DLA Piper

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Firm Overview:

With extensive knowledge and experience across a range of sectors, we advise on matters related to corporate and M&A; financing; inbound and outbound capital investments; capital markets; investment funds; corporate governance; private equity and venture capital; natural resources and energy, mining, oil and gas; environmental; regulated markets; telecommunications; concessions; public procurement, regulatory and administrative law; privacy and data protection; antitrust; litigation; white collar; compliance and internal investigations; labor, employment and immigration; tax; and real estate, among other areas of law.

Main areas of Expertise:

Our team of highly experienced lawyers handles the most sophisticated corporate transactions. The work of our strong M&A team spans a range of industries, and we also bring notable experience in venture capital and corporate governance as well as knowledge of Chile’s investment environment.

Corporate: Our team of highly experienced lawyers handles the most sophisticated corporate transactions. The work of our strong M&A team spans a range of industries, and we also bring notable experience in venture capital and corporate governance as well as knowledge of Chile’s investment environment.

Services

  • Corporate law
  • Financing and credit
  • Investment funds
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Foreign investment
  • Capital markets
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital

Energy and natural resources: In an ever-changing market for energy /oil and gas, we leverage our local knowledge of the Chilean marketplace with the vast experience of DLA Piper’s global energy sector. We are acutely familiar with projects and infrastructure opportunities in Chile, as well as the challenges of working with clients that have interests and operations here. In the increasingly active renewables market, DLA Piper Chile lawyers have taken part in some of the most significant deals in Chile.

Services

  • Conventional energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Natural gas and LNG
  • Mining
  • Environment

Regulated markets: Successful business deals cannot be concluded without careful regulatory compliance – both Chilean and international. DLA Piper Chile provides comprehensive legal advice on regulatory requirements and developments and practical solutions to help our clients achieve their strategic objectives.

We have lawyers with broad experience in representing our clients before local, municipal and national authorities and agencies throughout Chile, as well as in various administrative procedures, in bidding processes convened by
different public entities and in the defence of their interests before ordinary and special courts, such as the Public Procurement Court.

Our clients hail from many of the regulated industry sectors, including telecom, energy, food and beverage, technology, healthcare and life sciences.

Services

  • Telecommunications
  • Public concessions
  • PPPs
  • Regulated markets
  • Administrative public law
  • Public contracting
  • Data protection and information privacy

Antitrust: This area includes all areas of legislation on antitrust, including litigation before the Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition (Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia), defense in investigations, advice on negotiation agreements with the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (Fiscalía Nacional Económica) and notification of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, among others.

Services

  • Matters related to concentration operations
  • Advice on investigations before the National Economic Prosecutor (Fiscalía Nacional Económica)
  • Litigations before the Antitrust Court (Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia) and Supreme Court (Corte Suprema)
  • Design and implementation of compliance programs

Resolution of Controversies: We represent and defend the interests of our clients in litigious matters before courts, Chilean and international arbitrations, as well as before special courts.

Services

  • Civil and commercial trials
  • Arbitration / alternative
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mechanisms
  • Consumer law
  • Trademark and patent trials

White-collar: We assist clients manage a crisis, provide guidance through an investigation (whether national or international) and provide advise on becoming fully compliant with specific regulations wherever in the world you operate.

Services

  • Advising in highly complex criminal litigation
  • Compliance and internal investigations

Labor and immigration: We closely support our clients in all legal aspects of personnel management, and provide specialized advice on highly complex matters.

Services

  • Comprehensive corporate advisory on labor and social security
  • Assistance in business reorganizations
  • Collective negotiations
  • Expatriation and immigration of workers
  • Executive compensation plans
  • Litigation
  • Labor taxation
  • Due diligence and audits

Tax: We provide tax advisory and reorganization services both at a corporate and individual level, designing and implementing strategies to address the development of investment projects and the daily activities of companies and individuals. In addition, we advise on the resolution of controversies that may arise with the Chilean supervising body and before the Tributary Courts.

Services

  • Tax consultancy
  • Tax reorganization
  • Double Taxation Agreements
  • Cross-border Agreements and Transfer Pricing
  • Tax litigation

Infrastructure, real estate and construction: We advise our clients in the development of real estate projects from their initial phase to their final sale, including the tax planning and implementation phase for its development, such as those areas of legal nature related to title studies, urban planning and construction and commercialization of projects.

Services

  • Infrastructure projects
  • Real estate advice
  • Real estate projects
  • Construction contracts (standard, EPC, BOT, etc)
  • Urbanism

Industries: Our firm has great understanding regarding a varied number of industries, either due to transactional work or specific analysis carried out in them.

