Firm profile submitted by EY Chile
Tax Managing Partner: María Javiera Contreras
Senior Partners: Macarena Navarrete, María Javiera Contreras, Pablo Greiber, Alicia Domínguez, Felipe Espina, Carlos Martínez, Juan Pablo Navarrete, Silvana Tejos y Juan Andrés Perry
Number of partners: 14
Number of other lawyers: 90
EY Chile is a leading assurance, tax, legal, transactions and consulting firm with almost 100 years in Chile. Around the world, EY has one of the biggest tax teams in the world, with more than 28,000 professionals in more than 700 offices in 150 countries. EY Chile supports its clients with integrated tax advisory services, helping them align and optimise their business according to local and international practices and regulations, defining tax structures according to their needs and future plans, and supporting our clients with a specialist in almost every subject, ensuring the right professional at the right time.
Unlike traditional firms, EY benefits from a unique corporate network. EY attorneys work seamlessly with local and global colleagues from other EY service lines, including insurance, tax, transactions and consulting, to provide comprehensive and professional advice and to operate with confidence in all jurisdictions, making the most of today's new business opportunities.
EY offers an innovative approach by providing tax and legal services minimising the gap between business advisors and legal counselling. The services of the firm include tax advice and tax performance, international taxes, transfer pricing definitions, litigation and controversies, compensation plans; as well as compliance and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services and consultancy services for family businesses, personal assets, and large and multinationals companies among others.
The firm's tax lawyers offer a broad range of services to meet their client's tax compliance, advisory, and litigation needs across a company´s tax life cycle, delivering in-country tax technical knowledge and sector expertise. Services include family office and private individual consulting, tax process redesign and software implementation, tax compliance, bookkeeping, BEPS risk analysis, international tax, cash repatriation, transfer pricing, transaction tax, dispute resolution, and litigation, amongst others.
M&A & Transactions:
EY Chile advises clients throughout the entire M&A transaction life cycle. Services include pre-transaction structuring, target screening, due diligence, deal and document negotiation, anti-trust clearance, planning and execution, and post-transaction integration.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm represents corporations in many aspects of their corporate life. Its legal counsel includes 'day-to-day' advice, planning and implementation of reorganisations, domestic and cross-border transactions (including joint ventures and equity investments), development and implementation of corporate compliance programs, corporate legal secretarial services, corporate governance advice, product liability and safety, competition, contract drafting and negotiation, consumer protection, and IP protection.
EY Chile provides legal services regarding the negotiation and drafting of technology contracts, to include provisions for the ownership and protection of intellectual property, licensing terms, and strategies to drive synergies through strategic collaboration and development projects. Real Estate: The firm's real estate legal services encompass all stages of a real estate development project, including planning, execution, and the development of an exit strategy. Its counsel includes financing, due diligence, contract negotiation, buying and selling of various types of properties, establishment of investment vehicles, construction, and corporate investment and tax deal structuring.
Banking & Financial:
EY Chile provides counsel to a broad range of financial institutions. Its services include drafting and implementation of commercial and financial contracts, advice on the impact of the changing regulatory environment, documentation, reporting structures and decision-making processes associated with regulations, the restructuring and refinancing of financial institutions, legal, regulatory and compliance due diligence, and communication and negotiation with local regulatory bodies.
The firm offers legal counsel to investment and mutual funds, with services that include the establishment and structuring of the actual fund as well as legal advice on the best investment strategy, be it a corporate acquisition, merger, or other transaction, in order to ensure the efficient and optimum fulfilment of the fund´s objectives.
EY Chile provides counsel to companies regulated by public entities with oversight responsibility on all legal and regulatory, risk management, enforcement, and compliance issues. Services include management of conflicts of interest, global marketing and selling restrictions, documentation, reporting structures and decision-making processes associated with regulatory matters, amongst others. Data Privacy: The firm provides legal counsel that includes mapping regulatory requirements, developing data privacy compliance policies, conducting internal audits, identifying and implementing action plans, and drafting and implementing binding corporate rules, in accordance with all laws and regulations in applicable jurisdictions.
The firm counsels clients in all aspects of labour and employment law, including the hiring and termination of employees, workplace compliance, social security law, unions and works council management, labour conflicts, contracts, downsizing and restructuring, risk prevention, collective negotiation, labour tax, dispute resolution, and litigation.
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Due to confidential restrictions, EY has a policy of not publishing client details. However, EY Chile works with a wide range of global and local clients who are leaders in their chosen industries. Many of their clients are featured in Forbes Global 500, Forbes Global 2000, the most important regional Family Offices, and other international and regional rankings.