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KPMG in Chile

Chile > Tax Tier 1

KPMG in Chile houses a 35-plus practice that covers a diverse range of sectors, such as banking, mining, forestry, manufacturing, and shipping and transportation, along with technology, energy and communications. Representative work ranges from domestic and international tax advisory matters and tax disputes, to corporate and labour law-related taxation, expatriate tax services, transfer pricing, capital markets and reorganisations. Other notable areas of strength include transactional tax services involving tax due diligence work, as well as acquisition structuring and financial model reviews. With over 20 years' experience, Rodrigo Stein was recently promoted to lead the firm's tax and legal group in Chile, which includes experienced practitioners Andrés Martínez (tax structuring, transactions and litigation); Alberto Cuevas (former Ministry of Finance tax policy co-ordinator); tax disputes and conflict resolution head Luis Seguel; and former tax and legal group leader Francisco Lyon (now managing partner). The second line of advisers includes managing director Juan Infante, directors José Miguel Gazitua and Alonso Morales, and manager Sergio Henriquez. Former partner Mauricio López and director Gloria Flores recently left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Stein


KPMG is a company that always maintains high standards of service.

The client is the focus of the team, which always understands what you need, and applies the expertise of its members to achieve the best solution.

It feels like a very cohesive team – in work meetings, they are all very aligned to both the subject under discussion and the client.

Project development is easy, even when one interacts with different team members, as they are all very aware of the work being done, and they show empathy towards the client.

The team delivers very good solutions.

KPMG has a strong tax practice in Chile that has been steadily growing. Today our headcount reaches almost 200 team members who are led by 11 partners with presence in six cities including our national office in Santiago, Viña del Mar, Concepción, Antofagasta, Valdivia and Puerto Montt. The strength of our tax presence in Chile is recognized by the market and competitors as one of the leading tax firms in the country.

Francisco Lyon, our head of tax is supported by fellow partners Rodrigo Stein, Mauricio Lopez, Andres Martinez and Alberto Cuevas who concentrate their practice mainly in international and corporate tax consulting services. Juan Pablo Guerrero leads the transfer pricing group, while Rodrigo Avalos, Francisco Ramirez, Pedro Castro and Gloria Mardones are responsible for the firm’s tax compliance and management offerings. Finally, Luis Seguel is leading our team of Tax dispute and controversy resolution partner.

Our wide range of services include general tax advice and planning advice, with a strong focus in delivering tailor made, practical tax solutions designed to reduce risks and contribute in creating long term value for our clients. The very broad range of services allows it also to provide its clients a view of the all-round implications of tax structures enabling them to make financial decisions with confidence.

The firm’s services include domestic and international tax advisory, tax disputes and conflict resolutions, corporate tax, labor tax, expatriate tax services, transfer pricing, capital market, tax planning and transactional tax services including tax due diligence work as well as acquisition structuring, review of financial models and assistance with negotiations. It has a high level of expertise in different industries or sectors as banking, mining, forestry, manufacture, transport industry, technology, energy, communications, just to name a few. Some of our representative clients include Santander and Banco Itaú (banking), Anglo American, Antofagasta Minerals and Teck Resources Ltd. (mining), Sudamericana de Vapores SA (international shipping), etc.

Currently the team has almost 200 professionals covering a wide range of tax specialties. Within our team we have many professionals with post graduate degrees from local as well as foreign universities (NYU, University of Florida, LSE, Leiden, etc.)

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax & Legal Francisco Lyon (+56) 22 798 1401
Tax & Legal Rodrigo Stein (+56) 22 798 1401
Tax & Legal Andrés Martinez (+56) 22 798 1401
Total of Partners : 9
Partner Lawyers : 5
Qualified Lawyers : 30
English (fluent)