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Carey is Chile’s largest full-service law firm, with more than 270 legal professionals. The corporate, litigation and regulatory groups comprise specialised attorneys and who practice in all areas of law. Clients include some of the world’s largest multinationals, international organisations, and some of the most important local companies and institutions. In 2012, Carey was selected as “Latin American Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers Latin America. The firm is member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, World Services Group, Terralex, The Interlex Group, Employment Law Alliance, RIELA, and Aliança de Advocacia Empresarial.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Regulated Markets:
Carey covers all areas of antitrust law and regulatory matters, including litigation before the Antitrust Court (TDLC), Civil Courts, the Supreme Court, as well as advisory in investigations by the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) and negotiation of agreements with this agency. Carey also has a positive track record in securing approvals for complex mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures with the FNE and the TDLC.
Banking & Financial:
Carey has extensive experience advising creditors, investors and borrowers in all types of banking and financial transactions. It has represented domestic and foreign clients in bilateral or syndicated loans, with or without guarantees; liability management; public and private offers and placements of capital and debt, both local and international; securitisations; project financing; structured products and operations with derivatives; among many others.
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions:
Carey is a market leader in structuring M&A and has been consistently recommended by important publications in this area. The firm advises a wide range of clients including multinationals, funds and foreign companies investing for the first time in Chile. In addition, Carey works with local and Latin American companies expanding their businesses throughout Chile and the region. Carey advises clients in the negotiation process, including the efficient structuring of taxes related to the transaction, investment financing, corporate governance, establishing collabourative agreements between companies such as joint ventures and strategic alliances and the development of business relationships between the different parties involved in a project.
Carey has extensive experience advising on energy projects and infrastructure works throughout the energy industry. The practice has been involved in some major energy, and oil and gas projects in the country (including coal, natural gas, hydropower, LNG projects, non-conventional renewable energy, FSU and FSRU projects), advising the public sector and international and domestic clients. Additionally, the firm has advised several clients, either generators or industrial consumers in the negotiation of Chile’s major PPAs and supply agreements, and also renders service in regulatory matters, M&A, joint ventures, negotiation of energy commercialisation deals, project development and financing.
Carey advises clients in all areas of environmental law, including regulatory compliance, due diligence, audits, evaluation processes and consulting on environmental liabilities, litigation, environmental financial product transactions and all aspects of the Environmental Impact Assessment System. It also has extensive experience in consulting for compliance with international standards in project finance, relationship and negotiation with communities and Convention 169.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Carey has a long tradition of representing leading Chilean and international insurers, reinsurers, financial institutions, brokers and insured businesses, on regulatory, corporate, contractual, transactional and dispute resolution matters. The firm has assisted some insurance companies, insurance brokers and reinsurance companies since their entry into the Chilean insurance market, and has continued to provide advice to them and other clients on their relation with the Chilean insurance regulator. It provides advice to companies in different industry sectors on dispute resolution matters and settlements with insurance companies.
Intellectual Property & IT:
Carey is the market leader in intellectual property matters in Chile, and is responsible for over 6,000 patents and 30,000 trademarks. The firm draws on experience to assist clients with issues related to the prosecution and litigation of patents and trademarks, regulatory matters, copyright, licensing, and anti-counterfeiting. It understands that the most important concern of the clients is often the protection of their intangible assets, a task that it fulfills proactively by always looking for the best possible results.
Litigation & Arbitration:
Carey is nationally renowned for excellence in assisting its clients in the resolution of complex civil and commercial lawsuits, conflicts between shareholders, insolvency and reorganisation of companies, environmental and sanction procedures, criminal trials, construction and disputes related to concessions, national and international commercial arbitrations, among others.
Carey has extensive experience in advising small, medium and large mining companies, both Chilean and foreign, that exploit all kinds of metallic minerals (copper, molybdenum, silver, gold and others) and non-metallic minerals (nitrates and others) in all stages of mining projects from the initial launch to full operation, through the end of a cycle and mine closure.
Carey’s tax specialists are constantly involved in structuring the most complex and important transactions, litigations, tax planning and due diligence processes, using a practical approach to provide concrete and integrated solutions. The team is composed of an interdisciplinary group of attorneys and in-house accountants with experience both in Chile and abroad.
Telecoms & Media:
Carey’s experience in regulatory matters includes advice in the implementation of new technologies and softwares that seek to integrate communications through many devices and infrastructure. Also, includes procedures to obtain concessions, licenses and permits for any type of telecommunications services and their modifications. This includes fixed, mobile and satellite telephony, data transmission, WiMax, VoIP, trunking, radio communications, long distance, LMDS, open and cable television, broadcasting, Internet, etc.
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Administrative & Public Law
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Capital Markets: Debt
Energy & Natural Resources
IP: trademarks: Contentious
IP: Trademarks: Prosecution
Labour & Employment
Private Wealth Law
Real Estate & Tourism
Restructuring & Insolvency