Firm Profile > Prieto Abogados > Santiago, Chile

Prieto Abogados
EL GOLF 40
13-14 FLOOR
SANTIAGO
Chile

Capital markets Tier 2

The ten-strong team at Prieto Abogados has a substantial debt placement practice, which consistently advises issuers of debt in Chile (as well as in the US market) on bond placements. The team is also frequently involved in major IPOs, public acquisition tender offers and the structuring of industrial projects. In addition, the firm is well known for its private equity funds expertise and for its assistance to family offices with the structuring of investment vehicles. Patricio Prieto L heads the capital markets team, which also fields experienced counsel and practice director, Isabel Wolleter.

Testimonials

Prieto’s team is very committed to operations and they are always one step ahead.’

They have a lot of experience and within the team it is possible to have backup, which allows continuity.’

Key clients

Inversiones La Construcción

Compañía Industrial El Volcán

Inversiones Confuturo

Banco Internacional

Empresas Red Salud

Aguas Andinas

Salfacorp

VivoCorp

Caja de Compensación y Asignación Familiar Los Andes

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Prieto Abogados' four-strong team is consistently engaged by large companies to advise on contentious and non-contentious cases before the TDLC, with recent matters involving the retail, agriculture/dairy products, energy, banking and transport sectors. It is also experienced in acting before the FNE in cartel and abuse of dominant positions, and assisting with merger control reviews and compliance programmes. Benjamín Grebe heads the antitrust group, which includes recently promoted partner Nicolás Yuraszeck, who is experienced in merger review processes, and associate Santiago Errázuriz, who relocated from the firm's litigation department. Since publication, the team has been further strengthened with the hire of associate Andrea von Chrismar from Quintanilla & Busel Niedmann  in December 2020.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The Prieto team presents a high degree of professionalism, demonstrating great analytical and argumentative skills, complying within the required deadlines with a very good level of work, in addition to having a very good treatment and understanding of the requirements of clients.’

The service offered was first-rate; the entire team was involved in understanding the different problems that we exposed to them, investigating and contributing different points of view.’

Benjamín Grebe is the lawyer in charge of the free competition area. He demonstrates great mastery of the issues specific to his area, as well as conviction when proposing strategy, and flexibility in listening to different arguments and integrating different visions into a solid proposal.’

Key clients

Puerto Central

CHUBB

Consalud

SURA

Banco Internacional

ENGIE

WATT’S

Suez Chile

Transelec

Electrogas

Compliance Tier 2

Full-service law firm Prieto Abogados fields a four-strong compliance team that is expert in transaction-related matters, internal auditing, administrative sanctioning, compliance policy drafting, and the design of internal compliance and crime prevention systems. Assistance with compliance programs is also provided in relation to antitrust, labour law and environmental matters, and the group is able to leverage off the firm's expertise in the energy, food, insurance, real estate and private equity sectors. Lead compliance partner José Andrés Pascual Moreno's broad practice covers criminal liability, reporting obligations and the establishment of viable compliance structures. Diego Madariaga provides support at associate level.

Key clients

Engie Energía Chile

Plaza

Assurant Chile Compañía de Seguros Generales

Watt’s

Consalud

Pernod Ricard Chile

Sage Parts Chile

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Prieto Abogados' 29-strong group has significant M&A experience in complex cross-border deals, private equity transactions and joint ventures. A busy 2019 saw the group particularly active in heavily-regulated sectors such as insurance, utilities, sanitation and energy. The team also has a number of niche areas of expertise – such as food and viticulture – and a growing private equity-related M&A practice that frequently advises investment funds on the acquisition of controlling stakes in family-owned businesses. Juan Tagle heads the M&A department; in addition to his broad transactional practice, he is a specialist in energy, projects and infrastructure matters. Deeply-experienced founding partner Patricio Prieto S remains active, recently handling mandates in the solar energy, insurance and investment sectors. Head of the corporate and energy groups, M&A-focused Fernando Bravo frequently acts on energy and industrial sector-related matters; while compliance practice head José Andrés Pascual's broader practice covers M&A, capital markets and corporate issues in general, as well as labour law and judicial matters. Senior associate Andrés Laymuns is one to watch and focuses on M&A and data privacy. Former partner Cristóbal Villarino and senior associate Juan Andres Ilharreborde left to found Villarino e Ilharreborde in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team provides a full and timely service.

