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Capital Markets — Chile


Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Heavyweight capital markets practice with a deep bench of specialists. Boasts market-leading expertise in the structuring of investment funds. Also advises on private placements and public offerings of securities, representing mutual and public investment fund managers, stockbrokers and investment banks acting as underwriters, as well as major corporate issuers. Maintains a strong presence in cross-border transactions involving debt securities, particularly the issuance of green bonds.

Strengths A client that works with the firm in highly complex matters says: "I not only want to highlight how wise the team is in all the related matters with investment funds, but also how they get actively involved in the development of the regulation."

Another client considers that the firm has "knowledgeable lawyers with a very client-oriented focus. We are very pleased with the diligence and quality of their responses. They offer immediate availability and I have confidence that they are well informed and well connected."

Work highlights Advised Independencia Administradora General de Fondos on the placement of the first public bond issued by Fondo de Inversión Independencia Rentas Inmobiliarias.

Notable practitioners

Luis Alberto Letelier "has an opinion that is strongly respected in this field," according to clients that use his services. Another client highlights that "he does an excellent job in this area." Market onlookers also praise "his impressive career," and highlight him as a leading player in this field. He is well versed in the issuance of public bonds and in advising public investment funds.

Partner Cristián Barros is highlighted by clients, who describe the service he provides as "excellent." Interviewees go on to say that "he delivers fast and accurate advice considering the needs of the company." He focuses his practice on the formation of investment funds.

Partner Víctor Barros has long-standing experience in the market and "is able to find simple solutions to complex matters. He is very helpful on the negotiation and is a good strategist," according to an impressed client. Another interviewee states: "He goes the extra mile for his clients."

Managing partner Gonzalo Molina "has great negotiation skills and gets very involved, which is very useful for us," according to a client, who goes on to say: "It is a pleasure to work with him." He routinely advises private equity funds on tender offers for shares.

Associate-to-watch Juan Cristobal Schmidt Canessa is recognised by market onlookers, who say that "he is very good lawyer in this field, he does a great job." He frequently advises on bond placements.

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

With a significant presence in this area, Barros & Errázuriz provides full advice to those companies that need to obtain resources through the issuance and public offering of bonds, shares and other instruments, both in domestic and foreign markets.

The Firm has complete knowledge and experience in the regulations applicable to the issuance of securities, as well as in the other aspects involved in the placement of securities on the market.

Also, the Firm has an important regulatory practice in matters related to the capital market, highlighting its advice on matters of “compliance,” oversight of the authorities, compliance with the current regulatory framework, and defense against charges or administrative sanctions.

The firm has had an active participation in the financing of investment projects of all kinds, participating in important and complex structures of financing of companies, infrastructure projects, real estate projects, among others.

Highlighted is its participation in the operations of opening companies as advisors to the issuer and advising in registrations and placements of bonds and/or trade bills to the aforementioned companies.

On the other hand, the Firm has accompanied local companies in obtaining international financing through 144A Bonds, such as Socovesa S.A., Geopark, Transelec S.A. and Empresas CMPC S.A.



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Carey - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier practice representing major corporate issuers and first-level underwriters in sophisticated securities offerings. Team is well versed in assisting clients with securitisations, derivatives and high-value international bond issuances. Offers additional capabilities advising on the registration and placement of private equity funds in the Chilean market, allowing foreign investors to trade in local securities. BlackRock, LATAM Airlines and Credicorp Capital are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths Clients value the service provided by the firm and highlight that "the advice and help is very efficient and valuable. The firm has proven to be very robust and have a competitive team in place. They definitely understand the customer and the business, all of which is a big plus."

Another client says: "I was looking for a firm that was well recognised in Chile and had a team that was able to handle all our issues and Carey is great for these two reasons."

Work highlights Acted for J.P. Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch on the initial purchase of 4.375% of senior notes issued by Cencosud for the amount of USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Revered practitioner Diego Peralta is recognised by market commentators as a "very senior lawyer" in this field. Sources describe him as "a very strong finance lawyer; he is very recognised for the advice he provides to banks." He is frequently seen advising on bond issuances and has additional expertise in structured finance mandates.