Services

  • Agricultural
  • Energy
  • Financial sectors
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Science
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Energy / sanitary / goods for public use
  • Real estate and construction
  • Mining
  • Retail
  • Health / laboratories
  • Technology / bio technology
  • Telecommunications and media
  • Transport

Key Contacts

Managing Partner

Matias Zegers
mzegers@dlapiper.cl

Firm Rankings

Administrative & Public Law
Band 3

6.0

Banking & Finance
Band 3

7.0

Banking & Finance: Litigation
Band 4

-1

Capital Markets
Band 3

6.5

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 3

6.0

Competition/Antitrust
Band 3

7.0

Compliance
Band 2

8.0

Corporate Governance
Band 1

Corporate Investigations
Band 1

Corporate/M&A
Band 2

8.0

Data Protection
Band 3

6.0

Energy
Band 1

Energy & Natural Resources
Band 2

8.0

Infrastructure
Band 3

6.0

Labour & Employment
Band 3

7.5

Litigation
Band 3

7.0

Mining
Band 3

6.0

Private Equity
Band 4

4.0

Projects
Band 3

6.0

Real Estate
Band 3

6.0

Tax
Band 3

7.0

TMT
Band 1

Venture Capital
Band 2

8.0

Articles

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Entrada en vigencia de la Ley N°21.461 “Devuélveme mi casa”

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Merger control in Peru: Ex-officio investigation, killer acquisitions and a new threshold

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Top points from the latest OECD Tax Administration Report

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Press Releases

DLA Piper Chile strengthens its Data Protection and Intellectual Property practices with the incorporation of two new lawyers

DLA Piper Chile has incorporated two new lawyers to strengthen its Data Protection and Intellectual Property areas. They are Carla Illanes and Juan Cristóbal Ríos, who join as Counsel and Senior Associate, respectively. Carla has a Law degree from Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción and a Master in Law of Regulated Sectors from Universidad […]

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30 Nov 2022
DLA Piper Chile: Strengthens the Data Protection and Intellectual Property practices with the addition of two new lawyers

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28 Nov 2022
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08 Nov 2022
Campos Mello Advogados adds six new partners across its M&A, Antitrust, Labour, Tax and Litigation practices

November, 2022 – Campos Mello Advogados (CMA), which operates in cooperation with DLA Piper, is expanding its team and further consolidating its full-service approach with the arrival of six new partners today across its Antitrust, M&A, Tax, Litigation and Labor practices. Miriam Machado joins CMA’s M&A practice, adding her vast experience in M&A, reorganizations, private […]

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03 Oct 2022
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03 Oct 2022
Campos Mello Advogados advises Starboard in joint acquisition of Pampa Sul power plant in deal worth approximately BRL$2.2 billion

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03 Oct 2022
DLA Piper Peru advises Banco BTG Pactual on a syndicated corporate financing granted to La Virgen S.A.C.

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03 Oct 2022
DLA Piper: Advises Innergex Renewable Energy on Issuance of US$710 million Green Bonds in Chile

DLA Piper advised Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in a private placement to institutional investors of US$710 million principal amount of senior secured notes by its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Aela Generación S.A and a related US$93.1 million letter of credit facility. The proceeds will be used principally to refinance existing debt of a portfolio of […]

15 Sep 2022
DLA Piper Advises Innergex Renewable Energy on Issuance of US$710 million Green Bonds in Chile

DLA Piper advised Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in a private placement to institutional investors of US$710 million principal amount of senior secured notes by its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Aela Generación S.A and a related US$93.1 million letter of credit facility. The proceeds will be used principally to refinance existing debt of a portfolio of […]

30 Aug 2022
DLA Piper in Mexico and Colombia represents Acon-Vitalis in US$50 million cross-border loan

DLA Piper Mexico and DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán represented Acon-Vitalis Investments LLC on the financing granted by Banco BTG Pactual, Banco de Bogotá S.A., Banco de Occidente S.A. and Banco Santander de Negocios Colombia S.A. to several Vitalis companies, to finance working capital needs for US$50 million. Acon-Vitalis is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of […]

25 Jul 2022
DLA Piper México represents Xinfra Fibra E, the first Fibra E of the year

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25 Jul 2022
DLA Piper expands its Litigation Practice in Puerto Rico

DLA Piper is expanding its Litigation Practice with the addition of Nereida Melendez-Rivera and Sonia Torres-Pabon who focus their practice on white collar defense and corporate investigations. They arrive as partners in the firm’s San Juan office in Puerto Rico. “Our white collar and global investigations practice is growing throughout Latin America, which makes Nereida and Sonia’s move an […]

12 Jul 2022

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