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Capital Markets — Chile


Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Cristián Barros, Luis Alberto Letelier and Víctor Barros
- 6 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established firm with market-leading practice in the structuring and placement of investment funds across a range of sectors, representing mutual and investment fund managers, major issuers and underwriters. Maintains a strong presence in cross-border transactions involving debt instruments. New client wins include Ameris Administradora General de Fondos, Altis Administradora General de Fondos and Itaú Unibanco.

Strengths Interviewees note: "This is a firm with proven specialists in all areas; we trust them implicitly."

Another source says: "Without a doubt they are very strong in investment fund matters; they advise the main asset managers in Chile."

Work highlights Acted as local underwriters' counsel to Citigroup Global Markets, J.P. Morgan Securities, Scotia Capital and Santander Investment Securities in connection with Transelec's third bond issuance. The transaction was worth USD350 million.

Assisted VolcomCapital Administradora General de Fondos with the structuring and placement of two public investment funds, with a combined value of approximately USD315 million.

Significant clients IM Trust, Independencia Chile, GBM Corredores de Bolsa, LarrainVial, BlackRock.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Luis Alberto Letelier is recognised by peers as a leading figure in the capital markets arena. He advises on the formation of public and private investment funds. He is greatly admired by clients, who say that he is "one of the best lawyers specialised in organising and structuring investment funds." He offers additional expertise in M&A.

Partner Cristián Barros leads the team on a number of the firm's most important transactions, which include both the formation of investment funds and public bond placements. He also assists clients from the Chilean market with M&A.

Víctor Barros has significant expertise in structuring investment funds, according to sources. One interviewee notes: "He has good business acumen." His recent work includes leading the team advising a consortium of investment banks on the aforementioned work highlight.

Managing partner of the firm Gonzalo Molina has comprehensive experience advising private equity funds and structuring bonds. He also advises clients on matters pertaining to the banking and finance and corporate arenas.

Associate-to-watch Juan Cristóbal Schmidt Canessa is highlighted by peers for his presence in capital markets matters. A client notes: "I always have a good experience working with him."

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Carey - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Leading transactional firm with standout capabilities across the full range of capital markets operations, representing leading issuers and prominent underwriters. Areas of activity include assisting clients with securitisations, derivatives and high-value bond issuances. Offers further expertise in funds work through its dedicated private equity and fund formation practice group. Standard & Poor’s is a new client win.

Strengths Sources report: "We are always impressed by the consistent quality of their advice, the promptness of their response and their unmatched connections in the local business community."

Another interviewee adds: "I continue to work with them because I find them to be outstanding lawyers."

Work highlights Acted as Chilean counsel to a syndicate of respected financial institutions on the update of a USD3 billion MTN programme executed by Banco del Estado de Chile through its New York branch and registered on the Luxembourg stock exchange.

Advised Codelco on a USD2 billion bond issuance under Rule 144A/Regulation S.

Significant clients Bain Capital, Equitas, Codelco, IFC, Aurus.

Notable practitioners

Experienced practitioner Diego Peralta receives recognition for his leading practice in complex corporate, banking and finance, and capital markets matters. He is praised by market commentators for his expertise in international debt issuances, who add: "He is very knowledgeable about the market and has ample experience."

Salvador Valdés is respected for his work on complex capital market matters including derivatives transactions. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer and a pleasure to work with." He remains a distinguished figure in the M&A field.

Partner Francisco Ugarte acts as lead partner in a number of the firm's most important capital market transactions. He has in-depth expertise in tender offers, securities and debt offerings.

Cristián Eyzaguirre is widely recognised for his expertise in investment funds. Market sources also recognise him for his "solid knowledge of very complex regulatory issues."

About the Team (content provided by Carey)

Carey has extensive experience in the area of capital markets, advising issuers and stockholders on corporate bonds, securitized bonds, trade effects and both public and private securities. The firm supports its clients throughout the process of structuring and registering vehicles and securities, as well as, managing relationships with stock exchanges and in all matters related to reporting requirements and regulations on securities issuers.

