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Latin-America Guide

Tax — Chile


Baraona Fischer Spiess - Tax Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding boutique practice boasting a market-leading presence in the Chilean tax arena. Highly experienced team, including in-house accountants, possesses a wealth of experience providing tax support for M&A transactions, with further expertise in transfer pricing, estate planning and structuring. Department is also well placed to advise on complex tax litigation matters, and offers integrated tax compliance services to clients in the banking, mining and technology industries.

Strengths One client describes the firm as "top-notch" and the team as "superb," highlighting their "responsiveness, knowledge, strong business acumen and ability to deal with complex matters." Another client commends the service, reporting: "Their advice is well researched and they are at the forefront of matters regarding new tax regulation."

Notable practitioners

Prestigious senior statesman Juan Manuel Baraona possesses long-standing experience advising local and international clients on a range of tax matters. He garners widespread recognition from interviewees for his reputation in the Chilean tax arena. One source notes: "He is very up to date on tax matters," while another says: "He is an extremely good lawyer."

Leading practitioner Alex Fischer co-heads the department and focuses his practice on personal and corporate tax planning, tax litigation, and advice on M&A transactions and foreign investment. Clients highlight his "experience and level of engagement," with one client stating: "He is one of the best tax advisers in Chile."

Clients continue to be impressed by partner Carolina Collantes, reporting: "She is excellent and her knowledge is evident. I would recommend her for her timely, clear and comprehensive answers." Another source adds: "She's very bright and has great communication skills."

About the Team (content provided 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 Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned full-service firm with a top-tier tax department. Highly experienced team includes in-house accountants and offers extensive experience in a range of areas, including tax litigation, assistance with tax audits and administrative procedures before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Routinely seen representing key clients from industries such as food and beverages, real estate and construction. Team is adept at handling VAT issues and tax structuring arising from M&A transactions. UnitedHealth is a new client win.

Strengths Interviewees are full of praise for the department, with one client commending: "Carey does an impressive job. I would highlight their responsiveness and their practical approach to resolving issues." Another client highlights "the quality of the information and the timely responses," going on to state: "It is a go-to firm for tax matters."

Work highlight Assisted Sencorp on the VAT issues arising from the USD170 million acquisition of one tower and a convention of Parque Titanium to Toesca.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Jessica Power focuses her practice on tax planning, local and international tax consulting, and advising on tax aspects of M&A transactions. Clients highlight her particular strength assisting with complex matters, with one client pointing out: "She understands our needs and is very well prepared."

About the Team (content provided 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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Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded full-service firm with an established reputation in the Chilean tax space. Frequently advises key domestic and international clients from a range of industries, including construction, real estate and telecommunications. Offers broad experience in tax structuring and implementation, M&A-related matters, and defence of tax claims before the IRS. Additionally advises foreign high net worth individuals on their tax compliance processes. New client wins include Bautek, Faber Castell and Mercury Energy.

Strengths Clients commend the department, attesting: "I have a very high opinion of them - they are proactive and the quality of their work is very good." Another interviewee highlights the team's "knowledge and negotiation skills," and also values that "they propose innovative solutions."

Work highlight Advised Chilefilms on its tax structure in Chile.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Fernando Barros is highly regarded by market commentators for his knowledge of the tax sector in Chile. Clients are impressed by his expertise and market commentators attest: "He is very recognised in the market. He stands out and is a great lawyer."

Clients are impressed by partner María Teresa Cremaschi, reporting: "She has very good knowledge of the market. She is practical and offers pragmatic solutions." Another source highlights her "knowledge, diligence and excellent performance."

Carola Trucco concentrates her practice on assisting with the tax implications of cross-border M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. Interviewees are impressed with her and state: "She is responsive, knowledgeable and provides creative solutions."

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

Considered one of the leading tax firms, and with a team dedicated exclusively to this area, Barros y Errázuriz provides tax planning services at a corporate and personal level and implements national and international planning strategies in order to help clients operate effectively and efficiently from a tax perspective.

