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Claro & Cia.
AV. APOQUINDO 3721, 14TH FLOOR
CÓD POSTAL 755 0177
SANTIAGO
Chile

Chile > Banking and finance Tier 1

Claro & Cia.'s sizeable, almost 30-strong, banking and financing practice has an enviable track record in terms of structuring complex financial products and banking deals. The team’s representative expertise ranges from multilateral and cross-border financings, to project finance, structured solutions and lending. Key figures in the department include Rodrigo Ochagavía, whose specialisms include corporate and project finance, banking, capital markets and energy; senior partner and head of the firm's M&A practice José María Eyzaguirre B, whose expertise also takes in banking, finance and capital markets; and Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who -while best known for his  highly-rated litigation practice- also advises on banking, finance, capital markets and reorganisations. Other names to note are banking and finance and project finance expert Jorge MartínJosé Luis Ambrosy (corporate finance, capital markets and international finance transactions); energy and project financing specialist Ariel Mihovilovic; and José María Eyzaguirre F, who is active in project finance. In 2021, former counsel Jaime Salas moved to Boza & Muirhead Abogados, while former associate Gerardo Otero left to co-found financial-data platform, Aevum.

Testimonials

Excellent work team that is super-prepared professionally – it shows that the lawyers have great experience in their subjects and stand out from the teams of other offices.

The 24/7 availability makes you feel as if you are the only client, and the lawyers are available to resolve all doubts or problems that arise throughout the negotiation of the transaction.

We would highlight José Luis Ambrosy, an excellent lawyer who focuses on the really important things and negotiates efficiently.

Key clients

Latam Airlines Group

Invercap

JP Morgan Securities

AES Andes

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Enfragen – Glenfarne

X-Elio

Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores

Agrosuper

Atlas Renewable Energy

Work highlights

  • Assisted LATAM with a debtor-in-possession loan agreement (within the context of its Chapter 11 reorganisation proceeding in New York).
  • Advised EnfraGen Energía Sur, Prime Energía and EnfraGen Spain on a $1.05bn bank debt package.
  • Advised AES Andes, Colbún, Enel Green Power Chile, Enel Generación Chile, Engie Energía Chile, Eólica Monte Redondo and Guacolda Energía on what is believed to be Latin America’s first-ever tariff stabilisation financing.

Chile > Capital markets Tier 1

The 14-member practice at full-service firm Claro & Cia. has a market-leading reputation for designing and structuring complex securities transactions that involve multilateral financings and cross-border capital flows. Representative work includes local and international securities deals, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues in relation to IPOs, debt offerings, project bonds, securities exchange-listings, exchange offers, hybrid securities, and cash and debt tender offers. The group is co-led by Rodrigo Ochagavía  , who has extensive capital markets experience – particularly in the energy, mining, pension funds, banking and insurance sectors; and capital markets, corporate finance and general corporate specialist José Luis Ambrosy  , who has ‘vast knowledge‘. Additional integral members of the department include cross-border transactions experts Felipe Larraín   and Luisa Núñez    (‘a very solid lawyer, technically’), along with Juan José León , who focuses on banking and capital markets regulations. Cristián Lagos   is the counsel to note, his broad corporate practice including securities law matters and capital markets offerings; while Nicolás Aspillaga   (capital increases) and María Jesús Argandoña   (local bond issuances) are both active associates.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ochagavía; José Luis Ambrosy

Testimonials

A very good team that is always willing and available to provide us with advice on all matters concerning our fintech business – comprehensive advice of the highest level.

Fast and effective communication through multiple channels, including mobile, messaging and email.

Clarity when responding to clients’ concerns.

Good time management and relations with third parties – proactivity in its search for solutions to resolve conflicts/problems during transactions.

Extensive experience and knowledge of capital markets.

Compares very favourably with other firms, thanks to its knowledge, practical experience and human qualities.

Good availability and vast knowledge from José Luis Ambrosy.

Luisa Núñez is like one of our own in-house legal group. She is a very solid lawyer, technically, very precise and with impeccable advice. The difference with her competitors is that despite being at one of the largest firms in the market and being a partner, she is always very present and available – she makes the topics her own, and you always have the feeling that she is a part of your team.