Carey has an outstanding derivatives practice that advises the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) on Chilean regulatory matters. In addition, Carey represents the main national and foreign banks in matters of structuring, documentation, netting, guarantees and adaptation to Dodd-Frank and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
 
As a leader in the area of funds, Carey supports a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign clients in the creation and registration of mutual funds and private equity funds. Carey also advises on the establishment of fund managers and provides regular guidance to ensure regulatory compliance in day-to-day operations.
 
In addition to serving clients from the private sector, Carey also routinely collaborates with the Chilean government and other capital market regulatory authorities on the development of a wide range of legal and regulatory rules.

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Claro & Cía - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rodrigo Ochagavía and José Luis Ambrosy
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Front-running capital markets team renowned for its expertise in cross-border debt and equity transactions. Team's track record in securities encompasses representing high-profile clients such as major issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers and investors. Routinely advises on high-value debt issuances, tender offers and equity offerings. New client wins include Enersis Américas.

Strengths One client says: "Claro & Cía is the first law firm I would recommend to a client. I like the partners' approach, their knowledge of the market and their experience in financings within the energy sector."

Another source highlights: "The lawyers provide quick responses and they understand not only the problem at hand, but the client as well."

Work highlights Advised Banco del Estado de Chile on a JPY10 billion senior notes issuance as part of the 'Women Bond' senior notes programme. It is the client's third Japanese yen-denominated issuance.

Represented AES Gener in its USD425 million senior notes issuance.

Significant clients LATAM Airlines Group, LarrainVial, AES Gener, Banco del Estado de Chile, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile.

Notable practitioners

Market sources hold head of department Rodrigo Ochagavía in high esteem, highlighting "his ability to reach a consensus and carry out successful negotiations." Peers describe him as "an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer." He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight as lead counsel to Banco del Estado de Chile.

Co-head of department José Luis Ambrosy acts as lead partner in a number of the firm's most complex transactions. He is endorsed by market commentators as "very capable when carrying out highly difficult negotiations."

Partner Felipe Larraín is described by clients as "very involved in transactions." He advises on cross-border mandates, covering both debt and equity transactions.

About the Team (content provided by Claro & Cía)

Claro & Cia.'s Capital Markets Group is  known for the design and structuring of sophisticated securities transactions comprising multilateral financing and cross-border capital flows. Claro & Cía. has a long-established and sophisticated Capital Markets Group widely known for its technical knowledge, experience, excellence, commercial approach, imaginative problem solving and ability to close complex deals. Our lawyers regularly represent key parties in all types of significant local and international securities transactions, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues, including public and private offerings such as IPOs, equity and investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings, Project Bonds, securities exchange listings, exchange offers, cash and debt tender offers and Hybrid Securities.


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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Leading practice known for representing leading international financial institutions in capital markets transactions including sophisticated IPOs and follow-on offerings. Team's expertise also includes both private placements and public offerings, as well as the transfer and liquidation of publicly listed entities. Highly respected for its experience assisting clients with corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues.

Strengths Clients state: "The firm has a lot of national prestige; they are very good at what they do."

Another commentator notes: "I have had very good experiences with the firm and have since recommended them."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Empresas Lipigas on its IPO in Chile and the private placement of its shares abroad under Rule 144A/Regulation S. The value of the transaction was approximately USD95 million.

Advised Tanner Servicios Financieros on a bond placement valued at approximately USD80 million.

Significant clients LATAM Airlines Group, J.P. Morgan Securities, Tanner Servicios Financieros, Goldman Sachs, HSBC Securities.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed head of department Marcelo Armas acts as lead counsel on a number of the firm's most significant mandates. He is highlighted by sources as an "excellent lawyer who works very well as part of a team." Market commentators go on to add: "He is a very good and dedicated partner who is committed to client service." He is also regarded as a leading figure in the banking and finance and projects spaces.

Department co-head Andrés Sanfuentes advises on a range of securities offerings including IPOs. He is commended by market sources, who state: "He is an accessible, creative and experienced lawyer."

Associate-to-watch Constanza Rodríguez focuses on capital markets, corporate and M&A mandates. She is highly involved in the team's most relevant capital market transactions.

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

Our Firm is best known in Capital Markets for:

Entry and exit from the market: incorporation, registration, operation, merger, acquisition, transfer and liquidation of entities involved in the Capital Markets.