Juan Tagle has always been very proactive, efficient and fast. Despite his busy schedule, he always manages to be available for the needs that arise and his response level goes from fast to very fast.

Patricio Prieto S gives a complete, timely and reliable service.

Key clients

Sibelco

Sicame

China Yangtze Power Co

Solar E

Nova Austral

REN Redes Energéticas Nacionais

Engie Energía Chile

Chubb

Applus Servicios Tecnológicos

Viña Santa Carolina

Insurance Tier 2

The eight-strong team at Prieto Abogados is well known for insurance regulatory matters, in relation to the approval of new -or the acquisition of existing- insurance companies. The practice also fields experts in distribution agreements for insurance products, such as bancassurance agreements, mortgage-related policies, mobile-phone protection policies and extended warranty policies. In addition, it has broad litigation experience in claims and insurance recoveries that involve risk (including fire, earthquake, business interruption, insolvency and general liability). Senior partner Patricio Prieto L heads the insurance and reinsurance department, which also includes litigation and arbitration head Fernando Samaniego and associate María Cristina Ríos Llaneza.

Testimonials

Undoubtedly one of the strengths of this incredible team is its commitment to the real needs of the client. They take the commitment to the highest level, soaking up information and the needs and expectations of the client. All this means that, as a client, we are calm and confident that they are representing us with full knowledge of our needs and objectives.

The attention and empathy with which each one of the team members helped us are really important. This attention is key to our choosing them as our lawyers.

Prieto’s insurance practice is very good.

Patricio Prieto L is an excellent lawyer in this area.

Key clients

Assurant Chile Compañía de Seguros Generales

HDI Seguros Generales

HDI Seguros de Vida

HDI Seguros de Garantía y Crédito

Chubb Seguros de Vida Chile

Chubb Seguros Chile

Compañía de Seguros Confuturo

Compañía de Seguros Vida Cámara

Assurant Services de Chile

Seguros de Vida Suramericana

Southbridge Compañía de Seguros Generales

American Bankers Life Assurance Company of Florida

American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida

HDI Global Network

Hdi Global

Talanx

Mining Tier 2

With mining rights' issues increasingly critical for the funding and development of energy and infrastructure projects, Prieto Abogados' six-member mining department's expertise derives from the firm's energy, infrastructure and real estate groups, as well as the firm's close relationships with major investment funds. It regularly advises on new mining projects, along with judicial actions before the civil law courts and private arbitrations. M&A head Juan Tagle is active in the firm’s energy and natural resources team, which also fields current managing partner Alberto González E. Strong support is drawn from associates Camila Kutz and Agustín Martorell – who heads-up the environmental team. Since publication the practice has been boosted substantially with the incorporation of a team from the former Baraona & Fischer comprising Federico Rodríguez, who arrives as counsel, and senior associates Andrés Maldini and Jorge Echeverría in March 2021; the group has particular experience in generation projects (solar, thermic and hydro), as well as mining (notably the lithium segment).

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Codelco

Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi

NuevaUnion

Los Andes Copper

YPF Chile

Engie Energía Chile

VivoCorp

DP World Chile

Agrícola Talinay

Prospecta

Banco Internacional

Compañía Minera Doña Francisca

Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

The sizeable, 20-strong department at Prieto Abogados fields experts in tender processes, construction and project development. The practice group has particular expertise in clean energy projects, as well as being experienced in the gas, water and sewage, mining and port sectors. Elevated to the partnership in April 2020, Nicolás Yuraszeck also became head of the projects and infrastructure department; M&A head Juan Tagle is also frequently active in the practice, as is senior partner, energy and arbitration specialist Claudio Undurraga. Further partner-level expertise is provided by corporate and energy head Fernando Bravo, and compliance leader José Andrés Pascual. Key senior associate support comes from the energy and natural resources-focused Camila Kutz.