Due to the comprehensive vision of our firm, tax advice is integrated into the services provided by the firm in its other areas of practice so that tax effects and contingencies are considered in each of our clients’ businesses and activities, whether in local or international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring or project financing.

In addition, our firm has extensive experience in proceedings before the tax authority, representing its clients before the Internal Revenue Service (SII, Spanish acronym for Sevicios de Impuestos Internos) and the Tax Courts.

It also assists US Citizen clients in their compliance process with FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of the United States).



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EY Chile - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected international auditing firm with long-standing experience in the Chilean tax sector. Well-regarded team offers significant expertise in advising on wealth management, tax implications of M&A transactions, international taxation matters and related litigation. Frequently seen representing both domestic and international clients from a diverse range of industries, including forestry and mining, in tax compliance and consultancy mandates.

Strengths Market onlookers highlight the team's activity in transactional work in the sector and describe the department as "very strong."

Notable practitioners

Key partner Alicia Domínguez possesses significant experience advising both domestic and international players on their taxation needs. She offers particular expertise advising on tax matters related to the mining and energy industries.

Respected partner Pablo Greiber heads the department. He focuses his practice on advising high net worth individuals and family offices on wealth management and companies on the tax implications of corporate reorganisations.

Macarena Navarrete concentrates her practice on assisting with transactions and foreign investment in Chile. She remains a respected figure among peers, with one interviewee noting: "She is a great lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by EY Chile)

EY Chile is a leading assurance, tax, legal, transactions and consulting firm with almost 100 years in Chile. Around the worl, EY has one of the biggest tax teams in the world, with more than 28,000 professionals in more than 700 offices in 150 countries. In EY Chile we support our clients with integrated tax advisory services, helping them align and optimize their business according to local and international practices and regulations, defining tax structures according to their needs and future plans, and supporting our clients with a specialist in almost every subject, ensuring the right professional at the right time.

Unlike traditional firms, EY benefits from a unique corporate network. EY attorneys work seamlessly with local and global colleagues from other EY service lines, including insurance, tax, transactions and consulting, to provide comprehensive and professional advice and to operate with confidence in all jurisdictions, making the most of today's new business opportunities.

EY offers an innovative approach by providing tax and legal services minimizing the gap between business advisors and legal counseling. The services of the firm include tax advice and tax performance, international taxes, transfer pricing definitions, litigation and controversies, compensation plans; as well as compliance and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services and consultancy services for family businesses, personal assets, and large and multinationals companies among others.

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KPMG Chile - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded international auditing firm occupying a strong position in the Chilean tax market. Experienced team regularly advises on international and corporate tax matters, transfer pricing and tax compliance issues, offering further expertise in related disputes before the IRS. Frequently instructed by clients from industries such as automotive, mining, aviation and technology to advise on tax due diligence and tax restructuring.

Strengths Clients commend the department, commenting: "The service is excellent and the team provides timely responses," with another source noting that the team is "very strong" in the Chilean tax sphere.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Lyon is lead partner in the department and focuses his practice on international corporate tax consulting. Clients attest: "He is very knowledgeable, intelligent and is able to understand his clients' needs." Clients also value his ability to "help you make the best business decisions."

Key partner Rodrigo Stein concentrates his practice on corporate tax matters, as well as advising on transfer pricing and foreign investment. He offers significant experience advising major clients from the mining and energy industries.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected international full-service firm occupying a strong position in the Chilean tax sphere. Multi-jurisdictional tax team is well equipped to advise on tax matters related to M&A transactions and international tax structuring, with additional strength in related litigation matters and double taxation treaties. Routinely retained by significant clients from industries such as banking, food and beverage, retail and media. BBVA and Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine are new client wins.

Strengths Clients commend the department's service, reporting: "They have a good team and are very solid. They provide timely responses and have good knowledge of the sector - they do a great job."

Work highlight Advised BBVA Chile on the tax matters related to the sale of shares to Scotiabank. Advice consisted of the structuring of the sale and acquisition of shares and the analysis of the application of the double taxation treaty between Chile and Spain.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded partner Mario Silva is highly experienced in matters spanning corporate income taxation, tax planning and corporate restructuring, as well as in tax matters related to real estate. Clients attest: "He is brilliant. He is extremely client and business-oriented and is dedicated."