Securities, Business and Market Functioning: issuance, registration, placement, trading and offering of securities. Prospectus, agreements and transactions in the stock market and the OTC market (over-the-counter).

Corporate Governance / Compliance: best practices for corporate governance of the Capital Markets entities. Manuals and internal policies required by the SVS, Stock Exchanges and Self-Regulatory Organizations. Legal advice on compliance matters, response to official letters and defence in administrative proceedings before the Securities and Insurances Superintendence.

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Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos - Capital Markets Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Francisco Illanes, Rodrigo Sepúlveda and Juan Antonio Parodi
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team consistently present across the capital markets field, with expertise in debt and equity transactions. Areas of activity include IPOs and global securities offerings in international and domestic markets. Regularly acts for a wide range of investment banks, financial advisers, investors and securities issuers. New client wins include Enersis.

Strengths An interviewee notes: "The lawyers are very accessible, they have a good understanding of practical issues and provide imaginative solutions to legal problems."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Enersis Américas in connection with its public tender offer for the acquisition of shares held by its subsidiary Endesa.

Significant clients Endesa, Banchile, Banco Ripley, Credit Suisse Securities, Principal Financial Group.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Rodrigo Sepúlveda is well regarded by interviewees for his expertise in capital markets transactions, including both public and private equity and debt placements. He is also active in the banking and finance sphere.

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Morales & Besa - Capital Markets Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
-Heads of department: Guillermo Morales and José Miguel Carvajal
- 6 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious full-service firm with a strong presence in the capital markets practice area. Offers experience in IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as in the placement of debt securities. Advises a range of key underwriters and issuers, including the national government, in addition to notable players from the retail and energy spaces. New client wins include The Carlyle Group and Santander Inversiones.

Strengths Clients highlight "the firm's excellent performance and dedication to the matters that we give to them, which they always deliver to an excellent standard."

Work highlights Assisted Cencosud with its cross-border secondary offering, in which the company issued shares worth USD458 million.

Significant clients Goldman Sachs, Republic of Chile, AES Gener, Citi, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Guillermo Morales is highlighted by peers for his expertise in capital markets matters. Clients commend him, saying: "He is very diligent, is involved in every step of the transaction and if he doesn't know something, he will research it and come up with the right answer. He is also very commercial, easy to work with, and defends us well in negotiations."

About the Team (content provided by Morales & Besa)

Clients rely on our ability to navigate the ever evolving market and provide efficient and proactive solutions to their needs.We are known for our leading practice in capital markets which includes advising and executing initial public offerings, secondary offerings and private placements of equity, debt and hybrid securities.

We routinely participate in the issuance and placement of shares, ADRs and rights offerings of Chilean issuers, shares of investment funds, corporate and sovereign bonds, short-term and commercial paper, securitisations and other fixed income instruments, all in the domestic and international markets (privately offered or registered) and for trading (exchange or over the counter).

In addition to our transactional practice, we have a uniquely qualified group of practitioners dedicated to advise on securities regulation and compliance matters.

Our clients include major domestic and international investment banks, underwriters, placement agents, as well as a host of broker dealers, traders, distributors and investors that use our execution capabilities and regulatory practice. On the issuer side, we represent first time and seasoned issuers and sellers of debt and equity securities.



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Prieto Abogados - Capital Markets Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Patricio Prieto Larrain and Jaime Ríos
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected capital markets team offering comprehensive coverage of transactions in this field, with a focus on matters concerning fund formation and debt issuances. Acts as counsel to local and foreign clients, including both private equity and public investment funds. Has additional activity in public tender offers.

Strengths Interviewees report: "We regularly hire the firm to structure new investment funds due to their in-depth expertise in this field, as well as their dedication and effort."

Work highlights Advised LarrainVial on the establishment of a publicly traded feeder fund to invest in a US-based holding company. The transaction was worth USD150 million.

Significant clients Banmédica, Aguas Andinas, Engie Energía, SCL Energía Activa, IM Trust – Credicorp Capital.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Patricio Prieto Larrain acts as lead counsel on a number of the firm's most complex transactions. Market sources highlight his significant knowledge of issues pertaining to investment funds.

