Barros & Errázuriz > Santiago, Chile > Firm Profile

Barros & Errázuriz
AV. ISIDORA GOYENECHEA 2939, 10TH FLOOR
LAS CONDES
SANTIAGO
Chile

Chile > Banking and finance Tier 1

The sizeable and specialised banking and finance team at full-service firm Barros & Errázuriz acts for both lenders and borrowers on complex financial transactions. The group is particularly noted for energy and infrastructure project financings, and is also highly involved in banking regulatory work and the development of new financial services by traditional banking institutions. Project and corporate finance expert Francisco De la Barra, and cross-border finance transactions specialist Enrique Barros Vial co-lead the practice. Nicolás Balmaceda, who has approximately 25 years’ banking and finance experience, is also highly rated, as is finance expert Bernardo Simian; while in March 2022, up-and-coming lawyer María Olga Rivera, whose practice is focused on structured and corporate finance, was elevated to the partnership. Within the senior associate pool, Valentina Villalobos is a well-regarded project and corporate finance lawyer.

Key clients

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones

Compañía de Petróleos de Chile

Inversiones Kaufmann

Comercial Motores de los Andes

Interchile

Interconexión Eléctrica

Sociedad Concesionaria Puente Industrial

Pacific Hydro Chile

Banco Santander-Chile

Banco Security

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones

Scotiabank

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Ameris Capital

Mitsui & Co

Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios

Pacífico Cable

Linzor Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco de Crédito e Inversiones, Scotiabank Chile, Banco BTG Pactual Chile, Banco Internacional, Itaú Corpbanca, Banco Bice and Banco Consorcio (as lenders) on the granting of a high-value loan to GTD Grupo Teleductos.
  • Advised Sociedad Concesionaria Puente Industrial on a credit agreement with Banco del Estado de Chile and Banco Security.
  • Advised Interchile on the issuance of its project bonds.

Chile > Capital markets Tier 1

Barros & Errázuriz‘s large and specialised capital markets team is a go-to practice for companies obtaining resources through the issuances of securities and public offering of bonds and shares. It is also a highly-regarded adviser to the Chilean investment funds industry. Heading the capital markets department, Luis Alberto Letelier is a specialist in the issuance of both debt and equity; Cristián Barros is regularly involved in major capital markets transactions; Víctor Barros' recent track record includes the issuance and placement of bonds by private and public investment funds, as well as the registration of issuers; and Javier Díaz is the firm’s regulatory specialist. At senior associate-level, key support is provided by Juan Ignacio Galdámez, who routinely advises on high-stakes capital markets matters; Cristián Risopatrón who has a focus on the structuring, issuance and placements by public investment funds; and Fernando Campino, who is active in public and private debt transactions. Former practice director Juan Cristóbal Schmidt  moved in-house at Crawford & Company in the US in late 2021, and former senior associate José Miguel Diez joined NLD Abogados in January 2022.

Testimonials

The team has highly trained lawyers, and is focused on giving good advice and preparing materials to a good standard, and with immediate availability.

Key clients

BTG Pactual

Neorentas

Volcom

Independencia Administradora General de Fondos

Moneda Asset Management

Inversiones CMPC

Geopark

Interchile

Ameris Capital

Compass Group

Larrain Vial

Asset AGF

Singular Asset Management

Southern Cross

Club de Polo

PWCC

Caja 18 de Septiembre

AGF Security

Esmax

Ebco

AFP Cuprum

Link Capital Partners

Caja de Compensación Los Héroes

Principal Financial Group

Servicios Financieros Altis

Alza

Work highlights

  • Advising BTG Pactual Chile on designing the corporate structure to collect investments from Chile (and other jurisdictions) to invest jointly with JLL-SSI in real estate assets in the US.
  • Acted for Larrain Vial Asset Management Administradora General de Fondos on a swap and settlement transaction.
  • Advised Independencia Administradora General de Fondos on the issuance and placement of bonds by public investment fund Independencia Rentas Inmobiliarias.

Chile > Consumer and advertising law Tier 1

The enviable track record of Barros & Errázuriz's 11-member team includes class actions and mediation procedures involving the Chilean Consumer Law Authority (SERNAC). The practice covers a broad range of industries, including public services and utilities (water distribution and mail), telecoms (mobile services and satellite TV), education, real estate and healthcare. The practice is jointly led by civil and commercial litigation and arbitration specialist, Javier San Martín, who routinely assists with consumer matters and class actions; competition and antitrust expert Luis Eduardo Toro; David Cademartori, who focuses on administrative and public law, but is also experienced in competition and antitrust matters (particularly within the telecoms and energy sectors); and José Luis Corvalán, whose specialisms include consumer law. Among the firm's senior associates, litigation and arbitration-focused Isidora Fernández is highlighted. Cristián Pérez left the firm for real estate holding Pasmar in January 2022.

Testimonials

Good knowledge of our business, and the availability of partners and senior associates for our legal department.

Key clients

Aguas del Valle

Essbio

Inmobiliaria Plaza Egaña

Direct TV

Sky

Mundo Pacífico

Bruno Fritsch

Correos de Chile

Inmobiliaria Aconcagua

Inmobiliaria Casonas de Marbella

Universidad Andrés Bello

Inmobiliaria Loga

Didi

Socovesa

Work highlights

  • Acted for Aguas del Valle in three class actions concerning damages claims for service interruption and alleged illegal charges.
  • Defended ESSBIO against two class actions filed by over 2000 neighbours of Coronel, claiming payments of $9000 for each consumer to compensate for damage caused by the alleged turbidity and pollution of ESSBIO-distributed water.
  • Defended Inmobiliaria Plaza Egañ against a lawsuit brought by Conadecus (large consumer association in Chile), which requested compensation for the residents of a building because of alleged construction and heating system defects.

