Firm Profile > Larrain y Asociados Abogados > Santiago, Chile
Larrain y Asociados Abogados Offices
Avenida El Bosque 130
Piso 12, Las Condes
Larrain y Asociados Abogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Mining Tier 2Larrain y Asociados Abogados' specialised nine-member energy and natural resources team advises mining companies and projects on the survey, exploration, development, construction and operational stages of their activities. It also assists with the acquisition and sale of mining companies, mining assets and real estate. In addition, the practice is experienced in project finance, option agreements, treatment plant construction, and mining sector technology development agreements. With a longstanding reputation and deep experience in the sector, Jorge Granic is a regular counsel to large mining companies; and Cristóbal Morandé, whose practice covers regulated services and natural resources, energy law, project financing and corporate/M&A, is also an active in the sector.
‘The experience with this firm is great.‘
‘The team has extensive experience in project and contract financing in the power generation market in Chile and is able to assist its clients in different phases and aspects, from legal strategy to commercial and tax considerations.‘
‘Jorge Granic has great experience in mining issues.‘
Minera Gold Fields Salares Norte
Sociedad Punta del Cobre
Projects and infrastructure Tier 2
Larrain y Asociados Abogados' 13-strong practice has become a go-to team for the structuring of complex project solutions for industrial clients. It has particular expertise in advising on the development, financing, construction and operational stages of infrastructure projects across sectors including mining, energy, road, rail, ports and hospitals. The team also assists with associated contentious issues including construction disputes. The practice is led by infrastructure experts Arturo Bulnes and Jorge Granic, with partners Cristóbal Morandé, Carlos Aravena and Juan Carlos Bulnes, of counsel Ricardo Peña, and associates Joaquín Larrain, Javiera Méndez (deputy legal head of the National Energy Commission until her August-2019 arrival at the firm), and Juan de Dios Ferrada providing further support.
Banking and finance Tier 3
Widely respected for energy and road infrastructure project finance, Larrain y Asociados Abogados' eight-strong team is also active in syndicated loans and acquisition, structured and aircraft finance. Typical clients include banks, brokers and financial institutions, and companies. Project finance specialist Patricio Montes and Jorge Granic, who acts for large mining companies and electricity companies, head the group, which also fields experienced associate Diego Garay.
‘They certainly have great knowledge of this area, which allows them quickly to understand the problems that arise in businesses, and to look for reasonable alternative solutions. In addition, they spend significant time getting to know the client, so they they can easily detect the level of risk they are willing to take. They also transmit great knowledge and reassurance.’
Banco del Estado de Chile
Banco de Chile
Hidroeléctrica San Andrés
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Corporate and M&A Tier 3Larrain y Asociados Abogados fields 11 corporate lawyers, including four partners, who specialise in M&A, asset purchases and sales, sales of operations, and restructuring, along with associated finance requirements. The department also assists with day-to-day activities, including corporate governance, majority and minority interests, contracts, company formation, corporate regulatory matters and reorganisations. Long-known for its particular expertise in projects, infrastructure and energy and natural resources, the practice group is co-led by deeply experienced partners Arturo Bulnes and Jorge Granic, who have particular knowledge of the regulated industries and energy and natural resources sectors. Other key team members includes younger, established partners Juan Carlos Bulnes and Cristóbal Morandé, along with of counsel Ricardo Peña (also a transactional, energy and projects specialist), and up coming associate Juan de Dios Ferrada Walker.
‘Stays very close to the client, with great availability at all times and very detailed knowledge.‘
‘Great attention and customer service. This is a team of lawyers that stands out for its excellence. They advise with dedication, customer orientation and, consequently, with efficiency and reliability.‘
‘They work as a team, giving a personalised treatment, attending to needs and giving possible alternatives that are tailored to the context of the transaction. Due to their knowledge and experience in corporate and M&A, it is very reassuring to have them.‘
‘Arturo Bulnes and associate Juan de Dios Ferrada Walker stand out for their excellence.‘
‘Arturo Bulnes shows excellent legal quality. I highlight his analytical skills and solid legal knowledge.‘
‘Juan de Dios Ferrada Walker is an enthusiastic and dedicated lawyer, who is highly qualified and always collaborative. He facilitates effective advice and management between the parties, and manages to give support on ad-hoc transactions, since he has not only technical mastery but also strategic vision.‘
Banchile Administradora General de Fondos
Transchile Charrúa Chile
San Manuel, Desarrollo e Inversiones
Ferrovial Airports International
SPV P4 (Sonnedix)
Environment Tier 3
The nine-strong department at Larrain y Asociados Abogados is experienced in the environmental law aspects surrounding energy, mining, oil and gas, electricity and water-related matters. Typical work includes obtaining environmental permits, ascertaining the performance of environmental standards, environmental auditing, and acting in investigations and environmental damage claims. The practice also has substantial water law expertise. Experienced partners Jorge Granic and Cristóbal Morandé head the group.