Since publication, Jaime Ríos has left the practice.

About the Team (content provided by Prieto Abogados)

Prieto’s team has a recognized leadership on capital markets services regularly counseling its clients in their registration processes before local regulators as well as in the procedures needed for the public offering of shares, bonds and similar instruments both in Chile and abroad.

Among its practice Prieto’s team is a leader in advising Public Investment Funds and private equity funds. On the domestic market, it has participated in innumerable bond issuing transactions, intervening in more than one third of the corporate bond placements performed in Chile in the last few years.

Prieto’s lawyers, additionally of advising its clients in local processes and reporting requirements, have a broad experience in cross-border transactions including offerings of both shares and corporate bonds issued under Regulation 144A and Regulation S of the US Securities Act.

Contact: Jaime Ríos, Patricio Prieto L and Gerardo Cruzat.



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Alessandri - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Felipe Cousiño
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely respected for its strength in handling the structuring and registration of feeder and mutual funds in Chile. Offers notable expertise in advising clients on regulatory issues before the Chilean securities regulator and stock exchange. Regularly represents global investment banks, asset managers and credit rating agencies.

Strengths Clients note: "Alessandri demonstrates great expertise in Chilean investment funds, including some of the very specialised nuances. They are also very good at communicating this information to us," adding: "They also have the ability to understand our business needs and what we are trying to accomplish."

Work highlights Advised Coller Capital on setting up of a USD400 million feeder fund.

Significant clients Goldman Sachs, TIAA, Cartica Management, AllianceBernstein, Moody’s.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators highlight Felipe Cousiño for his involvement in legal issues affecting foreign funds. Clients appreciate that "he understands legal regimes in other parts of the world, including the US and Europe." Sources also mention that "he provides timely and accurate advice."

Associate-to-watch Nicole Cartier is considered by clients to be "pivotal in preparing all of our documents and making sure that we have everything in order." Sources add: "She is hard-working and provides prompt responses."

About the Team (content provided by Alessandri)


Our capital markets practice advises international financial services firms, including registered and alternative asset managers, investment banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies and credit rating agencies. Our advice covers the regulatory aspects of raising capital from Chilean investors (including institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies), whether by means of private placements or registrations for public offer, as well as the structuring of investments in Chilean assets, whether in registered securities or in alternative assets relating to renewable energy. We act as counsel to sponsors and general partners of some of the main placements of foreign private equity funds in Chile made by means of locally registered feeder funds. We provide advisory services to global law firms regarding the regulations applicable to stock markets, investment funds and shareholder disclosing obligations.


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CMS Carey & Allende - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ramón Valdivieso and Jorge Allende D
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced player in the Chilean capital markets arena with active participation in both debt and equity transactions. Strong track record in representing clients from the technology, retail and tourism industries in a range of matters, including bond issuances and regulatory issues. New client wins include Sun International.

Strengths A client comments: "The lawyers manage transactions flawlessly; they look for creative solutions and strike a great deal for all parties involved."

Work highlights Advised SunDreams on its inaugural USD200 million bond offering.

Significant clients Empresas AquaChile, Dreams, Broota, Sun International.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Ramón Valdivieso has long-standing experience representing clients in capital markets transactions. He is singled out for praise by sources, who say: "He demonstrates the ability to anticipate issues," further highlighting his knowledge and experience in this field.

Clients recommend co-head of department Jorge Allende D, stating: "He handles complex situations in such a way that instils trust in us as clients and allows us to close deals; in short, he makes things happen." He acts as counsel to both issuers and underwriters on a range of mandates.

Up-and-coming partner Diego Rodríguez is considered by market sources as "an extremely intelligent lawyer with an intuitive grasp of what clients are trying to accomplish. He is also able to communicate effectively."

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Guerrero Olivos - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jorge Delpiano, Roberto Guerrero and Sebastián Yunge
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing name in the capital markets sphere with particular expertise in debt securities offerings and ADR programmes. Advises key players on their day-to-day capital markets matters, as well as complex transactions. New client wins include Gas Natural Fenosa, LarraínVial and Caja de Compensación de Asignación Familiar La Araucana.

Strengths Clients highlight: "The firm's response times are very good and the lawyers are always on top of our needs."