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Barros & Errázuriz‘s substantial 57-strong practice is consistently sought out for  complex and high-stakes deals, including private acquisitions, cross-border takeovers (including those of listed companies), the acquisition of controlling and minority interests, divestitures and corporate restructuring processes. Clients additionally appreciate the team’s access to the expertise in business-related taxation, antitrust, banking, finance, bankruptcy and competition housed at the firm – as well as the deep knowledge of the energy, real estate and telecoms sectors. Among the firm’s numerous experienced partners, corporate department head Pablo Guerrero is ‘a born leader for complex corporate transactions‘; M&A and foreign investment specialist Bernardo Simian is ‘always present during discussions‘; Fernando Barros advises on investment projects, business strategies, and corporate and financial structures (in addition to heading the tax department); Cristián Barros‘ broad transactional practice includes M&A work; and Emilio Vásquez and Carlos Ducci both advise on corporate law, foreign investment, M&A and joint ventures. Corporate law and M&A expert Sergio Eguiguren; Luis Alberto Letelier, whose workload includes M&A matters; José Tomás Errázuriz, who advises on corporate law, in addition to being dispute resolution head; and Vicente Cordero, a partner since 2020, are additional key practitioners. The corporate-focused Lucas Marinovic became a partner in March 2022, while counsel Daniela Peña is also experienced in corporate issues, M&A and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Guerrero; Emilio Vásquez; Carlos Ducci; Sergio Eguiguren; Vicente Cordero

Testimonials

A very good team – its availability and commercial focus stand out when resolving problems.

Great work, with the willingness and flexibility to find solutions.

What makes this practice unique is its knowledge of the funds industry in Chile, added to its vast commercial experience and international network of contacts. The lawyers are highly respected both in Chile and abroad, and always show willingness to understand their clients’ businesses.

The corporate and M&A team is an experienced group with great commercial sensitivity during complex and international M&A transactions.

Pablo Guerrero is a born leader for complex corporate transactions, providing clients with guidance during the key aspects of negotiations. His expertise is obvious during meetings with other lawyers, where he is able to articulate agreements excellently.

Bernardo Simian is always present during discussions and his very good handling of issues is noted – despite delegating, he always knows the details and particularities of our requirements.

Key clients

Colbun

BTG Pactual Timberland

Globalvia

Moneda Asset Management

Stonepeak Infrastructure

AVLA

Delta

IG4 Capital

MacQuarie

Brighstar Capital

I Squared

Linzor Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Colbún on the $1.29bn sale of Colbún Transmisión.
  • Advised a consortium (comprising Canadian British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, APG and BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group on the $385.5m acquisition of 461 properties from Forestal Arauco.
  • Advised Globalvía Licitaciones e Infraestructura Chile on the $323m acquisition of a 34% stake in Brookfield Americas Infrastructure Holdings Chile I.

Chile > Data privacy Tier 1

Barros & Errázuriz's broad data-protection practice predominantly focuses on compliance with local legislation (Law No 19,628 on the Protection of Private Life), confidentiality agreements, and personal data international transfer agreements. The department also fields experts in the application of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in Chile, companies’ privacy policies and information security. Clients additionally benefit from the firm’s leveraging of its membership of the Latin America-based Affinitas law firm alliance. In recent work, the team advised Webdox on data protection compliance, and also assisted NTT DATA Chile with the implementation of a privacy policy. With longstanding TMT-sector experience, group head José Ignacio Ovalle's practice includes personal-data protection; and providing key support, senior associate Andrés Rodríguez (a former chief legal adviser at the Chilean telecoms regulator) is a specialist in telecoms, IT and data-privacy matters.

Practice head(s):

José Ignacio Ovalle

Testimonials

What I consider the strong points of this team are the versatility it has to support our company in its search for creative solutions, as well as the provision of payment-related facilities and the availability to look for interesting alternatives for all parties.

Key clients

DiDi

Aramark

Juvo

Compass

Pinterest

Webdox

Dentsply Sirona

MCC Corredores de Bolsa

Matheson

Mollendo

Polux

Indesa

Coda Payments

NTT Data Chile

Work highlights

  • Advising Webdox on data protection compliance issues.
  • Advised NTT DATA Chile on the implementation of a privacy policy.
  • Advised DiDi on data privacy compliance matters.

Chile > Real estate Tier 1

The sizeable real estate team at full-service firm Barros & Errázuriz is routinely sought out for its assistance with innovative acquisition structures, real estate associations and consortiums, along with the financing of real estate development projects; in addition to its expertise in real estate developments, the group fields specialists in infrastructure (including telecoms towers) and construction. Clients also benefit from the firm’s experience in regulatory issues, most notably in relation to urban planning, administrative conflicts and tourism. The practice is jointly led by José Ignacio Ovalle, who advises on the development of building projects, condominiums, shopping centres, offices, ports and hotels; real estate projects expert Patricio Solórzano; and Oscar Ruiz-Tagle, whose real estate practice covers territorial planning, and urban and environmental regulation. The counsel to note, Alejandra Aránguiz , is a specialist in urban, regulatory and municipal administrative law. Former senior associate Eduardo Tirado  left the firm in late 2021.

Practice head(s):

José Ignacio Ovalle; Patricio Solórzano; Óscar Ruiz-Tagle

Testimonials

A multidisciplinary team that negotiates properly and is always looking for solutions to problems.

Proximity to clients, search for solutions and availability at any time.

Key clients

Asset Chile

Vértice Inmobiliaria

Ameris Capital

Montalva Quindos

Acción Inmobiliaria

Sura Asset Management

BTG Pactual Chile

BTG Pactual Timberland

Larrain Vial

Empresas FG

Interacid Trading Chile

Plaza

Oxiquim

SEDUC

Fundación Educacional Nido de Aguilas

Indesa

Work highlights

  • Advised Asset Chile on the purchase of a 20-storey building.
  • Assisted Vértice Inmobiliaria with the development of a real estate project called Bordemar, which comprised 50 luxury apartments in a seaside resort.
  • Assisted Ameris Capital (AC) with the structuring of preferred lender operations for a private real estate investment fund (managed by AC)

Chile > TMT Tier 1

The four-member group at Barros & Errázuriz routinely acts for fixed and mobile operators, satellite operators, and free-to-air (FTA) and paid television services on complex TMT matters. Internet service providers, over-the-top (OTT) service providers, technology providers, telecoms infrastructure companies, and e-commerce and social media platforms also regularly turn to the ‘very determined' practice. Typical work ranges from the processing and obtaining of regulatory permits and licences, including the legal requirements to operate and provide services in Chile. The team has also experienced substantial growth in major technology projects. Heading the department, José Ignacio Ovalle provides ongoing advice on the full range of telecoms and technology-related regulatory and commercial aspects; and at senior associate level, Andrés Rodríguez focuses his practice on telecoms, IT and data privacy work.

