Firm Profile > Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr > Santiago, Chile

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr
AV. ANDRES BELLO 2711
16TH FLOOR
LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO
Chile

Environment Tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's seven-strong practice regularly advises on significant mining, energy and other investment projects. Its assistance includes environmental impact assessments, obtaining environmental permits, compliance issues, sanctioning processes and litigation. Recent work includes assistance with waste management issues, emissions, air quality and water law; and the practice has grown its practice in new areas, such as odour regulation, emergency radiation control, and indigenous regulatory issues. Practice head Ignacio Urrutia is an environmental, regulatory and energy and natural resources specialist.

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Testimonials

Great support on environmental issues.

Human and empathetic, without forgetting to be professional.

Key clients

Consorcio Kospo Samsung

Trade Association of Pork Producers of Chile

Governmental Agency of Climate Change and Sustainability

ENEL Generación Chile

Sociedad Vinícola Miguel Torres

Dow Química Chilena

Aceros AZA

Invercap

Royal Gold

Comunidad Santo Tomás

Mining Tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's six-strong team advises on all stages and aspects of mining projects, from mining titles and purchase options, to financing and joint venture agreements. Other key areas include exploration, royalty and easement agreements, water rights, permits and reclamation actions. Clients further appreciate the mining project practice's close collaboration with the firm's environmental, labour, tax and litigation groups. With over 30 years' experience advising on a variety of transactions, Sergio Orrego (mining, natural resources, corporate /M&A and projects) heads the team, which also includes Gonzalo Rencoret (corporate, mining, anti-trust and tax) and associate Verónica Roa, who regularly participates in mining projects.

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Testimonials

Excellent for its highly trained and excellent teamwork, with specific and general knowledge in several areas.

Excellent team capacity.

Key clients

Yamana Gold

BHP

Royal Gold

Next Minerals

Minera Meridian

SQM

Minera Escondida

Aveng Construcciones Chile

Cemento Polpaico

Bitumix

Real estate Tier 2

In addition to day-to-day matters and the management of real estate projects, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's five-strong real estate department is best known for real estate development, including due diligence processes, joint ventures, purchase and construction agreements, financing, obtaining administrative permits, and real estate sales. Experienced partners Gonzalo Errázuriz (due diligence; joint venture, purchase and construction agreements; project finance; administrative permits and authorizations, and real estate sales), and Felipe Rencoret , who made partner in 2017, co-lead the practice; Errázuriz acts as an adviser to several real estate companies' directorial boards, while Rencoret's practice extends into both project finance and construction; he has longstanding experience in the sector.

Key clients

Echeverría Izquierdo

Inmobiliaria Valle Grande

Inmobiliaria Santa Elena

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Nueva Costanera Participaciones

Inmobiliaria Parque Embajadores

Inmobiliaria Parque Bicentenario

Inmobiliaria E3

INCO Gestión 2

Inmobiliaria Santa Inés

Inmobiliaria Mirador Barón

Inmobiliaria Mackenna 60

Inversiones Lastarria

BHP

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysén

Inmobiliaria Triángulo

Inmobiliaria e Inversiones Paseo Prat

Inmobiliaria Angamos

Banking and finance Tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's nine-strong banking and finance team is well known for its advice on debt transactions, derivatives, structured finance and regulatory issues. It is also highly active in the financing of mining and energy projects. Nicholas MocarquerRodrigo de Alencar and Felipe Rencoret are all experienced partners. At associate level, Rafael Rencoret provides support on finance deals. Former senior associate Raul Gomez moved in house at Mastercard in 2019.

Testimonials

We were grateful for the timely and sound advice of this law firm.’

The lawyers of this firm stood out for their thorough knowledge of legal and regulatory provisions. They advised in a timely manner, without which the procedure would have taken much longer.’

A very proactive and interdisciplinary work team, which greatly speeds up the collection and analysis of the necessary information in accordance with the information requirements of the bank. Compared to other firms, I was surprised by the speed of the responses and procedures.’

Their responses are quick and timely, and they have good knowledge of the  transactions they work on.’

Key clients

BHP

Banistmo

Minera Escondida

GE Capital Aviation Services

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Sparebanken Møre

Bank of New York Mellon

Royal Gold

Yamana Gold

Minera Spence

Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's competition team numbers six attorneys - including two partners - and is well known for its assistance with merger control notifications and antitrust investigations but also reaches into international unfair competition matters (anti-dumping and safeguard cases - generally handled by international trade practice) that are also handled by the FNE. The department also advises on the implementation of compliance programs. Gonzalo Rencoret and Nicholas Mocarquer co-head the practice, drawing key support from associate Bernardita Schmidt. Former associate Raul Gómez left to become legal counsel at Mastercard.

