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

Chile > Banking and finance Tier 1

The sizeable 29-member team at 'first-class law firmClaro & Cia. has a pre-eminent name in the market for its expertise in designing and structuring complex financial products and innovative banking transactions, including multilateral and cross-border financing, project finance, loans and structured solutions. The team is led by Rodrigo Ochagavía, who has extensive banking and finance experience in regulated sectors such as energy, mining, pension funds, banking institutions and insurance companies; and José María Eyzaguirre B, who also heads the firm's M&A practice. Also integral to the practice are Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who is consistently sought out by banking and financial institutions (and their boards of directors); Jorge Martín (infrastructure and transportation project finance); José Luis Ambrosy ('stands out for his knowledge and experience'); and energy and project finance specialist Ariel Mihovilovic. An additional line of advisers includes recently elevated partner José María Eyzaguirre F and experienced lawyer Gerardo Otero. Former counsel Jaime Salas moved to Boza & Muirhead Abogados in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ochagavía; José María Eyzaguirre B

Testimonials

Claro is a first-class law firm, with first-class lawyers.

As a client I receive a lot of attention from the lead partners on matters, which is highly appreciated!

Rated for its communication skills, experience and problem-solving abilities.

Great experience, speed in responding to requirements, and creativity when solving problems – compares highly favourably with other teams from the same area.

José Luis Ambrosy thinks outside the box.

José Luis Ambrosy stands out for his knowledge and experience.

Jorge Martín is one of the hardest working lawyers I’ve been fortunate enough to work with, and he is deeply knowledgeable about the market.

Jorge Martín has amazing capabilities.

Key clients

Latam Airlines Group

Mercedes Benz

AMP Capital

AES Gener

Citigroup Global Markets

ED&F Man

X-Elio

Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores

Agrosuper

Atlas Renewable Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised LATAM Airlines on a debtor-in-possession loan agreement.
  • Assisted Empresa Eléctrica Cochrane with the refinancing of existing project finance agreements.
  • Advised ED&F Man Group on restructuring and refinancing matters.

Chile > Capital markets Tier 1

'Providing legal advice of the highest standard,' Claro & Cia.'s 15-strong team is widely respected for its experience in designing and structuring sophisticated securities transactions that comprise multilateral financing and cross-border capital flows. Representative work includes IPOs, equity and investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings, project bonds, securities exchange listings, exchange offers, hybrid securities, and cash and debt tender-offers. Rodrigo Ochagavía is particularly noted for his capital markets work involving energy, mining and insurance companies, pension funds and banking institutions; while José Luis Ambrosy focuses on capital markets, finance and corporate matters. The second line of experienced partners features Felipe Larraín (public transactions involving tender offers, securities laws and corporate governance issues); and Juan José León (banking and capital markets regulations, including regulatory actions). At counsel level, Cristián Lagos' practice includes securities law and capital markets offerings; however, former counsel Jaime Salas left the firm in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ochagavía; José Luis Ambrosy

Testimonials

The knowledge and experience they have in these matters is remarkable, as is their ability to understand clients’ specific requirements.

Provides legal advice of the highest standard.’

Compared to other firms, I would highlight the knowledge and quality of the team’s lawyers, as well as their significant experience.

Claro’s capital markets team is always available to clients and its knowledge of the national market is impressive – a key partner for our internal team.

They helped us achieve all the objectives that we set for ourselves.

Rodrigo Ochagavía is an excellent lawyer, who has solid knowledge and is a very good negotiator.

José Luis Ambrosy is excellent and always up to date.

Outstanding participation from Felipe Larraín, José Luis Ambrosy and counsel Cristian Lagos.

Key clients

AES Gener

Tecno Fast

Banco del Estado de Chile

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

Toesca (Administradora General de Fondos)

Latam Airlines Group

Clínica Las Condes

Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores

Parque Arauco

Atlas Renewable Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Empresa Eléctrica Cochrane on what is reportedly the largest US dollar-denominated local bond placement in Chile’s history.
  • Advised Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile on a $400m notes offering.
  • Advised AES Gener on a $500m capital increase.

