Firm profile submitted by Vergara, Labarca & Cía
Vergara Labarca & Cia. is a law firm focused exclusively on relevant conflicts regarding legal-economic-commercial issues, which may derive in extrajudicial (out of court) negotiations and/or in litigation or arbitration before ordinary courts, courts of arbitration, the Antitrust Commission or before any other judicial, administrative or governmental authority. Vergara Labarca & Cia. or its attorneys have participated in the most relevant litigations and arbitrations of the past 20 years.
This is a modern and creative law firm with the style and organisation that allows intensive and personalised attention in every case it assumes. The experience and dedication of Vergara Labarca & Cia.’s attorneys in the analysis, strategy and outcome of the defences it engages, results in a high quality performance which is well recognised within the local and foreign legal market. The complex nature of today’s business conflicts represents an additional challenge for which Vergara, Labarca & Cia.’s attorneys are well prepared, facilitating an accurate diagnostic and prompt advice. As a definition, this firm does not provide corporate advice on a regular basis, which guarantees total independence before clients with regard to matters undertaken.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Vergara, Labarca & Cia. has an active participation in legal disputes and proceedings regarding civil and commercial matters, such as contractual liability, tort liability, construction, mining, shareholders disputes, environmental disputes, stock market issues, etc. Moreover the firm has great experience in sanitary, energy, mining, construction and telecommunications sectors being a permanent adviser of major multinational companies with investments in these areas.
Litigation & Arbitration: The firm or its attorneys have represented the interests of major Chilean and foreign corporations in a diverse range of disputes involving the most important economic sectors and industries, litigating before State Courts of Justice, arbitrators, and other judicial or administrative authorities. In addition, the firm or its attorneys have also defended the interests of governmental institutions in major conflicts where public funds are at stake.
Antitrust & Competition: The firm constantly defends major local and foreign corporations before the Chilean antitrust agencies. Its legal advice with regards to antitrust matters is constantly consulted by the most relevant actors of a diverse range of markets.
The firm has broad experience litigating abroad, and in international litigation and arbitration. Moreover, an important part of the firm’s clients are multinational and foreign companies with investments in a wide range of industries and business sectors, such as telecommunications, mining, sanitary, banking, electricity, construction, infrastructure and transport. In this respect, its attorneys often have to interact with inside or outside counsel abroad, and with major law firms around the world. Furthermore, relationships with clients’ headquarters abroad are very fluid because of the good level of English of its attorneys and the firm’s size.
Vergara Labarca’s clients base comprises a balanced mix of domestic and multinational companies. These are commonly the most relevant companies in their respective areas. A list of the firm’s clients can be provided upon request.