Testimonials

It is a very professional team and gets involved in its work to the level of being as prepared as the best managers of a company. Compared to other law firms, they are very agile in their responses and with their background preparation.’

They are very co-ordinated, responsible and always attentive to the smallest detail, which generates total confidence in their work. They are available 24/7.’

They are always available and provide efficient solutions to potential problems that may arise.’

Nicholas Mocarquer has good working knowledge of how the authorities work in Chile.’

Key clients

Dow

Sony

Aircastle

Mizuho Leasing

BHP

Marubeni

Ferrero Group

Minera Escondida Limitada

IPM Korea

Eli Lilly

Aceros AZA

IDC

Karma Automotive

ADM

Compliance Tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's five-strong department assists with internal compliance-related corporate policies and codes surrounding anti-corruption, competition law, data protection, securities, and labor and environmental laws. International clients are also assisted (on an ongoing or recurrent basis) with the adaptation of their Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act-related compliance programs to the Chilean context. Alberto Rencoret stands out for labour law-related compliance matters; and Nicholas Mocarquer provides compliance advice on anti-corruption, competition law and data protection.

Key clients

SQM

Ferrero Group

Dow

Kelar

Kospo Power Services

Sony

Tánica (Transoceánica)

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

MBI

K+S

Aceros AZA

Consumer and advertising law Tier 3

The Chilean member of MultiLaw, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr fields a five-strong department that acts for clients in individual judicial proceedings, class actions and administrative stages before administrative consumer body SERNAC. The team has been particularly active assisting various multinational food companies with adapting their advertising and packaging in accordance with the 2016 regulations associated with Law 20,606 (2016), and advising retail clients on the provision of parking services further to 2017's Law 20,967, which regulates paid parking services. Civil law specialist Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes heads the department, with key support from associates Juan Pablo Morales and Carlos Corro, who both handle contentious consumer matters as part of their wider disputes practices.

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Key clients

Sony Chile

Inmobiliaria E3

Inmobiliaria Mall de Viña del Mar

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Chilean member firm of the Multilaw and World Law Group international networks, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr fields a 22-strong corporate and M&A department that is well-known for advising on M&A transactions, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. It also provides general corporate assistance to major local and international companies on a day-to-day basis. Gonzalo Rencoret, who focuses primarily on corporate advisory and M&A, capital markets and financing, and Sergio Orrego, whose broad practice encompasses corporate M&A, financing, capital markets, energy and mining, co-head the department. Rodrigo de AlencarNicholas Mocarquer and Felipe Rencoret also all highly active in transactional maters. Key support is provided by senior associates Rafael Rencoret  and Bernardita Schmidt. Former associate Raul Gómez left to join Mastercard in 2019.

Testimonials

They respond very quickly and are serious.

A highly updated team of lawyers in corporate matters and with good and longstanding experience due to the type of clients they serve.

Always available and aware of our company’s situation as its client.

Nicholas Mocarquer is very professional, plays a pro-active role and has excellent follow-through.

Key clients

BHP

Sony

The Dow Chemical Co

SQM

Gerdau

FMC

International Paper

Grupo Ferrero

Enel

Intership

Krauss Maffei

Elite Brands

Capital markets Tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's specialist, seven-strong team (including four partners) are consistently present on both equity and debt market deals. Typical work includes IPOs, bonds and public tender offers, as well as advice to publicly held corporations, brokers and other entities on their interactions with the Securities Agency and the stock markets. Experienced partners Rodrigo de AlencarSergio Orrego, Gonzalo Rencoret and Nicholas Mocarquer are the names to note.

Key clients

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile

Cemento Polpaico

Empresa Nacional de Aeronáutica de Chile

Bice Inversiones

Echeverría Izquierdo

BHP

Sociedad Pesquera Coloso

Cintac

Bank of New York Mellon

Minera Escondida

Data privacy Tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr acts for several local and foreign clients on data protection matters, including labour law-related work. The team has been particularly active in mandates related to GDPR, such as assisting  international clients with the implementation of data privacy policies and their interplay with Chilean data protection regulations. Alberto Rencoret, Sergio Orrego and Nicholas Mocarquer are experienced partners, with support at senior associate level provided by Verónica Roa.