Key clients

AES Andes

State Grid

Banco del Estado de Chile

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

Toesca (Administradora General de Fondos)

Latam Airlines Group

Entel

Enfragen

Mercado Libre

CAP

Work highlights

  • Advised State Greed on the completion of a $3bn tender offer through the Santiago Stock Exchange.
  • Advised EnfraGen Energía Sur, Prime Energía and EnfraGen Spain on a $710m notes issuance.
  • Assisted JP Morgan Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, Santander Investment Securities, SMBC Nikko Securities America (as initial purchasers) with the placement of $1.1bn in senior secured notes by Alfa Desarrollo.

Chile > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

The large, 18-strong practice at full-service legal heavyweight Claro & Cia. has an enviable track record in high-profile cases involving horizontal and vertical integration, collusion and price discrimination issues. It is also widely respected for its expertise in merger control filings and settlement agreements, with clients additionally appreciative of the team’s regular interactions with Chile’s antitrust authorities. The antitrust practice is co-led by highly-rated litigator Cristóbal Eyzaguirre and José Miguel Huerta, an expert in government proceedings and investigations concerning mergers and cartels. Also integral to the department are litigation, arbitration and antitrust expert Santiago Bravo (at partner level since 2020); and Álvaro Vives (elevated to the partnership in January 2022), who assists with merger-control matters, regulatory issues, cartels and abuse of dominance work. At associate level, Juan Pablo Celis (government enforcement proceedings and investigations into merger control and cartels), and Tomás Kreft (who focuses on litigation, arbitration and antitrust law), are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre; José Miguel Huerta

Key clients

Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores

LATAM Airlines Group

Empresas CMPC

CMPC Tissue

Agrosuper

Samsung

Compañía Cervecerías Unidas

GrandVision

Entel PCS Comunicaciones

Banco Itaú Corpbanca

Biomar

Work highlights

  • Represented CSAV in a successful leniency application before the Chilean Antitrust Agency.
  • Assisting LATAM with obtaining regulatory approvals for its partnership and joint venture agreement with Delta Air Lines.
  • Represented CMPC in a leniency procedure before the Chilean Antitrust Agency (following a cartel in the tissue paper market).

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The 36-strong M&A group at renowned blue-chip player and market stalwart Claro & Cia. routinely assists with due diligence and structuring issues, negotiations, and the drafting and completion of complex acquisition agreements, including share and asset deals, cross-border mergers, takeovers and exchange offers; it is particularly well known for its M&A work involving publicly-listed clients. The practice is led by renowned M&A partner José María Eyzaguirre B, who focuses on complex cross-border transactions, with a specific focus on tender offers, public transactions and corporate governance issues; Rodrigo Ochagavía, an M&A expert in deals involving regulated sectors such as energy, pension funds and insurance; energy M&A specialist Matías de Marchena; and Felipe Larraín, who is active in cross-border transactions involving foreign investors. Also integral to the practice are: Ariel Mihovilovic, who primarily advises on the acquisition and sale of energy sector assets; funds specialist Juan José León; and cross-border transactions expert José María Eyzaguirre F. Counsel Patricio Smart is also noted.

Practice head(s):

José María Eyzaguirre B

Testimonials

The lawyers have a great business vision that complements their work very well.

Key clients

Glenfarne Group

State Grid

Inversiones y Rentas

AES Andes

Hortifrut

Tecno Fast

Aker Horizons

Stone Canyon Industries Holdings

Link Capital Partners

Inchcape

Work highlights

  • Assisting LATAM with its multibillion-dollar Chapter 11 reorganisation proceeding.
  • Advised State Grid International Development on its €2.5bn purchase of equity interests in Compañía General de Electricidad, CGE Servicios and their Chilean subsidiaries.
  • Advised Aker Horizons AS on its $1bn acquisition of a 75% interest stake in Mainstream Renewable Power.

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Claro & Cia.'s weighty, 30-strong practice is routinely sought out for its expertise in domestic and international arbitration. The practice group’s lawyers consistently act as counsel in arbitral proceedings under the rules of CAM Santiago, ICC, ICSID and The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), while several of the firm’s practitioners also act as CAM Santiago arbitrators. The litigation and arbitration practice is led by Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who specialises in complex and multi-front litigation and arbitration; senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G is a renowned litigator; Nicolás Luco is experienced in energy arbitration; Felipe Ossa is an international litigation and arbitration expert; and José Miguel Huerta's broad practice includes commercial arbitration. The second line of experienced advisers includes Santiago Bravo (a partner since early 2020); while at senior associate level, Felipe De Marinis regularly acts before arbitral tribunals. Vicente Portales  left the firm in September 2021 for Fix Abogados.

