworthy."

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Juan Edgardo Goldenberg

Yrarrázaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Goldenberg, Lagos & Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Edgardo Goldenberg of Yrarrázaval, Ruiz-Tagle, Goldenberg, Lagos & Silva receives praise from market sources for his great capabilities in taxation. He is well equipped to handle tax consultancy and litigation matters.

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Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Mario Gorziglia maintains a solid reputation for his expertise in taxation matters. A client refers to him as "a reliable and direct lawyer, who is clear-minded to find proper solutions."

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Guillermo Infante

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources single out department co-head Guillermo Infante for his great skills in tax matters. According to a client, "he is very good in tax planning, provides solutions and deals with complex matters with ease."

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Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Alberto Maturana focuses his practice on international taxation and corporate reorganisations. An interviewee highlights his "excellent performance" when dealing with tax matters.

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Macarena Navarrete

Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to a market source partner Macarena Navarrete "is brilliant, very creative, one of the best tax lawyers I've worked with." She leads some of the firm's most relevant deals related to the financial industry.

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Soledad Recabarren

Recabarren & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner and co-head Soledad Recabarren continues to be highly regarded in this practice area, where she is considered an "extraordinary" and "bold" lawyer by sources. According to interviewees, "she is, without a doubt, one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in tax matters."

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KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner and co-head of department Rodrigo Stein is a "great asset" for the team, according to peers. He possesses "a broad and comprehensive view of the matters," which is highly appreciated by clients.

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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Carola Trucco leads some of the most relevant deals of the department. She is described by a client as "a highly respected lawyer who does her job very well, she has given us good support."

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Christian Aste Mejías

Villarroel, Lecaros, Aste y Baraona

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Christian Aste Mejías of Villarroel, Lecaros, Aste y Baraona maintains a strong reputation for his noteworthy experience in tax matters. He is experienced advising clients in tax litigation mandates.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well regarded by interviewees, partner and department co-head Sandra Benedetto specialises in international taxation matters and the tax aspects of cross-border corporate transactions.

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Juan Pablo Cabello

Cabello Letonja y Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Pablo Cabello receives praise from market commentators for his abilities in this space. He is very active advising on tax planning issues and he is described as a "very good lawyer" by peers.

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Fuensalida y Del Valle

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jaime Del Valle is considered by clients as "a very analytical lawyer, who is very good with numbers." They go on to add: "He is pragmatic and meticulous at the same time, clear when explaining, and takes a position regarding the best option for his clients."

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Diego García Pujol

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to market onlookers, department head Diego García Pujol "shows a great command of tax matters," and they add: "He gives us peace of mind that decisions taken are the most appropriate."

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Ernst & Young (Santiago)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Osiel González is well regarded for his work in international taxation matters. Clients describe him as a "very solid" tax lawyer. He is well versed in advising on the tax aspects of corporate restructuring.

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Sebastián Guerrero

Guerrero Valle Garcés

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources recognise partner Sebastián Guerrero of Guerrero Valle Garcés as a good lawyer highly involved in tax matters. He frequently handles corporate matters and public policy related to this sector.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to market sources, practice co-head Marcelo Laport is "active and extraordinary in tax matters," and they add: "He possesses solid knowledge and provides clear answers." He frequently advises high net worth individuals on their tax needs.

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Juan Pablo Orellana

Orellana & Hurtado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources highlight co-head Juan Pablo Orellana of Orellana & Hurtado Abogados because of his significant skills in tax litigation. A client states: "He brings innovative ideas and provides legal advice in a timely manner."

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Loreto Pelegrí focuses her practice on tax planning and structuring. She is considered by sources to be an "intelligent and competent lawyer," who is also "very good at dealing with international tax matters."

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Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Francisca Perez of Morales & Besa is commended by clients, who describe her as "fantastic and very knowledgeable." They add: "She offers business-oriented solutions."

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Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market onlookers say that co-head of department Leonidas Prieto is "extraordinarily competent and an expert," whilst also highlighting "his mix of expertise in tax and accountancy matters."

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Up and Coming

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Astrid Hardessen of Fontaine & Cía. Abogados comes highly recommended by market onlookers for her "knowledge, creativity and proactivity in the tax arena."

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KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Mauricio Lopez co-heads the department and advises clients from a number of industries, with noted activity in the financial sector. A client states: "He is very good with numbers, finance and accountancy."

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Up and Coming

CorreaGubbins

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients express praise for up-and-coming partner Eduardo Torretti of CorreaGubbins for his "in-depth knowledge of taxation matters," and "for being very proactive and providing prompt answers."

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Associates to watch

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Manuel Alcalde comes highly recommended by clients for his tax expertise. An interviewee reports he has "good legal and tax capabilities," adding that "he is very thorough and diligent."

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Associates to watch

Cristian Bay-Schmith

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Cristian Bay-Schmith is recommended by market commentators, who say he is "an excellent lawyer," and endorse him for his "solid knowledge" in tax matters. He focuses his practice on international tax matters.

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Associates to watch

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources highlight associate-to-watch Ignacio Campino as someone who "deals particularly well with the tax matters we entrust to him." He is well equipped to handle the tax aspects of complex cross-border transactions.

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Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Gracia Curtze of Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr enters the rankings due to great recognition from sources. They say: "She has great tax knowledge and the clarity to tackle the issues."

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Associates to watch

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ignacio Gepp comes recommended by market sources for his work in this space. According to a client, "he is a great support." He is well versed in advising on the VAT structuring of M&A transactions.

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Associates to watch

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Jorge Valenzuela is held in high esteem by a market onlookers "for his in-depth knowledge of tax matters and for always identifying potential red flags in complex issues."

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