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Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. > The Legal 500 Rankings
Mining Tier 2
The four-member mining department at Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. is led by highly regarded natural resources and energy partner Hugo Prieto, who is actively supported by associates José Francisco Osman, José Fernández and Sebastián Acevedo. The scope of the practice's advice covers mining title reviews, due diligence of mining concessions, option and royalty agreements, and financing and project development; other areas of expertise range from land use and easements to environmental, permitting and regulatory matters, as well as mining-related M&A, construction and dispute resolution. Clients also benefit from Prieto's leadership of Tecnomin, the firm's wholly owned subsidiary, which provides mining property services to national and foreign clients.
‘Professionalism, mining knowledge and confidence.‘
‘Knowledge of the law, experience, and ability to provide alternative solutions.‘
Minera Tres Valles
Sumitomo Metal Mining Chile
Vale Exploraciones Chile
Inversiones SMG Chile
Sociedad Minera La Frontera
Sociedad Minera El Águila
Gold Valley Iron Ore Pty
Bridgestone Mining Solutions Latin-America
Corporate and M&A Tier 3
The ten-member corporate group at Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia., which in 2020 entered into an association with UK law firm Clyde & Co LLP, consistently advises on joint ventures, mergers, corporate reorganisations and acquisitions; its sector experience covers insurance, agriculture, mining and finance, along with retail, technology and venture capital. The team is additionally expert in M&A transactions involving conflict scenarios and distressed assets. The practice is co-led by Juan Turner, who handles the sale and acquisition of companies and establishment of businesses in Chile; and Franco Acchiardo, who assists with corporate law, tax, M&A, financing and capital markets. Also integral to the practice is Hugo Prieto (corporate law, M&A, foreign investment, mining law and real estate); while at senior associate level, Sofia Nievas' practice includes advising companies and family offices on day-to-day affairs.
Hugo Prieto; Juan Turner; Franco Acchiardo
‘Great client orientation and they adapt legal solutions to the needs and realities of the company.‘
‘It is an extremely competent team and committed to the needs of its clients.‘
‘Solves problems to unlock negotiations, with excellent judgement from a legal and business perspective.‘
‘Compares very favourably, especially in terms of their speed in answering.‘
‘Great knowledge of the market, industry and clients – they are always there, no matter the time and issue.‘
‘Outstanding work with the application of innovative solutions for complex issues.‘
‘Franco Acchiardo is always available, no matter the time – if I need something urgent he will take care of meeting the deadlines we need.‘
‘Franco Acchiardo is a committed lawyer with a level of detail that gives extraordinary confidence in his management, judgement and diligence. He sees the big picture in order to streamline processes for the benefit of clients.‘
Clínica Las Condes
Nexo Water Ventures
Caja de Ahorros de Empleados Públicos
Administradora de Activos Financieros ACFIN
Sistemas Oracle de Chile
Feller-Rate Clasificadora de Riesgo
HCS Capital Partners
Murray Wise Associates
Ben & Frank
Insurance Tier 3
Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.'s seven-strong group has longstanding insurance sector experience, ranging from the development of novel policies for individuals and companies, to representing companies in regulatory matters before the CMF, structuring complex transactions, and filing legal subrogation actions. Boosting its overall insurance offering, the firm formalised its association in January 2020 with London-headquartered global insurance specialist firm, Clyde & Co LLP. The key contacts are founding partner Alejandro Quintana and insurance litigation practice head Jorge Meneses, along with Juan Turner (insurance-related transactional and compliance issues), and senior associate Alejandro Quintana V (corporate law, insurance and arbitration).
Alejandro Quintana; Jorge Meneses; Juan Turner; Alejandro Quintana V.
‘Alejandro Quintana has experience in the insurance and marine sectors that dates back to the 1980s, and is a very well-regarded senior statesman who is also very well connected.‘
‘Alejandro Quintana V is a very ambitious and hardworking associate who greatly benefited from his secondment with Clyde & Co in London.‘
Orion Seguros Generales
Labour and employment Tier 3Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.’s labour and employment practice (including three associates who focus exclusively on labour and employment law-related matters) is led by labour law specialist Christian Alvarado, who focuses on strategy design, as well as the implementation, development and maintenance of harmonious labour relations between employees, employers and unions. The group was recently particularly active in relation to the effects of the Covid-19 health emergency, primarily in terms of reorganisations, terminations, lawsuits and collective negotiations. Associates Patricio Riquelme and Lily Torrejón are particularly noted.