Practice head(s):

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre

Key clients

AES Andes

Samsung Electronics Chile

Grupo Said Handal

Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel

ADP International

Vinci Airports

Alto Maipo

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Fund III

Petroquim

Guacolda Energía

Work highlights

  • Acting for AES Andes in an arbitration against Compañía General de Electricidad, which concerns the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic.
  • Assisting Samsung Chile with multiple disputes against two of its distributors.
  • Assisted the Said Handal Family, which holds significant stakes in various Chilean industrial and financial companies, with initiating an arbitration against one of the family members who triggered the dissolution of Inversiones SH Seis (as a means to obtaining a higher sale price for his stake).

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

A law firm of the highest level and prestige‘, Claro & Cia. fields a powerful, 30-strong dispute resolution department that specialises in complex commercial court litigation and transnational disputes, as well as domestic and international arbitration. The firm additionally houses a robust white-collar crime practice. The practice is led by renowned disputes practitioner Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, whose expertise encompasses complex civil and commercial litigation (particularly in relation to banking and finance, capital markets and M&A); antitrust, competition and regulated-markets related disputes; and bankruptcy; with close support form senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G, who has longstanding litigation and arbitration experience. Also integral to the group are Energy disputes specialist Nicolás Luco; international litigation expert Felipe Ossa; and José Miguel Huerta, who specialises in litigation, antitrust, commercial arbitration and bankruptcy matters, are all also integral figures in the practice group. Recent growth includes the promotion of Santiago Bravo and Álvaro Vives to the partnership in 2020 and 2022, respectively; while at senior associate level, Javier Rodríguez, Tomás Kreft and Ignacio Orellana all have active litigation practices. Former senior associate Vicente Portales left the firm in late 2021 for Fix Abogados.

Practice head(s):

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre

Testimonials

High-level team with exact professionals, who are very pleasant to deal with and always available – an outstanding practice.

A law firm of the highest level and prestige. It has been a pleasure working with them.

The team is highly experienced and multidisciplinary- unique in the Chilean market.

The Claro team offers excellent legal advice and has deep knowledge of the Chilean market. In addition, the team’s capabilities extend to complex international, multi-jurisdictional litigation cases with perfect English language capabilities and on-the-spot legal advice.

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, José Miguel Huerta and Santiago Bravo have a lot of experience, up-to-date knowledge and stay very close to their clients.

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre and José María Eyzaguirre G are exceptional lawyers, whose skills transcend the legal, as they also have a deep understanding of business – a remarkable team.

José Miguel Huerta and senior associate ‘Álvaro Vives manage their teams perfectly; and the English language capabilities are excellent. They also offer outstanding legal expertise in multinational and multi-jurisdictional litigation cases.

Key clients

Zurich Group

Samsung Electronics

Agrosuper

Apple

Apple Chile

LATAM Airlines Group

Minera Los Pelambres

Volkswagen

Alto Maipo

Entel PCS Telecomunicaciones

AFP Modelo

Work highlights

  • Acting for Chilena Consolidada Seguros de Vida in a dispute in which it is being accused by Corporación Nacional del Cobre of involvement in an alleged fraud.
  • Assisting Samsung Chile with multiple disputes with two of its distributors, which manage the company’s specialised retail-experience shops.
  • Represents Agrosuper in two class actions brought by a consumer association and the National Consumer Agency.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

Leveraging its market-leading project finance and project development expertise, Claro & Cia. houses a go-to practice for the development, construction, operation, acquisition, disposition, ownership and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Representative specialisms range from power plants (hydro, wind and solar), to transmission lines and sub-stations, gas plants and liquified gas terminals. The team also has extensive experience in regulatory matters, and routinely works alongside the firm’s arbitration and litigation groups on energy-related disputes. Heading up the 27-strong department, Rodrigo Ochagavía regularly advises on the negotiation and structuring of offtake agreements and energy financing: José Luis Ambrosy's broad experience includes renewable energy and gas terminals; Ariel Mihovilovic is an energy and project finance specialist; and Luisa Núñez and José María Eyzaguirre F are both cross-border transactions experts. Former associate Gerardo Otero left the firm in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ochagavía

Testimonials

The Claro team has a lot of knowledge of the matters on which it advises. It collaborates a lot and directly with our company team – the quality of the work is impeccable.