Practice head(s):

José Ignacio Ovalle

Testimonials

The B&E team is highly knowledgeable, not only in the legal aspects applicable to business, but also the client’s business itself.

Very determined to resolve all the client’s issues.

The team is well versed in Chile’s TMT regulatory issues and guides client companies towards their obligations.

Great availability and knowledge from senior associate Andrés Rodríguez.

Key clients

NTT Data

DirecTV

Universidad San Sebastián

ATP Partners

Compañía Portuaria Mejillones

Mundo Pacífico

Coda Payments

SITA Group

CCAF Los Héroes

Lycamobile

Hewlett Packard

Tencent

Webdox

Hilti

Gastronomía y Negocios

Stonepeak

Weg

Telefonica Global Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advises NTT Data Chile on its daily legal requirements, particularly the implementation of innovative technological projects.
  • Advising DirecTV on several matters concerning the operation of TV services.
  • Advised Universidad San Sebastián on the implementation of a huge technology project.

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring Tier 2

A core part of Barros & Errázuriz‘s judicial group, the bankruptcy and restructuring practice’s track record includes numerous insolvency and restructuring-related litigation and arbitration cases, including several insolvency class actions. Other areas of strength are reorganisation and liquidation proceedings, as well as expertise in assisting clients acquire the assets of companies that are subject to such procedures. Heading up the group, Javier San Martín‘s vast dispute resolution experience takes in contractual law, as well as disputes involving bankruptcy, construction and commercial issues; while José Luis Corvalán (who was raised to the partnership in April 2021), advises both debtors and creditors on liquidation and reorganisation procedures. Within the associate pool, the dispute resolution practice of Milton Gutcovsky also includes insolvency procedures; however, former senior Cristián Pérez moved in house as legal manager at Grupo Pasmar in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Javier San Martín

Testimonials

The team was always open and available to meet our requirements, even at a late hour.

The plus of the firm was its ability to generate very good documents to very pressured deadlines.

Great availability for clients and the way in which the lawyers are constantly at our service is really unique – they make us feel supported at all times and we know that we can count on their specialised opinion at any time.

Being able to revert to the team at all times is a plus – it also uses the latest technologies very well.

When you look for an adviser, you generally look for experience and knowledge – in the case of Javier San Martín, what differentiates him is not only that he has these characteristics but his excellent work is easy for clients to understand.

Key clients

Banco Internacional

Credicorp Capital

Banco BTG

Penta Vida Compañía de Seguros de Vida

Tozzi Latam

Hoyts Cinema–Cinepolis

Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug

Telemet

AFP Prolife

Larrain Vial

Work highlights

  • Assisted Banco Internacional (as agent bank) with the insolvency issues of Corpgroup affiliate, Inversiones Sams.
  • Advised Credicorp Capital on a variety of insolvency issues, including insolvency cases involving Banco de Credito de Peru as creditor.
  • Represented Banco BTG in the filing of a compulsory liquidation lawsuit against Inversiones SAMS.

Chile > Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Barros & Errázuriz's competition and antitrust practice is routinely sought out for its experience in both TDLC cases and FNE investigations. Other key areas include concentration notifications and compliance programmes. Clients also benefit from the team’s deeper industry expertise particularly in the in telecoms, media, pharmaceuticals, energy, retail, and food and beverage sectors. Luis Eduardo Toro is a specialist in competition and antitrust matters, in addition to commercial arbitration; and founding partner and dispute resolution expert José Tomás Errázuriz is also on hand for competition and antitrust proceedings. Also key to the group, José Luis Corvalán assists with antitrust investigations before the FNE and TDLC procedures; and Francisco Bórquez is experienced in investigations into cartels, unilateral conduct and concentration operations. Both Corvalán and Bórquez were elevated to the partnership in April 2021.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

The 21-strong dispute resolution group at Barros & Errázuriz has extensive experience in undertaking arbitration proceedings before different venues, with the practice’s recent track record including the representation of clients in major construction project-related arbitrations, as well as commercial disputes involving shareholder and share purchase agreements. The practice is co-led by founding partner and Chilean arbitration expert José Tomás Errázuriz  ; and disputes specialist Luis Eduardo Toro  . Also integral to the practice, public law leader David Cademartori   acts in arbitration matters involving administrative law, construction and antitrust issues; Javier San Martín   has broad experience in arbitration involving contractual and consumer law, bankruptcy, construction and commercial matters; and recently promoted partner José Luis Corvalán   also acts in domestic and international commercial arbitration. The team also houses several active arbitration associates; namely, senior Andrea Batarce , along with Cristián Pérez , Isidora Fernández  and Milton Gutcovsky  (who joined in late 2020 from Covington & Burling LLP‘s New York office).

Practice head(s):

José Tomás Errázuriz; Luis Eduardo Toro

Testimonials

Great legal and strategic support during litigation.

Excellent willingness to collaborate with internal lawyers and other teams from our company.

In my opinion, what makes B&E’s arbitration practice stand out is the synergy generated with other lawyers of the firm, who are specialists in issues that are tied to disputes – this ensures sophisticated, multidisciplinary and technically robust advice, and undoubtedly adds value.

A technically solid team.

Luis Eduardo Toro and associate Isidora Fernández are great for complex disputes – very skilful in strategy and solid in procedural knowledge.

José Luis Corvalán is always available, developing our strategy hand-in-hand with the firm’s specialist energy and M&A teams.