Nike de Chile
Bridgestone Off-The-Road Tire Latin America
Parque Arauco Group
Minera Tres Valles
Real estate Tier 3
The four-strong real estate group at Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. assists with every stage of a real estate project, from real estate conveyances to construction agreements, real estate joint ownership regulations and finance agreements; it also advises on related real estate businesses, particularly the surveillance and management of properties, including lease drafting and project administration contracts. Leading the firm's real estate team, Hugo Prieto has vast experience in advising on the planning and operation of real estate businesses; and associate José Francisco Osman is a key member of the real estate, construction, mining, energy and corporate practices.
‘Appreciated for their availability and speed in delivering what is requested.‘
‘Great for their teamwork and availability to meet or talk about the issues we are dealing with.‘
Inversiones Punta Blanca
Banking and finance Tier 4
Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. fields a specialised seven-strong team that regularly advises on syndicated and bilateral credit facilities; it also assists with significant project financings, and has a growing practice in advising start-up companies and venture capital firms on the financing of investments. Practice co-heads Franco Acchiardo, who advises Chilean and foreign clients on transactions involving the mining, telecoms, petroleum, gas, real estate and financial services sectors; and Juan Turner, whose broad practice includes advising on credit facilities and project finance, are the key names to note.
Juan Turner; Franco Acchiardo
Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.'s seven-member civil and commercial litigation and arbitration practice is sought out for its expertise in bankruptcy, contractual claims, torts and energy-related disputes, among other areas. The firm also recently entered into an association with Clyde & Co LLP, leading to the practice being increasingly involved in insurance-related disputes. The key advisers are Jorge Meneses, head of the dispute resolution and public law department, and litigation consultant Marcelo Guerrero, who is an expert in civil law, constitutional law and procedural matters. Founding partner Arturo Majlis also plays a crucial role in this department, as do senior consultant Jorge Burgos (former Chilean Ambassador to Ecuador), senior associate Andrés Cabello and associate Francisco Jiménez.
Arturo Majlis; Jorge Meneses; Marcelo Guerrero
‘A very good balance in its team, with a mix of very senior professionals and hungry young associates.‘
‘The team has a very international focus and is keen to embrace opportunities across different sectors in and out of Chile. Litigation related to commercial arbitration is a particular focus.‘
‘This legal practice, during and in response to the pandemic, admirably and efficiently enacted specific emergency response efforts and ensured that, despite unknown conditions threatening the integrity of the case, steps were put in place to safeguard it.‘
‘The team is committed, focused and implements strategic goals.‘
‘Throughout 2020 and at the beginning of 2021, the legal practice took the necessary measures and actions to ensure a consistent client-legal team interface during the pandemic.‘
‘Arturo Majlis and Jorge Meneses are unwaveringly committed and ethical professionals, who are permanently focused on making the best decisions within the hardest of circumstances.‘
‘Arturo Majlis is one of the most experienced practitioners in the market – very tough but also very commercial.‘
‘Jorge Meneses is an up-and-coming partner who works tremendously hard.‘
Feller Rate (Clasificadora de Riesgo)
PwC Consultores Auditores
Sociedad Contractual Minera Tres Valles
Andrés Pérez Cruz
Williamson Balfour Motors
Nueva Inmobiliaria Korlaet
Inversiones Mar Adentro
Orion Seguros Generales
Sociedad Inversiones y Rentas Quimán
Nike de Chile
Luis Felipe Cubillos
Inversiones Punta Blanca
Francisco Izcue Elgart
Public law Tier 4
Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.'s public law team comprises highly specialised lawyers in relation to administrative and constitutional law, as well as regulatory matters; it consistently acts before Chile's public authorities and the Courts of Justice in urban issues, pharmaceutical investigations, public tenders, expropriations and real estate matters. The team also has substantial experience in complex litigation, including constitutional, public and administrative law disputes. With approximately 15 years' public law experience, Jorge Meneses leads the public law department, which also fields senior associate Andrés Cabello, an administrative and constitutional law specialist.
PwC Consultores Aditores y Cía.
Feller Rate Clasificadora de Riesgo
Tax Tier 4
The five-member department at Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. predominantly focuses on legal tax compliance matters (including representation before the Chilean IRS during tax auditing procedures), VAT consultancy, and tax assistance with inheritance, international taxation, corporate income and individual taxation. The practice is also active on the transactional side, particularly in relation to the structuring of M&A transactions. Heading the tax group, Mónica Justiniano ('has the best approach to finding solutions') is experienced in tax compliance and planning, corporate reorganisations, and commercial and corporate law. The associate to note is Felipe Errázuriz.