Testimonials

The team has know-how of infrastructure projects and is fully committed and aligned with the owner’s team.

The individuals are empowered and available at any time to move forward with the contract’s negotiations.

It has a lot of experience in several topics, including negotiation of EPC and BOOT contracts.

One of the strengths of the Prieto team is that they know and understand the subject matter and objective of the contracts. Customer support is very dedicated and they comply with the committed delivery on time.

Juan Tagle and Nicolás Yuraszeck have been key players during negotiations.

Nicolás Yuraszeck is a good professional, who is a good negotiator and knows a lot about infrastructure contracts.

Key clients

Engie Energía Chile

Suez

Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi

Tranmisora Eléctrica del Norte

Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica Transemel

Aguas Andinas

Solar E

Américas Energy Fund I

Engie Latam

Codelco

Public law Tier 2

Prieto Abogados' eight-member team is experienced in public law-related dispute resolution, sanctioning proceedings, reviewing the regulatory aspects of transactions, and relations with authorities, among others. The team's key figures are litigation and arbitration head Fernando Samaniego, who also heads the real estate team, and experienced partner Benjamín Grebe. Further associate-level support is provided by litigator Juan Pablo Riesco and environmental team head Agustín Martorell.

Key clients

Vivocorp

Cofradía Náutica del Pacífico

YPF Chile

Solar E

Redes Energéticas Nacionais

Yust Law Firm

Engie Energía Chile

SR Inmobiliaria

Transportes CCU

Real estate Tier 2

Prieto Abogados' four-member department provides a full-spectrum service in relation to the acquisition, development and construction of large real estate projects, including assistance with tax planning, financing, corporate issues, land use, environmental law and construction matters. The team also handles due diligence and key contract negotiations. Fernando Samaniego heads the real estate team (as well as the litigation and arbitration department). At associate level, Camila Urzúa's practice is predominantly focused on real estate project development, and Alejandra Bañados is also active in real estate work. However, former partner Cristóbal Villarino and associate Juan Andrés Ilharreborde left to co-found Villarino e Ilharreborde in early 2020. Since publication, Bañados has been promoted to counsel, effective as of May 2021.

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Testimonials

This is an excellent team.

Key clients

Redes Energéticas Nacionais

Inmobiliaria Deisa Limitada

Fondo de Inversión Privado GSI I

Applus Servicios Tecnológicos SLU

Sociedad Rentas de Capitales Mobiliarios ISC

Sociedad de Inversiones San Roque

Asesores en Viaje

Compañía de Seguros Confururo

Inmobiliaria ILC

Mall Plaza

Tax Tier 2

The 10-member team at Prieto Abogados 'has extensive knowledge of tax issues in Chile and the region'. It is highly experienced in the tax structuring of investments in -and financing of- energy, ports and public utility developments, among other projects. The department also house a private client sub-practice, handles tax planning for family offices and individuals, and benefits from a strong tax litigation group. Dedicated practitioner and tax head Leonidas Prieto advises on corporate reorganizations and business-structure planning, as well as handling disputes with the tax authorities. Part of a broader practice that takes in M&A and project finance, Mario Gorziglia's tax focus centres on corporate reorganisations and business structuring; while Cristián Bay-Schmith (who made partner in 2018), handles tax advisory and planning, reorganisations and tax litigation. Luz María Calvo, who re-joined from the Ministry of Finance's tax policies department in November 2019, is an associate to note.