Associate Milton Gutcovsky provides good service.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

The sizeable dispute resolution practice at Barros & Errázuriz has extensive commercial litigation experience, including representing clients in cases before the country’s appeal courts and Supreme Court. The ‘highly competent' group handles mandates involving civil and commercial law, tax, bankruptcy, real estate and antitrust matters, and also has an enviable record in regulated areas such as energy and telecoms. The department is co-led by Luis Eduardo Toro, whose litigation practice covers telecoms, energy, contractual liability and damages; and name partner José Tomás Errázuriz, who has longstanding litigation expertise. The second line of key practitioners includes Javier San Martín, who focuses on dispute resolution, consumer protection law, and reorganisations and liquidations; administrative litigation specialist David Cademartori; and recently promoted partner José Luis Corvalán, who routinely acts in civil and commercial litigation. At senior associate level, Isidora Fernández is also a litigation specialist. Former senior Cristián Pérez moved in-house at Grupo Pasmar in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

José Tomás Errázuriz; Luis Eduardo Toro

Testimonials

A partner-led service that is highly competent and to an excellent standard of service, both professionally, ethically, and humanly.

Technically very well prepared, with excellent availability to explain the process and the advantages/disadvantages of the different strategies being followed.

Key clients

Inmobiliaria El Plomo

Colbún

HDI Seguros

Metrogas

Compañía Puerto Coronel

Essbio

Inarco

Sky Airlines

Socovesa

Annais Bartsch Casas

Cooke Aquaculture Chile

Clag

Brescia Mobilitá

Universidad Andrés Bello

Inmobiliaria Security

Correos de Chile

Veterquimica

Esval

Work highlights

  • Acted for Inmobiliaria El Plomo in three real estate-related conflicts brought by building owners.
  • Acted for Colbún in a series of suits arising from a tunnel collapse.
  • Acted for HDI Seguros in a contract resolution-related claim against SAS Institute Chile.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon Tier 2

Barros & Errázuriz's 'experienced' 14-strong department handles a broad range of energy-related matters, and is particularly noted for its electricity sector expertise. It has particular experience in acting for generation and transmission companies, and is increasingly active in distribution matters; the practice also encompasses negotiating energy contracts, regulatory issues, project finance, energy disputes, and energy M&A, joint ventures and acquisitions. Among the team’s several experienced advisers are founding partner and ‘brilliant, strategic adviser' José Tomás Errázuriz, who in addition to leading the firm’s dispute resolution practice, acts on energy matters; power generation and transmission project expert Fernando Garrido; and Cristóbal Pellegrini, a partner since March 2022, who has ‘a great deal of energy sector experience‘. Within the senior associate pool, Verónica Vergara advises electric companies on corporate and regulatory matters, and Pedro Pablo Balliviandelivers a first-class service'.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Garrido; Cristóbal Pellegrini

Testimonials

An experienced team that has a good command of the Chilean electricity sector. We would especially highlight its great performance in contractual matters involving regulatory issues.

I would highlight the way in which the lawyers face the requirements that arise. They always make a clear, direct and complete analysis of matters, regardless of whether the courses of action are favourable or unfavourable to the client. After that, they come up with an action plan. This seems valuable to me, since it allows us to have a realistic view of the situation.

Great commitment and proactivity from the work team, which helped us respond to complex regulatory queries involving the development of photovoltaic projects in Chile. The lawyers always provide broad points of view and help us to achieve suitable solutions.

The quality of the solutions the lawyers provide are of a very high standard, and they can achieve this thanks to efficient internal management. It is the best law firm we have ever worked with.

José Tomás Errázuriz is undoubtedly a brilliant, strategic adviser, who has great legal credentials – very dedicated and hardworking. In a completely superior category.

Cristóbal Pellegrini is a lawyer who has acquired a great deal of energy sector experience, and who accompanies us on various important matters.

Senior associate Verónica Vergara effectively helped us with complex electricity issues.

Senior associate Pedro Pablo Ballivian delivers a first-class service, coordinating all the needs of my company and delivering a response that goes beyond what is required, and with innovative solutions that are very well suited to our needs, especially due to his mastery of various legal specialties that are applicable to us.

Key clients

Kimal Consortium

Colbún

ISA

SAESA

Sungrow

EDP Renováveis

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Pacific Hydro

Renovalia

D’E Capital

Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional

WEG

Gasco

Copec-Kaufmann

Banco Itau

X-Elio

Austral Power

Levaduras Collico

Renergetica

HMV Ingenieros

Work highlights

  • Advised Yallique Consortium on a public tender process for a transmission line project.
  • Advised Colbún on the sale of all the shares of affiliate Colbún Transmisión.
  • Advised SAESA on the bidding process for wind farm deelopment projects.

Chile > Environment Tier 2

The 13-strong environmental  practice at Barros & Errázuriz covers a broad range of issues, from environmental assessments, permitting, social conflicts and community matters, to relations with local authorities, compliance, litigation before the environmental and ordinary courts, and enforcement proceedings. The ‘highly specialised‘ group’s experience also covers waste management and recycling regulations, proceedings before the health authorities, mining and industrial safety regulations, urban planning and climate change. The firm additionally fields a robust water-rights practice. The department is co-led by counsel Matias Montoya , a former Environmental Assessment Agency legal head, and energy sector expert Fernando Garrido. At senior associate level, environmental law specialist Mara Angelini  ‘stands out for her ability to solve highly complex problems'. Former fellow senior, Ignacio Urbina left to open an environmental practice at Fermandois & Cía in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Garrido; Matías Montoya

Testimonials

The team is very competent from a legal point of view.

Performs a great service, not only providing legal advice, as it also gets involved in technical issues for which the team has a great understanding.

This is a highly specialised team, which covers all kinds of advice, from environmental assessments, contractual issues on how to regulate investment projects, relationships with the authorities, permitting, and judicial-environmental issues.

A very available and reliable team, from which I have always received accurate and timely answers – I fully trust its work.

I can count on the team in any circumstance – great willingness to go one step further to solve problems for clients and solid knowledge that means we are receiving first-level advice.

I would especially like to point out senior associate Mara Angellini, who stands out for her ability to solve highly complex problems, finding points of agreement with the counterpart, her excellent approach, and (above all) for her extensive knowledge of legal and technical matters – she understands the needs that we have as clients in depth.

Mara Angellini stands out for her great knowledge of matters, in addition to her good relations with the Environmental Authority, which makes very fluid all exchanges with them – she has always been of great help.