Guillermo Infante co-leads the department and offers particular strength advising clients from the banking and finance and energy and natural resources sectors. Clients highlight "his knowledge and his efficient application of the law in order to solve our problems."

About the Team (content provided 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 Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected international auditing firm boasting a wealth of experience in both contentious and non-contentious tax work in Chile. Routinely advises on a range of matters including transfer pricing, international taxation and corporate restructurings, as well as assisting with M&A transactions and tax compliance matters. Client portfolio includes players from the financial services, energy and mining sectors.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team, enthusing: "They have been very proactive and I have been impressed by both their advice and their willingness to co-ordinate, lead and take responsibility for outcomes."

Notable practitioners

Respected partner Francisco Selamé heads the department and is recognised by market onlookers for his presence in the Chilean tax sector. He specialises in personal and corporate planning, advising on the tax implications of M&A transactions and restructurings, with additional expertise in related disputes.

Clients highlight the "positive impression" they have of partner Sandra Benedetto, commenting: "She is responsive, takes ownership and takes care to ensure that our tax structures work." She focuses her practice on international taxation and cross-border corporate restructuring.

Partner Marcelo Laport possesses significant experience in tax compliance matters and advising on corporate restructurings. Clients praise his capabilities in the tax ambit, commenting: "He is highly creative and very easy to work with. He is excellent."

Loreto Pelegrí offers particular expertise advising multinational companies on the tax structuring of their investments in Chile. Clients are impressed with her work, enthusing: "She keeps herself up to date, is very proactive, and delivers very good results."

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Baker McKenzie Chile - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International firm whose Chilean tax practice regularly provides tax support for cross-border M&A transactions. Also assists with related dispute resolution matters and offers multi-jurisdictional transfer pricing and VAT advice. Possesses experience advising international clients investing in Chile, as well as domestic and multinational clients from industries including pharmaceuticals, logistics and financial services.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the department, and note: "They have very strong technical capabilities, and their response times are very good." Interviewees additionally say: "Their strengths are their communication skills and their efficiency."

Notable practitioners

Head of department Alberto Maturana specialises in international tax consulting and corporate reorganisations. He comes recommended by clients, who highlight "the depth of his tax knowledge, his rational approach to overcoming obstacles and his clear, detailed advice."

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Cabello y Cía Abogados Tributarios - Tax Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant boutique firm occupying a strong position in the Chilean tax sector. Experienced team is regularly sought out in order to advise both private individuals and companies on their taxation needs, including administrative proceedings before the IRS. Team is frequently instructed to handle tax planning and compliance for domestic and international companies in the retail, media and construction industries.

Strengths Clients attest: "They are intelligent and have good knowledge." Market onlookers note the firm's presence in the Chilean tax ambit and characterise the firm as a "very strong boutique."

Notable practitioners

Juan Pablo Cabello leads the department and offers broad experience advising on local and international restructurings, tax planning and related litigation matters. Market onlookers note his strong presence in the Chilean tax sphere.

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Claro & Cía - Tax Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious full-service firm maintaining a respected practice in this space. Team is experienced in advising domestic and multinational clients on regulatory issues, as well as providing tax advice related to M&A transactions, IPOs and bond issuances. Routinely retained by players from a range of industries, including banking and finance, retail and maritime. Inchcape is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths The department comes highly recommended by clients, who state: "They are very knowledgeable in tax matters, they have the ability to understand complex corporate structures, they understand international tax issues and are very thorough in their work."

Work highlight Assisted Petrobras Chile Distribución with the tax implications of its USD470 million acquisition by Southern Cross. Advice included liaising with the Chilean IRS.