It is a team with a lot of legal and technical knowledge.

Ariel Mihovilovic knows our business, the counterparties and the authorities very well, and the work generated is of great quality.

Key clients

Glenfarne Group

State Grid

Toesca Asset Management

AES Andes

Interenergy

Actis GP

X-Elio

Enfragen – Prime Energía

Aker Horizons

Eurus

Work highlights

  • Advised EnfraGen Energía Sur, Prime Energía and EnfraGen Spain on the development of a pool of renewable projects that were financed with a $1.05bn bank debt package.
  • Advised State Grid International Development on the purchase of Naturgy’s equity interests in Compañía General de Electricidad and CGE Servicios (as well as Chilean subsidiaries).
  • Assisted JP Morgan Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, Santander Investment Securities and SMBC Nikko Securities America with structuring the $1.2bn financing to Alfa Desarrollo for the acquisition of Colbún Transmisión.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

The sizeable 27-strong project finance and project development practice at market mainstay Claro & Cia. has a strong track record in the financing, development, construction, operation, acquisition, ownership and sale of energy and infrastructure projects. Representative specialisms include power plants, transmission lines and substations, and greenfield and brownfield projects undertaken on a non-recourse project finance basis. The team is also highly involved in the accords required for the development of projects, including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and operation and maintenance (O&M), agreements, along with transmission, interconnection, supply and power purchase contracts. The team’s recent experience also covers project bond financings and infrastructure-related public concessions. The practice is led by projects and infrastructure specialist Rodrigo OchagavíaJorge Martín, who advises on international infrastructure and transportation projects; and José Luis Ambrosy, who regularly acts on renewable energy and gas terminals. Also highly regarded are cross-border finance transactions expert Luisa NúñezAriel Mihovilovic, an energy and project finance specialist; and cross-border expert José María Eyzaguirre F. Former associate Gerardo Otero left the firm in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ochagavía

Key clients

Glenfarne Group

AES Gener

Toesca Asset Management

EnfraGen

Prime Energía

Credit Agricole

Actis GP

X-Elio

Intervial

Eurus

SAAM Ports

Work highlights

  • Advised EnfraGen Energía Sur, Prime Energía and EnfraGen Spain on the development of various renewable projects.
  • Advised a syndicate of lenders, led by SMBC, on both the $335m acquisition financing for the purchase of Chilean gas company Gasmar, and the financing for the expansion of a new terminal in Mejillones.
  • Advised EnfraGen on the secured financing for a greenfield solar portfolio of projects.

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring Tier 2

The 10-strong bankruptcy and restructuring practice at market-mainstay Claro & Cia. is particularly focused on complex restructuring work at both local and cross-border levels. The department is led by civil and commercial litigation and arbitration expert Nicolás Luco, with close support from a number of senior colleagues. Head of the firm’s M&A practice, José María Eyzaguirre B has a strong track record on the restructuring side, and recently played a key role in LATAM Airlines’ worldwide restructuring strategy. Head of the firm's dispute resolution department, Cristóbal Eyzaguirre is also integral to the practice; in addition to contentious aspects he also had considerable experience of reorganisations in general. Additional key assistance is provided by cross-border transactional expert Felipe Larraín; and José Miguel Huerta, whose specialisms include bankruptcy work. At the junior partner level, Santiago Bravo is regularly involved in major restructuring cases.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

LATAM Airlines Group

Euroamérica

Viña Santa Rita

Citigroup Latinoamérica

Banco Itaú Corpbanca

Samsung

Work highlights

  • Representing LATAM Airlines in its voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
  • Acting for Euroamérica, the largest non-secured creditor of Enjoy, on restructuring agreement negotiations.
  • Advised Viña Santa Rita (as creditor of a non-monetary obligation) in relation to the Viñedos y Bodegas Las Pircas restructuring process.

Chile > Intellectual property Tier 2

Claro & Cia.’s full-service IP practice has longstanding experience in brands and patents, but it also acts on major IP matters involving advertising, software, data protection, unfair competition and consumer law. The team additionally assists with IP-related regulatory issues and transactions; and has sector expertise in agriculture, clothing and footwear, cosmetics, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceuticals, technology and tobacco. Department head Felipe Claro has extensive experience in advising on complex and novel IP matters, while privacy and IP specialist Paulina Bardón is a new partner as of January 2022. At associate level, senior Claus Krebs advises on both trade mark and patent work; Mahish Sadarangani assists with trade mark, copyright and internet issues; Trinidad Rojas manages the firm’s patent practice; and Bryan Kernitsky has a broad IP practice.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Claro

Testimonials

Very client-oriented team – every team member that I’ve been in contact with is kind and courteous. The lawyers speak in terms that any person can understand and they don’t get too technical with difficult legal terms.