Key clients

ISA

Soluciones Ambientales del Norte

Coexca

Agrícola Topocalma

Agrícola San Ricardo

Agrícola Reserva Llancay

Mercado Libre

Elecnor

Microsoft

Indesa

Gasco

Levaduras Collico

Eletrans

Viña Montgras

Work highlights

  • Defended Colbún against two environmental damage lawsuits filed by a group of neighbours (from the commune of Coronel) in relation to the operation of the Santa María Thermoelectric Power Plant.
  • Assisted Interchile with an enforcement proceeding before the Environmental Superintendence.
  • Assisted Soluciones Ambientales del Norte, which operates a major safety landfill for hazardous wastes disposal, with environmental and regulatory matters.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Barros & Errázuriz's sizeable practice consistently acts for developers, sponsors, constructors, operators, suppliers and financiers on the development and financing of large infrastructure and energy projects in Chile. Representative specialisms include complex tendering processes and public and private works (highways, prisons, seaports and land terminals, airports, parking areas and logistics centres), along with energy and transmission energy projects. The group is also routinely involved in large desalination projects. The practice is co-led by infrastructure and financing expert Nicolás Balmaceda, and Francisco De la Barra, who has an active project development and finance practice. The second line of practitioners includes energy generation and transmission project experts Fernando Garrido and Cristóbal Pellegrini, who was promoted to the partnership in March 2022 alongside María Olga Rivera, who advises on ports sector matters and cross-border project financings for infrastructure and energy projects. Senior associate Diego Ovalle 's broad practice also takes in projects work.

Practice head(s):

Nicolás Balmaceda; Francisco de la Barra

Testimonials

The team has helped us respond to complex regulatory queries related to the development of photovoltaic projects in Chile, and they always provide broad points of view, helping us to achieve suitable solutions.

The quality of the solutions the lawyers provide and their responses are of a very high standard, and they can achieve this thanks to their efficient internal management.

The best law firm we have ever worked with, and with a large legal team that specialises in multiple areas.

The lawyers demonstrate a great ability to find solutions that facilitate complex M&A operations, which gives us peace of mind as developers and a guarantee of quality for the buyers of our developments.

The team has a lot of experience in infrastructure projects, which is not abundant in the sector.

Great-quality client service and availability to meet requirements.

Deep knowledge of the matters on which the lawyers work. The team differs from competitors in its attitude and good interpersonal relationships – I would highlight Francisco de la Barra in this regard.

Cristóbal Pellegrini stands out for his perfect understanding of the problems we raise, integrating certain answers that go beyond the questions asked.

Key clients

Agrosonda

Atlas Energy

Banco Security

Caitan

Compañía Portuaria Mejillones

Compañía de Petróleos de Chile

Delta Airlines

Esval

Fiera Infraestructure

Constructora San José

Globalvia

Grupo Cobra

Interchile

Iridium

Kaufmann Ventures

Mercado Libre

Mitsui

Oxiquim

Pacific Hydro

Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Complejo Los Libertadores

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Vías Chile

Work highlights

  • Advised the Yallique Consortium (comprising Transelec, ISA Inversiones Chile and China Southern Power Grid International), on its incorporation so as to present a proposal during the tender process for the awarding of a transmission line project.
  • Advised Sociedad Concesionaria Puente Industrial on a credit agreement with Banco del Estado de Chile and Banco Security to finance part of an investment concerning a public works concession.
  • Advised Interchile on the issuance of its project bonds.

Chile > Public law Tier 2

The six-strong team at full-service firm Barros & Errázuriz handles administrative tariff-setting matters, contentious administrative proceedings, and administrative sanctioning procedures involving the natural gas, telecoms, electricity, water and wastewater, health and education sectors. Other areas of expertise range from administrative contracts, government liability and public procurement, to maritime concessions, government real estate and expert reports. The practice also houses experts in litigation (concerning government agencies), who act before the common tribunals and Courts of Appeals, as well as the Supreme Court and Comptroller General’s Office. The public, administrative law and economic regulation department is led by renowned Chilean arbitration expert José Tomás Errázuriz  , while administrative law expert David Cademartori    is the partner in charge of the public law team. Moreover, the firm has also significantly strengthened its constitutional practice, with the September-2022 hire of Juan José Romero , formerly a member of the Constiutional Tribunal from 2013-22 and the court’s President during the last two years of that period. At associate level, the dispute resolution practice of senior Andrea Batarce  also includes contentious administrative proceedings.

Practice head(s):

José Tomás Errázuriz; David Cademartori

Testimonials

Experience and coherence, with unequivocal ethics as a hallmark of good service.

Extensive knowledge of public law processes, and the team concerns itself with the different aspects that clients must take into account when litigating.

Key clients

Oxiquim

Cooke Aquaculture Chile

Compañía Regional Aguas Marítimas

Compañia Minera Arbiodo

Colbún

Crystal Lagoons

Inmobiliaria El Plomo

Esval

Aguas del Valle

Essbio

Nuevosur

Independencia Administradora General de Fondos

Aramark

Torres Unidas Chile

Marine Gel Antartic

Enterprise Electronics Corp

Interacid Trading

Administradora de Fondos La Construcción

Red Sana

Association of Career Diplomatic Officials (Ministry of External Affairs)

Metrogas

DirecTv Chile Televisión

Interchile

Nuevo Complejo Fronterizo Los Libertadores

Solvtrans Chile

Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional

Comisión Nacional de Energía

Grupo Brick

Tuin Inversiones

Delta Airlines

Inmobiliaria La Reserva

DiDi

Laboratorios

Work highlights

  • Acts for Esval and Aguas del Valle in complex public law issues.
  • Defended Cooke Aquaculture Chile against a sanctioning procedure, which was initiated by the Environmental Auhority for allegedly operating in an environmentally protected area without the necessary permits.
  • Acting for Solvtrans Chile in relation to its conflict with ARMASUR, a maritime industry trade association.

