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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s ‘level of service is very good, including the team’s value for money’ and ‘the practice delivers a top-quality service with professionals that are fully engaged in their areas of expertise’. Its lawyers have expertise in the issuance of debt and capital, both privately and on the capital markets; syndicated and bilateral credit; and project finance. The team is also increasingly active advising start-up venture capital firms on their investment structures and financing. Recent mandates include advising Advanced Supply Chain International, as creditor, in a loan agreement with internet-based e-commerce platform services company Unilink Soluciones y Servicios. Juan Turner is ‘very professional, always available and has a very good understanding of business dynamics as well as solid knowledge’, and Franco Acchiardo is ‘impressive’.

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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)
Corporate and M&A (including compliance) - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s ‘solid corporate team’ has extensive experience in M&A transactions. Typical deal experience includes joint ventures, mergers (including conflict scenarios and distressed assets), corporate reorganisations and acquisitions, with the team active in transactions involving the agricultural, mining, finance, retail and technology sectors. Recent matters include advising Inersa Group on the acquisition of a 33% stake in a company that operates a popular independent Chilean newspaper; the team’s assistance included the due diligence process and the negotiation of the acquisition documents. Franco Acchiardo has ‘excellent knowledge of commercial law and is highly responsive’; Arturo Majlis, Hugo Prieto and Juan Turner are also names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s Eduardo Marchi, Jorge Meneses and Claudio Feller lead the dispute resolution group; Marchi is ‘held in particularly high esteem’. Highlights included representing insurance company Metlife Chile Seguros in different arbitration proceedings involving its rejection of insurance coverage. Senior partner Arturo Majlis is another experienced adviser.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. assists with developing novel policies for individuals and companies; and the practice also advises companies on diverse regulatory matters before the SVS as well as the structuring of complex transactions. In addition, it acts for insurance companies in liability claims against insured and third parties. The team recently assisted Chilean insurance company Compañia de Seguros Orion with recovery actions originating from air, land and maritime transportation. Eduardo Marchi is an experienced insurance litigator and Jorge Meneses is also highly regarded.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s Christian Alvarado focuses on the implementation, development and maintenance of workable labour relations between employees, employers and unions; and he regularly assists with collective bargaining and labour disputes. The team advises Parque Arauco on labour-related litigation and the viability of stock options for managers in Chile, among other issues; and it recently acted for Comercial y Servicios Anachemia Science in collective bargaining procedures.

Next generation lawyers

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 Hugo Prieto heads the real estate department. The team advises on all stages of real estate projects, including the negotiation and closing of real estate conveyancing; the drafting of construction agreements; real estate joint ownership regulations; and real estate financing agreements. It also handles leasing and other project administration contracts. José Francisco Osman is a noteworthy associate.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s practice covers the tax effects of complex transactions, income and inheritance tax analysis, the taxation of companies, investigations before the Chilean Tax Service, tax compliance and tax litigation. Department head Mónica Justiniano, who ‘has great knowledge and technical ability’, has extensive experience in tax compliance and tax planning matters; and Felipe Errázuriz is a notable associate.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

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

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. provides ongoing advice to Joule Chile on the constitution and development of water use rights for the development of hydroelectric projects in Chile. In the electricity sector, the practice advises on hydroelectric and thermo-electric plants, wind farms, and natural gas projects. Hugo Prieto and managing partner Juan Turner are the principal contacts.

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 3

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s Hugo Prieto leads the firm’s mining practice, which advises on mining-title reviews, mining concession due diligence, option and royalty agreements, and financing. Other areas of strength include project development, land use and easements; environmental, permitting and regulatory matters; transactional matters, mining-related construction and dispute resolution issues. The team recently advised Tecnomin on the constitution of cobalt-related mining concessions.

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