Chile > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

Full-service legal powerhouse Claro & Cia. houses an 18-strong, market-leading team that, in addition to providing general advice on business structuring and regulatory compliance, consistently acts in high-profile cases involving horizontal and vertical integration, collusion and price discrimination (among other matters). The practice also plays an active role in some of Chile’s most prominent merger-control filings and settlement agreements, with clients benefiting from the firm’s close interaction with the antitrust authorities. Heading up the department are Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, whose areas of sector expertise include financial services, fintech, TMT, insurance and retail; and José Miguel Huerta, whose experience includes high-level government proceedings and investigations involving mergers and cartels. A second line of experienced advisers includes litigation, arbitration and antitrust specialist Santiago Bravo (made up to partner as of January 2020); and at associate level, Álvaro Vives (cartels, abuse of dominance, merger control and regulatory issues), Juan Pablo Celis  (government enforcement proceedings and investigations), and Tomás Kreft (antitrust, regulatory matters and litigation). Since publication, Vives has been raised to the partnership, effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Cristóbal Eyzaguirre; José Miguel Huerta

Key clients

Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores

Latam Airlines Group

Empresas CMPC / CMPC Tissue

Agrosuper

Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional

Compañía Cervecerías Unidas

GrandVision

Entel PCS Comunicaciones

Banco Itaú Corpbanca

Biomar

Work highlights

  • Acted for CSAV in a leniency application before Chile’s Antitrust Agency, as well as in an administrative proceeding before the US Department of Justice and the European Commission, among other matters.
  • Ongoing assistance and advisory to Latam Airlines regarding antitrust matters.
  • Assisted CMPC with a leniency procedure before the Chilean Antitrust Agency, following the headline tissue-paper-market cartel.

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

'With great legal expertise and the ability to make mega-deals happen', Claro & Cia.'s 30-strong department is a market leader for M&A, from due diligence, structuring and negotiation to the drafting and completion of highly complex acquisition agreements. Typical work includes share and asset deals, cross-border mergers, takeovers, and exchange offers of dual-listed companies; the team is also highly rated for M&A work involving publicly-listed clients and target companies, while being constantly sought out for its related expertise in tender offers, securities laws and corporate governance. Practice head José María Eyzaguirre B is a cross-border M&A transactions specialist; Rodrigo Ochagavía has extensive M&A experience in regulated sectors such as energy, pension funds and insurance; and Matías de Marchena is an energy deal expert. Other widely respected practitioners are Felipe Larraín (cross-border transactions involving foreign investors); Ariel Mihovilovic (acquisition and sale of energy sector assets); Juan José León, who focuses on funds and asset managers; and cross-border transactions expert José María Eyzaguirre F. At associate level, Gerardo Otero focuses on M&A, restructuring, project finance and corporate matters, while former counsel Jaime Salas moved to Boza & Muirhead in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

José María Eyzaguirre B

Testimonials

Great legal expertise and the ability to make mega-deals happen.

A great team with good communication and responsiveness levels.

110% personal and professional commitment – they are never satisfied with the easy answer, always going the extra mile for the client; they also do not have ego problems – if there is a simpler solution, they apply it.

All the firm’s specialisms have lawyers of the highest level.

What distinguishes them the most is their commitment to their client – in this sense they are unique.

Beyond their excellent professional skills and very wise judgement, they are very committed and loyal, and willing to get involved and help – they go beyond the concept of billed hours.

It is a great advantage to be backed by a firm that dedicates its resources to clients when needed – and they do it without blinking.

Key clients

Glenfarne Group

State Grid

Itaú Unibanco

Banco Itaú Chile

AES Gener

Hortifrut

Tecno Fast

Aker Horizons

Eurus

SAAM

Total Solar Latin America

Work highlights

  • Assisted Aker Horizons on the acquisition of a 75% interest stake in Mainstream Renewable Power, an independent renewable energy company.
  • Advised State Grid International Development on the €2.5bn purchase of equity interests.
  • Advised Sempra Energy on the sale of its equity interests (valued at $2.23bn).