Work highlights Advised Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro on its USD152 million bond issuance.

Significant clients Telefónica, BlackRock, Compañía General de Electricidad, Empresas Carozzi, Morgan Stanley.

Notable practitioners

The key client contacts are Jorge Delpiano, Roberto Guerrero and Sebastián Yunge.

About the Team (content provided by Guerrero Olivos)

Clients find in Guerrero Olivos’ capital markets group a well-established group that provides a client service of the highest international level and innovative and creative solutions for specific financial products.

We render legal counseling to domestic and international broker dealers, banks, fund managers, security issuers, agents and operators, underwriters, fund managers, financial institutions and investment banks in connection with all capital markets matters.

We are experienced in local and international debt offerings both in Europe and in the United States as well as registration of American Depositary Receipt programs and of convertible bonds for Chilean companies.

We have also built a strong securitization practice. We led the first revolving securitized bond issued in Chile and, since then, we have advised different financial and corporate clients in over 30 securitization processes. Moreover, we have an important investment and mutual funds practice.

We have been deeply involved in the legal aspects of the incorporation of more than 100 funds in the last few years. Furthermore, we render legal advice to more than 330 foreign funds.

In addition, we have a very large pool of clients in our derivatives department, drafting and negotiating ISDA agreements and structuring new derivatives products.



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Ried | Fabres - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Miguel Ried and Cristián Fabres
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique practice advising local and foreign issuers and underwriters on debt and equity offerings, with further expertise in regulatory issues. Also represents stock and commodities brokers and investment fund managers. New client wins include LarrainVial, Caja de Compensación de Asignación Familiar La Araucana and Mercer.

Strengths One commentator notes: "It is a very good firm and the lawyers are very professional."

Work highlights Assisted Guatemala’s Banking Commission with the drafting of regulations governing cross-border securitisations conducted by Guatemalan banks.

Significant clients Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, LarrainVial, Embotelladora Andina, Mercer.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Cristián Fabres is commended by market sources, who state: "He demonstrates great experience and expertise in capital markets issues, responding quickly and effectively." He continues to be highlighted for his in-depth knowledge of securitisations.

Sources describe practice co-head José Miguel Ried as "a good lawyer with a lot of experience." He focuses his practice on derivatives issues, offering further expertise in debt restructuring mandates and regulatory issues. He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight.

About the Team (content provided by Ried | Fabres)

Our capital markets department focuses in day to day advice to stock brokers and securities dealers, complex financing, including asset backed securities, advising local and foreign investment funds, wealth management, securitization and derivatives law.

The partners of Ried Fabres, Cristián Fabres and José Miguel Ried, are market leaders in the area of capital markets and financial law, recognized for their ability to design quality, creative and innovative legal solutions that meet the diverse and complex needs of the firm’s domestic and international clients.

Our clients include a number of local and foreign banks, stockbrokers and funds managers.

On 2017 we advised different banks, public corporations, and other issuers in the placement of shares, bonds and investment funds shares in the local market.

We work closely with fund managers and other wealth management players in structuring investment alternatives using funds, securitization and other vehicles.


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Alcaíno | Abogados - Capital Markets Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alfredo Alcaíno, Daniel Cox and Mario Bezanilla
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established team noted for its experience advising on both equity and debt instruments. Represents a range of issuers, brokers and financial entities. Also assists regulators with reviewing capital markets legislation. New client wins for the firm include Renta 4 Corredores de Bolsa.

Strengths Clients highlight: "It is as though the firm were part of our organisation as the lawyers are all directly involved in our matters, which we really appreciate."

Work highlights Assisted Banco Penta with the redemption of approximately USD200 million of bonds.

Significant clients Bolsa Electrónica de Chile, Bolsa de Productos de Chile, Penta Group.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators describe up-and-coming partner Mario Bezanilla as "a very proactive lawyer who is able to provide concrete responses to any legal problems that may arise." Clients add: "He has a lot of experience and knowledge of the capital markets field. He is also always happy to help within the specified timeframe."