Chile > Tax Tier 2

In addition to its reputation for tax structuring and implementation matters, the 19-member tax group at Barros & Errázuriz has a strong name for wealth planning, transfer pricing, tax disputes, corporate transactions, reorganisations, and the application of tax agreements. The practice is co-led by renowned founding partner Fernando Barros and Carola Trucco, who ‘can juggle the complexities of various legal systems masterfully‘. At senior associate level, María Fernanda Becker advises on the tax structuring of transactions, and Mauricio Bascuñán is a tax disputes specialist. The firm expanded its offering in early 2022 through the elevation of tax specialist Tomás Kovacevic to partner; the recruitment of tax counsel Magdalena Munita Irarrázaval from Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría; and the hire of senior associate Maria Lucia Marraccini from the Ministry of Finance, where she was a tax policy adviser.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Barros; Carola Trucco

Testimonials

A team that covers all the tax aspects that a manufacturing society like ours requires. It also has practical experience in tax matters., along with lawyers who have been in the public sector. I therefore consider them very competent.

The practice delivers great value, with the issues analysed alongside other expert areas from the firm, which makes the analysis more enriching.

Barros & Errázuriz is of course one of the top firms in Chile in all areas, as well as in the tax and private client world, possessing a depth to its partnership that few firms can rival.

We place Barros & Errázuriz at the top tier of the firms with whom we work regularly in Chile on tax and private client matters.

We find its service to be at the highest level. The team always provides sophisticated, tailored advice and has great strength and depth on the team.

Carola Trucco is deeply experienced, knowledgeable and can juggle the complexities of various legal systems masterfully. Carola also has a talent for creating camaraderie within the teams she leads – she is calm, measured, and creative, and it is a great pleasure to work with her.

Carola Trucco and Tomás Kovasevic are both very prepared and experienced – they are the best advisers.

Tomás Kovacevic has great capacity for analysis and vast experience.

Key clients

Colbún

BTG Pactual

BTG Pactual Timberland

Sura Asset Management

Confederación de la Producción y del Comercio

Moneda Asset Management

Compass Group

Larrain Vial

Coca Cola Embonor

Agrosuper

DirecTv

Derco

Didi

Buda

Mundo Pacífico

CMPC

Delta

Work highlights

  • Advised Colbún on the tax aspects of the sale of all its shares in Colbún Transmisión.
  • Advised a consortium (comprising British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, APG and BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group) on Vista Hermosa Inversiones Forestales’ acquisition of 461 timberlands (comprising over 80,000 hectares).
  • Ongoing advice to SURA Asset Management regarding tax matters on a daily basis.

Chile > Venture capital Tier 2

Routinely advising national and international start-ups and investors, Barros & Errázuriz‘s VC practice assists companies throughout all stages of their development. The six-member group maintains close contact with a number of incubators, accelerators and investors, particularly StartUp-Chile (SUP), with whom it coordinates the provision of legal advice and mentoring to the SUP network of entrepreneurs; and the Chilean Fintech Association, which brings together the main 70 fintech companies operating in Chile. The firm’s innovation and entrepreneurship practice is led by Sergio Eguiguren, who assists local and international entrepreneurs at different development stages; while Lucas Marinovic, who advises emerging companies during their growth paths (including both financing and M&A transactions), was promoted to the partnership in March 2022. The associate to note is Juan Sebastián Alonso, whose broad transactional practice includes acting for entrepreneurs.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Eguiguren

Key clients

Compañía de Seguros de Vida Consorcio Nacional de Seguros

Inversiones y Asesorías As de Guía

Fanatiz

Osoji Robotics Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Compañía de Seguros de Vida Consorcio Nacional de Seguros on its investment in Pago Fácil.
  • Advised Compañía de Seguros de Vida Consorcio Nacional de Seguros on its corporate venture capital programme.
  • Assisted Osoji Robotics Corporations with its Chilean internalising process.

Chile > Compliance Tier 3

The compliance practice at full-service Barros & Errázuriz is experienced in advising on Chile’s rules concerning anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and counter-terrorism financing. The group’s workload ranges from internal and administrative investigations, to enforcement actions, compliance programmes, and assisting financial institutions with risk management issues. The broad practice of Javier Díaz (a former senior attorney at the Chilean Commission for Financial Markets), includes corporate compliance and corporate governance matters, while managing partner Cristián Barros is also an active compliance-department member. Former associate practice director Juan Cristóbal Schmidt  moved in house at US-based claims management company, Crawford & Company in September 2021.

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

Acting for all types of mining companies and associated operators, Barros & Errázuriz‘s seven-member practice assists with a broad range of mining agreements, such as options, joint ventures, streaming and royalties, as well as mining sector-related M&A transactions. Former Bofill, Mir & Álvarez Jana senior associate Felipe Allende (mining operations and contracts) was recruited as partner in October 2021 to head up the firm’s extractive industries practice group. Additional partner-level support is provided by energy sector expert Fernando Garrido and transactional specialist Vicente Cordero. Senior associate Martin Vial's practice includes advising on the processing of mining concessions.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Allende

Testimonials

What makes this practice unique is the willingness to answer issues outside of working hours and quickly resolve problems.

Compares favourably with other firms; and one detail that is appreciated is the delivery of a monthly newsletter where relevant issues about legal reforms, and new mining and tax laws are explained.

Availability and diligence in resolving or responding to all issues.

Felipe Allende is an outstanding partner.

Key clients

Compañía Portuaria Mejillones

Caitán

Asset AGF

Renergética

Pro Drilling

Bray Controls

Exploration Drill Master Chile

Interacid

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium comprising Empresa Constructora Belfi and Grupo Terratest Chile Agencia en Chile on a construction agreement for a water desalination plant to be used by Los Pelambres Mining.
  • Advised Caitán on the development, construction and operation of a desalination plant for the Spence mine (owned by BHP Billiton).
  • Assisted Renergética with the mining concession for five solar power plants.

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 3

The recent track record of Barros & Errázuriz‘s eight-strong practice includes collective bargaining, compliance work, major employment litigation, administrative litigation involving claims before Chile’s Labour Authority, and immigration matters. The employment and immigration practice is led by manufacturing and education sector expert Juan Cristóbal Iturrate, whose remit includes managing the practice’s sub-departments in due diligence, collective bargaining, judicial matters, immigration, and daily legal advice and internal audits. At senior associate level, María Fernanda Espinosa assists international clients with the labour aspects of M&A transactions; while employment litigation leader Pavel Alvarez is ‘very capable and efficient'. Carolina Carrillo left for Álamos & Squella Abogados in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Juan Cristóbal Iturrate

Testimonials

The B&E work team has proven to be up to everything we need.

