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

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

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's six-member department advises both domestic and foreign clients on mining projects from the very earliest stages, including mining title reviews, purchase options, financing, and joint venture and exploration agreements; other areas of note are royalty, streaming and easement agreements, along with water-rights' titles, permits, reclamation actions and social permits. Heading the firm's mining practice, Sergio Orrego focuses on mining, energy and natural resources, projects, and corporate and M&A work; he recently advised Royal Gold on the purchase of a mining project's royalty rights. Fellow name partner Gonzalo Rencoret has broad mining practice expertise; and associate Verónica Roa's experience includes advising on numerous mining projects.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Orrego

Key clients

Yamana Gold

Royal Gold

Next Minerals

Minera Meridian

SQM

Aveng Construcciones Chile

Macmahon

Chile > Real estate Tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's real estate department is well known for its full-service assistance during the development of real estate projects, including due diligence, joint ventures, purchase and construction agreements, finance, obtaining administrative permits, and property sales. The department is also highly regarded for its day-to-day advice, as well as its assistance with real estate project management; and in recent highlights, the team advised Inmobiliaria Angamos on a new 89-unit residential building in Antofagasta. The team co-heads are experienced partners Gonzalo Errázuriz ('availability is almost always immediate'), and Felipe Rencoret (partner since 2017), who both advise on a diverse range of real estate work. Frequently working alongside Errázuriz is key associate Andrés Siles.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo Errázuriz; Felipe Rencoret

Testimonials

UROD’s real estate support is very important to us, not only for the legal advice, but also for its knowledge of the industry and different stakeholders.

The work of this team complements our needs very well, as it integrates new innovations into the development of each project.

Great for accessibility to its lawyers, who are quick to respond to enquiries and demands.

The essential differences are its knowledge of the real estate industry, and the firm’s teamwork and efficiency in delivering timely responses that add value to the development of our projects.

Working with Gonzalo Errázuriz has allowed us to prepare for different scenarios, and to be able to work calmly on our own; his availability is almost always immediate and he greatly supports clients so as to get things done.

Felipe Rencoret stands out in the team.

Key clients

Echeverría Izquierdo

Inmobiliaria Valle Grande

AGSA (Inmobiliaria Santa Elena)

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Nueva Costanera Participaciones

Inmobiliaria Parque Embajadores

Inmobiliaria Parque Bicentenario

Inmobiliaria E3

Inmobiliaria Santa Sofía

Inmobiliaria Santa Inés

Inmobiliaria Mirador Barón

Inmobiliaria Mackenna 60

Inversiones Lastarria

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysén

Inmobiliaria Triángulo Limitada

Inmobiliaria e Inversiones Paseo Prat

Inmobiliaria Angamos

Chile > Banking and finance Tier 3

The nine-member banking and finance department at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr houses specialists in debt transactions, derivatives, structured finance and regulatory support; it is also particularly active in high-value projects involving the mining and energy sectors. Felipe Rencoret's broad practice includes project finance; mining industry expert Nicholas Mocarquer assists both borrowers and lenders with structured finance and regulatory issues; and Rodrigo de Alencar has longstanding experience in banking and finance, capital markets and M&A/corporate matters. At associate level, experienced senior Rafael Rencoret also advises on project finance.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Rencoret; Nicholas Mocarquer; Rodrigo de Alencar

Key clients

BHP

Minera Escondida

Bancolombia

Banistmo

GE Capital Aviation Services

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Sparebanken Møre

The Bank of New York Mellon

Royal Gold

Yamana Gold

Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros

Chile > Competition and antitrust Tier 3

The 'hardworking' six-member team at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr has 'extensive knowledge of competition law in Chile'. The group assists with merger control assessments and notifications, along with investigations, commercial agreements, and distribution policies and strategies; it also advises on the implementation of compliance programmes, and fields experts in international unfair competition matters, such as anti-dumping and safeguard cases. Gonzalo Rencoret, who assists with merger control, Competition Court procedures, and alleged collusive behaviour and abuse of dominance investigations; and Nicholas Mocarquer, who has 'excellent analytical skills', co-lead the practice. Key associate support is provided by Bernardita Schmidt who handles investigations and merger clearances.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Mocarquer; Gonzalo Rencoret

Testimonials

They are always available, hardworking and with extensive knowledge of competition law in Chile.

They have the ability to understand different markets and industries; and their advice is clear and concise, which means they have the ability to provide excellent assessments on these issues.

The firm offers a solidity and reliability that few players can offer in the market.

The experience of its partners and associates provides important security when hiring this firm.

A prestigious, reliable and efficient law firm in the delivery of its service.

Excellent collaboration and willingness to clarify doubts on technical issues; and they are very creative in making suggestions, while respecting the intention of the parties but also complying with the applicable provisions.

‘Nicholas Mocarquer has excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to understand and identify potential problems; he also has excellent practical knowledge of how the Competition Authority works in Chile.’

Gonzalo Rencoret is an excellent professional who differs from competitors due to his commitment to delving into details, so as to understand the legal situation at hand.

