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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Baraona Fischer Spiess

Baraona Fischer Spiess’ ‘highly professional team’ has been active, recently, in the structuring and financing of public works for hospital concessions in Chile. The firm also has robust practices in energy finance, structured finance and M&A finance, as well as banking regulation, derivatives, corporate financing, and capital markets. A team led by Raúl Marshall advised Itaú Corpbanca on a $190m financing to Global Vía Infrastructures Chile for the acquisition of the shares of Acciona Concesiones Ruta Ciento Sesenta, holder of a concession for public works related to Ruta 160. Max Spiess is an additional name to note.

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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)
Corporate and M&A (including compliance) - ranked: tier 5

Baraona Fischer Spiess

Baraona Fischer Spiess’ practice undertakes M&A deals, business associations, joint ventures and tenders, along with sales and asset purchases and bidding processes, among other matters. The team advised Optym USA on its establishment in Chile through via subsidiary Optym Chile, which included tax compliance matters. Juan Pablo Baraona and Max Spiess are the team heads; Raúl Marshall is ‘an experienced attorney’; Cristóbal Herrera is ‘very client focused’; and Federico Rodríguez is also very highly regarded. Additionally, in September 2018, the firm hired experienced transactional practitioner Alfonso Ugarte – formerly of Claro & Cia. – as a partner, adding notable expertise and capacity to the team.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baraona Fischer Spiess

Baraona Fischer Spiess’ ‘advice is always commercial and the value for money is excellent’. The team has a strong reputation in the market for tax advisory work, including the tax aspects of general corporate matters, M&A transactions and financings; the practice is also highly rated for transfer pricing as well as estate planning and tax structuring. The firm’s tax litigation practice acts for both domestic and international clients before the tax authority, specialised tax tribunals, courts of appeal, the Chilean Supreme Court and the Chilean General Comptroller. It also defends tax relief claims and transfer pricing disputes, among other matters. Alex Fischer is ‘a commercial tax attorney who understands clients’ business and requirements’ and Isabel Espinoza is ‘extremely responsive and a great communicator’; the tax-compliance auditing practice is led by Boris León. Highly-regarded senior partner Juan Manuel Baraona and Carolina Collantes are also very well-regarded figures, while younger partners Isabel Espinoza and Juan Cristóbal Ortega are both gaining profile.

Leading lawyers

Alex Fischer - Baraona Fischer Spiess

Juan Manuel Baraona - Baraona Fischer Spiess

Next generation lawyers

Isabel Espinoza - Baraona Fischer Spiess

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

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

Baraona Fischer Spiess

Baraona Fischer Spiess advises energy producers and distributors, engineering companies and lenders on M&A, project finance and structured finance deals; the team has been particularly active in clean energy matters. Federico Rodríguez is experienced in energy-related regulatory and transactional matters.

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