Testimonials

The firm is characterised by its close treatment of matters, as well as the support provided, from partners to the most junior lawyers. They have extensive knowledge of tax issues in Chile and the region.

Great commitment of the team to the client in terms of the work and solutions to the problems raised.

The professionals are solid from a technical point of view and with extensive experience that they make available to the client.

Key clients

Engie Group

Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona

Aguas Andinas

Huawei

Entrepose and Meridiam Consortium

Inversiones La Construcción

YPF

Isapre Consalud

Mall Plaza Group

Universidad Tecnológica de Chile Inacap

Watt’s

Banking and finance Tier 3

Prieto Abogados' 10-strong department has been particularly active recently, advising on the execution of loan agreements, as well as complex restructurings and corporate reorganizations that required extensive negotiations and interactions with both local and foreign banks. The March-2020 departure of Gerardo Cruzat was a loss but the team retains two experienced partners as co-team heads: Patricio Prieto L -who also leads the capital markets practice- and tax specialist Mario Gorziglia, whose broader practice includes finance and transactional matters.

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Testimonials

A very personalised service, with a team of lawyers that is always available and provides quality and agile responses. Absolutely at the level of the best Chile and US firms.’

This a highly efficient team.’

The team that attends to us is highly competitive and highly prepared, which allows them to tackle our requirements with great efficiency. Among its main strengths are its specialisation, a sense of urgency and personalised attention.’

They stand out for their preparation and for understanding of the needs of their clients.

Gerardo Cruzat quickly understands our requirements, executing them with full understanding of the matter – the quality of the work is also very good.

Key clients

Eléctrica Nueva Energía

Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte

Inversiones La Construcción

Engie Energía Chile

Compañía Agropecuaria Copeval

Clínica Bicentenario

Banco Internacional

Codelco

Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring Tier 3

Prieto Abogados' eight-strong department is consistently involved in leading insolvency judicial procedures, such as liquidations and reorganisations. It is also experienced in negotiations with default companies, debt renegotiations, syndicated loans, and bond issuances. Insolvency and bankruptcy practice head Benjamín Grebe represents creditors, debtors and interested parties in bankruptcy and insolvency-related proceedings and commercial arbitration. Further support at partner level is provided by Alberto González V, while Santiago Errázuriz and Juan Pablo Riesco are the associates to note.

Testimonials

It is very important to have a high level of know how and to know the law and its processes, as well as the main players involved. Prieto Abogados meets the necessary level. They provide good service, and are professional and have good judgement. Their advice helps clients not to take unnecessary risks.’

Benjamín Grebe is passionate and likes to get involved in every matter.’

Key clients

Vivocorp

Mallplaza

Viña Santa Carolina

Glasstech

Engie Energía Chile

Moneda Asset

Dispute resolution Tier 3

The seven-strong disputes team at full-service Prieto Abogados, although small, nevertheless constitutes a core practice area for the firm. Consistently acting before arbitrators and ordinary courts in disputes involving energy, construction, real estate and retail, the practice has experienced an uptick in contentious matters, particularly in regulated sectors such as insurance, transportation, healthcare, telecoms and banking. The team is led by seasoned litigator Fernando Samaniego, who has a certain focus on real estate and construction conflicts and anti-trust litigation, while also fielding the highly experienced partners Alberto González V (arbitration, particularly in real estate, construction and energy disputes) and Claudio Undurraga (utilities, energy, infrastructure and anti-trust litigation). At associate level, the key names are Juan Pablo Riesco (civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, bankruptcy and competition) and Cristóbal Jiménez (administrative, civil and commercial litigation; civil responsibility; and arbitration).

Testimonials

What makes them unique is that they have a lot of experience and ability to understand conflicts with complex technical and regulatory characteristics, such as in the electricity and gas business, as well as in construction contracts. They also know that in these types of conflicts it is necessary to work as a team with engineers, economists, and other experts that allow the presentation of an optimal case, and they know how to direct and lead these multi-disciplinary teams.

