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Baker McKenzie Chile

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Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. The firm solves complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Its unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires its people to: understand local markets and customs; navigate multiple jurisdictions; work together as trusted colleagues and friends; and instil confidence in its clients.

There is no doubt these are unsettling times for business. It is a time of relentless volatility and ambiguity: with the complexities of globalization, economic and political uncertainty, disruptive new business models, cyber insecurity and multiplying layers of regulation. The firm's clients want a new breed of lawyers who can look a decade or more ahead to help them navigate a constantly changing and challenging world. As well as technical legal skills this also requires a deep understanding of the industry and business of each client. And it means having lawyers who can anticipate what is coming next from a regulatory or industry perspective and are comfortable with business-level discussions.

Baker McKenzie more than meets these challenges. Its people share common values of integrity, personal responsibility and tenacity in an enthusiastic client service culture. The firm is still guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders and works to forge close personal relationships among its professionals in order to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries and are admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions. The firm speaks more than 80 languages, with English in common. It has offices in 77 locations worldwide, including in 34 of the world's 40 largest economies.

Baker McKenzie Chile lawyers advise clients on some of the most significant deals in the Latin American region.

As a special highlight, the firm's mining practice and its leading lawyer, Antonio Ort?zar Jr, have been consistently ranked no. 1 for more than seven years by Chambers & Partners.

With more than 60 years of experience in the local market, Baker McKenzie is the go-to firm for Chilean companies, leading multinationals and financial institutions seeking advice on corporate/M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Several of the firm's lawyers have been named in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in Chile and 11 attorneys were recognized as leaders in their fields by Chambers Latin America 2018.

Complementing its work on high-profile transactions and major projects, the firm's locally trained lawyers also advise clients on banking and finance, energy, mining and infrastructure, intellectual property, international trade and employment law. No matter the issue, the firm work closely with colleagues around the world to help clients achieve their local and international business objectives.

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