Firm Profile > Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr > Santiago, Chile
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr Offices
AV. ANDRES BELLO 2711
LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr > The Legal 500 Rankings
Environment Tier 2
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's six-strong practice includes complex environmental due diligence, permit-related environmental risks, and compliance with environmental regulations; typical work includes assistance with waste management issues, emissions, air quality issues and water law. In recent matters, the team advised Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros on the environmental law aspects of the construction of a luxury hotel; Enel Generación regarding the administration and regularisation of water rights in the Laja watershed (where Enel has three hydroelectric power plants: Abanico, El Toro and Antuco); and advising Dow Química Chilean on registration and compliance with new waste-management regulations. Practice head Ignacio Urrutia receives additional partner-level support from Sergio Orrego and Nicholas Mocarquer . Associate Katia Spoerer is also noted.
Mining Tier 2
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr advises on every stage of mining projects, including title reviews, purchase options, financing, joint ventures and exploration agreements; the team also assists with easements, water rights and permits. Active clients include BHP, Royal Gold, Minera Escondida and Amerigo Resources; recent matters saw the team advise BHP on the proposed $320m sale of its Cerro Colorado mine. Managing partner Sergio Orrego is team leader.
Real estate Tier 2
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr regularly acts for high-profile clients such as Inmobiliaria Valle Grande, Nueva Costanera Participaciones (NCP), Inversiones Lastarria and BHP. Recent matters include assisting NCP with the development of a real estate project made up of six buildings; the team's advice included the land purchase, negotiation of the construction agreement and apartment sales. Gonzalo Errázuriz and Felipe Rencoret are highly regarded.
Banking and finance Tier 3
Fielding an eight-strong team, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr regularly assists with debt and equity transactions and offerings, securities, derivatives and structured finance, and securitization and regulatory matters; the practice is also particularly active in mining and energy project-finance. A broad client base includes BHP, Yamana Gold, Murugappa Group, Viña Veramonte and real estate developers Punta Piqueros and Mall Viña del Mar; as well as lenders International Finance Corporation (IFC), Bancolombia, The Bank of New York Mellon, Banco BICE and GE Capital Industrial Finance. Recent highlights saw practice head Nicholas Mocarquer lead advice to BHP and Minera Escondida on facility agreements (aggregate value $517m) with Banco Estado, BBVA and Banco Santander. Fellow practice head Rodrigo de Alencar , advised state-owned Chilean aeronautical company ENAER and Banco Bice regarding a $40m bond issuance. Sergio Orrego and Felipe Rencoret are also key partners in the practice, while experienced senior associate Raúl Gómez is also highly regarded.
Competition and antitrust Tier 3
Fielding a six-strong team, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr has longstanding experience in merger control matters, FNE investigations and the design and implementation of compliance programmes, as well as on international unfair competition matters such as anti-dumping and safeguard cases. Recent work highlights include assisting Soquimich with the competition law aspects of Chinese company Tianqi Lithium's $4bn-plus acquisition of Nutrien's 23.77% holding in the company. The practice is led by Gonzalo Rencoret and Nicholas Mocarquer, with key support provided by experienced senior associates Bernardita Schmidt and Raúl Gómez. Clients include Dow, Ferrero Group, Gerdau, ADM, Eli Lilly, Sony and BHP.
Corporate and M&A Tier 3
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is well-known for advising on M&A transactions, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and corporate restructuring, as well as handling compliance matters such as internal corporate policies and reviews. The sizeable practice group -27-strong, including 12 partners- advises clients such as Lafarge Holcim, Minera Escondida, Sony, Eli Lilly and Invercap. Recent highlights include assisting Soquimich (SQM) on the $4.06bn acquisition by Tianqi Lithium Corp of the 23.77 per cent stake in SQM held by Canada's Nutrien. Other matters included acting for Gerdau on the $154m sale of its Chilean operations; DuPont on the Chilean aspects of its $130bn global merger with Dow Chemical; and BHP on the divestment of its Cerro Colorado mining operation. Experienced figures Gonzalo Rencoret, Nicholas Mocarquer, Sergio Orrego and Rodrigo de Alencar. co-head the practice; younger partner Felipe Rencoret is an additional name to note. Strong support comes from senior associates Rafael Rencoret, Raul Gómez and Bernardita Schmidt.