Notable practitioners

Clients are impressed by head of department Jorge Carraha, attesting: "His strengths are his outstanding knowledge, experience and legal judgement, combined with a personalised service and prompt responses." He is well versed in handling a range of tax matters for clients in the energy and banking sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Claro & Cía)

Claro & Cia.'s tax department helps clients in structuring complex transactions, tax litigation and approaching tax authorities so as to achieve the best economic result for their clients’ corporate, restructuring, tax-free reorganisation, M&A, financing, foreign investment and tax planning needs. 


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Fuensalida y Del Valle - Tax Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected boutique firm with a growing presence in the Chilean tax sphere. Highly experienced team is well equipped to advise clients from the banking, food and beverage and aviation spheres on a range of tax matters. Particular skills in administrative litigation before the IRS and local and international tax restructurings. New client wins include Colmena Golden Cross, LAN Chile and Nestlé Chile.

Strengths Clients attest: "It is a very good firm with good experience and knowledge." Interviewees go on to underline that the firm is "very good at handling complex matters."

Work highlight Advised Intervial Chile on the tax due diligence and negotiations for the financing of a private tender offer for a road concession in southern Chile.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Jaime Del Valle offers particular specialisation advising clients from the banking and finance sector. Clients value his knowledge of the tax field in Chile, while market onlookers comment: "He has very strong technical abilities."

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Prieto Abogados - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded local firm with an established tax practice. Experience spans a range of tax matters, including tax litigation, transactional matters and tax planning for family offices and private individuals. Team offers particular expertise in tax matters related to structuring investments in new projects in the energy and power sectors. MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Sun Dreams are new client wins.

Strengths A client states: "They are dynamic and very efficient," going on to highlight the "good results and creative solutions" provided. Clients also underline the department's "good technical knowledge."

Work highlight Advised Transmisora Eléctrica on all tax matters related to the construction and development of an electricity transmission line connecting the two national grids in Chile.

Notable practitioners

Noted partner Mario Gorziglia co-leads the department and is praised by clients for his "up-to-date knowledge" of the Chilean tax market. Interviewees also state: "He is accessible, focused and reacts quickly. He has in-depth knowledge of this area."

Co-head of department Leonidas Prieto comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He is capable of analysing and considering transactions from both legal and business perspectives. His experience is very useful and his work is high quality."

Up-and-coming partner Cristian Bay-Schmith garners widespread praise from clients, who attest: "He is a rising star in the tax field. He is a solid lawyer, with great knowledge and real dedication in the search for personalised solutions for his clients."

About the Team (content provided 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 Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic tax practice regularly advising on the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations and tax litigation matters. Also sought after to assist family offices with estate planning, and offers expertise in the representation and defence of key clients before the relevant tax authorities. Regularly seen representing clients from the mining, construction, hospitality and real estate sectors.

Strengths Clients value the firm's "excellent technical expertise paired with commercial acumen," also noting the "vast experience in this field." Another client remarks: "The firm has expert knowledge of tax law."

Work highlight Advised Córpora Group on tax matters related to the sale of Inesa Chile and Inesa Argentina.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Allende is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Allende Bascuñán y Cia)

Allende Bascuñán & Co. is a specialised firm in the tax area. The firm has provided a full range of tax services for more than 25 years. Representing clients before the Chilean Courts and the Tax Authorities at judicial tax disputes, advising companies in different sectors of industry.
Regarding international tax law, the firm advises international clients on their investments in Chile and
Chilean investors abroad, focusing his advice in providing solutions regarding equity or debt structures, elimination of double taxation through domestic tax law double tax conventions. Our clients and colleagues have acknowledged us as national leaders in the area.



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CMS Carey & Allende - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy tax practice with an experienced team regularly retained by clients from industries including energy, gaming and financial services. Well equipped to advise on a range of tax matters, with particular focus on local and international tax planning and tax litigation issues. Offers additional capabilities handling matters related to double taxation treaties.

Strengths Clients state: "They are fully dedicated and have excellent knowledge of tax matters."

Work highlight Advised Grupo Inso Chile on the tax structure related to the contract for the design and construction of a hospital in Ñuble awarded to the consortium.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Diego García Pujol concentrates his practice on tax planning and restructuring for local and international companies, in addition to advising high net worth individuals and companies. Clients highlight his "in-depth knowledge" of the tax sector.