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Aninat Schwencke & Cía - Capital Markets Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Francisco Prado
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted capital markets practice with expertise in debt transactions such as bond issuances. Acts as counsel to both issuers and underwriters and remains well regarded for its regulatory expertise. New client wins for the firm include Citigroup Global Markets.

Strengths A source states: "The firm provides an excellent service."

Work highlights Advised Citigroup Global Markets and J.P. Morgan Securities as underwriters on Empresa Nacional del Petróleo's USD700 million bond issuance.

Significant clients Esval, CAP, Citigroup Global Markets.

Notable practitioners

Founding and managing partner Juan Pablo Schwencke is considered by sources to be "a very capable lawyer." He advises multinational corporations and international financial institutions such as investment banks on a range of matters including high-value debt offerings.

Sources praise associate-to-watch Francisco Prado, stating: "He is a key factor in the success of our finance transactions. He stands out for his in-depth knowledge and the speed at which he responds to our queries."

About the Team (content provided by Aninat Schwencke & Cía)

Aninat Schwencke & Cia advises issuers and insurers on stocks, quotas, corporate bonds, promissory notes and securities in general. We provide assistance to our clients in the process of registering securities with the regulatory entity, including the IPO processes (opening to the stock market), and their relationship with the stock markets. We also provide assistance in relation to information delivery obligations and other legal restrictions imposed on issuers of securities. Likewise, we have a high degree of specialization in derivative products. At an international level, we provide advisory services to foreign mutual funds, closed investment funds and ETF managers (funds traded on the stock exchange) in their approval process in Chile by the Risk Classification Commission and registration on the Off-Shore Stock Exchange of Chile. In addition, we have advised various foreign funds and investors regarding their investment in Chile in the public and private markets. At a national level, we provide advice to brokers, agents, fund managers (public and private), mutual funds, investment funds, private investment funds and securities issuers. The foregoing is without prejudice to our individual clients, whom we advise on their private investment funds ("family office" and wealth management). We have also participated in the formation of risk capital under Corfo and investment funds in agriculture, forestry and mining, including the first mining investment fund in Chile.




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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados - Capital Markets Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Octavio Bofill
- 3 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected team acting for local and foreign financial institutions as well as private companies. Active in advising on initial and secondary public offerings, bond issuances and securitisations. New client wins include Asesoría y Valores Euroamérica.

Strengths A client highlights: "The lawyers provide complete analysis of our matters and prompt responses."

Work highlights Advised Securitizadora Bice on the issuance and registration of USD166 million of securitised bonds.

Significant clients Neorentas, BICE Inversiones, Tech Pack, Inmobiliaria Pocuro Sur, Empresas Transoceánica.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Octavio Bofill is recognised for his solid track record representing clients in sophisticated transactions including fund formation. Interviewees consider him "a great lawyer," highlighting "his ability to convey complex situations using accessible language."

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Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana regularly advises clients on initial public offerings and secondary offerings, bond and share issuances and Rule 144A financings, securitizations as well as the development and filings of new investment funds, in the Capital Markets practice area.

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DLA Piper BAZ NLD - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Diego Noguera
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised capital markets team with particular expertise in securities placements in both local and international markets, with a focus on bond issuances. Also active in advising on complex regulatory issues representing significant local companies as well as private equity funds.

Strengths Clients underline: "Our experience with the firm has been very good; the lawyers really understand what we need."

Work highlights Assisted Quiñenco with its USD190 million bond placement.

Significant clients Quiñenco, Falabella.

Notable practitioners

Clients single out head of department Diego Noguera for praise, describing him as "greatly skilled and constantly available." He has over 20 years' experience in this field and is active in advising clients on bond issuances.

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Honorato Delaveau - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Sebastián Delpiano
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highlighted for its knowledge of structuring and placement of funds across a range of sectors. Advises brokers, public and private funds and securities issuers. New client wins include Moneda Asset Management, Banchile Administradora General de Fondos and Vantrust Capital.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm provides a high-quality service; the lawyers are active in financial markets and always keep us informed."

Work highlights Assisted Lexington Partners with the establishment of two locally listed feeder funds, with a combined value of USD650 million.

Significant clients LarrainVial, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Gramercy Funds Management, Quilvest.

