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Competition and antitrust

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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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Baker McKenzie Chile¬†has longstanding experience in advising on regional and multinational cross-border deals in Chile, including M&A, joint ventures and other commercial transactions; additional areas of strength are¬†corporate reorganisations, liquidations, joint ventures, privatisations, commercial contracts, and corporate governance. In private equity, the practice assists with deal structuring, regulatory advice and fund organisation. Notable clients include¬†Renewable Resources Group (RRG), FIMBank and Hitachi; and recent highlighyd included assisting California-based asset management firm RRGwith transactions and investments across a variety of industries in Chile, including¬†the acquisition of several photovoltaic (PV) solar development projects and the purchase of an agricultural farm.¬†Le√≥n Larrain, Jaime Munro and Fernando Castro co-lead the 13-strong practice group; Diego Ferrada is also a principal adviser, while Jorge √Ālvarez¬†is a highly regarded associate.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Baker McKenzie Chile is well known for its mining sector expertise; the practice has also grown more active in renewable energy projects, desalination plants, ports and roads. Clients include Mantos Copper, Macquarie Capital, Xiana Mining and Camposol; the team advised Mantos with a tender for two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the expansion of mineral processing plants. Mirco Hilgers, Jaime Munro and Diego Ferrada are the principal contacts; Francisco Nualart, Santiago Vial and Andrés Lecaros are the associates to note.

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Within: Leading individuals

Diego Ferrada - Baker McKenzie Chile

Within: TMT

Baker McKenzie Chile¬†is widely respected for its advice on complex telecoms infrastructure, big data, data security and international data flow, internet-based services, e-commerce, and IoT.¬†The client list includes¬†Iridium Communications (Iridium), Discovery Education, DocuSign, Airbnb, Motorola Solutions and Sony Music Chile;¬† the team assisted Iridium with the installation of a satellite teleport, which¬†included telecoms regulatory advice as well as customs assistance.¬†Diego Ferrada¬†and associate Jorge √Ālvarez¬†are the principal advisers.

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