Salvador Valdés is described as a "great lawyer" by market onlookers. He has advised Credit Suisse, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Scotiabank on the structuring and regulatory aspects of equity derivatives, hybrid synthetic and structured products.

Cristián Eyzaguirre is described by a client as an "expert in capital markets, with particular expertise advising mutual and asset management funds." Another client says: "He has an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework and a great ability to explain it in a way we can understand."

Partner Francisco Ugarte "is very practical and very good on the issues he handles," according to clients, who go on to say: "He is able to present solutions that are comparable with foreign legal systems."

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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded player in the market with a stellar capital markets team. Practice is renowned for its expertise in cross-border debt and equity transactions. Experienced acting for major corporate issuers and multinational investment banks and asset management firms acting as bookrunners or placement agents. Frequently advises on high-value project bonds, capital increases, tender offers and IPOs. Toesca and Celeo Redes Operación Chile are count among the new client wins for the firm this year.

Strengths Clients praise the firm, saying it is "excellent," and add: "The team confirmed the reasons why we were attracted to the firm in the first place. The firm has a great ability to attract talent - from senior partners to young associates, they have extremely talented people."

"Claro provides high-quality legal services. The lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in the issues we have presented them, which keeps us at ease in terms of the work they do for us," according to another source.

Work highlights Advised Celeo Redes Operación Chile as issuer of USD593 million worth of project bonds.

Notable practitioners

Highly respected practitioner Rodrigo Ochagavía provides "assertive responses and creative solutions," according to market sources. Others point out that "he is very dedicated and committed to his clients" and add: "He stands out in this area and is very solution-oriented." He is well versed in advising on IPOs and follow-on offerings, as well as tender offers and bond issuances.

José Luis Ambrosy " successfully navigates the intricacies of capital markets regulations in Chile," according to a client. Another client comments that "he is proactive and has solid knowledge and gives accurate advice on what we are doing in the capital markets field. He understands both the local and the US market."

Felipe Larraín "has an eye for detail, and is very dedicated and client-oriented," according to a source, who also highlights that "he is a very hard worker; he gets involved in the legal design of the transaction and reviews the documentation until everything is perfect."

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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished practice recognised for assisting international financial institutions with capital markets transactions including sophisticated IPOs and follow-on offerings. Team is frequently called upon to advise on both private placements and public offerings, as well as the transfer and liquidation of publicly listed entities and the issuance of short-term debt instruments. Highly respected for its experience assisting key investment vehicles with their incorporation, registration and operation in the market.

Strengths Clients affirm: "The team is capable of leading very complex and time-demanding transactions. The work they produce doesn't need to be corrected, and Marcelo Armas' direct involvement can be easily perceived throughout the deals. They also understand the commercial side of the deals, so unnecessary legal discussions are usually avoided."

Market onlookers go on to add: "We see them as a very strong firm for bond issuances in Latin America."

Work highlights Assisted Quiñenco with the acquisition of the 33.06% of the shares of Tech Pack through a tender offer in the Chilean Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded lawyer Marcelo Armas is valued by clients for his ability to "work under a lot of pressure and for his attention to detail." A market onlooker also mentions: "I like to have him on the other side of the table, he does a great job. He is amazing." He frequently advises clients on high-value bond placements in the Chilean market.

Partner Andrés Sanfuentes is known by market commentators for his activity and long-standing track record in the capital markets arena. He has a broad finance practice and is particularly well equipped to handle IPOs and secondary offerings.

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)

What the team is known for Well-known practice with a team frequently present across the capital markets field and with high expertise advising issuers on debt and equity transactions. Assists clients with private placements as well as public offerings in local and international stock markets, including IPOs and project bond issuances. Frequently acts for a wide range of investment banks, financial advisers and foreign investors. DNB Markets, Nordic Trustee and Enel Chile are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths Clients value the service and say: "The firm is very reliable and its performance is just outstanding. The lawyers provide devotion to clients, availability and innovation."

Work highlights Acted for Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro on the issuance of a Rule 144A private placement and offering of USD500 million notes due in 2047. J.P. Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch acted as initial purchasers and joint book-runners.