Chile > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Fielding a 30-strong practice, the 'extremely competent and reliable' full-service firm, Claro & Cia., specialises in high-stakes domestic and international arbitration; the team regularly acts as counsel or arbitrators in international arbitral proceedings under the rules of CAM Santiago, ICC, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), among others. The practice also houses several members who are on CAM Santiago’s roster of arbitrators. The department has five practice co-heads: senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G, who has extensive arbitration experience; commercial arbitration specialists Cristóbal Eyzaguirre and José Miguel HuertaNicolás Luco (energy arbitration); and Felipe Ossa (current chairman in Chile of the ICC Arbitration Committee and the Spanish Arbitration Club). Young partner Santiago Bravo (who made partner in January 2020), and senior associate Felipe De Marinis both regularly participate in domestic and international tribunals; fellow senior Vicente Portales' experience also includes domestic and international proceedings, particularly in relation to financial and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

José María Eyzaguirre G; Cristóbal Eyzaguirre; Nicolás Luco; Felipe Ossa; José Miguel Huerta

Testimonials

An extremely competent and reliable firm.

Key clients

AES Gener

Publicis Groupe

Grupo Said Handal

Sociedad Concesionaria Nuevo Pudahuel

Alto Maipo

SNC Lavalin

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Jan de Nul

Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Fund III

Central El Campesino

Work highlights

  • Assisted AES Gener with an arbitration against Colbún and Enel, which arose in relation to PPAs.
  • Acted for Publicis Groupe in arbitration proceedings concerning the alleged breach of a network membership agreement.
  • Acted for Grupo Said Handal in an arbitration concerning the dissolution of Inversiones SH Seis.

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

The pre-eminent, 30-strong dispute resolution practice at full-service law firm Claro & Cia. has a market-leading reputation for complex commercial court litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and transnational litigation requiring multi-jurisdictional coordination; the firm also has a significant white-collar crime practice. Senior partner José María Eyzaguirre G has over 30 years' experience in litigation and arbitration matters; Cristóbal Eyzaguirre's broad practice includes commercial arbitration and litigation; while Nicolás Luco is experienced in energy disputes. Also key to the practice are experienced partners Felipe Ossa and José Miguel Huerta, while Santiago Bravo was elevated to the partnership in January 2020. The strong associate pool includes seniors Javier Rodríguez (who regularly acts for domestic and foreign clients before the Chilean courts) and Vicente Portales (litigation and arbitration in relation to energy, construction, infrastructure and transport); antitrust and litigation specialist Álvaro VivesJuan Pablo Celis (litigation, antitrust law, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings); and Tomás Kreft, who is experienced in litigation, arbitration and antitrust matters.

Practice head(s):

José María Eyzaguirre G; Cristóbal Eyzaguirre; Nicolás Luco; Felipe Ossa; José Miguel Huerta; Santiago Bravo

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

  • Representing Chilena Consolidada Seguros de Vida in a dispute in which it is accused by Codelco of involvement in an alleged fraud involving the management of trade union workers’ insurance policies.
  • Represented Latam Airlines in several proceedings, including acting for its controlling shareholders and certain executives and board of directors members in a civil procedure initiated by a Latam shareholder.
  • Defended Minera Los Pelambres against a claim for alleged damages arising out of the operation of its dam.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon

Housing a sizeable 25-strong department, Claro & Cia. is widely respected for its advice on energy generation, transmission and distribution matters, including the development, construction, operation and financing of hydroelectric, solar, wind and thermoelectric power plants; the team is also consistently sought out for the project financing and construction of oil and gas pipelines. Additionally, the practice handles PPAs; corporate, regulatory and litigation issues; and fields water law specialists who advise across the mining, electricity, agricultural and finance sectors (in relation to projects requiring substantial water consumption). With extensive energy-related finance experience Rodrigo Ochagavía leads the practice, which additionally showcases José Luis Ambrosy (corporate finance, brownfield and greenfield projects and capital markets); cross-border finance and transactional specialist Luisa Núñez; and energy and project finance expert Ariel Mihovilovic. Focused on M&A, restructuring, project finance and corporate matters, Gerardo Otero is the associate to note.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ochagavía

Testimonials

A very solid team when it comes to negotiating energy contracts. Its key members have a lot of experience in the industry (they are not theoretical).

They are great for negotiating contracts, proposing solutions and improvements, and assessing the risks – they make a very good team.

Clearly excellence in the work they do.

It is a team with a lot of experience and a focus on business issues.