They stand out for being very professional, intelligent and professional lawyers, but they have their egos under control. This allows them to hear and make the right decisions, without trying to impose a preconceived hypothesis (something that occurs a lot in the world of litigation lawyers). Also, the litigation team partners have known each other for many years and are a very focused team and work as a very collaborative team.

They have a large team in which everyone is very involved in the matter. They differ in that all its members are capable of giving assertive and agile responses to client requirements.

Fernando Samaniego is an excellent lawyer, who is very trustworthy and prudent.

Juan Pablo Riesco is an extraordinary lawyer, faultless with his advice, and fast and reliable.

Key clients

Engie Energía Chile

Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte

Huawei

Plaza

HDI Deguros

VivoCorp

Aguas Andinas

Watt’s

Banco Internacional

GWC Inversiones

Sibelco

Environment Tier 3

Prieto Abogados' five-strong environmental department has significant experience in assisting companies before the environmental courts, has particular expertise in aquaculture matters and is known for preparing legal opinions on  environmental matters. Senior associate Agustín Martorell leads the department and is primarily focused on project development and representation in  permitting and administrative procedures, and environmental assessment processes, among other matters.  Partner-level oversight and support is provided by Juan Tagle. Since publication, Martorell has been promoted to counsel, effective as of May 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Appreciated for staying close to the client and the team’s flexibility and adaptability – committed and meticulous.

Senior associate Agustín Martorell is very knowledgeable in the topics about which clients ask for advice, and is able to deliver effective and timely solutions. He is also very capable of identifying legal problems where others do not see them, and thus is able to contribute with a comprehensive vision.

Key clients

Engie Energía Chile

VivoCorp

Cofradía Nautica del Pacífico

Nova Austral

YPF Chile

Engie Energía Chile

Compañía Minera Inés de Collahuasi

Solar E

MallPlaza

REN

Labour and employment Tier 3

Prieto Abogados' six-strong labour, employment and immigration department has an established reputation for its labour litigation capabilities, corporate-related labour matters in general, and collective bargaining processes. It has particular experience across the energy, mining, gaming, logistics, tourism, retail, insurance and construction sectors; and has also been active, recently, advising on Chile's recent labour legislation reform. Christian von Bergen (advisory matters, collective bargaining and labour litigation) heads the labour department; with Cristóbal Raby, who was promoted to partner in January 2019, focusing on judicial defence in labour cases, as well as labour and social security advisory. Valentina Flen provides associate-level support.

Testimonials

The work team adjusts to the client’s needs, understanding the speed of the business and the relevance of its advice in sufficient time to be able to attend to good corporate practices and important contingencies.’

There is a direct and simple method to their responses, with easy access to partners and very good results obtained in litigation. They also demonstrate a high level of technical and practical knowledge, which is difficult to find in some external consultants.

Cristóbal Raby is a very comprehensive lawyer, with complete understanding of the situation. He is a strategist who is concerned with the quality and speed of the service. His updated knowledge and availability to face contingencies make him highly recommended.

Key clients

Engie Energía Chile

Sodexo

SMU

Plaza

Puerto Central

Sun Dreams

SQM

Sherwin Williams Chile

Disal Chile Sanitarios Portables Limitada

LG Electrónics

TMT Tier 3

Prieto Abogados' eight-member team demonstrates expertise in the telecoms sector but is also active in matters involving the delivery of online services and the audiovisual sector, as well as in TMT-related joint venture and M&A transactions. Other areas of focus include cloud computing/storage and big data services, and the development of other next-generation information and communication technology. Mario Gorziglia is the principal adviser, with corporate finance partner Gerardo Cruzat also active on contractual matters in the media segment. However, former partner Cristóbal Villarino and senior associate Juan Andres Ilharreborde left to found Villarino e Ilharreborde in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Great strength in TMT-related corporate matters, including a lot of experience in M&A and JVs.