Notable practitioners

Rodrigo Sepúlveda is recognised by peers for his work assisting with debt issuances. He recently advised Nordic Trustee, as bond trustees, and Arctic Securities, DNB Markets and Pareto Securities AS, as managers, on a USD300 million senior secured callable bond issued by Nova Austral.

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

We advise on capital market transactions, such as public securities offerings, public tender offers, takeovers of listed companies and corporate reorganizations. This includes advice and assistance to investment banks in public and private equity and debt placements in Chile and abroad, such as 144A bonds and ADRs.

Finally, we counsel international and domestic stock corporations with affiliates in Chile in their incorporation processes, in raising capital, in business development, joint ventures, transfers of shares and companies, and mergers and acquisitions. We deal on a regular basis with the Central Bank of Chile, local governmental agencies as well as foreign investment authorities and other governmental entities.

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Jara del Favero & Ried Fabres - Capital Markets Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Emerging player in the market providing expert counsel to local and foreign issuers and underwriters on asset-backed securities issuances. Boutique practice has in-depth expertise in regulatory securities issues. Frequently represents stock and commodities brokers, fund managers and investment funds in the structuring of their transactions. Firm counts Banco Santander, Zurich Group and Itaú Corpbanca among its new client wins.

Strengths A client considers that the "firm fully meets my expectations," and goes on to say that the team provides "a good-quality service, good judgement and knowledge of the subject, as well as very good solutions and proactivity."

Work highlights Instructed by Bice Inversiones Administradora General de Fondos to advise on the incorporation of an investment fund in Chile and an investment vehicle abroad.

Notable practitioners

Cristián Fabres is highlighted by clients for his "knowledge, experience, judgement and availability." Another client values that "he is well qualified, has a great disposition to his clients and is able to explain clearly how to structure different products and also how the market works." Peers see him as very active in this area and consider him a "very good lawyer."

The "assertive" José Miguel Ried is considered by sources to be a "particularly helpful, knowledgeable and reliable lawyer who responds quickly and provides in-depth analysis." Another source states: "He is a great lawyer to consult on everyday matters because he understands the clients' needs very quickly and is also very accurate in his advice."

Associate-to-watch Ricardo Abogabir is valued by clients for his work in this sphere as "he provides specialised regulatory expertise on the capital markets sector and very practical advice." He frequently advises clients on derivatives mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Jara del Favero & 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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Morales & Besa - Capital Markets Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded full-service firm with a potent capital markets offering. Possesses expertise in IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as in the placement of debt securities, most notably sovereign bonds. Clients include major investment banks acting as underwriters or placement agents, as well as a host of broker-dealers, traders and distributors. Also advises a range of major issuers, including the Republic of Chile. The Carlyle Group and BNP Paribas are new client wins.

Strengths Sources recognise that the team handles "very good and complex transactional matters including IPOs and debt issuances, among others," and say: "They are very attentive, knowledgeable, responsive and deliver good results. They have an in-depth understanding of the financial market and its participants. Their advice is sound and precise and they are proactive keeping clients updated in regards to regulatory changes that could affect their business."

Work highlights Represented the Republic of Chile in the issuance and offering of bonds in pesos for a total aggregate amount of USD1.54 million due in 2021.

Notable practitioners

Guillermo Morales "is very knowledgeable, precise, responsive and has a sharp understanding of the business. He has vast experience in advising firms acting in the financial and capital markets sectors, which allows him to provide very informed and sound advice at all times, sometimes beyond what’s expected," according to a highly satisfied client.

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)

What the team is known for Highly experienced capital markets team, with a recognised practice in debt placements, company flotations and advising on the creation of funds. Mainly advises corporate issuers, including local and foreign clients. Also advises private equity and public investment funds. Has additional activity assisting with tender offers for listed companies. Caja de Compensación y Asignación Familiar Los Andes is a new client win for the firm this year.

Strengths Clients praise the work of the team and say: "The firm is efficient, complies with deadlines and gives accurate advice."

Work highlights Advised SMU on its IPO on the Chilean Stock Exchange and an international offering for institutional investors. This matter is valued at USD200 million.