Compares very favourably with the teams of other firms.

Great ability to respond quickly and expeditiously to requirements, delivering deep analyses of the issues raised.

Rodrigo Ochagavía is a very solid lawyer with great knowledge; he is also a very good negotiator.

Ariel Mihovilovic is an excellent lawyer, who is commercially focused.

Key clients

Glenfarne Group

InterEnergy

Engie

AES Gener

Actis GP

Sonnedix

X-Elio

Work highlights

  • Assisted Empresa Eléctrica Cochrane with a $875m refinancing of its existing project finance agreements.
  • Advised Atlas Renewable Energy on the refinancing of both the Javiera brownfield project and Sol del Desierto greenfield project.
  • Advised a series of financial institutions (led by Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank) on the $398m restructuring and refinancing of a solar energy project and nameplate wind power generation facility.

Chile > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

Fielding one of Chile’s most experienced project finance and development practices, Claro & Cia.'s 25-strong department has a market-leading reputation for its advice on the development, construction, operation, acquisition, disposition, ownership and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Representative work includes assisting with the construction development and financing of power plants; transmission lines and sub-stations; greenfield and brownfield projects; negotiating and drafting engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements; transmission and interconnection contracts; and supply and power purchase agreements. Clients additionally benefit from the firm's strong credentials in litigation and infrastructure-related public concessions. Rodrigo Ochagavía has extensive project finance experience; Jorge Martín focuses on structuring, developing and financing international infrastructure and transportation projects, as well as the acquisition and sale of energy and infrastructure assets; José Luis Ambrosy's broad practice includes brownfield and greenfield projects; Luisa Núñez has extensive cross-border transactions experience; and Ariel Mihovilovic is an energy and project finance expert. The strong second line of advisers includes experienced partner José María Eyzaguirre F and associate Gerardo Otero.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ochagavía

Key clients

Glenfarne Group

Mercedes Benz

AMP Capital

AES Gener

Credit Agricole

Actis GP (Atlas Renewable)

X-Elio

Intervial

Sonnedix

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Work highlights

  • Advised Empresa Eléctrica Cochrane on a $875m refinancing of existing project finance agreements.
  • Assisted Atlas Renewable Energy with the refinancing of a brownfield and greenfield project (as well as a $30m VAT facility).
  • Advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Société Générale, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUFG Bank, Caixabank and Banco Sabadell on the $398m restructuring and refinancing of a solar energy project.

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring Tier 2

One of the most prestigious full-service law firms in Chile, Claro & Cia. houses a 10-member bankruptcy and restructuring practice that is particularly focused on complex restructuring solutions, both at local and cross-border levels. Clients also benefit from the firm's high-level experience in litigation and commercial law. An expert in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, Nicolás Luco leads the group, which also showcases experienced M&A head José María Eyzaguirre B, who (working in conjunction with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton) represented LATAM Airlines in its voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code; along with Cristóbal Eyzaguirre, who specialises in complex, multi-front litigation and arbitration; Felipe Larraín (M&A, business organisations and corporate finance); and litigation and arbitration expert Santiago Bravo.

Practice head(s):

Nicolás Luco

Key clients

Latam Airlines Group

Euroamérica

Viña Santa Rita

Citigroup Latinoamérica

Banco Itaú Corpbanca

Work highlights

  • Assisted Latam Airlines Group with its voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11.
  • Acted for Euroamérica in a restructuring petition before a Chilean court.
  • Acted for Viña Santa Rita in a restructuring petition before a Chilean court.

Chile > Intellectual property Tier 2

Very clear and efficient when compared to other teams’, Claro & Cia.’s six-strong group covers the full range of IP advice, from patent and trade mark registration, prosecution and litigation, to the IP aspects of M&A and corporate transactions; it also assists with niche areas such as data protection, labelling regulations and IP-related deals. The ‘very effectiveFelipe Claro (over 25 years’ experience advising national and multinational clients on complex and novel IP matters) heads the department, which also showcases specialist privacy and IP counsel Paulina Bardón, and senior associate Claus Krebs, who is highly active in trade mark and complex patent matters. Associates Mahish Sadarangani (trade marks, copyright and internet issues), patent practice manager Trinidad Rojas and Bryan Kernitsky (entire range of IP matters) are also experienced team members. Since publication, Bardón has been raised to the partnership, effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Claro

Testimonials

The IP team led by Felipe Claro is very efficient and organised.