They bring a lot of clarity to the table, including both commercial and tax aspects.

Key clients

Pedidos Ya

Radio Victoria

Huawei (Chile)

Mediapro (Chile)

Telcordia Technologies

Multitiendas Corona

Amazon Web Services

Empresas Red Salud

Data privacy Tier 4

Prieto Abogados is experienced in personal data privacy and protection, including the drafting of data processing authorisations, the management of clients and employees' data (both in Chile and internationally), and preparing agency and data transfer agreements that comply with national and international standards. The names to note are senior associates Andrés Laymuns Marambio, who heads the privacy and data protection department, and María Cristina Ríos Llaneza.

Key clients

Assurant Chile Compañía de Seguros Generales

PedidosYa Chile

Eclass Chile

Electricity and hydrocarbon

Prieto Abogados' sizeable 20-member department has an established practice in the energy, gas and water and sewage sectors. It is experienced in advising developers and owners on clean energy projects, such as mini-hydro, photo-voltaic and wind farms. It also assists clients with the development of innovative technologies for the sector, including advice on energy storage, hydrogen fuel and renewables. M&A head Juan Tagle is also active in the energy and natural resources team, and Claudio Undurraga is an energy and arbitration specialist. Tagle advises on power plant construction, gas and electricity purchase contracts, joining ventures and bidding; he also has knowledge of the ports sector. Also key to the group are compliance head José Andrés Pascual, and recently appointed partner, projects and infrastructure head Nicolás Yuraszeck, who advises on construction projects, financing transactions, and contracts ranging from EPC and O&M agreements to fuel supply and transportation contracts. Experienced associate Camila Kutz is a name to note. Since publication the practice has been boosted substantially with the incorporation of a team from the former Baraona & Fischer comprising Federico Rodríguez, who arrives as counsel, and senior associates Andrés Maldini and Jorge Echeverría in March 2021; the group has particular experience in generation projects (solar, thermic and hydro), as well as mining (notably the lithium segment).

Key clients

Engie Energía Chile

Transelec

Redes Energeticas Nacionais

China Yangtze Power Co

Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi

YPF Chile

Electrogas

Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte

General Electric Capital

Solar E

Americas Energy Fund I

Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica Transemel

Gasoducto Norandino

Suez

Aguas Andinas

Compañía de Seguros Confuturo

Prieto is a full-service business-oriented law firm with consolidated prestige in handling complex matters, and is well known by its relevant foreign and local client base. With its broadly experienced team of lawyers, the firm provides legal services across a wide range of practice areas.

Areas of practice
Administrative: Prieto counsels domestic and international companies on public and administrative law, whether during due diligence processes or at litigation phases.

Antitrust: Prieto is highly regarded in this area, having participated in numerous investigations conducted by the FNE and cases before the TDLC.

Banking, finance and capital markets: the firm’s strong team of lawyers are involved in securities’ offerings, IPOs and project finance transactions, usually representing both local investment banks and issuers.

Corporate and securities: much of the firm’s work consists of corporate finance, corporate governance, takeover bids, joint ventures, reorganizations and partnerships, among others.

Customs and trade: Prieto covers several areas in these matters. Customs law and regulations: import, export, classification, custom value, rules of origin, custom due diligences, free trade zones, custom litigation, custom rulings, subsidies dumping and other WTO regulations.

Energy and natural resources: Prieto has an intense and active role in energy and natural resources matters. Prieto counsels national and international players involved in energy generation and transmission.

Mining: the mining department counsels national and international clients on constitution procedures for exploration and exploitation mining rights and their related easements.

Environment and permits: throughout the years, the environmental department at Prieto has evidenced the relevance of permit validity and integrity regarding the acquisition of a company.

Insolvency, bankruptcy and business reorganisation: Prieto is one of the leading firms in restructuring, reorganization and liquidation of companies.