Notable practitioners

Patricio Prieto Larrain is recognised by market commentators as "strong in advising on private equity transactions." Clients deem him "available and very dedicated," while others value him for being "very responsive, providing answers that are focused on clients' needs and offering good-quality advice."

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)

What the team is known for Recognised team handling the structuring and registration of feeder and mutual funds in Chile. Offers notable experience advising on regulatory issues before the Chilean securities regulator and stock exchange. Represents global investment banks, asset managers and credit rating agencies as well as hedge funds, exchange-traded funds and institutional investors. Veritas is a new client win.

Strengths Sources consider that the team provides "comprehensive advice, understands the law and how to comply with the Chilean regulatory requirements," and go on to say that "they have a global perspective and an understanding of the asset management business."

Work highlights Advised Indigo Partners on the structuring of a USD70 million IPO for a joint venture to set up a low-cost airline in South America.

Notable practitioners

Felipe Cousiño is deemed by sources to be "excellent at communicating the law, as well as providing insight into practical approaches and solutions." Market commentators also highlight "his good professional network," and mention that "he is very commercially aware and a very nice person to work with."

Associate-to-watch Nicole Cartier is underlined by market sources as "responsive and able to respond quick and accurately." Peers also recognise her for her activity advising on fund formation in the Chilean market.

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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Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected team rising in the ranking this year. Acts for local and foreign financial institutions as well as private companies on initial and secondary public offerings, issuances of senior secured notes and securitisations. Also frequently assists a roster of clients with their investments in feeder funds, fund formation mandates and over-the-counter bond issuances.

Strengths "The lawyers in the team are business-oriented, always creative in finding solutions and are able understand the needs of investment funds," according to a client active in this field.

Work highlights Represented Enjoy as issuer of USD300 million senior secured notes due in 2022 at an interest rate of 10.5%.

Notable practitioners

The "brilliant" Octavio Bofill "has in-depth knowledge and it's great to work with him because he has great capabilities to understand the matter at hand," according to a client. Another client also highlights: "He goes in-depth into the matters, is dedicated and involved in the details."

Associate-to-watch Daniela Buscaglia is described by a client as "an accurate and detailed lawyer, able to provide both the legal and business perspective." Another sources states: "She is an excellent professional, very involved and dedicates time and rigorously studies the matters at hand."

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

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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CMS Carey & Allende - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice with recognised expertise in both debt and equity transactions. Maintains its strong track record in advising companies from the technology, retail and hospitality industries on a range of matters, including bond issuances, tender offers and regulatory compliance including representing clients before the Chilean Securities and Exchange Commission (SVS).

Work highlights Assisted Sonda with the registration of its fourth bond tranche of USD111 million before the SVS.

Notable practitioners

Ramón Valdivieso is noted for his knowledge of securities. He has led public takeover bids, including hostile takeovers, and is described by market commentators as a lawyer who is "flexible and has the ability to handle a variety of matters in this space."

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Honorato Delaveau - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Flourishing boutique firm with a strong and specialised team which is particularly well known for its knowledge of structuring and registering of funds. Active in securities deals across a range of sectors, including technology, real estate and energy. Regularly seen advising brokers, securities issuers and public and private funds, including several mutual and investment funds.

Strengths "The performance of the lawyers is excellent, they give prompt and complete answers to our requirements and always take into consideration not only the legal aspects but also the business aspects of our needs," remarks a client.

Work highlights Represented Nevasa HMC Administradora General de Fondos in its formation and registration before the SVS in order to indirectly invest in real estate assets in Peru. This matter is valued at USD160 million.

Notable practitioners

Partner Gonzalo Delaveau is praised by clients for his "solid knowledge, dedication and diligence." They go on to add: "He always provides an extremely professional service," and that he is "commercial, very responsive and practical." He frequently advises on the firm's most complex fund formation mandates.

Sebastián Delpiano Torrealba has an "in-depth knowledge and experience in legal matters regarding capital markets and especially regarding stockbrokers and their day-to-day operations," according to interviewees. He is highlighted for his regulatory expertise and for his strong presence in this field.