Friendly, kind and courteous individuals, who do follow-ups, answer rapidly, and are always available to attend their clients.

In addition to the legal expertise, I would highlight the human qualities and support for small clients.

Very human approach, with the team characterised by personalised, effective and speedy attention.

Great IP knowledge.

Felipe Claro is an extremely complete lawyer. Not only does he lead the IP practice, but he also actively participates in international organisations, such as his Presidency of the AIPPI.

Felipe Claro has great leadership skills and is a lawyer who is highly respected by his colleagues.

Key clients

Apple

Biomar Group

Biomar Chile

Compañía ElectroMetalúrgica

Cristalerías de Chile

Joy Global

Sinovac Life Sciences

Sociedad Anónima Viña Santa Rita

The Coca-Cola Company

Viña Garcés

Agrícola Huertos Santa Teresa

Zoom Video Communications

Work highlights

  • Currently representing Viña Garcés and Agrícola Huertos Santa Teresa in the cancellation of S&W Ingenieria Agrícola’s patent, which protects a system for controlling plant dormancy.
  • Assisted Sinovac Life Sciences Co with filing and prosecuting two “CORONAVAC” applications that required an expedite prosecution in the middle of the Pandemic.
  • Assisting (pro bono) Liga Chilena Contra La Epilepsia with its general IP assessment and filing strategy, as it has never registered its name or acronym as trade marks.

Chile > Tax Tier 2

Claro & Cia.‘s 13-strong tax practice (as well as three tax accountants) can leverage the firm’s strong credentials in M&A, capital markets, banking and project finance during complex domestic and cross-border transactions; it is also increasingly active in major tax cases before the tax courts. The team is led by Jorge Carraha, who routinely advises multinational and corporate clients on headline transactions; and Nicolás Maturana who was raised to the partnership in January 2022 and is particularly focused on the tax aspects of M&A, financing and capital markets deals, as well as corporate reorganisations. Within the senior associate group, Rafael Cruzat provides tax advice to the banking, financial services, fintech and private wealth sectors; and Javier Pérez‘s practice covers the tax aspects of transactions and reorganisations, along with tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Carraha

Key clients

Inversiones y Rentas

Ministry of Finance of Colombia

State Grid International Development

HAL International

Hortifrut

Mercado Libre

Bank of America

Faes Farma

Itaú Unibanco

Work highlights

  • Assisted Inversiones y Rentas with the tax aspects of the tender offer for an additional 4.44% of shares in Compañía Cervecerías Unidas.
  • Assisted the Ministry of Finance of Colombia with the tax aspects of the sale of its 51.4% participation in Interconexión Eléctrica (a Colombian company with Chilean subsidiaries) to Ecopetrol.
  • Advised HAL Investments on the tax side to the acquisition of Rotter & Krauss, as part of a carve-out operation concerning the acquisition of GrandVision by EssilorLuxottica.

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

In addition to assisting from a mining regulatory perspective, the seven-strong department at full-service law firm Claro & Cia. assists with mining sector-related financings, project development, M&A deals and litigation; it is also increasingly active in environmental cases further to the creation of the Environmental Courts and Environmental Superintendence. Leading the firm’s natural resources team, Nicolás Eyzaguirre's broad practice includes advising local and foreign companies on developing mining sector projects, as well as transactional and contentious matters; former senior associate Joaquín Rodríguez, who was raised to the partnership in January 2022, focuses on natural resources transactions.

Practice head(s):

Nicolás Eyzaguirre

Testimonials

Extensive knowledge of the current regulations and their applicability.

Quick and effective response to queries and doubts, with solid knowledge of historical cases and how to consider them so as to construct proposals alongside clients.

Good sense of urgency in offering quick and timely responses.