Insurance and pension funds: the insurance department has a solid base of local and international insurance companies and brokers, with an experienced group of specialists that include a former head of the insurance department at the Chilean regulator.

Intellectual property: Prieto offers its clients registration of trademarks, designs, patents, internet, domain names, vegetable varieties and copyrights.

Labor: the firm advises clients in establishing incentive programs for executives and employees, in collective bargaining procedures and in the restructuring of companies.

Litigation and arbitration: Prieto regularly represents clients on relevant disputes related to energy, construction, real estate, retail, insurance, securities and transportation.

M&A: Prieto has a seasoned team with an extended experience in multinational, cross-border and domestic M&A transactions and due diligence work

Public utilities: Prieto has extensive experience in gas, power, water and telecommunication services. It has advised in matters related to the construction and financing of a gas works.

Real estate, construction and infrastructure: Prieto offers comprehensive advice on real estate, from due diligence, financing, purchases, leases and mortgages to planning, development and construction projects.

Tax: the tax department at Prieto advises clients in respect of all tax issues, particularly in the structuring of diverse and complex transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Founding Partner Patricio Prieto S pprieto@prieto.cl
Founding Partner Alberto González E agonzalez@prieto.cl
Corporate and M&A Juan Tagle jtagle@prieto.cl
Corporate and M&A Fernando Bravo fbravo@prieto.cl
Energy and natural resources Claudio Undurraga cundurraga@prieto.cl
Energy and natural resources Juan Tagle jtagle@prieto.cl
Energy and natural resources José Andrés Pascuall jpascual@prieto.cl
Banking, finance and capital markets Patricio Prieto L pdprieto@prieto.cl
Litigation and Arbitration Fernando Samaniego fsamaniego@prieto.cl
Litigation and Arbitration Alberto González V agonzalezv@prieto.cl
Labor Christian Von Bergen cvonbergen@prieto.cl
Labor Cristóbal Raby craby@prieto.cl
Environment Agustín Martorell amartorell@prieto.cl
Customs and international trade Mario Gorziglia mgorziglia@prieto.cl
Tax and administrative Mario Gorziglia mgorziglia@prieto.cl
Tax and administrative Leonidas Prieto lprieto@prieto.cl
Administrative Agustín Martorell amartorell@prieto.cl
Administrative Juan Pablo Riesco jpriesco@prieto.cl
Arbitration and antitrust Benjamin Grebe bgrebe@prieto.cl
Arbitration and antitrust Claudio Undurraga cundurraga@prieto.cl
Real estate, construction and infrastructure Fernando Samaniego fsamaniego@prieto.cl
Projects and Infraestructure Nicolás Yuraszeck nyuraszeck@prieto.cl
Tax Cristián Bay-Schmith cbay-schmith@prieto.cl
Photo Name Position Profile
 Cristián Bay-Schmith photo Cristián Bay-Schmith Partner
Mr Fernando Bravo  photo Mr Fernando Bravo Partner.
Mr Alberto González E. photo Mr Alberto González E. Founding Partner
Mr Alberto González V  photo Mr Alberto González V Partner.
Mr Mario Gorziglia  photo Mr Mario Gorziglia Partner.
Mr Benjamín Grebe photo Mr Benjamín Grebe Partner.
 Camila Kutz photo Camila Kutz Senior Associate.
Mr Andrés Laymuns photo Mr Andrés Laymuns Senior Associate
 Mr. Agustín Martorell  photo Mr. Agustín Martorell Senior Associate.
Mr José Andrés Pascual photo Mr José Andrés Pascual Partner
Mr Leonidas Prieto  photo Mr Leonidas Prieto Partner.
Mr Patricio Prieto L. photo Mr Patricio Prieto L. Partner.
Mr Patricio Prieto S. photo Mr Patricio Prieto S. Founding Partner.
Mr Cristóbal Raby photo Mr Cristóbal Raby Partner
Mr Fernando Samaniego  photo Mr Fernando Samaniego Partner.
Mr Juan Tagle  photo Mr Juan Tagle Partner.
Mr Claudio Undurraga  photo Mr Claudio Undurraga Founding Partner.
Mr Nicolás Yuraszeck photo Mr Nicolás Yuraszeck Partner
Mr Christian von Bergen  photo Mr Christian von Bergen Partner
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Pinilla Gonzalez & Prieto Abogados continues to consolidate its leadership in the practice of urban and real estate law in the legal services market in Colombia but has also made important achievements in other areas such as environmental, corporate and M&A, tax, conflict resolution and litigation and public law, offering high-quality knowledge and services to important natural and legal persons of great importance in the business world inside the country and abroad. The excellent performance of the firm’s legal and technical team in the last year has not only translated into high levels of satisfaction among its clients but has also allowed growth in the number of partners at the firm, going from six to ten, and also in the number of lawyers, going from 45 to 65. Recently Angela Caicedo and Martha Rico were named as new partners in the area of urban and real estate law. Also, Camilo Baracaldo was named in the area of conflict resolution and litigation, with Julian Rojas becoming partner in the area of corporate and M&A.