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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)

What the team is known for Respected team with experience advising on both equity and debt instruments. Represents a variety of issuers, brokers and financial entities in registering funds before the SVS. Team also advises on demutualisation, IPOs and capital increase mandates. Additionally known for assisting the regulators with the review of capital markets legislation and evaluation of new products.

Strengths Clients are "completely satisfied with the firm," and say that "the service is great and the team achieves the expected results."

Work highlights Advised Bolsa Electrónica de Chile during its demutualisation process, registration and approval by the authorities to function as a joint stock company.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Mario Bezanilla is recognised by interviewees as an "analytical lawyer with a conciliatory approach who is always willing to help." Another client states: "He is well known in the capital markets field, available and fast in obtaining results."

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Aninat Schwencke & Cía - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established capital markets practice with expertise in debt transactions such as corporate and project bond issuances. Regularly represents both issuers and underwriters and remains well regarded for its regulatory expertise. Offers further assistance to public and private funds, including mutual funds, with their investments in Chile.

Strengths Clients consider the firm to be "very professional with good experience in this area. The performance of the lawyers has always been outstanding. They provide technical expertise and the senior partners are directly involved in the transactions."

Work highlights Advised Esval on the issuance of a USD47 million bond. BBVA acted as placement agent in the transaction.

Notable practitioners

Juan Pablo Schwencke is highlighted for his "commitment to his work." Peers also recognise him as a strong lawyer in this area. He led the team advising Citigroup Global Markets, J.P. Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch as initial purchasers of the bonds issued by Empresa Nacional del Petróleo.

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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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DLA Piper BAZ NLD - Capital Markets Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted capital markets practice with a particular focus on regulatory mandates and bond placements. Frequently seen advising domestic and international clients from the mining, power generation, technology and retail industries on capital increases and venture capital matters. New client wins for the firm this year include Cencosud Retail.

Strengths Market onlookers are impressed by the firm for its "high level of expertise and experience in this field. They have great negotiation skills and always comply with deadlines."

Work highlight Acted as counsel to Colbún on the review and proposal of voluntary corporate governance practices in the context of regulations issued by the SVS.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Diego Noguera has long-standing experience working in this field, particularly advising local and international clients on bond and share issuances. He has also expertise in M&A and corporate financing matters.

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Garrigues - Capital Markets Department

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What the team is known for Emerging practice frequently advising financial institutions as underwriters of debt placements such as dual-currency project bonds. Team is also active assisting issuers and bondholders with the structuring or restructuring of their transactions and the related regulatory aspects. Scotiabank, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan are new client wins.

Strengths Clients value the work of the team and say the lawyers "go straight to the point, are clear and push the transactions forward."

Work highlights Assisted Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, BBVA Securities, BBVA Corredores de Bolsa and J.P. Morgan Corredores de Bolsa as underwriters and bondholders with a USD612.5 million dual-currency project bond issued by Celeo Redes in both the New York and Santiago stock markets.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed partner Pedro García is hailed by clients as a "strong bond financing lawyer, intelligent, thorough and good to work with." One client says: "He is proactive, thinks ahead and is assertive," and another adds: "He is one of the best capital markets lawyers in Chile." He focuses his practice on significant debt capital markets transactions and related regulatory advice.

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Guerrero Olivos - Capital Markets Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected full-service firm with a noted activity in the capital markets sphere and particular expertise in debt securities offerings, debt refinancing and administrative matters before the SVS. Advises a range of clients on their day-to-day securties matters, as well as on complex transactions. Rabobank and Trammo count amongst the new client wins for the firm.

Strengths Clients who work with them in this area highlight "their expertise in this field," and "the very useful complementary services the firm offers to its clients."

Work highlights Provided counsel to Compañía General de Electricidad and Gas Natural Fenosa on its restructuring processes, advice covered assistance with the registration of its shares and securities with the SVS.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Delpiano, Roberto Guerrero and Pedro Lyon are the key client contacts.

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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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Band 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded lawyer Marcelo Armas is valued by clients for his ability to "work under a lot of pressure and for his attention to detail." A market onlooker also mentions: "I like to have him on the other side of the table, he does a great job. He is amazing." He frequently advises clients on high-value bond placements in the Chilean market.