Key clients

Anglo American Sur

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra

Freeport McMoran

Toesca Administradora General de Fondos

Esco Elecmetal

Transelec

Glenfarne Group

Eurus Energy

DISAL

Sumitomo Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Anglo American Sur on the structuring, negotiation and drafting of reciprocal easement agreements entered into with CODELCO’s Andean division.
  • Advised Anglo American Sur on the structuring, negotiation, drafting and execution process of a planning coordination and mining operation governance agreement entered into with CODELCO.
  • Acting for Anglo American in a civil lawsuit filed by Inversiones Mineras Silex, a Chilean mining company that owns certain mining concessions where Anglo American’s foundry is located.

Chile > Environment Tier 3

Claro & Cia.'s environmental group consistently advises on projects from environmental perspectives; and it is able to leverage the firm’s sector specialisms in energy, mining, water resources, fish farming, forestry and agriculture. Recent highlights including representing Anglo American Sur in an environmental damage claim filed by the State of Chile. The natural resources group is led by Nicolás Eyzaguirre, who ‘stands out for his knowledge'; bolstering the team’s offering, former senior associate Joaquín Rodríguez -who has a transactions-driven profile- was made partner in January 2022, and former Superintendency of the Environment trial lawyer Tomás Darricades was rehired in July 2021 from Moreno Sáez & Avilés.

Practice head(s):

Nicolás Eyzaguirre

Testimonials

The strengths of the team can be seen from the quality of its work. The drafting, presentations, contracts and documents of all kinds are well above expectations, and this is noticeable in relation to other offices.

The legal service from Claro’s environmental team meets the expectations that we have as a company, impeccably fulfilling our objectives.

Great for the experience of the team and its high levels of proactivity when requiring a quick response.

Accurate and extensive knowledge about current regulations and changes to them.

Solid knowledge regarding historical cases on the application of the regulations, which helps project in the best way the interpretation and application of environmental regulations.

Quick and timely responses to clients’ requirements.

Nicolás Eyzaguirre stands out for his knowledge and work capabilities, as well as for the quality of the work. He is a precise, detailed lawyer.

Key clients

Anglo American Sur

Sociedad Anónima Viña Santa Rita

InterEnergy Holdings

Biomar Chile

Cristalerías de Chile

Actis GP

Yura

Lesaffre Industrial Chile

Goodyear

FMC Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for Anglo American Sur in an environmental damage claim filed by the State of Chile before the Second Environmental Court.
  • Assisting Viña Santa Rita with the regularisation of its wine production plants in different Chilean cities.
  • Assisted Actis GP with preparing a legal memorandum that explains the applicable regulations to agricultural communities in Chile, and how to obtain the necessary permits and authorisations for the development of power plant projects.

Since its founding in 1880, Claro & Cia. is one of the most prestigious law firms in Chile. Our seal is an innovative, reliable and highly qualified style.

With a diverse group of lawyers, Claro & Cia. is prepared to take part in all the areas in which legal advice is required, offering its clients comprehensive support for the realization of their projects. Its practice in banking and finance, in aspects of corporate, reorganizations and acquisitions (M&A) in securities markets, Chilean and global, as well as its recognized experience in litigation and arbitration, are particularly emblematic and remarkable. In all of these, and others that its offers to its clients, as part of its integral service, its professionalism, creativity and solidity characterize it.

Claro & Cia. represents clients with interests in very diverse areas, such as: administrative and constitutional, transportation, free competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, project financing, mining, bankruptcy and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, energy and natural resources, environment, insurance, labor, criminal and administrative sanctions, intellectual property and new technologies, international trade, economic regulation, tax law, telecommunications, sports and entertainment, real estate development, tourism, hotels and casinos, among others.

Claro & Cia. has an undisputed leadership in the Chilean legal market and has stood out for the high legal and ethical standards with which it provides legal services in the most complex commercial transactions and in judicial and arbitration conflicts. The loyalty of our clients, as well as the international recognition obtained by the firm and its lawyers, such as Chambers & Partners “Best Firm of the Year in Chile” granted in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2010 and Client Service, 2019; Latin Lawyer “Best Transaction of the Year in Corporate Finance, 2013”; Latin Lawyer “Best Transaction of the Year, in the best operation of M & A, 2012”; IFLR “M & A Best Transaction of the Year, 2012”; IFLR “Best National Firm of the Year, 2012”;“Best Firm of Year in Chile, 2021″, IFLR ”Southern cone Banking & Finance Firm of the Year, 2021″, IFLR ”Loan Deal of the Year, 2021″, prove it. prove it.

