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Firm Profile

Garnham Abogados

Firm Profile

Santiago de Chile

  • Isidora Goyenechea 3365
  • Of 501
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Santiago
  • Chile

Firm profile submitted by Garnham Abogados

Partners: Sergio Alburquenque, Arturo Garnham, Patrick Humphreys, Guicela Rivera and Simon Zañartu
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 10
Languages:English, Spanish

At Garnham Abogados, the firm offers strategic legal advice, anticipating its clients’ needs and helping them to visualise potential contingencies to ensure the success of their business in Chile, considering their operations’ national and international impact. The firm provides a global overview, combining a solid legal practice with an in-depth knowledge of the framework in which public policies impact individuals and corporations. Most of the firm’s members teach either at undergraduate and/or graduate levels at local universities.


Foreign Investment:
The firm advises foreign investors when setting up in Chile and throughout their stay in the country, providing them with timely advice on how to manage their business and fulfil the highest standards in each of the industries in which they operate.

Tax Advice, Estate Planning & Tax Litigation:
The firm’s lawyers are experienced in undertaking exhaustive risk analysis of structuring operations and opportunities. This provides critical information when it comes to making decisions. The firm provides general tax advice, tax planning, tax compliance, transfer pricing, estate planning, administrative defense before tax authorities and legal defense before the courts.

The firm has recently opened a labour law practice led by Partner Guicela Rivera. This has allowed the firm to provide sound labour law advice, assist clients in collective bargaining scenarios, and to represent clients in administrative procedures and in labour litigation.

Conflict Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm makes available to its clients its professional experience in the prevention and resolution of conflicts in civil, administrative, and commercial matters, apart from restructuring and insolvency matters. Partner Simon Zañartu, a litigation specialist, is the firm’s most recent addition and leads these areas.

The firm represents individuals and local and foreign companies in the negotiation and implementation of complex operations. The firm strives to understand the objectives of its clients’ and counterparties in detail in order to reach a satisfactory result. The firm helps its clients to discern between different courses of actions in face of varied scenarios, taking into consideration the economic and regulatory challenges that they face.

INTERNATIONAL WORK: Members of the firm have extensive experience in cross-border transactions involving financing, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments and international joint ventures.

CLIENTS The firm’s clients include large, medium and small companies, investment funds, non-for-profit organisations, families and individuals, based in Chile and abroad. Its clients operate in different economic sectors.


  • Isidora Goyenechea 3365,
  • Of 501,
  • Santiago de Chile,
  • Santiago
  • Chile
  • Tel +562 2378 7116
  • Website :