They cover both trade marks and patents very well, and always respond on time to the queries and needs that clients have.

Great skill in resolving contentious issues, and great for the promptness with which they respond to any enquiry.

Their IP management is extremely efficient, they answer any enquiry very quickly, and are very clear and efficient when compared to other teams – they stand out for their professionalism and excellence.

Felipe Claro’s leadership is an outstanding characteristic of the team and explains its good performance.

Felipe Claro is very effective and the strategies he proposes work in practice.

Associate Bryan Kernitsky has grown as a professional, and assisted us with disputes with third parties in a very satisfactory way.

Key clients

BAT Chile

HanesBrands

Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Joy Global Companies

Makita Corporation

The A2 Milk Company

The Coca-Cola Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Viña Santa Rita

WD-40

Work highlights

  • Assisted The Coca-Cola Company with registration of the mark “COCA-COLA ENERGY”.
  • Acted for Cordeiro y Cía in the prosecution and defence in Chile of the “VERDEFLOR” mark against Chilean company D y B Chile.
  • Assisted Francisca Alegría with copyright licensing and contract negotiations.

Chile > Tax Tier 2

Housing a 12-strong department (as well as three tax accountants), Claro & Cia.‘s tax practice is able to leverage off the firm’s widely recognised capabilities in M&A, capital markets, banking and project finance; and it is well known for its tax advice to multinationals and large local clients on complex domestic and cross-border transactions. The team is also consistently sought out for its design and implementation of tax-efficient schemes, along with its expertise in litigation before the Tax Courts. Heading the firm’s tax department, Jorge Carraha (‘one of the best lawyers I have met in Chile‘) advises corporate and family office clients on tax-related transactions, group restructurings and litigation; providing key support is senior associate Nicolás Maturana, who assists with local and cross-border transactions and tax controversies. Since publication, Maturana has been raised to the partnership, effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Carraha

Testimonials

The multidisciplinary approach of the tax team allows it to have complete vision of our businesses and the problems that afflict us on a day-to-day basis.

Not only do they have excellent lawyers and accountants, but some of them even have MBA studies in Chile or abroad, which allows them to have a broader vision when defining solid strategies for more complex transactions.

The team of excellence that characterises Claro allows it to deliver effective solutions for domestic and cross-border transactions, leaving us as clients to rest on their professionalism when facing future issues.

On very few occasions have I had the confidence to deliver a favourable opinion on an external adviser, such as the one I am now giving for the Claro & Cía. tax group.

Provides complete and multidisciplinary advice – whenever we turn to this tax team, we are sure that highly complex jobs will be solved in an efficient and solid manner.

Jorge Carraha and senior associate Nicolás Maturana, who has great potential, stand out within the team.

Jorge Carraha is a lawyer whose perspective is not only legal, but also aimed at understanding clients’ problems (with a focus on finance). He is one of the best lawyers I have met in Chile, as well as globally – without a doubt, for any matter involving Chile, my absolute recommendation is that Jorge Carraha attend to it.

Nicolás Maturana is very good and dedicated to his work.

Key clients

Walmart

Latam Airlines

MUFG Bank

Tánica

Newport Group

Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores

SAAM

AMP Capital

ABB

Work highlights

  • Advised Uber Technologies on the tax side to the acquisition of a majority stake in grocery delivery start-up Cornershop.
  • Assisted Sempra Energy with the tax aspects surrounding the direct and indirect sale of high-value Chilean assets.
  • Advised AMP Capital on the tax aspects of a $200m investment in support of the establishment of a strategic partnership and the acquisition of over 150 electric buses for Santiago’s public transport system.