Experience, reliability, excellence and leadership are the principles that guide Claro & Cia., within a framework of ethical rigor and social responsibility with its people and the environment in which it operates.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance José María Eyzaguirre Bjmeyzaguirre@claro.cl
Banking and finance Rodrigo Ochagavíarochagavia@claro.cl
Banking and finance José Luis Ambrosyjambrosy@claro.cl
M&A, corporate José María Eyzaguirre Bjmeyzaguirre@claro.cl
M&A, corporate Felipe Larraínflarrain@claro.cl
M&A, corporate Matías de Marchenamdemarchena@claro.cl
M&A, corporate Hernán Felipe Valdéshfvaldes@claro.cl
M&A, corporate José Luis Ambrosyjambrosy@claro.cl
Project finance Rodrigo Ochagavíarochagavia@claro.cl
Project finance Jorge Martínjmartin@claro.cl
Project finance Luisa Núñezlnunez@claro.cl
Project finance José Luis Ambrosyjambrosy@claro.cl
Litigation and arbitration Cristóbal Eyzaguirrecristobal.eyzaguirre@claro.cl
Litigation and arbitration Nicolás Luconluco@claro.cl
Litigation and arbitration Felipe Ossafossa@claro.cl
Litigation and arbitration José Miguel Huertajmhuerta@claro.cl
Tax Jorge Carrahajcarraha@claro.cl
Environmental Nicolás Eyzaguirreneyzaguirre@claro.cl
Intellectual property Felipe Clarofelipe@claro.cl
Intellectual property Paulina Bardónpbardon@claro.cl
Antitrust/competition Cristóbal Eyzaguirrecristobal.eyzaguirre@claro.cl
Antitrust/competition José Miguel Huertajmhuerta@claro.cl
Energy – electricity Rodrigo Ochagavíarochagavia@claro.cl
Energy – electricity Nicolás Luconluco@claro.cl
Labor Hernán Felipe Valdéshfvaldes@claro.cl
Labor Juan Pablo Cabezónjpcabezon@claro.cl
Mining and natural resources Nicolás Eyzaguirreneyzaguirre@claro.cl
Reorganization and Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Business Organizations Ariel Mihovilovicamihovilovic@claro.cl
Criminal, Litigation, Data Protection and Cybersecurity, Administrative Law and Administrative Procedural Law, Constitutional Alex Van Weezelavanweezel@claro.cl
Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Reorganization and Insolvency, Business Organizations Juan Leónjleon@claro.cl
Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Derecho Societario, Business Organizations José María Eyzaguirre Fjmeyzaguirref@claro.cl
Litigation, Administrative Law and Administrative Procedural Law, Arbitration, Antitrust and Economic Regulation Santiago Bravosbravo@claro.cl
PhotoNamePositionProfile
José Luis Ambrosy photoMr José Luis AmbrosyPartner
Santiago Bravo photoMr Santiago BravoPartner
Juan Pablo Cabezón photoMr Juan Pablo CabezónAssociate.Significant practice areas include: Labor & Employment, Litigation.
Jorge Carraha photoMr Jorge CarrahaPartner
Felipe Claro photoMr Felipe ClaroPartner
Cristóbal Eyzaguirre photoMr Cristóbal EyzaguirrePartner
Nicolás Eyzaguirre photoMr Nicolás EyzaguirrePartner
José María Eyzaguirre G. photoMr José María Eyzaguirre G.Senior Partner
José Miguel Huerta photoMr José Miguel HuertaPartner
Felipe Larraín photoMr Felipe LarraínPartner
Juan Leon photoMr Juan LeonPartner
Nicolás Luco photoMr Nicolás LucoPartner
Jorge Martín photoMr Jorge MartínPartner
Ariel Mihovilovic photoMr Ariel MihovilovicPartner.Significant practice areas include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Project Finance ,…
Luisa Nuñez photoMs Luisa NuñezPartner
Rodrigo Ochagavía photoMr Rodrigo OchagavíaPartner
Felipe Ossa photoMr Felipe OssaPartner
Hernán Felipe Valdés photoMr Hernán Felipe ValdésPartner
Matías de Marchena photoMr Matías de MarchenaPartner
Alex van Weezel photoMr Alex van WeezelPartner.Significant practice areas include: Litigation, Criminal Law, Administrative Penalties.
Other fee-earners : 95
Total staff : 156
Partners : 21