Extraordinary advisers in identifying workplace hazards and proposing mitigation measures.

Provided fundamental help in analysing and understanding the law, allowing our own legal team to coordinate and take the necessary measures.

Juan Cristóbal Iturrate has great knowledge of his subjects, and is very available and proactive in matters that are relevant to our company.

Senior associate María Fernanda Espinosa provides invaluable help, and at this point she is an honorary employee of the company. Fernanda knows our operations and functioning backwards, and is the go-to person when we have any labour or immigration questions.

Senior associate Pavel Álvarez has shown himself to be very capable and efficient. Although he is more involved in litigation, his advice on risk prevention and mitigation measures has proven to be fundamental to the success of our operation.

Key clients

Coca-Cola Embonor

DirecTv

Sociedad Anónima Viña Santa Rita

Hunter Douglas

Bayer

Monsanto

Axity

Vestas Turbinas Eólicas

Stars Investments

Moulie

Mapfre

International Paper

DiDi

Sally Beauty

Work highlights

  • Advised BTG Pactual Inversiones Forestales Fondo de Inversión on the employment side to the large-value acquisition of significant timberlands in the south of Chile.
  • Assisted Coca Cola Embonor with three labour lawsuits involving issues such as unfair dismissal, difference in commissions paid, and nullity of the dismissal.
  • Assisted Elecmetal with four cases, two of them involving professional illness, with the other two concerning work-related accidents.

Chile > Insurance Tier 4

The six-member group at Barros & Errázuriz regularly advises insurance companies on corporate work and regulatory issues. Representative expertise covers the establishment of insurance companies and corporate governance matters. On the regulatory side, the team assists with compliance issues involving technical reserves, investment rules, anti-money laundering, and risk management and internal control systems. It additionally acts in insurance-related litigation concerning administrative procedures. The practice is co-led by Carlos Ducci, an expert in corporate law, foreign investment, M&A and joint ventures; and Javier Díaz, whose broad practice includes insurance work. Associates Jorge Covarrubias and Albert Harsch also assist with insurance matters.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Ducci; Javier Díaz

Testimonials

Legal support capacity in various subjects with a high level of knowledge.

Javier Díaz is an excellent person, and with availability to attend any client need – high level of knowledge and support in business.

Key clients

Mapfre Compañía de Seguros de Vida

Save BCJ Compañía de Seguros de Vida

CESCE Chile

Avla

Colmena Seguros de Vida

Fidelis Underwriting

Consorcio Compañía de Seguros de Vida

Work highlights

  • Advised AVLA (and its current shareholders) on the negotiation of a subscription agreement, by virtue of which Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund V LP will acquire an interest in AVLA.
  • Assisted Compañía de Seguros de Vida Consorcio Nacional de Seguros with investment into Chilean payment platform PST Pago Fácil.
  • Advised Compañía de Seguros de Vida Consorcio Nacional de Seguros (as leading investor) on a corporate venture capital operation.

Founded in 1988, Barros & Errázuriz has positioned itself in the Chilean legal market as the youngest leading law firm, being the second largest firm in the country.

It offers legal advice in more than 30 practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, infrastructure, competition and antitrust, real estate, tax, environmental, telecommunications, natural resources, energy, and dispute resolution, among others.

A leader in each of the fields mentioned, according to prestigious international rankings, it offers a comprehensive and business-oriented approach, combining particular expertise in areas for which our corporate and individual clients require precise solutions in their domestic and cross-border ventures.

Barros & Errázuriz has experienced continuous growth since its foundation, and has a broad base of local and foreign clients.  It has offered relevant legal advice in all areas of clients’ businesses, some of which has had great impact for the country in recent years.

The firm is part of Affinitas, a network based in Latin America, composed of a group of prominent firms and renowned leaders, in each of the countries where they operate: Barros & Errázuriz (Chile), Gómez Pinzón (Colombia), Mijares, Angoitía, Cortés & Fuentes SC (Mexico) and Miranda & Amado (Peru).

Main areas of practice
Antitrust: the firm has a distinguished record in advising on major cases before Chilean antitrust agencies. It has been retained in several regulated areas and transactions requiring merger control structure and agreements to ensure full compliance with the relevant legislation.

Banking and finance: the firm handles a broad range of issues, including secured and syndicated loans, transactions and guarantees, structured finance, project finance, leasing and tax-based finance.

Capital markets: the firm has been involved in ADR programs, bond offerings, IPOs of local companies and tender offers of publicly-traded companies. With high expertise in securities law, it has advised several traded companies, stockbrokers and a large portion of Chilean mutual and close-end investment funds.

Compliance: the firm provides advice related to the design, implementation and monitoring of policies and internal procedures in relation to corporate compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements applicable to commercial activities, and to corporate governance, risk management and anti-corruption practices.

Corporate: the firm has acted as counsel in areas including real estate and construction, stock brokerage and investment funds, pharmaceuticals, media enterprises (TV), private ports, hotels and tourism, agriculture and forestry, among others.

Energy and natural resources: with a strong practice, the firm acts as counsel to electricity generating companies, water, sewage and gas companies.

Environment and sustainable development: the firm advises on compliance with environmental regulations in the development of electrical, shipping, mining, forestry, real estate, chemical and concession projects.

Infrastructure: as a regular player in the largest infrastructure transactions in Chile, the firm has advised sponsors, public works concessionaires and lenders in connection with, inter-urban and urban highways, prisons, ports, airports, and energy and mining facilities.

Innovation and entrepreneurship: Barros & Errázuriz has committed to the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The firm maintains close contact with different incubators, accelerators and investors from our country and industry, highlighting our work with StartUp-Chile, the leading accelerator in Latin America, with which we coordinate the delivery of advice and mentoring to the StartUp-Chile Entrepreneur Network.

Insurance: the firm offers continuing legal advice to international clients with participation in local insurance companies, as well as to foreign reinsurance entities operating in Chile.

Labour and employment: the firm possesses exceptional expertise in matters including collective bargaining, union affairs, litigation and due diligence processes for private and state-owned firms.

Dispute resolution and arbitration: the firm acts in a wide range of cases before civil courts and regulatory agencies. It specialises in commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate restructuring cases.  It also counsels several clients in local and international arbitrations.