Notable practitioners

Partner Gonzalo Delaveau leads on the firm's most complex transactions. Peers highlight that "he is a very good lawyer with strong technical capabilities," adding: "He is active in debt securitisation and matters relating to investment funds." Clients report: "He is highly knowledgeable about the areas in which he renders legal advice."

Sources highlight up-and-coming partner and head of department Sebastián Delpiano Torrealba, stating: "He is knowledgeable about market practices as well as general capital markets regulation, exercises good judgement and instils confidence in his clients."

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Band 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed head of department Marcelo Armas acts as lead counsel on a number of the firm's most significant mandates. He is highlighted by sources as an "excellent lawyer who works very well as part of a team." Market commentators go on to add: "He is a very good and dedicated partner who is committed to client service." He is also regarded as a leading figure in the banking and finance and projects spaces.

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Band 1

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Pedro García of Garrigues receives praise from market sources, who highlight his track record in significant transactions in this field. Peers describe him as "highly recognised in the market and someone you frequently encounter on the other side." Clients make particular reference to "his availability, attitude, creativity and ability to reach agreements."

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Band 1

Luis Alberto Letelier

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Luis Alberto Letelier is recognised by peers as a leading figure in the capital markets arena. He advises on the formation of public and private investment funds. He is greatly admired by clients, who say that he is "one of the best lawyers specialised in organising and structuring investment funds." He offers additional expertise in M&A.

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Band 1

Rodrigo Ochagavía

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources hold head of department Rodrigo Ochagavía in high esteem, highlighting "his ability to reach a consensus and carry out successful negotiations." Peers describe him as "an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer." He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight as lead counsel to Banco del Estado de Chile.

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Band 1

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced practitioner Diego Peralta receives recognition for his leading practice in complex corporate, banking and finance, and capital markets matters. He is praised by market commentators for his expertise in international debt issuances, who add: "He is very knowledgeable about the market and has ample experience."

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Band 2

José Luis Ambrosy

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department José Luis Ambrosy acts as lead partner in a number of the firm's most complex transactions. He is endorsed by market commentators as "very capable when carrying out highly difficult negotiations."

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Band 2

Honorato Delaveau

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gonzalo Delaveau leads on the firm's most complex transactions. Peers highlight that "he is a very good lawyer with strong technical capabilities," adding: "He is active in debt securitisation and matters relating to investment funds." Clients report: "He is highly knowledgeable about the areas in which he renders legal advice."

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Band 2

Ried | Fabres

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Cristián Fabres is commended by market sources, who state: "He demonstrates great experience and expertise in capital markets issues, responding quickly and effectively." He continues to be highlighted for his in-depth knowledge of securitisations.

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Band 2

Guillermo Morales

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Guillermo Morales is highlighted by peers for his expertise in capital markets matters. Clients commend him, saying: "He is very diligent, is involved in every step of the transaction and if he doesn't know something, he will research it and come up with the right answer. He is also very commercial, easy to work with, and defends us well in negotiations."

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Band 2

José Miguel Ried

Ried | Fabres

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe practice co-head José Miguel Ried as "a good lawyer with a lot of experience." He focuses his practice on derivatives issues, offering further expertise in debt restructuring mandates and regulatory issues. He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight.

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Band 2

Rodrigo Sepúlveda

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Rodrigo Sepúlveda is well regarded by interviewees for his expertise in capital markets transactions, including both public and private equity and debt placements. He is also active in the banking and finance sphere.

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Band 2

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Salvador Valdés is respected for his work on complex capital market matters including derivatives transactions. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer and a pleasure to work with." He remains a distinguished figure in the M&A field.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Cristián Barros leads the team on a number of the firm's most important transactions, which include both the formation of investment funds and public bond placements. He also assists clients from the Chilean market with M&A.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Víctor Barros has significant expertise in structuring investment funds, according to sources. One interviewee notes: "He has good business acumen." His recent work includes leading the team advising a consortium of investment banks on the aforementioned work highlight.

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Band 3

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Octavio Bofill is recognised for his solid track record representing clients in sophisticated transactions including fund formation. Interviewees consider him "a great lawyer," highlighting "his ability to convey complex situations using accessible language."