Areas of practice
Urban planning and real estate: the firm keeps and consolidates an undisputed leadership in this practice, headed by Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Angela Caicedo and Martha Rico, considered number one by Chambers & Partners in the legal services market in Colombia. A highly skilled team of professionals in different disciplines provides advice and accompaniment for the design and development of urban and real estate projects throughout the national territory.

Corporate, civil and commercial: it is one of the practices that has been gaining significant ground in the last year thanks to the arrival of new clients and its excellent results. The team, headed by Felipe Pinilla and Julian Rojas, specializes in the design and implementation of companies and investment vehicles.

Conflict resolution and litigation: under the leadership of two experienced lawyers, Felipe Pinilla and Camilo Baracaldo, the firm has been able to successfully defend the interests of important clients focusing on litigation prevention, but at the same time showing great knowledge that has allowed it to obtain favorable decisions from judicial courts. The team specializes in the accompaniment and representation of natural and legal persons in all kinds of processes and judicial and arbitral litigation.

Taxes, fees and contributions: the leadership of such an outstanding partner as María Helena Padilla, together with the vast experience of Felipe Pinilla, positioned this practice with enormous success during the last year. This has been possible thanks to the top performance achieved by a team of experts in tax planning, with experience in all legal services related to taxes, fees and contributions.

Environmental and utilities: this is another top-performing area of the firm thanks to the broad experience of Natalia Núñez in corporate, environmental law and sustainability in business groups and law firms with presence in Colombia and Latin America. The team offers complete advisory in environmental law for the development of activities and projects in which natural resources must be protected.

State contracting: it is currently one of the most dynamic sectors in Colombia thanks to the construction of infrastructure through public-private partnerships. The team, headed by David Garzon, provides advice and accompaniment for businesses in state contracting processes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Taxes, fees and contributions María Helena Padilla: mpadilla@pgplegal.com
Corporate, civil and M&A Felipe Pinilla E: fpinilla@pgplegal.com
Corporate, civil and M&A Julián Rojas E: jrojas@pgplegal.com
Conflict resolution and litigation Felipe Pinilla E: fpinilla@pgplegal.com
Conflict resolution and litigation Camilo Baracaldo E: cbaracaldo@pgplegal.com
Environmental and utilities Natalia Núñez E: nnunez@pgplegal.com
Urban and real estate Juan M Gonzalez E: jmgonzález@pgplegal.com
Urban and real estate Ángela Caicedo E: acaicedo@pgplegal.com
Urban and real estate Martha Rico E: mrico@pgplegal.com
Public utilities and state contracting David Garzón E: dgarzon@pgplegal.com
Other fee-earners : 55
Total staff : 65
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