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Baker McKenzie Chile

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Rodrigo Diaz de Valdes

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Chile

Competition and antitrust

Within: Leading individuals

Rodrigo Diaz de Valdes - Baker McKenzie Chile

Within: Competition and antitrust

Baker McKenzie Chile regularly acts in claims before the FNE and TDLC as well as in merger-control matters. The seven-strong team is also increasingly assisting with compliance issues and has particular sector-experience in areas including banking, healthcare, insurance, construction, retail and infrastructure, along with mobile telecoms, mining and ports. Rio Tinto, Fedex, PayPal and Atlantia are all clients; the team assisted the latter obtain clearance for its public takeover of Spain's Abertis, one of the first merger-control procedures approved in Chile under the country's updated 2017 legislation. Other matters include advising Essity/SCA on an approximately $500m class action damages claim derived from the tissue-paper cartel case. Rodrigo Diaz de Valdes heads the practice and Diego Ferrada is noted for high-profile merger-control proceedings. Key support comes from experienced senior associate Juan Ignacio Donoso, a former deputy head at the Antitrust Division of the FNE.

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Dispute resolution

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Rodrigo Díaz de Valdés - Baker McKenzie Chile

Within: Dispute resolution

Baker McKenzie Chile's team has been particularly active in class action cases and is noted for its cross-border litigation expertise; significant clients include Astaldi, Oracle, Cencosud and Aguas Antofagasta. The practice defended pension fund administrator AFP Habitat (AFP) in a class action filed by Chilean consumer protection association, ODECU, which claimed that AFP increased commission fees without consumers' consent. Department head Rodrigo Díaz de Valdés and Ignacio Naudon are the main contacts; Antonio López is the associate to note.

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Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Clients single out Baker McKenzie LLP for the 'very global nature of the firm, with its fully integrated offices around the world which provides just the right capabilities for multi-jurisdictional disputes'. The team, led by Bogota-based Claudia Benavides, focuses on commercial, energy and construction arbitration, and has impressive footprint covering seven Latin American jurisdictions. Current highlights include representing a consortium of multinational petroleum companies in an arbitration against Brazil's National Agency for Petroleum regarding the Lula oil reservoir, and representing a large engineering company in a dispute arising from an EPC contract of a power plant in Colombia. Grant Hanessian and Joaquim Muniz stand out for their 'wide experience in the field, solid legal knowledge and client-focus approach'. Maria del Carmen Tovar and Rodrigo Diaz de Valdes are also names to note.

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