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Recabarren & Asociados - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique firm with a highly experienced team occupying a noteworthy position in the Chilean tax market. Offers expertise advising private individuals and both domestic and international companies on a broad range of tax matters, including tax aspects of corporate restructurings, tax planning and contentious mandates in this space. Clients hail from the oil and gas and energy sectors.

Strengths Market onlookers single out the firm for its active presence in the Chilean tax sphere. One source describes the practice as "strong," with another saying: "The team is important in the market and has a lot of experience."

Notable practitioners

Key partner Soledad Recabarren co-leads the department and focuses her practice on tax consulting and planning for family offices and real estate companies. Market commentators particularly highlight her expertise in local issues, with one source describing her as "an excellent lawyer."

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Tax Advisors EPT - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Local boutique with a long-standing reputation in the field. Highly experienced team possesses significant expertise advising on a range of tax issues, including related administrative litigation before the authorities. Offers particular specialisation in advising family offices and on a range of issues, including inheritance matters and estate management.

Strengths Market onlookers highlight the firm's presence in the Chilean tax sector and the activity of this "good team." One interviewee notes their advisory work for both companies and individuals and says that "they offer good advice."

Work highlight Advised Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP) on tax matters related to its corporate structure, including a review of tax contingencies and analysis of contracts.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed practitioner Christian Blanche Reyes has extensive experience in the Chilean tax field, offering particular strength advising on matters related to corporate and family tax planning. Market commentators recognise his presence in the sphere, and comment: "He is an excellent tax lawyer."

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Senior Statesperson

Juan Manuel Baraona

Baraona Fischer Spiess

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Prestigious senior statesman Juan Manuel Baraona possesses long-standing experience advising local and international clients on a range of tax matters. He garners widespread recognition from interviewees for his reputation in the Chilean tax arena. One source notes: "He is very up to date on tax matters," while another says: "He is an extremely good lawyer."

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Senior Statesperson

Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Acclaimed senior statesman Lisandro Serrano of Grupo Vial | Serrano Abogados co-heads the department and is renowned for his long-standing experience in the tax field. Clients enthuse: "He has a lot of experience that only time can give." Clients also report: "He is a strategist. He knows this area and is always up to date." Interviewees go on to describe him as"an expert."

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Eminent Practitioner

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Fernando Barros is highly regarded by market commentators for his knowledge of the tax sector in Chile. Clients are impressed by his expertise and market commentators attest: "He is very recognised in the market. He stands out and is a great lawyer."

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Christian Blanche Reyes

Tax Advisors EPT

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Acclaimed practitioner Christian Blanche Reyes has extensive experience in the Chilean tax field, offering particular strength advising on matters related to corporate and family tax planning. Market commentators recognise his presence in the sphere, and comment: "He is an excellent tax lawyer."

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Bofill Escobar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading figure Ricardo Escobar of Bofill Escobar Abogados offers extensive experience in the Chilean tax arena. He concentrates his practice on tax-related disputes and foreign investment matters. Interviewees enthuse: "He is a reference in the market. He is very successful in both the public and private sectors and is very respected."

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Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Outstanding practitioner Oscar Ferrari of Garrigues possesses extensive experience advising on tax matters related to M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and project finance. His contentious practice covers administrative and civil disputes. He comes highly recommended by clients, who enthuse: "He has great experience and handles this area impressively, including complex matters. He is very helpful and is like a guide for us. He is outstanding."

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Baraona Fischer Spiess

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Alex Fischer co-heads the department and focuses his practice on personal and corporate tax planning, tax litigation, and advice on M&A transactions and foreign investment. Clients highlight his "experience and level of engagement," with one client stating: "He is one of the best tax advisers in Chile."

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Band 2

Alicia Domínguez

EY Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Alicia Domínguez possesses significant experience advising both domestic and international players on their taxation needs. She offers particular expertise advising on tax matters related to the mining and energy industries.

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Band 2

EY Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Pablo Greiber heads the department. He focuses his practice on advising high net worth individuals and family offices on wealth management and companies on the tax implications of corporate reorganisations.

