MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Antitrust: Well-known for rendering comprehensive legal advice regarding antitrust, regulatory, administrative and public law issues, including strategies to prevent law infringements, implementation of compliance programs, and representing clients during complex enforcement proceedings before the different authorities and courts.
Banking: The firms’ clients are almost every local bank regarding every day banking regulation and/or in connection with sophisticated transactions and the most important foreign banks, either to open a branch, in connection with financings, or as part of project financings or solutions to complex necessities of project finance, designing and executing the financing of important infrastructure projects eg highways, airports, regasification, etc.
Corporate: This group provides complete range of corporate legal services, from the structuring of their business, including its incorporation, organisation, management, investor relations, financial transactions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance, as well as general corporate matters. The firm has broad experience in the acquisition, sale, and merger of local and foreign companies.
Capital Markets: This group provides client innovative solutions for specific financial products, counseling domestic and international broker dealers, banks, fund managers, financial institutions and investment banks in connection with all capital markets matters. The firm has great experience in local and international debt offerings, a strong securitisation practice and an important investment and mutual funds group.
Compliance: This group tackles complex compliance challenges in different fields that pose risks of misconduct which may lead to address reputational damage, civil liability, administrative proceedings and even criminal investigations, advising clients in regard to compliance measures and risk assessment policies in different industries.
Dispute Resolution: Local and international clients entrust their disputes to this group and seek advice on high complexity litigation and arbitration, cross-border disputes, as well as in legal support in commercial conflicts. This group is well-known for determining which alternative dispute resolution mechanism is appropriate, the type of procedure, the selection of an arbitrator and the preparation for and conduct of the arbitration itself.
Environmental Law, Energy & Natural Resources: Group comprised by experts who have deep knowledge in energy, environmental, water law, electric law and project finance. Advises major energy related companies in their day to day issues and in sophisticated transactions and projects, in energy bidding processes and in structuring, developing, acquiring, selling, and financing energy projects, including transactional and regulatory issues, and project financing.
Labour & Migration: This group renders services to local and foreign companies, including labour contracts, due diligence processes, social security, compliance, collective bargaining, labour related litigation, migratory and expatriate matters, working permits, and temporary visas. Due to the growing demand for labour legal services, collective bargaining and labour fundamental rights litigation, on April 2017 Guerrero Olivos expanded its team by absorbing the boutique law firm “Estudio García de la Pastora”, which specialises exclusively in such area.
Mining: Clients find in this group complete legal service, from the incorporation of investment vehicles to constitution of mining properties and its protection, easements and other accessory actions for the mining activity, mining litigation and negotiation before the relevant authorities.
Real Estate: This group is well known for its high expertise in zoning, urban planning and permitting issues. In addition, they have represented foreign and local funds in the development, sales, acquisition and financing of real estate projects, especially AAA Class Offices projects in Santiago.
Tax: Guerrero Olivos render local and international tax advice on corporate, M&A and banking and finance deals. They participate as tax advisors in the creation of new financial instruments and products, along with the main stock brokers and banks and advise numerous clients before the Chilean IRS, obtaining special rulings and successful decisions. TMT: This group assists technology companies in development and regulations; media companies in commercial and regulatory matters, and Telecom relevant players in different matters. Guerrero Olivos have been involved in each of these categories, and their work includes not only commercial and technical tasks and expertise, but also high level litigation and recognised regulatory capacity.
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.