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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. regularly advises on debt and capital issuances, syndicated and bilateral credit, and project financing; the team is also increasingly assisting start-up companies and venture capital firms with investment structuring and financing. Active clients include Valley Rubber (Chile), an affiliate of an Alabama-based rubber solutions company, and Chilean mining company SCM Tres Valles (SCM). The team recently acted for the latter on its $15m refinancing of both existing, uncommitted stock and a working capital financing facility. Office manageing partner Juan Turner and Franco Acchiardo are the principal contacts.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. 'takes care to understand all the issues before delivering advice'. With a track record of deal expertise in sectors including agriculture, mining, finance, retail, technology and venture capital, the practice is experienced in joint ventures, mergers, corporate reorganisations and acquisitions. Clients include Clairvest Group, Ericsson Chile, Nike and Bridgestone Chile; and recent matters include assisting Kapin Capital Fund with the acquisition of a 34 per cent stake in MbM Group. Juan Turner 'has deep knowledge, not just of corporate and commercial matters, but also of the Chilean market overall'.  Franco Acchiardo and Hugo Prieto , along with senior partners Arturo Majlis and Michael Grasty are also experienced advisers.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.'s 'specialist team has experience of complex matters'. The practice group includes experts in both (civil and commercial) litigation and arbitration, with representative experience including bankruptcy disputes, contractual claims, torts and energy litigation. The client list includes Universidad de Ciencias de la Informática, Banco Falabella, Metlife Chile Seguros de Vida, Sociedad Contractual Minera Tres Valles and PwC's Chilean branch. Recent matters saw the team advise ratings agency Feller Rate Clasificadora De Riesgo on its alleged role in the 2011 La Polar accounting fraud scandal. Eduardo Marchi is practice head while Jorge Meneses leads on contentious public law matters. Arturo Majlis is also a key adviser.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

The team at Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. undertakes policy development and analysis for individuals and companies, advises insurance companies and brokers on structuring complex transactions, handles regulatory matters, and also represents insurance companies in insurance claims. Clients include Metlife Chile Seguros, Finameris Servicios Financieros and Orion Seguros Generales; the team provides ongoing advice to the lattter regarding recovery claims, particularly in relation to air, land and maritime transportation insurance. Alejandro Quintana, Eduardo Marchi and Jorge Meneses are the names to note.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. 'has deep knowledge of the Chilean labour market, so advises not just from a technical point of view, but also from a practical standpoint'. The team has been particularly active in collective negotiations and union relations of late; it also acts in complex, labour-related litigation, employee hiring and termination issues, workplace health and safety and labour-related immigration matters. The team recently assisted Minera Tres Valles with a collective bargaining procedure. Labour group leader Christian Alvarado 'always delivers accurate and timely responses', and Patricio Riquelme  is an experienced associate. Other clients include Ericsson Chile,  Nike de Chile and Parque Arauco.

Leading individuals

Christian Alvarado - Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Rising stars

Patricio Riquelme - Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.'s typical work includes advising on conveyancing, construction agreements, real estate joint ownership regulations and finance contracts. Key clients include Inversiones Punta Blanca and Inversiones e Inmobiliaria el Rosal; other clients include Froimovich, which the team recently advised on long-term office lease contracts. Hugo Prieto heads the practice and José Francisco Osman is a noteworthy associate.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. is primarily focused on legal tax compliance (including tax auditing procedures), VAT, inheritance, international taxation, corporate income, and individual taxation; the practice is also active in M&A tax structuring. Mónica Justiniano leads the group and Felipe Errázuriz is an experienced associate.

Leading individuals

Mónica Justiniano - Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas
Electricity - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. is particularly noted for its advice on hydroelectric and thermo-electric plants, natural gas projects and wind farms. Ongoing work includes regular advise to Joule Chile on the constitution of water rights for hydroelectric projects in the country. Hugo Prieto is the name to note.

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Mining
Mining - ranked: tier 3

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s Hugo Prieto heads up the mining practice. The four-strong group is experienced in mining title reviews, concessions, option and royalty agreements, financing, and project development, and also advises on easements, mining-related M&A, construction and dispute resolution. Via it's wholly owned subsidiary, Tecnomin, the firm also advises natonally on all technical aspects of mining concessions and their maintenance.  Clients include Sociedad Contractual Minera Tres Valles, Sumitomo Metal Mining Chile, Vale Exploraciones Chile and Cobalteras. Senior associate José Francisco Osman is also noted.

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