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Testimonials

The handling of data privacy matters is delicate in that the firm has to know the client company deeply before defining compliance levels and areas for improvement. In this sense, UROD applied all its knowledge of our company to this area, with results that were also appreciated by our parent company.

We can confirm the professionalism and depth of analysis of the firm, which even spent two days visiting our facilities to interview our collaborators.

Key clients

Pearson

Code.Org

Ferrero

Brookfield Renewable Energy

Veramonte

Dow

Aza

Frutícola Agrichile

FMC Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's full service offering includes a six-strong disputes practice with considerable litigation experience across construction and real estate matters, unfair competition, breach of contract, torts, consumer protection law, water rights and administrative law. Civil law specialist Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes heads the department, which also fields founding partner Juan Carlos Dörr Zegers and experienced associate Juan Pablo Morales.

Key clients

Agrícola Valle Nuevo

Servicios de Ingeniería

Servicios y Soluciones Integrales

Kelar

Sociedad Áridos y Pétreos Maipo

BCI Seguros Generales

Tánica

Baraona Family

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Sony Chile

Labour and employment Tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's practice is best known for its day-to-day assistance to multinational and local corporations regarding labour, social security and immigration matters. In addition, the team advises on specific labour issues, such as collective bargaining processes, litigation before the labour courts and administrative entities, and due diligence procedures. Alberto Rencoret heads the labour and employment practice, which also fields experienced senior associate Sebastián Merino.

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Testimonials

The most relevant aspects of the advice provided by this firm are its timeliness, reliability and speed. When called they answer immediately and are very proactive. If they don’t know a certain subject, they say it frankly, then they study it, and they communicate when they have the solution, which is generally very fast.

Great for accessibility, quick responses and the possibility of sharing ideas related to labour issues.

Its customer service stands out.

They have good judgement and Alberto Rencoret has an affable and safe way of delivering reliable advice.

Key clients

Archer Daniels Midland

Carvajal Empaques

Elanco

Eli Lilly

Fieldcore Services Solutions

International Data Corporation

Kospo Power Services

Refinitiv

SICPA Government Security Solutions

Sony

Struckton International

Tánica

Thomson Reuters

Veramonte

Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's 10-strong team is experienced in the development and financing of projects, such as power generation (particularly NCRE), mining, infrastructure and real estate. Sergio Orrego has over 30 years' experience in the development of complex industrial, infrastructure, mining and energy projects. Also key to the group at partner level are real estate project specialist Gonzalo Errázuriz; Ignacio Urrutia, who provides environmental law support; and projects and infrastructure expert, Felipe Rencoret.

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Key clients

BHP

Consorcio Kospo Samsung

Royal Gold Inc.

Yamana Gold Inc.

Global Energy Services Siemsa

Enel Generación

Invercap

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysésn

Desarrollos Inmobiliarios y Constructora Valle Grande

Inversiones AGSA

Aveng Construcciones Chile

International Finance Corporation

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysén

Administradora Next Capital

Inmobiliaria Cosnav

Echeverría Izquierdo Ingeniería y Construcción

Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

MBI

Frutícola Agrichile

Inmobiliaria Parque Embajadores

Inmobiliaria E3

Electricity/oil and gas

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's six-strong energy projects group assists with asset acquisitions, strategic alliances, environmental impacts, permits, taxation and project finance, along with disputes, administrative procedures, corporate governance, and operational matters. Energy and natural resources practice head Sergio Orrego is recommended for energy project developments (power plants, transmission lines and mining), and has a particular focus on NCRE projects, such as wind farms and run-of-the-river power plants. Also key to the group are Ignacio Urrutia, who formerly worked at CONAMA (predecessor agency to the Government Environmental Assessment Service), and associates Sebastián García and Javiera Vicuña.

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Testimonials

It has an excellent team with very specific specialties.

A team that generates confidence.

The contribution of this firm is absolutely positive and the results achieved very satisfactory.

Sergio Orrego’s performance and personal dedication set him apart from other experiences of mine where these responsibilities were delegated to others.

Key clients

Consorcio Kospo Samsung

BHP

Invercap

Enel Generación Chile

Gerdau

Aceros Aza

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysén

SQM

Empresa Eléctrica Perquilauquén

Empresa Eléctrica San Víctor

Cintac

Since its founding in 1960, Urenda Rencoret Orrego & Dörr has been consistently recognized among Chile’s leading law firms. This has been a consequence of our commitment to serve our clients with excellence and in full respect of the rules and principles that govern our profession. Our list of clients includes major international companies and very important local players.