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr fields a six-strong practice group with experience in real estate, environmental, energy and administrative law, as well as competition matters; the practice is also noted for construction disputes, consumer protection law claims and arbitration. Recent matters saw the team act for SQM, as plaintiff, in a Supreme Court action against the State of Chile (and certain private companies), which successfully sought the annulment of resolutions that wrongfully granted water-rights. Highly-regarded practice head Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes leads on all matters. At associate level, Juan Pablo Morales is also noted but Fabiola Schencke exited to state consumer-rights entity, SERNAC.
Labour and employment Tier 4
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr 'gives personalised attention to clients'. The practice was active, recently, undertaking preventive labour-law risk assessments and internal reviews; it also advised retail holding Grupo Marina regarding a work accident claim brought by an employee. Labour and employment practice head Alberto Rencoret 'achieves the best solutions' and Sebastián Merino is the senior associate to note.
Projects and infrastructure Tier 4
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's recent experience includes advising Enel Generación Chile on the provision of water for its thermoelectric power plant. Sergio Orrego leads the team; Gonzalo Errázuriz, Ignacio Urrutia and Felipe Rencoret are also key contacts.
Tax Tier 4
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is experienced in tax litigation, the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations and cross-border transactions, tax planning, and day-to-day tax assistance; the team also assists with private wealth and advises local and foreign companies on tax issues involving employees and expatriates. Gonzalo Rencoret is the key contact.
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr > Firm Profile
For more than 60 years, Urenda Rencoret Orrego & Dörr (UROD) has been one of the leading law firms in Chile. UROD’s practice covers all major areas of the law, where it delivers specialized and sophisticated legal services. From its formation, UROD has advised international clients, allowing the firm deep knowledge and expertise with regard to their needs and requirements.
The firm offers first-class service, based on strong teamwork. UROD’s members are always available and have excellent response times. The firm’s policy is to provide practical and business oriented advice to its clients, helping them to achieve their results. UROD’s members focus in understanding the clients’ businesses, which allows them to provide excellent assistance, with a long-term business vision.
Areas of practice
Banking and finance: UROD has been consistently highlighted for its capacity to advise effectively in banking and financing matters. The firm advises borrowers and lenders and has a wide range of clients in this area, both domestic and international.
Competition: UROD provides customized legal support on antitrust and competition law matters to clients from different industries. The firm has successfully assisted clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including merger control; commercial agreements; compliance programs; investigations by the Chilean competition authority; and proceedings before the Chilean competition court.
Corporate/M&A: this is one of the firm’s main areas of practice, being one of the leading players in the market. UROD has successfully closed transactions in almost every area of the country’s economy and constantly receives recognition for its work in corporate matters.
Dispute resolution: the firm’s domestic and international litigation and arbitration work is highly regarded. UROD’s litigation group has been particularly effective in complex matters, including disputes concerning mining, energy and real estate projects.
Energy and natural resources: the firm has a strong practice in providing advice regarding all type of energy projects, being particularly active in non-conventional renewable energy projects.
Environment: UROD’s environmental group is a major participant in the market. The firm provides specialized legal assistance on all aspects of environmental law, including compliance, litigation, due diligence, regularization of water rights, etc. UROD also provides assistance with respect to highly sophisticated matters, such as emissions compensation and odor regulations.
Labor: the firm has a long-standing reputation in this area and a strong practice as a day-to-day advisor to its long list of corporate clients.
Mining: UROD owns a very well-established name in the mining industry, where it advises major mining players. The firm is particularly active in the purchase and sale of mining rights, and the financing of those transactions.
Real estate and construction: UROD is a top tier firm concerning real estate matters. The firm’s expertise allows it to render top legal advice to its clients in the purchasing, selling, developing and financing of all kind of real estate projects and developments.
Tax: the firm’s tax practice has a noticeable name for providing key tax advice on corporate transactions and foreign investment, and for the effective representation of its clients before the tax authorities.
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