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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

EL GOLF 40, 20TH FLOOR, LAS CONDES, CP 7550107, SANTIAGO, CHILE
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Work +56 2 2364 3700
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www.ppulegal.com
Barranquilla, Bogota, Lima, Santiago

Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría regularly acts on project finance transactions in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors; and advises local and foreign banks on syndicated financings. The firm also acts in multiple corporate finance transactions; represents financiers and owners on aircraft-lease and financing operations; and assists with offshore bonds and the issuance of shares. Marcelo Armas and Andrés Sanfuentes are the highly regarded department heads; Armas led advice, as local counsel, to a syndicate of banks on the financing of the operation, maintenance, expansion and renovation of Santiago international airport’s existing terminal, as well as the construction, operation and maintenance of a new terminal.

Leading lawyers

Andrés Sanfuentes - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Marcelo Armas - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Next generation lawyers

Marcela Silva - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría’s practice covers high-profile merger clearance matters, exclusionary conduct issues and competition compliance programmes. Recent matters saw the team act for Grünenthal Chile (GC) in relation to a lawsuit filed by FNE against GD Searle; this was based on alleged patent-related exclusionary conduct against GC. Following Ricardo Riesco’s June 2017 departure to become a visiting professor at Columbia University, senior associate Ignacio Larraín is the key contact.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría has particular expertise in energy, mining, healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology deals; and the practice is highly focused on corporate advisory work, M&A transactions, joint ventures and spin-offs. Juan Francisco Gutiérrez and Federico Grebe led advice on the $151m IPO of liquefied-petroleum-gas distributor Empresas Lipigas, which was the first IPO in Chile since 2013; and Andrés Sanfuentes acted for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority on the purchase of a 20% stake in in Abertis Autopistas Chile, the largest toll road operator in Chile. Other highlights saw Juan Pablo Wilhelmy act for television station Canal 13 on the assignment, transfer and delivery of 28 telecoms towers and their facilities to Torres Unidas Chile; and Alberto Pulido assisted Australian automotive online-classifieds company Carsales.com with the acquisition of a controlling stake in Chileautos, a Chilean automotive-classifieds platform. Other key lawyers include Carlos Alberto Reyes, who is ‘outstanding’, and Rafael Jiménez.

Leading lawyers

Federico Grebe - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Juan Francisco Gutiérrez - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Next generation lawyers

Diego Bunster - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría focuses on complex cases, including the representation of publicly-traded companies in stock market-related cases; and international arbitrations involving construction and engineering, energy, mining, corporate law and investment arbitration. Highlights included the team acting for AFP Provida and AFP Habitat, two of the largest pension fund administrators in Chile, in Cascadas-linked proceedings against various parties for damages caused to minority stakeholders. Enrique Alcalde, who is ‘a very strong practitioner’, the ‘responsive and internationally minded’ Cristián Conejero Roos, whose ‘overall vision and attention to detail make clients feel very safe’, and Germán Subercaseaux are recommended.

Leading lawyers

Enrique Alcalde - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría has significant experience in local and international environmental matters, environmental litigation and energy projects that include environmental requirements. The practice acted for Copec, through one of its related companies, in the environmental remediation and development of land that was previously used for petroleum and hydrocarbons storage. Juan José Eyzaguirre and senior associate Paulina Toro are highly rated.

Leading lawyers

Juan José Eyzaguirre - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Next generation lawyers

Paulina Toro - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría significantly grew its practice through the hire of Paulina Miranda from boutique labour and employment law firm, PMV Abogados. The scope of the firm’s expertise includes due diligence and internal employment audits; hiring and termination of employees; HR company policies; and restrictive covenants, subcontracting and outsourcing. Other key areas include employment-related taxation and compensation packages, collective bargaining processes, union relations, and labour litigation. The team acted for GNL Mejillones on employment law matters, including union relations and compliance policies. Jaime Salinas Toledo heads the labour litigation and collective labour law practice.

Leading lawyers

Paulina Miranda - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is recommended for the acquisition and sale and financing of energy projects. The team has particular expertise in the electric generation and transmission sector; and is also active in public tenders. It was counsel to Ardian France in the takeover of Ataca Solar Holdco, the owner of three PV power plants. Carlos Alberto Reyes is highly rated for high-profile energy and natural resources transactions and developments.

Leading lawyers

Carlos Alberto Reyes - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uríaprovides practical analyses of technical and complex problems’. The team defended the Municipality of Las Condes in a case which involved the installation of video surveillance balloons and constitutional guarantee issues. José Luis Lara is a highly regarded public procurement and administrative law expert; and Guillermo Zavala is also a key counsel.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is highly rated for its experience in real estate projects and property-related contracts, including construction agreements, financings and international real estate acquisitions; and the practice assists with tax structuring, environmental impact issues and partnership agreements for real estate investors. The group also has hospitality-sector expertise. Its client base includes significant international and domestic investment funds. Recent highlights saw the team advise Inmobiliaria Duero on a joint venture for the development of a residential building. José Tagle and Rafael Jiménez are the key contacts.

Leading lawyers

José Tagle - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Next generation lawyers

Sebastián Risso - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is highly rated for its international structuring practice and specialised tax litigation team. The practice advised Chilean company Ecomac on the review and negotiation of the tax issues attendant to a stock purchase agreement. Mario Silva is recommended for corporate income taxation, particularly tax planning, corporate restructuring and real estate-related taxation, as well as estate taxation for high-net-worth families. Guillermo Infante is another key contact.

Leading lawyers

Mario Silva - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Next generation lawyers

Patricio Silva-Riesco - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 4

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Energy and natural resources: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría regularly acts in the acquisition and sale of oil, fuel and electricity, and advises on the environmental law aspects of energy projects; the practice also covers energy-related M&A, project financing and regulatory issues. The team recently advised ABR Energía Distribuida on the negotiation and drafting of contracts for a landfill biogas project. Juan José Eyzaguirre is highly rated and Carlos Alberto Reyes ‘has a strong business understanding of the energy market’.

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 1

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is recommended for its mining-related project finance, contracts and disputes experience. Recent matters saw the team advise Barrick Gold on a joint venture with QPX for the development of mining projects in Chile; it also acted for Wu Ling Power Corporation on due diligence for the acquisition, through a tender process, of Pacific Hydro, which has assets in Brazil, Chile and Australia. In addition, the practice acts for BHP Billiton, Lithium Power International, Teck and Sumitomo Metal Mining. Juan Paulo Bambach heads the mining and natural resources group and Juan Irarrázabal is a key senior counsel.

Leading lawyers

Juan Paulo Bambach - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Next generation lawyers

María Paz Pulgar - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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