‘Their knowledge and experience in the tax world make this a team of excellence.‘
‘They always know more than the counterpart and end up proposing solutions that even the counterpart ends up adopting for its business.‘
‘They are oriented towards closing deals without neglecting any detail that might harm their client.‘
‘The tax team is very diligent and knowledgeable.‘
‘Rigorous analysis, knowledge of the regulations, and clarity when explaining the subject to the client.‘
‘Mónica Justiniano has a lot of knowledge in tax matters, creative in business structuring, and always has the best approach to finding solutions.‘
‘Mónica Justiniano has the patience to explain and resolve issues, even when complex.‘
Mar Adentro, Family Office of the Hurtado Berger Family
Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia.'s four-member department regularly advises on significant projects, particularly in relation to hydroelectric plants, wind farms, thermo-electric generation and natural gas; its assistance includes construction issues, permitting, property title studies, negotiating easements, contracts for the provision and supply of electricity, EPCs and project financing. The practice of group head Hugo Prieto encompasses corporate law, M&A, foreign investment, mining law and real estate.
Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia. > Firm Profile
Grasty Quintana Majlis is a law firm founded in 1987 in Santiago, Chile. The firm provides high level services, both domestically and abroad, with an emphasis on corporate law and M&A, private wealth and conflict resolution. Our success over the years is based on our excellent work, a personalized service and the confidence of our clients, whom have grown and developed throughout the years, together with us.
Corporate/M&A: Grasty Quintana Majlis represents Chilean and foreign investors in M&A transactions, successfully directing and coordinating the negotiation and execution of simultaneous acquisitions of companies in different countries in Latin America and designing sophisticated and innovative corporate structures for such purpose.
Natural Resources, Energy & Mining: we have an extensive experience in mining, where we advise our clients in the development, exploration, exploitation, financing and sale of mining projects, and in the obtaining of the permits that are necessary to construct, install and operate these projects, both legally and technically through our affiliate company TECNOMIN. Regarding our energy practice, we have participated in several power projects, including hydro, thermo, wind and solar power plants, where we represent clients in each stage, from securing rights and permits over the land, the negotiation and execution of the project financing and the construction of these projects.
Real Estate: the firm has advised important real estate development and construction projects, including the purchase and sale of real estate, land allotment, development of industrial real estate and shopping malls throughout Chile. Likewise, we have participated in different projects and contracts in connection with the development of infrastructure and public works, as well as structuring the financing and securitization for these projects.
Tax: our tax team has a stand out practice for its expertise in taxation planning and the design and optimization of corporate structures. Our advice includes the representation of our clients before taxation authorities and the Courts of Justice. We provide taxation counsel to foreign investors, collaborating in the determination of options for the organization and project financing and we concretely support the implementation of the respective project.
Labour & Employment: the labour group has vast experience in collective negotiation processes for large companies and highly complex litigation as well as day-to-day counsel to companies on diverse matters, including contracting of national and foreign staff; remuneration structuring; individual and collective employee benefits; internal compliance with current regulations; resolution of disputes with unions; investigative processes initiated before administrative authorities; and the termination of employment relations.
Litigation & Arbitration: the firm has a specialized team both in ordinary Courts and in arbitral and mediation processes, including before ICSID and the ICC. Our litigation team works together with other areas of the firm, combining their litigation capacities with negotiation skills, to achieve excellent results in the resolution of disputes that affect our clients.
Criminal/White Collar: our team provides specialized counsel in litigation related to criminal matters and economic or property related crimes. Our attorneys are known for its relevant experience, litigating as complainants or in defence in the principal processes that have taken place in Chile in the past years.
Compliance: our firm has developed a compliance practice that covers a broad range of matters from a preventive standpoint, including corporate governance, corporate criminal liability, consumer law and antitrust.
|Corporate /M&A /Finance||Franco Acchiardo E: email@example.com|
|Corporate /M&A /Finance||Juan Turner E: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Labour and Employment||Christian Alvarado E: email@example.com|
|Real Estate||Hugo Prieto E: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Natural Resources, Mining & Energy||Hugo Prieto E: email@example.com|
|Tax||Mónica Justiniano E: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Criminal /White Collar||Jorge Meneses E: email@example.com|
|Civil Litigation||Eduardo Marchi E: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public Law||Jorge Meneses E: email@example.com|
|Antitrust||Jorge Meneses E: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Compliance||Juan Turner E: email@example.com|
|Compliance||Jorge Meneses E: firstname.lastname@example.org|