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Band 1

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed partner Pedro García is hailed by clients as a "strong bond financing lawyer, intelligent, thorough and good to work with." One client says: "He is proactive, thinks ahead and is assertive," and another adds: "He is one of the best capital markets lawyers in Chile." He focuses his practice on significant debt capital markets transactions and related regulatory advice.

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Band 1

Luis Alberto Letelier

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Alberto Letelier"has an opinion that is strongly respected in this field," according to clients that use his services. Another client highlights that "he does an excellent job in this area." Market onlookers also praise "his impressive career," and highlight him as a leading player in this field. He is well versed in the issuance of public bonds and in advising public investment funds.

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Band 1

Rodrigo Ochagavía

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly respected practitioner Rodrigo Ochagavía provides "assertive responses and creative solutions," according to market sources. Others point out that "he is very dedicated and committed to his clients" and add: "He stands out in this area and is very solution-oriented." He is well versed in advising on IPOs and follow-on offerings, as well as tender offers and bond issuances.

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Band 1

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered practitionerDiego Peralta is recognised by market commentators as a "very senior lawyer" in this field. Sources describe him as "a very strong finance lawyer; he is very recognised for the advice he provides to banks." He is frequently seen advising on bond issuances and has additional expertise in structured finance mandates.

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Band 2

José Luis Ambrosy

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Luis Ambrosy "successfully navigates the intricacies of capital markets regulations in Chile," according to a client. Another client comments that "he is proactive and has solid knowledge and gives accurate advice on what we are doing in the capital markets field. He understands both the local and the US market."

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Band 2

Honorato Delaveau

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gonzalo Delaveau is praised by clients for his "solid knowledge, dedication and diligence." They go on to add: "He always provides an extremely professional service," and that he is "commercial, very responsive and practical." He frequently advises on the firm's most complex fund formation mandates.

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Band 2

Jara del Favero & Ried Fabres

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristián Fabres is highlighted by clients for his "knowledge, experience, judgement and availability." Another client values that "he is well qualified, has a great disposition to his clients and is able to explain clearly how to structure different products and also how the market works." Peers see him as very active in this area and consider him a "very good lawyer."

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Band 2

Guillermo Morales

Morales & Besa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Guillermo Morales"is very knowledgeable, precise, responsive and has a sharp understanding of the business. He has vast experience in advising firms acting in the financial and capital markets sectors, which allows him to provide very informed and sound advice at all times, sometimes beyond what’s expected," according to a highly satisfied client.

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Band 2

José Miguel Ried

Jara del Favero & Ried Fabres

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "assertive"José Miguel Ried is considered by sources to be a "particularly helpful, knowledgeable and reliable lawyer who responds quickly and provides in-depth analysis." Another source states: "He is a great lawyer to consult on everyday matters because he understands the clients' needs very quickly and is also very accurate in his advice."

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Band 2

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Salvador Valdés is described as a "great lawyer" by market onlookers. He has advised Credit Suisse, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Scotiabank on the structuring and regulatory aspects of equity derivatives, hybrid synthetic and structured products.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Cristián Barros is highlighted by clients, who describe the service he provides as "excellent." Interviewees go on to say that "he delivers fast and accurate advice considering the needs of the company." He focuses his practice on the formation of investment funds.

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Band 3

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Víctor Barros has long-standing experience in the market and "is able to find simple solutions to complex matters. He is very helpful on the negotiation and is a good strategist,"  according to an impressed client. Another interviewee states: "He goes the extra mile for his clients."

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Band 3

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "brilliant" Octavio Bofill "has in-depth knowledge and it's great to work with him because he has great capabilities to understand the matter at hand," according to a client. Another client also highlights: "He goes in-depth into the matters, is dedicated and involved in the details."

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Band 3

Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Felipe Cousiño is deemed by sources to be "excellent at communicating the law, as well as providing insight into practical approaches and solutions." Market commentators also highlight "his good professional network," and mention that "he is very commercially aware and a very nice person to work with."