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Band 2

KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Francisco Lyon is lead partner in the department and focuses his practice on international corporate tax consulting. Clients attest: "He is very knowledgeable, intelligent and is able to understand his clients' needs." Clients also value his ability to "help you make the best business decisions."

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Band 2

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jessica Power focuses her practice on tax planning, local and international tax consulting, and advising on tax aspects of M&A transactions. Clients highlight her particular strength assisting with complex matters, with one client pointing out: "She understands our needs and is very well prepared."

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Band 2

Francisco Selamé

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Francisco Selamé heads the department and is recognised by market onlookers for his presence in the Chilean tax sector. He specialises in personal and corporate planning, advising on the tax implications of M&A transactions and restructurings, with additional expertise in related disputes.

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Band 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded partner Mario Silva is highly experienced in matters spanning corporate income taxation, tax planning and corporate restructuring, as well as in tax matters related to real estate. Clients attest: "He is brilliant. He is extremely client and business-oriented and is dedicated."

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Band 3

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by head of department Jorge Carraha, attesting: "His strengths are his outstanding knowledge, experience and legal judgement, combined with a personalised service and prompt responses." He is well versed in handling a range of tax matters for clients in the energy and banking sectors.

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Band 3

Carolina Collantes

Baraona Fischer Spiess

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients continue to be impressed by partner Carolina Collantes, reporting: "She is excellent and her knowledge is evident. I would recommend her for her timely, clear and comprehensive answers." Another source adds: "She's very bright and has great communication skills."

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Band 3

María Teresa Cremaschi

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by partner María Teresa Cremaschi, reporting: "She has very good knowledge of the market. She is practical and offers pragmatic solutions." Another source highlights her "knowledge, diligence and excellent performance."

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Band 3

Garnham Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Arturo Garnham of Garnham Abogados jointly leads the department and focuses his practice on matters related to income tax, the tax aspects of M&A transactions and tax structures for high net worth individuals. Clients report: "He provides good results, and is practical and client-oriented."

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Band 3

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noted partner Mario Gorziglia co-leads the department and is praised by clients for his "up-to-date knowledge" of the Chilean tax market. Interviewees also state: "He is accessible, focused and reacts quickly. He has in-depth knowledge of this area."

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Band 3

Guillermo Infante

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Guillermo Infante co-leads the department and offers particular strength advising clients from the banking and finance and energy and natural resources sectors. Clients highlight "his knowledge and his efficient application of the law in order to solve our problems."

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Alberto Maturana specialises in international tax consulting and corporate reorganisations. He comes recommended by clients, who highlight "the depth of his tax knowledge, his rational approach to overcoming obstacles and his clear, detailed advice."

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Band 3

Macarena Navarrete

EY Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Macarena Navarrete concentrates her practice on assisting with transactions and foreign investment in Chile. She remains a respected figure among peers, with one interviewee noting: "She is a great lawyer."

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Band 3

Soledad Recabarren

Recabarren & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Soledad Recabarren co-leads the department and focuses her practice on tax consulting and planning for family offices and real estate companies. Market commentators particularly highlight her expertise in local issues, with one source describing her as "an excellent lawyer."

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Band 3

KPMG Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Rodrigo Stein concentrates his practice on corporate tax matters, as well as advising on transfer pricing and foreign investment. He offers significant experience advising major clients from the mining and energy industries.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carola Trucco concentrates her practice on assisting with the tax implications of cross-border M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. Interviewees are impressed with her and state: "She is responsive, knowledgeable and provides creative solutions."

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Band 4

Víctor M Avilés

Larrain y Asociados Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Víctor Avilés of Larrain y Asociados Abogados heads the department and is described by interviewees as "a great adviser." Interviewees go on to say: "He is flexible, nimble and business-oriented," and underline his "depth of knowledge."

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Band 4

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight the "positive impression" they have of partner Sandra Benedetto, commenting: "She is responsive, takes ownership and takes care to ensure that our tax structures work." She focuses her practice on international taxation and cross-border corporate restructuring.

