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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Albagli Zaliasnik

Albagli Zaliasnik's five-strong practice group handles¬†syndicated finance, project financing, debt restructuring, debt capital placements, securitisations, derivatives and corporate finance;¬†Banco do Brasil,¬†Grupo Secuoya Comunicaciones and¬†Nexus are regular clients. Recent work includes advising¬†Comercial e Industrial Libesa,¬†a Chilean manufacturer, importer, and distributor of office and school equipment, on its¬†credit refinancing with Banco Ita√ļ; and acting for Nexus on a $30m syndicated loan. Practice director Cristi√°n Riquelme¬†is the key contact.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Albagli Zaliasnik

The eight-strong team at Albagli Zaliasnik is well regarded for its assistance with antitrust compliance programmes, FNE investigations, and litigation before the TDLC, civil courts and Supreme Court. Recent work saw the team defend 111 surgeons, members of a medical association, against collusion allegations brought by the Chilean National Prosecutor's Office. Regulated markets, public economic law and competition and antitrust specialist, Daniel López , heads the team. Key support comes from leading litigator (and founding partner), Gabriel Zaliasnik, and civil litigation practice head Ariela Agosin, whose competition-related activity reaches into advertising and IP mattters.

Next generation lawyers

Daniel López - Albagli Zaliasnik

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Albagli Zaliasnik

Albagli Zaliasnik¬†'has a good team of lawyers that handle matters in a professional way'. The practice is experienced in assisting domestic¬†and foreign clients with M&A, particularly in the food and beverage industry. Its advice includes negotiations, financing, taxation and corporate structures, and it fields experts in private equity and venture capital markets in Chile. Compliance services are offered through¬†AZ Compliance. Recent matters saw the team advise Chilean technology-solutions distributor Vigatec, on its acquisition of¬†Videojet Technologies' local operations.¬†Rodrigo Albagli¬†and √Ālvaro Rosenblut¬†head up the practice; senior associates Arie Misraji¬†and Jonathan Arendt are also noted. Clients include Ormat Technologies, Banco do Brasil, LG Electronics and Unifood.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Albagli Zaliasnik

Albagli Zaliasnik's disputes practice undertakes contentious administrative matters, arbitration, bankruptcy, civil and commercial litigation, and class actions; other areas of note include antitrust, consumer protection, environmental litigation, labour and tax disputes, and white-collar crime. Ariela Agosin heads the civil litigation team, of which Gabriel Zaliasnik and Daniel López are also key members; at senior associate level, Félix Antolín  and Carolina Escandón are other names to note. Key clients include WOM, Farmacolgía en Aquacultura Veterinaria, LG Electronics and Abbott Laboratories.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Albagli Zaliasnik

Albagli Zaliasnik's 'commercial-awareness levels match international standards'. The practice is best known for anti-counterfeiting, IP disputes, patents and trade mark prosecution, along with advertising law, and IP-related competition and antitrust issues. Highlight work saw the team represent  Inversiones Santa Teresita at the Supreme Court, successfully obtaining  nine cancellation actions and multiple oppositions involving trade mark Termas de Chillán after lenghty litigation. Senior associate Eugenio Gormáz is intellectual and industrial property group director; fellow senior associate  Oscar Molina leads the IT, media and data privacy group; and Ariela Agosin oversees trade mark, patents, copyright and licensing issues, including litigation. Former associate María José Canales joined Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in August 2018.

Rising stars

Eugenio Gorm√°z - Albagli Zaliasnik

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Albagli Zaliasnik

Albagli Zaliasnik 's labour practice focuses on hiring, compensation, termination, subcontracting and labour due diligence; other areas of strength include corporate policies, collective bargaining and litigation. Jorge Arredondo is labour group director and clients include Nokia and Pharma Investi.

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