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Band 3

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Felipe Larraín"has an eye for detail, and is very dedicated and client-oriented," according to a source, who also highlights that "he is a very hard worker; he gets involved in the legal design of the transaction and reviews the documentation until everything is perfect."

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Band 3

Andrés Sanfuentes

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Andrés Sanfuentes is known by market commentators for his activity and long-standing track record in the capital markets arena. He has a broad finance practice and is particularly well equipped to handle IPOs and secondary offerings.

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Band 3

Juan Pablo Schwencke

Aninat Schwencke & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo Schwencke is highlighted for his "commitment to his work." Peers also recognise him as a strong lawyer in this area. He led the team advising Citigroup Global Markets, J.P. Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch as initial purchasers of the bonds issued by Empresa Nacional del Petróleo.

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Band 3

Rodrigo Sepúlveda

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rodrigo Sepúlveda is recognised by peers for his work assisting with debt issuances. He recently advised Nordic Trustee, as bond trustees, and Arctic Securities, DNB Markets and Pareto Securities AS, as managers, on a USD300 million senior secured callable bond issued by Nova Austral.

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Band 4

Sebastián Delpiano Torrealba

Honorato Delaveau

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sebastián Delpiano Torrealba has an "in-depth knowledge and experience in legal matters regarding capital markets and especially regarding stockbrokers and their day-to-day operations," according to interviewees. He is highlighted for his regulatory expertise and for his strong presence in this field.

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Band 4

Cristián Eyzaguirre

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristián Eyzaguirre is described by a client as an "expert in capital markets, with particular expertise advising mutual and asset management funds."Another client says: "He has an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework and a great ability to explain it in a way we can understand."

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Band 4

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Gonzalo Molina"has great negotiation skills and gets very involved, which is very useful for us," according to a client, who goes on to say: "It is a pleasure to work with him." He routinely advises private equity funds on tender offers for shares.

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Band 4

Baker McKenzie Chile

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jaime Munro of Baker McKenzie Chile is underlined by an interviewee as "very proactive, up to date and always supporting us and pushing the deals forward." Another interviewee adds: "He has in-depth knowledge of this field and is strong when it comes to making decisions."

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Band 4

DLA Piper BAZ NLD

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Diego Noguera has long-standing experience working in this field, particularly advising local and international clients on bond and share issuances. He has also expertise in M&A and  corporate financing matters.

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Band 4

Patricio Prieto Larrain

Prieto Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Patricio Prieto Larrain is recognised by market commentators as "strong in advising on private equity transactions." Clients deem him "available and very dedicated," while others value him for being "very responsive, providing answers that are focused on clients' needs and offering good-quality advice."

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Band 4

Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisco Ugarte "is very practical and very good on the issues he handles," according to clients, who go on to say: "He is able to present solutions that are comparable with foreign legal systems."

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Band 4

Ramón Valdivieso

CMS Carey & Allende

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ramón Valdivieso is noted for his knowledge of securities. He has led public takeover bids, including hostile takeovers, and is described by market commentators as a lawyer who is "flexible and has the ability to handle a variety of matters in this space."

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Up and Coming

Alcaíno | Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Mario Bezanilla is recognised by interviewees as an "analytical lawyer with a conciliatory approach who is always willing to help." Another client states: "He is well known in the capital markets field, available and fast in obtaining results."

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Associates to watch

Jara del Favero & Ried Fabres

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ricardo Abogabir is valued by clients for his work in this sphere as "he provides specialised regulatory expertise on the capital markets sector and very practical advice." He frequently advises clients on derivatives mandates.

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Associates to watch

Daniela Buscaglia

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Daniela Buscaglia is described by a client as "an accurate and detailed lawyer, able to provide both the legal and business perspective." Another sources states: "She is an excellent professional, very involved and dedicates time and rigorously studies the matters at hand."

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Associates to watch

Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Nicole Cartier is underlined by market sources as "responsive and able to respond quick and accurately." Peers also recognise her for her activity advising on fund formation in the Chilean market.

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Associates to watch

Juan Cristobal Schmidt Canessa

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Juan Cristobal Schmidt Canessa is recognised by market onlookers, who say that "he is very good lawyer in this field, he does a great job." He frequently advises on bond placements.

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