The eight-member department at Prieto Abogados has longstanding experience in advising on public law matters and utilities; clients particularly benefit from the team comprising litigation experts, academics and transactional lawyers, who together assist with dispute resolution, sanctioning proceedings, regulatory issues during transactions, and relations with the authorities. The diverse practice of litigation and arbitration head Fernando Samaniego includes proceedings before the administrative and regulatory authorities; at associate level, environmental team head Agustín Martorell (‘great dedication to each client and case‘) has approximately ten years’ experience in administrative, environmental and regulatory matters, while counsel Juan Pablo Riesco‘s litigation experience includes administrative and regulatory authority-related proceedings. Since publication, Martorell has been raised to the partnership with effect from January 2022.
Litigation is the second largest practice at full-service, mid-sized firm Prieto Abogados. The ‘great‘ seven-strong team regularly represents longstanding clients before the ordinary courts in disputes involving energy, construction, real estate and retail; and it has expanded its practice to cover new sectors, such as insurance, transportation, healthcare, telecoms and banking. The practice also has notably robust public law litigation expertise. The experienced leaders of the litigation department are Fernando Samaniego, who specialises in real estate, construction and antitrust litigation; utilities, energy, infrastructure and antitrust disputes expert Claudio Undurraga; and Alberto González V, who is highly regarded for real estate, construction and energy disputes. Counsel Juan Pablo Riesco and senior associate Cristóbal Jiménez are also key team members.
At full-service law firm Prieto Abogados, the ten-member group regularly handles significant insolvency judicial procedures, including liquidations and reorganisations. The practice also advises on negotiations with default companies, debt renegotiations, syndicated loans and bond issuances. An ‘excellent lawyer with a lot of knowledge‘, insolvency and bankruptcy leader Benjamín Grebe has key experience in bankruptcies and insolvencies, liquidations and company reorganisations, with additional partner-level support provided by Alberto González V. At associate level, senior Isabel Monge handles complex finance restructurings and corporate reorganisations; and intermediates Santiago Errázuriz, Daniella Ibaceta and Juan Pablo Riesco were all also active in reorganisation and liquidation mandates during the course of 2020. The team was further strengthened in November 2020, with the hire of associate Andrea Von Chrismar from Quintanilla & Busel Niedmann, she was subsequently appointed counsel in September 2021. Since publication, Monge and Riesco have also been promoted to counsel, effective November 2021.
The second largest practice at the mid-sized, full-service Prieto Abogados, the seven-member arbitration team regularly represents clients before arbitrators in disputes involving energy, construction, real estate and retail. The practice is co-led by Fernando Samaniego, who specialises in real estate, construction and antitrust litigation (and is regularly appointed as arbitrator in construction disputes); and arbitration specialist Alberto González V. Also integral to the practice is founding partner Claudio Undurraga, an active member of the firm’s energy and arbitration practices; beneath partner level, the broad disputes’ practices of counsel Juan Pablo Riesco and senior associate Cristóbal Jiménez sees them frequently involved in arbitral matters.