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Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Baker McKenzie Chile’s ‘level of service of is high and the firm’s lawyers always respond quickly to clients, providing detailed explanations’. The team advises leading foreign banks and financial institutions on the offering and structuring of financial products, including specialised legal opinions. Its scope of work includes project finance (particularly toll road concessions, energy, mining, and pipeline projects), the financing of M&A transactions, master derivative agreements and day-to-day regulatory financial matters. Asset-backed securitisation transactions are a particular area of strength. Recent headline matters saw the practice group, working in conjunction with the firm’s Peru office, advise Mizuho Bank on a $125m cross-border syndicated refinancing to Banco de Credito e Inversiones; Banco Security, as borrower, on a $30m corporate loan from Wells Fargo; and Sierra Gorda SCM (a joint venture of KGHM and Sumitomo Group companies) on the Chilean-law aspects of the amendment and restatement of $1bn of loan documents. Department head Sebastián Vivanco and ‘fantastic business partnerLeón Larrain are both highly regarded, as are key partners Jaime Munro and Fernando Castro.

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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

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Jaime Munro - Baker McKenzie Chile

Within: Corporate and M&A (including compliance)

Acting for local and international clients Baker McKenzie Chile assists with regional and multinational cross-border deals in Chile. Typical work includes structuring and the negotiation, documentation and closure of corporate, M&A and private equity transactions, with the support -as required- of the firm’s significant finance, capital markets and tax capabilities. Recent mandates saw the practice advise PE firm Broodstock Capital on the acquisition of a majority holding in water treatment and recirculation-systems company Billund Aquakulturservice and its Chilean subsidiary; counsel Capital Markets Financial Services on its $80m acquisition of Viña Centro (ownoer of the Paseo Viña Centro mall); and assist US stock photo agency Getty Images with the acquisition of the business assets of its Latin American third-party distributor. León Larrain is team head; Jaime Munro, Fernando Castro, Diego Ferrada are also experienced advisers; and Jorge Álvarez is a highly regarded senior associate.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Baker McKenzie Chile specialises in international energy, mining and infrastructure projects, including renewable energy and road projects. Antonio Ortúzar Jr regularly advises mining clients on greenfield and brownfield projects, including assisting with acquisitions and financing, as well as handling exploitation, operation and closing issues. Jaime Munro, Mirco Hilgers and Diego Ferrada are also experienced practitioners.

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Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Baker McKenzie LLP’s seven offices in Latin America have helped it to gain a solid foothold in cross-border transactions where it is particularly active in the energy, mining, infrastructure, life sciences/healthcare and consumer goods sectors. Lima partner Liliana Espinosa heads the Latin America M&A and private equity practice, which includes 66 other partners across the region. Chicago partner David Malliband led the team that advised medical equipment manufacturer ICU Medical on its $900m acquisition of the Hospira Infusion Systems business from Pfizer in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The practice also advised GCP Applied Technologies on the $1.05bn sale of the Darex Packaging Technologies Business to Henkel in 19 jurisdictions, including Chile, Mexico and Brazil. ‘Always on top of things’, Santiago-based Jaime Munro is ‘a very creative lawyer’ who ‘gets very involved in the transaction’, has ‘a good knowledge of commercial matters’ and is ‘always looking for better alternatives to structure a transaction’.

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