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DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

ISIDORA GOYENECHEA 3120, PISO 17, CP 7550083 LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, CHILE
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Work +56 2 2798 2600
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Fax +56 2 2 798 2650
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Chile

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

BAZ|DLA Piper

In 2016, Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers and global law firm DLA Piper LLP (US) entered into a co-operation agreement, with the new firm known as BAZ|DLA Piper. It is well regarded for its M&A assistance to local and international clients, while also having significant experience in due diligence procedures, renewable energy transactions, corporate governance and compliance, and venture capital. The practice assisted Excon Group (and shareholders) with a complex transaction, which involved reorganisation issues, a share purchase agreement and several purchases and sales. Matías Zegers is team head; and Marco Salgado is ‘always available to provide practical and in-depth advice, and his commitment to clients’ business, and agile responses, are impressive’. Since the conclusion of research, the team has been further strengthened with the return of Mauricio Halpern to the firm after six years' in-house experience, most recently as general counsel of SMU.

Next generation lawyers

Diego Peña - BAZ|DLA Piper

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

BAZ|DLA Piper

In 2016, Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers and global law firm DLA Piper LLP (US) entered into a co-operation agreement; the new firm is known as BAZ|DLA Piper and its disputes practice includes complex M&A-related arbitration proceedings and defending clients’ constitutional and regulated rights before Chile’s highest courts. The team successfully acted for Spanish food group Deoleo (producer of Carbonell olive oil), and Chilean distributor Velarde Hermanos, in a damages claim against a Canal 13 TV show which made unfounded claims against Chile’s olive oil industry and the quality of the Carbonell product. Marco Salgado is recommended.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

BAZ|DLA Piper

BAZ|DLA Piper is recommended for its experience in collective bargaining; compensation structures, incentives and stock option plans; complex litigation cases, such as labour accidents, anti-union and human rights claims against employers; and workforce restructurings. The practice also assists with internal discrimination and harassment investigation claims; due diligence during M&A deals; and executives’ expatriation processes. The team successfully acted for Somacor in a complex collective bargaining process; and defended Komatsu Cummins against an anti-union claim. Other highlights saw the team represent Skout in the termination of operations in Chile, which involved the termination of employment agreements. Luis Parada is recommended.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

BAZ|DLA Piper

BAZ|DLA Piper regularly acts on public bids, contentious administrative matters and Public Procurement Court (PPC) cases. The team acted for Distribuidora de Alimentos in a case before the PPC, which concerned a governmental institution’s bidding procedure for the provision of food for public schools. Felipe Bahamondez is highly rated and senior associate Paulina Farías’ ‘experience is impressive’.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

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

BAZ|DLA Piper

Energy and natural resources: oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

BAZ|DLA Piper

BAZ|DLA Piper has a highly regarded practice for renewable energy generation, particularly in relation to electric power plants, bidding procedures, power supply issues and price regulation issues. The practice prepared a legal report for EDF Energies Nouvelles on new legislation that amended the General Electricity Law. Team head Felipe Bahamondez is focused on energy production and natural resources matters, particularly solar power plants. Counsel Blanca Palumbo is an electricity law specialist.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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