Real estate Tier 3
With particular expertise in the infrastructure and construction sectors, Larrain y Asociados Abogados' seven-member real estate department specialises in title reviews, collateral issues, co-ownership regulations, and purchase and transactional agreements. Its representative high-stakes work covers housing, hospitality, viticulture, energy and mining sector-related projects. The real estate team is led by experienced partners José Pedro Baraona and former Undersecretary at Chile's National Property Ministry, Juan Carlos Bulnes. Senior associate Juan de Dios Ferrada and associate José Spoerer provide notable support.
‘This is a very good office. The lawyers have a lot of knowledge and are very close to their clients. The team differs from large firms because of the direct contact with partners.‘
‘Great for availability, reliability and seriousness.‘
Sociedad Concesionaria Vespucio Oriente
Banchile Administradora General de Fondos
San Manuel S.A., Desarrollo e Inversiones
The Singular Hotels
Dispute resolution Tier 4
The nine-strong disputes practice at Larrain y Asociados Abogados has extensive litigation and arbitration experience in sectors such as construction, financial services, energy, public works and real estate. The team is co-led by experienced partners Carlos Aravena, an arbitral specialist particularly active in construction, infrastructure and projects matters; and litigant José Pedro Baraona, who focuses primarily on representing construction companies, highway concession holders and government agencies in civil suits against the State of Chile and the Public Works Ministry. Partners Pedro Zelaya (insurance and civil liability, litigation and domestic and international arbitration) and Víctor Manuel Avilés (litigation as part of a broader tax and energy practice) are also key to the group; as are specialist disputes associates Isabel Palacios and César Vásquez who focus on public concessions, and construction and civil engineering, respectively.
‘This team of professionals demonstrates great experience and ability in interpreting our requirements to satisfy our queries successfully.‘
‘They demonstrate excellent experience and professionalism.‘
‘What makes this firm unique, versus other law firms, is its excellent teamwork, being always committed to the cause, and very professional and well prepared. Furthermore, they have a very important quality, which is to empathise with the client’s problem and to find the best way to solve their problem, considering the characteristics of the case and the client’s particularities.‘
Corporación de Fomento de la Producción
Consorcio Aeródromo de Chiloé
Minera Altos de Punitaqui Limitada
Condominio Parque Monasterio
San Sebastian Inmobiliaria
Intellectual property Tier 4
Larrain y Asociados Abogados' involvement in industrial property matters and copyright demonstrates particular expertise in music industry-related agreements, as well as issues combining constitutional law and IP. The practice group also includes experts in litigation (including domain name disputes), and is experienced in matters involving plant varieties and vineyards. Experienced partner José Pedro Baraona has assumed leadership of the group, following Pablo Ruiz-Tagle temporary departure to serve as Dean of the University of Chile's school of Law. Intellectual and industrial property-focused senior associate, Sebastián Prieto, is also noted.
‘Among senior associate Sebastián Prieto’s qualities, I highlight his accessibility and speed in answering requests.‘
Compañia Papelera Pacifico
AB Tetra Pack
Malva Kozmetik Petrol Gida Turizm
Distribuidora De Alimentos Globe Italia
Viña Santa Carolina
Sun World International
Labour and employment Tier 4
Larrain y Asociados Abogados fields five practitioners who assist both national and international companies with litigation, labour-related corporate matters, recruitment, cross-border employment issues, collective bargaining, and general employment and social security issues. The team also acts in significant litigation, including anti-union practices and sexual harassment investigations. The practice's main clients are from the mining, education and service sectors. Andrés Silva leads the labour department and Jorge Parro is an experienced associate.
‘I have had to work with several lawyers from the firm and they have always stood out for their technical skills. I also highlight the quality of work, availability (regardless of the day and time) and proactivity.‘
‘They really work as a team and you don’t have to go to a particular lawyer, knowing that everyone always handles the required information in detail. That’s a plus I haven’t seen in other firms.‘
‘The constant availability to meet requirements, attend emergency meetings and positive adaptation to company’s needs make Andrés Silva and associate Jorge Parro stand out.‘
Sociedad Punta del Cobre
Santo Tomás Educational Group
La Polar Group
Consorcio de Salud Santiago Oriente
Seguros Sura Chile
Larrain Vial Companies
BSH Electrodomésticos (Chile)
Zamine Service Chile
Tax Tier 4
Larrain y Asociados Abogados fields a three-member tax team led by Víctor Manuel Avilés, a former Vice President of the Chilean Institute of Tax Law, whose practice is focused on tax planning and tax litigation. Associates Manuel Larrain and Gonzalo Guerra complete the group, for which tax litigation and audits conducted by the Chilean tax and customs authorities are key areas; it also has experience in tax structuring and compliance.
