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Allende Bascuñán & Cia, is a medium size law firm with more than 25 years of experience in legal practice. With particular strengths in tax, energy and natural resources, aviation, public law, and litigation. During the last few years, it has developed its professional expertise and legal team by encouraging the continuing education of its partners and associates, both in Chile and abroad. The firm is characterized by providing clients with an excellent and personalized service. The firm stands out for having several of their lawyers working in the academic field, as professors at the most prestigious universities in the country and by participating in international conferences and legal associations. Allende Bascuñán y Compañía Limitada is part of a broad and reliable network of law firms in Latin America and the most important trade and financial centres of the world.

Areas of practice

Tax: under the leadership of Francisco Allende, partner and co-founder with more than 30 years of experience, the tax department has undertaken a process of continuous growth and development, by increasing the number of both partners and associates. The provision of legal services of excellent quality, such as tax planning and tax law general counselling to Chilean and foreign clients in matters related to foreign investments, M&A, corporate taxation, VAT, corporate restructuring, personal taxation and inheritance tax, constitutes the reason why the firm’s reputation is recognized by both clients and other firms.

Energy and natural resources (water): the firm gives permanent and complete advice in energy and water matters to clients from different industry sectors, positioning itself as an expert and leading organization in such issues that are of the most importance to Chilean development.

This firm has extensive experience in this area that allows it to provide expert advice to mining and industrial companies located in Chile in process of tender, negotiation and subscription of PPA and negotiation and signing of electric transmission contracts.

Corporate M&A and aviation: this department provides a full range of services in the corporate area, such as mergers and acquisitions; corporate reorganizations; constitution amends and liquidation of all kinds of companies and corporations; negotiation of shareholders agreements; advice to boards of directors, preparation of minutes and corporate compliance; advice on foreign investment vehicles; negotiation of joint ventures with domestic and foreign partners; negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts, construction contracts, EPC and bidding processes.

Public law: since the early 90’s, Chile has undergone an increased growth in its government administration. This, together with a sustained specialization of regulatory activity in different areas of the economy has enhanced the relevance of legal advice in public law matters.

The firm’s consultancy includes companies and private entities and includes matters such as: administrative recruiting, administrative legal activity dispute and control, administrative contentious proceedings in general, state responsibility, advice on the permissions and administrative authorizations processes and defense in procedures of control and punishment.

Partners: 9

Other fee-earners: 15

Total staff: 35

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