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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr regularly acts for national and foreign financial institutions and banks on loans to Chilean companies and project finance; the team is also well regarded for its assistance with debt securities, and restructuring and refinancing work. Cross-border highlights saw the team assist Minera Escondida, as borrower, on a $1.2bn syndicated loan granted by a group of 12 lender banks. Managing partner Sergio Orrego, Nicholas Mocarquer and Rodrigo de Alencar are recommended.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr’s practice covers merger control matters as well as international unfair competition issues, such as anti-dumping. The team acted for Gerdau Aza (alongside CAP Acero), in a joint dumping conduct claim against Mexican steel company DeAcero. Nicholas Mocarquer and Gonzalo Rencoret are the key contacts.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr’s corporate and M&A team is well-known for providing general corporate assistance on a day-to-day basis to major local and international companies; its representative experience includes M&A transactions, shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Cross-border highlights included the team’s advice to BHP Billiton on the restructuring of certain Chilean subsidiaries, including the incorporation of a new entity, a capital increase and the assignment of rights; it also advised BHP Billiton Chile Inversiones on two capital increases. Managing partner Sergio Orrego and Nicholas Mocarquer are recommended, along with Rodrigo de Alencar and Gonzalo Rencoret.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr fields lawyers with expertise in real estate, energy, environmental law, and administrative and competition law; the practice also acts in consumer-protection law claims, and has a robust arbitration practice. The team defended Indura against Tecnofer’s claim for compensation for alleged contractual breach of a confidentiality agreement. Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes is team leader.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is recommended for its advice on environmental issues in relation to waste management, environmental damage liability, indigenous issues, and emissions compensation. The practice provided environmental legal assistance to ASPROCER, the Chilean federation of pork producers, on its relations with the Government and the Ministry of Environment; specifically, in connection with the new Atmospheric Decontamination Plan for the Santiago Metropolitan Region and involving preparing legal reports and the submission of observations to the Environmental Authority. Ignacio Urrutia is recommended.

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Ignacio Urrutia - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orre

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is experienced in collective bargaining, M&A-related labour matters, immigration issues and disputes involving terminations, subcontracting and work accidents. The team advised International Paper Cartones on a collective bargaining process. Alberto Rencoret is recommended.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr recently advised Enel Generación Chile on water supply-related administrative law issues, regarding a combined cycle thermoelectric power plant; it also acted for MBI and Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar on the development of a new shopping centre, including the construction agreement. Sergio Orrego is the key practitioner.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr has longstanding experience in real estate projects, property finance, closing agreements, developments and real estate sales. The team advised Nueva Costanera Participaciones on the development of a real estate project comprising six buildings with a total of 78 luxury apartments; the firm’s legal assistance included the land purchase, construction agreement, the obtaining of governmental authorisations, and the sales process. Gonzalo Errázuriz is recommended.

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Gonzalo Errázuriz - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr recently assisted several clients with the tax issues arising from the management and structuring of family assets and businesses. In tax litigation, the team acted for Inversiones 3000 before Chile’s IRS, and the Tax and Customs Courts, in relation to tax losses. Gonzalo Rencoret is recommended.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

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

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr’s practice covers project finance, permits, administrative law procedures, power plant construction agreements, due diligence processes and litigation. The team acted for Empresa Eléctrica Perquilauquén on the development of a hydroelectric project. Sergio Orrego is team leader.

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr regularly acts for mining companies in significant projects; the firm’s scope of advice includes assisting with negotiations, foreign investment, financings, construction issues and operational matters. The team recently assisted Aveng Construcciones Chile with a public contract bid for works to be carried out in Codelco’s Chuquicamata mine, the largest open-pit copper mine in the world; the team also acted for BHP Billiton in the review of a prospective request for a mining-works exploration permit. Sergio Orrego is recommended.

Leading lawyers

Sergio Orrego - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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