Water rights: the firm gives advice in a wide variety of matters relating to water rights as a key asset of many industries.

M&A: as one of the firm’s core practice areas, the firm has been involved in many of the largest M&As in Chile, including private acquisitions in cross-border takeovers of listed companies, acquisitions of controlling and minority interests, divestitures and corporate restructuring programmes.

Real estate: the firm represents a variety of clients in all major real estate activities. It has been involved in several major real estate developments during the last decade in Chile.

Tax: the firm draws on rich experience in advising on tax planning and tax litigation. It also advises clients on incorporations, acquisitions, reorganizations and liquidations, with a strong practice in private stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, private equity funds and cross-border transactions.

Telecommunications and technology: the firm has advised clients including mobile services, IP telephony, 3G, long distance, internet services, rural telephony, satellite and broadcast television services. It is involved in relevant regulatory issues of telecommunication industry, before the Antitrust Commission and the Courts of Justice. Additionally, it has a deep experience in the negotiation closing of transactions in connection with new information technologies.

Public law: provides permanent legal advice to private parties and government agencies in a wide range of constitutional and administrative law matters, including regulatory issues.

Pro Bono
The firm has a commitment to provide pro bono legal services to people and institutions in need.

International work
The firm has extensive experience in cross-border transactions involving financing, corporate restructuring, M&A, foreign investments and international joint ventures. Over the past year it has handled some of the largest cross-border transactions in Chile, including toll road financing, international bidding process of utilities companies and liquidation of foreign investment funds.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Tax Fernando Barrosfbarros@bye.cl
Competition/antitrust - Energy/Natural resources - TMT José Tomás Errázurizjerrazuriz@bye.cl
Capital Markets Cristián Barroscbarros@bye.cl
Corporate/M&A Pablo Guerreropguerrero@bye.cl
Real Estate - Urbanism - TMT José Ignacio Ovallejovalle@bye.cl
Corporate/M&A Carlos Duccicducci@bye.cl
Corporate/M&A Emilio Vásquezevasquez@bye.cl
Dispute resolution Luis Eduardo Toroltoro@bye.cl
Banking & Finance/ Projects Nicolás Balmacedanbalmaceda@bye.cl
Capital Markets Luis Alberto Letelierlletelier@bye.cl
Banking & Finance Bernardo Simianbsimian@bye.cl
Capital markets Víctor Barrosvbarros@bye.cl
Tax Carola Truccoctrucco@bye.cl
Real Estate - Urbanism Patricio Solórzanopsolorzano@bye.cl
Real Estate -Urbanism Óscar Ruiz-Tagleoruiztagle@bye.cl
Energy/Natural Resources - Environment Fernando Garridofgarrido@bye.cl
Labor and employment Juan Cristóbal Iturratejiturrate@bye.cl
Public law - Dispute resolution David Cademartoridcademartori@bye.cl
Capital Markets - Compliance Javier Díazjdiaz@bye.cl
Dispute resolution Javier San Martínjsanmartin@bye.cl
Banking & Finance/ Projects Francisco de la Barrafdelabarra@bye.cl
Corporate/M&A Sergio Eguigurenseguiguren@bye.cl
Corporate/ M&A Vicente Corderovcordero@bye.cl
Banking & Finance/ Projects Enrique Barrosebarros@bye.cl
Competition/ Antitrust Francisco Bórquezfborquez@bye.cl
Dispute Resolution Jose Luis Corvalánjcorvalan@bye.cl
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Nicolás Balmaceda photoMr Nicolás BalmacedaPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Enrique Barros photoMr Enrique BarrosPartner
Cristián Barros photoMr Cristián BarrosManaging Partner Partner, Barros & Errázuriz
Fernando Barros photoMr Fernando BarrosFounding partner  Partner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Víctor Barros photoMr Víctor BarrosPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Francisco Bórquez photoMr Francisco BórquezSenior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz 
David Cademartori photoMr David CademartoriPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Vicente Cordero photoMr Vicente CorderoPartner
José Luis Corvalán photoMr José Luis CorvalánSenior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz 
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Francisco De la Barra photoMr Francisco De la BarraPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Javier Díaz photoMr Javier DíazPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Carlos Ducci photoMr Carlos DucciPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Sergio Eguiguren photoMr Sergio EguigurenPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
José Tomás Errázuriz photoMr José Tomás ErrázurizFounding partner  Partner, Barros & Errázuriz.
María Fernanda Espinosa photoMrs María Fernanda EspinosaSenior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz 
Fernando Garrido photoMr Fernando GarridoPartner, Environment & Natural Resources, Barros & Errázuriz.
Pablo Guerrero photoMr Pablo GuerreroPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Juan Cristóbal Iturrate photoMr Juan Cristóbal IturratePartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Luis Alberto Letelier photoMr Luis Alberto LetelierPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Lucas Marinovic photoMr Lucas MarinovicSenior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz 
Matias Montoya photoMr Matias MontoyaCounsel, Barros & Errázuriz 
José Ignacio Ovalle photoMr José Ignacio OvallePartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Cristóbal Pellegrini photoMr Cristóbal PellegriniCounsel, Barros & Errázuriz (2003).
María Olga Rivera photoMrs María Olga RiveraSenior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz
Oscar Ruiz-Tagle photoMr Oscar Ruiz-TaglePartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Javier San Martín photoMr Javier San MartínPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Juan Cristóbal Schmidt photoMr Juan Cristóbal SchmidtCounsel, Barros & Errázuriz.
Evelyn Sepúlveda photoMrs Evelyn SepúlvedaSenior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz 
Bernardo Simian photoMr Bernardo SimianPartner, Barros & Errázuriz (1998).
Patricio Solórzano photoMr Patricio SolórzanoPartner, Barros & Errázuriz 
Eduardo Tirado photoMr Eduardo TiradoSenior Associate, Barros & Errázuriz
Luis Eduardo Toro photoMr Luis Eduardo ToroPartner,  Barros & Errázuriz.
Carola Trucco photoMrs Carola TruccoPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
Emilio Vásquez photoMr Emilio VásquezPartner, Barros & Errázuriz.
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Associates : 102
Others : 76
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