Our partners are renowned lawyers in their areas of practice and we endeavor to attract and train the finest young and diverse legal talents in the country, projecting our Firm to the future.

We thoroughly devote ourselves to each of our professional assignments, with a strong sense of teamwork. The size of our Firm allows us to tackle complex and demanding projects whilst ensuring that our partners are always personally and directly involved throughout the entire tenure of each assignment.

WE ARE PART OF YOUR TEAM

Our partners’ experience and track record allow our effective understanding of specific markets and the concrete challenges that lie in them. We know that our clients are immerse in changing environments that demand practical, innovative and timely approaches. We are a flexible organization. Required legal expertise and different levels of experience are always available.

SINCE 1960 AT THE LEGAL FOREFRONT

Urenda Rencoret Orrego & Dörr has known how to successfully encompass the many cultural, economic and legal changes Chile and the world have experienced since the 60’s, whilst remaining as a leading firm. This has been the result of the unquestionable professional excellence and standards of our members and of their commitment to clients and to the Firm’s ongoing renovation.

CLEAR ANSWERS TO COMPLEX CHALLENGES

We know that our clients value practical responses to complex issues. Our lawyers bring outstanding academic records and have been exposed to a demanding legal training as well as to diverse areas of interest, both in Chile and overseas. We bring this experience together in order to provide our clients with an expert and practical approach to their needs.

Our practice covers all major areas of the law, such as Banking and Finance; Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring; Capital Markets; Competition and Antitrust; Compliance; Consumer Law; Corporate/M&A; Data Protection; Energy and Natural Resources; Environment; Labor Law; Litigation and Arbitration; Mining; Private Equity; Projects and Infrastructure; Public Law; Real Estate and Construction; Telecommunications; Tax Law; and Venture Capital.

Our Firm and lawyers have been recommended by the most prestigious legal rankings, such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer 250, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Leaders League.

We are also members of two top tier international legal networks that have worldwide presence: World Law Group and Multilaw.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation and Arbitration Juan Carlos Dörr Zegers jcdorrz@urod.cl +562 24995504
Energy and Natural Resources / Mining / Projects and Infrastructure / Telecommunications Sergio Orrego sorrego@urod.cl +562 24995507
Real estate and Construction / Projects and Infrastructure / Capital Markets Gonzalo Errázuriz gerrazuriz@urod.cl +562 24995508
Litigation and Arbitration / Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring / Consumer Law / Public Law Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes jcdorrb@urod.cl +562 24995510
Labor Law / Corporate and M&A / Compliance / Data Protection Alberto Rencoret arencoretp@urod.cl +562 24995517
Banking and Finance / Corporate and M&A / Capital Markets / Private Equity / Venture Capital Rodrigo de Alencar rdealencar@urod.cl +562 24995511
Environment / Energy and Natural Resources / Public Law Ignacio Urrutia iurrutia@urod.cl +562 24995516
Corporate and M&A / Competition and Antitrust / Tax Law / Private Equity / Venture Capital Gonzalo Rencoret grencoret@urod.cl +562 24995518
Competition and Antitrust / Corporate and M&A / Banking and Finance / Compliance / Data Protection Nicholas Mocarquer nmocarquer@urod.cl +562 24995531
Banking and finance / Real estate and Construction / Projects and Infrastructure Felipe Rencoret frencoret@urod.cl +562 24995522
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes photo Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes Partner
Mr Juan Carlos Dörr Zegers  photo Mr Juan Carlos Dörr Zegers Partner
 Gonzalo Errázuriz photo Gonzalo Errázuriz Partner
Mr Nicholas Mocarquer photo Mr Nicholas Mocarquer Partner
 Juan Pablo Morales photo Juan Pablo Morales Associate
Mr Sergio Orrego  photo Mr Sergio Orrego Partner
 Rafael Rencoret photo Rafael Rencoret Senior Associate
Mr Felipe Rencoret  photo Mr Felipe Rencoret Partner
Mr Alberto Rencoret  photo Mr Alberto Rencoret Partner
Mr Gonzalo Rencoret  photo Mr Gonzalo Rencoret Partner
 Verónica Roa  photo Verónica Roa Senior Associate
 Bernardita Schmidt photo Bernardita Schmidt Associate
Mr Francisco Urenda  photo Mr Francisco Urenda Partner
Mr Ignacio Urrutia  photo Mr Ignacio Urrutia Partner
Mr Rodrigo de Alencar  photo Mr Rodrigo de Alencar Partner
Partners : 11
Other fee-earners : 20
Total staff : 45
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