Mr Benjamín Grebe > Prieto Abogados > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

Prieto Abogados
EL GOLF 40
13-14 FLOOR
SANTIAGO
Chile
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Work Department

Antitrust, Insolvency and Bankruptcy ,Mergers and Acquisitions ,Arbitration.

Position

Partner.

Career

Benjamín Grebe has been a partner un Prieto since 2010. He joined the firm in 1998.

He is the head of the Antitrust Area and counsels clients on prevention, as well as in investigations conducted by the National Economic Attorney General’s Office and in cases before the Antitrust Court. This is an area in which he has been distinguished by Chambers & Partners.

He also is actively involved and has significant experience in bankruptcy and insolvencies, mergers and acquisitions and in commercial arbitration.

In recent years, he has mainly dedicated to counsel and provide legal representation to clients in Antitrust area in several business areas, in process of merger control led by the authority, cases of alleged joint and unilateral abuse of dominance and alleged cartels, including one of the most recent cartel cases, representing a client as an applicant for leniency process.

In the preventive consultancy area, he assists clients with consultations related to Antitrust matters on vertical restraints, allocation, dominant position abuse, merger control procedures, agreements between competitors and joint ventures, among others. He has developed and executed, several antitrust compliance programmes for companies and trade associations, including risk analysis, compliance programme, instructive, and training courses.

Also he has counseled state companies in port bidding process, especially with his representation before the Competition Tribunal on these matters.

He leads the Insolvency and Bankruptcy area and has experience representing creditors, debtors, and interested parties on judicial proceedings of bankruptcy and insolvencies, and in commercial arbitration. He had active involvement for several years in merger and acquisitions operations, on different areas, including retail, food sector, industrial production, etc. Previously, he worked in the litigation practice area, representing clients in all sorts of civil, commercial and public law disputes.

He earned a LLM from University of Warwick, where he graduated cum laude. He studied law at Universidad Finis Terrae, where he was awarded the Francisco Bulnes Ripamonti prize as the best student in his class.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

He is a member of the Chilean Bar Association and of the IBA and is on the arbitrators roster of the National Arbitration Center. He is the firm’s Coordinator with the Pro Bono Foundation.

Education

Diploma in the Economics of Competition, Fundamentals for Attorneys, Universidad de los Andes, 2007. LL.M., University of Warwick, 2005.Law Degree, Universidad Finis Terrae, 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring

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.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Benjamín GrebePrieto Abogados

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.

Chile > Public law

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.