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Band 4

Juan Pablo Cabello

Cabello y Cía Abogados Tributarios

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo Cabello leads the department and offers broad experience advising on local and international restructurings, tax planning and related litigation matters. Market onlookers note his strong presence in the Chilean tax sphere.

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Band 4

Fuensalida y Del Valle

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jaime Del Valle offers particular specialisation advising clients from the banking and finance sector. Clients value his knowledge of the tax field in Chile, while market onlookers comment: "He has very strong technical abilities."

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Band 4

Diego García Pujol

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Diego García Pujol concentrates his practice on tax planning and restructuring for local and international companies, in addition to advising high net worth individuals and companies. Clients highlight his "in-depth knowledge" of the tax sector.

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Band 4

Juan Edgardo Goldenberg

Goldenberg & Lagos Abogados Ltda

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Edgardo Goldenberg of Goldenberg & Lagos Abogados Ltda offers significant experience in taxation matters, and is well placed to advise clients on issues including tax consultancy and related litigation.

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Band 4

Bruzzone & González Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Osiel González of Bruzzone & González Abogados focuses his practice on local and international tax matters, including corporate reorganisations. He possesses broad experience in the Chilean tax field.

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Band 4

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Marcelo Laport possesses significant experience in tax compliance matters and advising on corporate restructurings. Clients praise his capabilities in the tax ambit, commenting: "He is highly creative and very easy to work with. He is excellent."

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Band 4

Juan Pablo Orellana

Orellana & Hurtado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Juan Pablo Orellana of Orellana & Hurtado Abogados concentrates his practice on personal and corporate tax consulting and foreign investment mandates. Clients attest: "He has great technical capabilities, excellent communication skills and handles tax matters perfectly."

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Band 4

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultores, Auditores SpA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Loreto Pelegrí offers particular expertise advising multinational companies on the tax structuring of their investments in Chile. Clients are impressed with her work, enthusing: "She keeps herself up to date, is very proactive, and delivers very good results."

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Band 4

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisca Perez of Morales & Besa has significant experience advising on international taxation, as well as on structuring and tax advice related to M&A transactions. Clients highlight her "high level of knowledge" and describe her as "an excellent tax lawyer."

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Band 4

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Leonidas Prieto comes highly recommended by clients, who report: "He is capable of analysing and considering transactions from both legal and business perspectives. His experience is very useful and his work is high quality."

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Up and Coming

Cristian Bay-Schmith

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Cristian Bay-Schmith garners widespread praise from clients, who attest: "He is a rising star in the tax field. He is a solid lawyer, with great knowledge and real dedication in the search for personalised solutions for his clients."

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Up and Coming

Puente Sur Tax Advisory

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Ignacio Gepp of Puente Sur Tax Advisory comes recommended by clients, who describe him as "very pragmatic." Another client adds: "He is creative and practical, I am very happy working with him."

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Up and Coming

Fontaine & Cía. Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Astrid Hardessen of Fontaine & Cía. Abogados co-leads the department and garners praise from clients, who comment: "She is an excellent tax lawyer with extensive knowledge in this field." She is singled out for her ability to handle the tax aspects of real estate development.

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Up and Coming

CorreaGubbins

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Eduardo Torretti of CorreaGubbins is singled out by clients, who report: "He is reliable, creative and client-oriented." He focuses his practice on advising high net worth individuals and on inbound and outbound tax structures.

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Up and Coming

Ulloa & Compañía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees are impressed by up-and-coming partner Nicolás Ulloa of Ulloa & Compañía, attesting: "He is very focused, very assertive and really understands what his clients want." Another client states: "He is very clear regarding strategy and understands our objectives."

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Associates to watch

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ignacio Campino of Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados focuses his practice on offering advice in the private wealth sphere and advising on tax matters related to M&A transactions.

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Associates to watch

Andrés Ossandón

Arteaga | Gorziglia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Andrés Ossandón of Arteaga | Gorziglia heads the department and is highly recommended by clients, who report: "He is experienced, knowledgeable and provides fast responses."

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