‘It is a very good team, with great expertise in the area.‘
‘A great team with solid experience in the world of energy and hydrocarbons.‘
‘Jorge Granic is the best lawyer we know in Chile. He has excellent knowledge, capability and experience, and he is well respected in the industry. He has been involved in at least three remarkable BOOT projects for mining sector-related power generation and water desalination, both for the off-taker and developer side, which also makes him special.‘
‘Jorge Granic is the best lawyer in Chile for energy and related issues. He is a great adviser.‘
‘We receive personalised and exceptional attention from of counsel Ricardo Peña, who always gives the best advice in the interest of the client. He prepares accurate analyses and very good recommendations. He stands out from other lawyers. Associate Joaquín Larrain is also highly recommended.‘
Transchile Charrúa Chile
Ferrovial Airports International
Larrain y Asociados Abogados > Firm Profile
Larrain y Asociados Abogados was founded in 1994 and has grown to become among 40 lawyer firm’s with significant accumulated legal expertise. The experience and understanding of the legal team allow them to fully and efficiently advise clients in the most relevant areas of law and is internally organized in different practice groups based on areas of expertise.
One of the Firm’s characteristics is to privilege, above a significant growth, the recruitment of lawyers of the best universities and with excellent qualifications. So, It has sought to hire well-qualified lawyers to keep the firm’s size in such a way that it is not prevented from embracing complex transactions while permitting it to have a competitive and efficient cost structure.
Larrain y Asociados, through a well integrated and collaborative work, seeks to provide high quality and prompt service to its clients. Integration in the quality of work is a guarantee, as long as the lawyer in charge can confer with experts, maximizing the depth and without increasing the cost for clients.
All of its lawyers are graduates from Chile’s leading law schools and many have postgraduate degrees and doctorates from the finest prestigious foreign programs and have also worked in renowned law firms in United States, Canada, Germany and France.
Lawyers are encouraged to do pro bono work and commit to academic endeavors, as teachers or researchers in connection with their legal practice.
Larrain y Asociados is a member of the International Lawyers Network and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
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|Litigation / Real Estate||José Pedro Baraonaemail@example.com|
|Projects/ Concessions||Arturo Bulnesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporate M&A / Real Estate||Juan Carlos Bulnesemail@example.com|
|Energy / Mining||Jorge Granicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aviation /Corporate M&A||Carlos I Larrainemail@example.com|
|Banks and Financing||Patricio Montesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Energy / Regulated Services||Cristóbal Morándeemail@example.com|
|Insurance and Reinsurance||Pedro Zelayafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Carlos Aravena||Carlos Aravena joined Larrain y Asociados in 1997 and has been a…||View Profile|
|Mr Víctor Manuel Avilés||Víctor Manuel Avilés joined the firm in 1998 and has been a…||View Profile|
|Mr José Pedro Baraona||José Pedro Baraona joined Larrain y Asociados in 2000, after a long…||View Profile|
|Mr Arturo Bulnes||Arturo Bulnes joined Larrain y Asociados in 1994 and is a partner…||View Profile|
|Mr Juan Carlos Bulnes||Juan Carlos Bulnes joined Larrain y Asociados in 2002 and is a…||View Profile|
|Mr Jorge Granic||Jorge Granic has been a partner of Larrain y Asociados since 1994.||View Profile|
|Mr Carlos Ignacio Larrain||Carlos Ignacio Larrain has been a partner of Larrain y Asociados since…||View Profile|
|Mr Patricio Montes||Patricio Montes joined Larrain y Asociados in 1996 and has been a…||View Profile|
|Cristóbal Morandé||Cristóbal Morandé joined Larrain y Asociados in 2004 and has been a…||View Profile|
|Mr Pablo Ruiz-Tagle||At the present he is Dean of Universidad de Chile School of…||View Profile|
|Mr Andrés Silva||Andrés Silva joined Larrain y Asociados in 1999 and has been a…||View Profile|
|Mr Pedro Zelaya||Pedro Zelaya is partner of Larrain y Asociados since 1994.||View Profile|