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

The natural resources department at prestigious full-service law firm, Claro & Cia. regularly advises on the development of mining projects, including assisting developers with financing, partnership and regulatory needs. The practice recently assisted Anglo American Sur (the third largest copper producer in Chile) with structuring, negotiating and drafting an ambitious reciprocal easement agreement between mining competitors. Heading the firm’s natural resources group, Nicolás Eyzaguirre specialises in natural resources and environmental law, energy, M&A and litigation; and key support is provided by aenior associate Joaquín Rodríguez, whose practice has a transactional focus. Since publication, Rodríguez has been raised to the partnersip, effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Nicolás Eyzaguirre

Key clients

Anglo American Sur

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra

Freeport McMoran

Toesca (Administradora General de Fondos)

Stone Canyon Industries Holdings

Transelec

Glenfarne Group

Eurus Energy

Exsa

Work highlights

  • Advised Anglo American Sur on an ambitious reciprocal easement agreement between mining competitors.
  • Assisted Anglo American Sur with a planning co-ordination and mining operation governance agreement entered into with Codelco (Andean division).
  • Assisted Anglo American Sur with defending the legality of its mining-related authorisations.

Chile > Environment Tier 3

Full-service law firm Claro & Cia. fields an eight-strong team that advises on complex energy and mining projects (among others) from the environmental perspective, including the application of environmental legal requirements, and liaising with environmental auditing firms during environmental assessment studies; the practice also regularly acts in cases involving the environmental courts and Environmental Superintendence. Heading the firm’s natural resources group, Nicolás Eyzaguirre has a broad practice encompassing mining, energy and natural resources and environmental law, along with litigation, M&A and regulatory matters. Key support comes from experienced senior Joaquín Rodríguez who works across energy and natural resources, environment and M&A matters, particularly in a transactional context. The team was significantly strengthened with the July 2021 incorporation of an additional senior, Tomás Darricades, formerly at Moreno Sáez & Avilés. Since publication, Rodríguez has been promoted to the partnership, effective January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Nicolás Eyzaguirre

Testimonials

Excellent work and business vision.

Nicolás Eyzaguirre knows all the details of each procedure perfectly and guides us in a fabulous way.

Key clients

Anglo American Sur

State Grid International Development

InterEnergy Holdings

Biomar Chile

Cristalerías de Chile

Viña Santa Rita

Glenfarne Group

Lesaffre Industrial Chile

Engie

Esco Elecmetal

Work highlights

  • Acted for Anglo American Sur in an environmental damage claim, which was filed by the Republic of Chile before the Chilean Environmental Court.
  • Defended Anglo American Sur against a claim filed by citizens, which requested the review of an environmental assessment resolution.
  • Defended Prime Energía (the Chilean subsidiary of the Glenfarne Group) against an administrative invalidation request filed against a power-plant project’s environmental authorisation.

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
Mr José Luis Ambrosy photo Mr José Luis AmbrosyPartner
Mr Santiago Bravo photo Mr Santiago BravoPartner
Mr Juan Pablo Cabezón photo Mr Juan Pablo CabezónAssociate.Significant practice areas include: Labor & Employment, Litigation.
Mr Jorge Carraha photo Mr Jorge CarrahaPartner
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Mr Cristóbal Eyzaguirre photo Mr Cristóbal EyzaguirrePartner
Mr Nicolás Eyzaguirre photo Mr Nicolás EyzaguirrePartner
Mr José María Eyzaguirre G. photo Mr José María Eyzaguirre G.Senior Partner
Mr José Miguel Huerta photo Mr José Miguel HuertaPartner
Mr Felipe Larraín photo Mr Felipe LarraínPartner
Mr Juan Leon photo Mr Juan LeonPartner
Mr Nicolás Luco photo Mr Nicolás LucoPartner
Mr Jorge Martín photo Mr Jorge MartínPartner
Mr Ariel Mihovilovic photo Mr Ariel MihovilovicPartner.Significant practice areas include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Organizations, Project Finance ,…
Ms Luisa Nuñez photo Ms Luisa NuñezPartner
Mr Rodrigo Ochagavía photo Mr Rodrigo OchagavíaPartner
Mr Felipe Ossa photo Mr Felipe OssaPartner
Mr Hernán Felipe Valdés photo Mr Hernán Felipe ValdésPartner
Mr Matías de Marchena photo Mr Matías de MarchenaPartner
Mr Alex van Weezel photo Mr Alex van WeezelPartner.Significant practice areas include: Litigation, Criminal Law, Administrative Penalties.
Other fee-earners : 95
Total staff : 156
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