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DLA Piper BAZ | NLD

ISIDORA GOYENECHEA 3120, PISO 17, CP 7550083 LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, CHILE
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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)
Corporate and M&A (including compliance) - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

BAZ|DLA Piper recently merged with NLD Abogados to become DLA Piper BAZ|NLD, bringing in Paulo Larrain, Diego Noguera and José Pablo Dulanto from NLD Abogados. Advising domestic and international companies on their commercial operations in Chile, the practice is highly regarded for M&A transactions and due diligence processes; it also has notable experience in venture capital and corporate governance issues. Recent matters saw corporate head Matías Zegers lead advice to The Coca Cola Company (and its bottling companies, Andina and Embonor), on their $80m acquisition of Chilean food retailer Comercializadora Novaverde (best known for its Guallarauco brand). Additional contacts include the widely respected partner Marco Salgado; the team has also been further strengthened with the arrival of counsel Mauricio Halpern, formerly general counsel at retailer SMU. Key support comes from senior associates Diego Peña, José Tomás Ureta and Jorge Timmermann.

Leading lawyers

Paulo Larrain - DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

Next generation lawyers

Diego Peña - DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

BAZ|DLA Piper recently merged with NLD Abogados to become DLA Piper BAZ|NLD, and which in the contentious area, signified the arrival of litigator Ramón Domínguez. The team’s experience includes complex commercial matters, the defence of constitutional and regulated rights, and consumer protection cases. It recently represented Uber Chile before the Appeals Court of Temuco in the successful rejection of a constitutional action filed by Temuco’s Union of Taxi Drivers which sought to forbid Uber’s operations in the city. Marco Salgado is another key contact and counsel Macarena Iturra joined from Albagli Zaliasnik.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

BAZ|DLA Piper recently merged with NLD Abogados to become DLA Piper BAZ|NLD, which in the labour sector signified the arrival of Ramón Domínguez. The practice is well known for advising on collective bargaining and also assists its clients with day-to-day labour law issues, complex employment litigation, the implementation of compensation schemes for employees, and corporate immigration advisory. In recent mandates it assisted FMC Chile with the transfer of employees in Chile. Luis Parada is also a key contact.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD is particularly recommended for power plant and energy projects. Felipe Bahamondez is an energy, natural gas and LNG project specialist, and counsel Mauricio Halpern is noted for the corporate law and project financing aspects of energy and infrastructure development projects. At senior associate level, Diego Peña and Paulina Farías are both highly regarded.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD’s recent experience includes advising Distribuidora de Alimentos on a judicial action filed before Tribunal de Contratación Pública, which objected to the result of a bid involving the provision of food for public schools. Felipe Bahamondez and senior associate Paulina Farías are the key contacts.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD is ‘very flexible at understanding clients’ requirements and provides an excellent service’. The team advises on the development of real estate projects – from initial stages through to final sales – along with tax planning advice, title deed confirmation, urban planning and the construction and commercialisation of projects. Rodrigo Álvarez is ‘a really brilliant lawyer, whose knowledge of real estate business is deep and dynamic’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD recently assisted local construction equipment company Janssen with a tax efficient structure for its sale of shares and in subsequent restructuring and reorganisation procedures. Rodrigo Álvarez and Miguel Zamora are highly regarded.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

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

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

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

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

DLA Piper BAZ|NLDhas strong and excellent technical knowledge’ and provides ‘accurate advice’. The practice is particularly noted for the development of power plants and associated infrastructure matters and has been heavily involved in transactional activity in the solar generation sub-sector, of late. The practice also participates in cross-border and regional energy transactions and disputes as part of the firm’s regional network. Department head Felipe Bahamondez is a well-known specialist in natural resources and regulatory matters. Diego Peña and Paulina Farías are notable senior associates.

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

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD

DLA Piper BAZ|NLD’ department head José Pablo Dulantois experienced in advising on copper and gold projects, as well as iodine, lithium and nitrate mining. The team advised Cominor on the amendment of an exploration and development agreement regarding gold and silver mines. Other notable clients include Cosayach, SCM Atacama Kozan and SIMCO.

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