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Band 3

Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators highlight Felipe Cousiño for his involvement in legal issues affecting foreign funds. Clients appreciate that "he understands legal regimes in other parts of the world, including the US and Europe." Sources also mention that "he provides timely and accurate advice."

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Band 3

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Felipe Larraín is described by clients as "very involved in transactions." He advises on cross-border mandates, covering both debt and equity transactions.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner of the firm Gonzalo Molina has comprehensive experience advising private equity funds and structuring bonds. He also advises clients on matters pertaining to the banking and finance and corporate arenas.

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Band 3

Andrés Sanfuentes

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Andrés Sanfuentes advises on a range of securities offerings including IPOs. He is commended by market sources, who state: "He is an accessible, creative and experienced lawyer."  

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Band 3

Juan Pablo Schwencke

Aninat Schwencke & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding and managing partner Juan Pablo Schwencke is considered by sources to be "a very capable lawyer." He advises multinational corporations and international financial institutions such as investment banks on a range of matters including high-value debt offerings.

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Band 3

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisco Ugarte acts as lead partner in a number of the firm's most important capital market transactions. He has in-depth expertise in tender offers, securities and debt offerings.

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Band 4

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients recommend co-head of department Jorge Allende D, stating: "He handles complex situations in such a way that instils trust in us as clients and allows us to close deals; in short, he makes things happen." He acts as counsel to both issuers and underwriters on a range of mandates.

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Band 4

Cristián Eyzaguirre

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristián Eyzaguirre is widely recognised for his expertise in investment funds. Market sources also recognise him for his "solid knowledge of very complex regulatory issues."

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Band 4

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jaime Munro of Baker McKenzie Chile attracts praise from clients. They say: "He is an excellent adviser and a very good lawyer; it is a pleasure to work with him." He is also highlighted for his activity in M&A.

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Band 4

DLA Piper BAZ NLD

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients single out head of department Diego Noguera for praise, describing him as "greatly skilled and constantly available." He has over 20 years' experience in this field and is active in advising clients on bond issuances.

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Band 4

Patricio Prieto Larrain

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Patricio Prieto Larrain acts as lead counsel on a number of the firm's most complex transactions. Market sources highlight his significant knowledge of issues pertaining to investment funds.

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Band 4

Ríos & Llaneza

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators describe Jaime Ríos of Ríos & Llaneza as "a very experienced lawyer." They go on to add: "He is able to understand complex situations and find solutions."

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Band 4

Ramón Valdivieso

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Ramón Valdivieso has long-standing experience representing clients in capital markets transactions. He is singled out for praise by sources, who say: "He demonstrates the ability to anticipate issues," further highlighting his knowledge and experience in this field.

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Up and Coming

Alcaíno | Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators describe up-and-coming partner Mario Bezanilla as "a very proactive lawyer who is able to provide concrete responses to any legal problems that may arise." Clients add: "He has a lot of experience and knowledge of the capital markets field. He is also always happy to help within the specified timeframe."

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Up and Coming

Sebastián Delpiano Torrealba

Honorato Delaveau

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources highlight up-and-coming partner and head of department Sebastián Delpiano Torrealba, stating: "He is knowledgeable about market practices as well as general capital markets regulation, exercises good judgement and instils confidence in his clients."

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Up and Coming

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Diego Rodríguez is considered by market sources as "an extremely intelligent lawyer with an intuitive grasp of what clients are trying to accomplish. He is also able to communicate effectively."

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Associates to watch

Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Nicole Cartier is considered by clients to be "pivotal in preparing all of our documents and making sure that we have everything in order." Sources add: "She is hard-working and provides prompt responses."

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Associates to watch

Aninat Schwencke & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources praise associate-to-watch Francisco Prado, stating: "He is a key factor in the success of our finance transactions. He stands out for his in-depth knowledge and the speed at which he responds to our queries."

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Associates to watch

Constanza Rodríguez

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Constanza Rodríguez focuses on capital markets, corporate and M&A mandates. She is highly involved in the team's most relevant capital market transactions.

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Associates to watch

Juan Cristobal Schmidt Canessa

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Juan Cristóbal Schmidt Canessa is highlighted by peers for his presence in capital markets matters. A client notes: "I always have a good experience working with him."

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