Key clients

Dow

Sony

Gerdau

Nexus

ADM

Marubeni

Ferrero Group

Minera Escondida

Corteva

Eli Lilly

Cintac

Elanco

FMC

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Chile > Compliance Tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's 'excellent team is always up to date'. The six-strong group is regularly sought out for its compliance assistance with the adaptation and implementation (including training) of internal corporate policies and codes, in relation to anti-corruption, competition, data protection, securities, and labour and environmental law. It is also on hand to assist international clients with their compliance programmes, in relation to both the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. The key contacts are name partner Alberto Rencoret (labour law-related compliance) and Nicholas Mocarquer (compliance-related anti-corruption, competition and data protection), along with Ignacio Urrutia (compliance-related environmental matters).

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Mocarquer; Alberto Rencoret

Testimonials

An excellent team that is always up to date.

Dedicated to clients.

Key clients

Ferrero Group

Dow

Kelar

Kospo Power Services

Sony

Tánica

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Aceros Aza

Pearson

Corteva

Chile > Consumer and advertising law Tier 3

The five-member team at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr has longstanding experience in managing consumer and advertising law cases, including individual judicial proceedings, class actions and administrative matters before SERNAC. The team recently advised its retail clients on the provision of parking services, and assisted large global food companies with the adaptation of their advertising and packaging in accordance with new food labelling regulations. Department head Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes represents companies in consumer law cases before the national courts and governmental regulatory agencies; at associate level, senior Juan Pablo Morales is an experienced consumer law dispute resolution practitioner. However, intermediate Carlos Corro left to become practice director at Sensus Legis in May 2021.

Practice head(s):

Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes

Key clients

Sony Chile

Inmobiliaria Mall de Viña del Mar

Inmobiliaria E3

Pearson

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's 22-member corporate and M&A department has substantial experience in M&A transactions, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and corporate restructurings; the team also provides major local and international companies with general corporate assistance on an ongoing basis. Additionally, the firm is the Chilean member firm of the Multilaw and World Law Group international networks. The practice is co-led by Gonzalo Rencoret, who recently counselled Petroquimica Dow on a high-profile merger; Nicholas Mocarquer, who handles M&A, shareholder agreements, public tender offers and joint ventures; and corporate/M&A, banking and finance and capital markets specialist, Rodrigo de Alencar. Also key to the group are experienced partners Sergio Orrego and Felipe Rencoret, while at senior associate level, Bernardita Schmidt and Rafael Rencoret are the key figures.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo Rencoret; Nicholas Mocarquer; Rodrigo de Alencar

Testimonials

The firm really stands out for its professionalism and the direct attention from its partners.

All the due diligence and work were carried out through the comprehensive advice of the firm and we were really successful.

They are my right hand and eyes in Chile. Total thanks to them!

The billing is always clear and self-explanatory enough for the client to understand what is being charged and ultimately what we are paying for.

Felipe Rencoret and senior associate Rafael Rencoret’s personal and direct treatment certainly makes all the difference – they are our proxies for local firms and we trust them 100%.

Key clients

BHP

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

Dow Chemical

Gerdau

Corteva

Grupo Ferrero

Sony

Enel

FMC Corporation

Eli Lilly

Thomson Reuters

Echeverría Izquierdo

Murugappa Group

Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon Tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's six-member energy practice covers the full gamut of projects work, including risk analysis, due diligence for asset acquisitions, contracts, and strategic alliances and joint ventures; the team also assists with the environmental impacts of projects, obtaining permits, taxation, financing, corporate governance, and dispute resolution and administrative procedures. Sergio Orrego ('excels in negotiation skills') regularly leads teams on major transactions, such as the creation of natural parks and innovative NCRE projects. Notable support is provided by Ignacio Urrutia (previously at CONAMA, the Government Environmental Assessment Service's predecessor agency), and associates Javiera Vicuña and Macarena García. However, Sebastián García left in November 2020 to co-found García, Mayol, Sepúlveda, Correa Abogados.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Orrego

Testimonials

Always responds very professionally but with a more personalised treatment than the large firms, where this is lost.

Outstanding professionals for knowledge and negotiation skills.

Very happy with this firm.

This firm has the unique quality of making clients feel confident that their proposals really are the best way forward.

I received an extremely complete and up to date proposal in relation to the development of my project; I have never received such detailed analysis from other firms.

I would certainly recommend this firm because my experience was outstanding and very personalised.

Sergio Orrego is very professional and serious, and excels in negotiation skills.

Key clients

Consorcio Kospo Samsung

Enel Generación Chile

Invercap

Cintac

Aceros Aza

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysén

SQM

Empresa Eléctrica Perquilauquén

Empresa Eléctrica San Víctor

Chile > Environment Tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's six-strong practice fields experts in the environmental law issues surrounding mining and energy investment projects, at both initial stages and in relation to EIA approvals and sectorial environmental permits. The firm's compliance practice additionally assists with the prevention of sanctioning processes; and on the contentious side, the group acts in administrative sanctioning and reclamation procedures before the environmental, health and water authorities, as well as before the environmental courts and the Supreme Court. Ignacio Urrutia's experience includes eight years spent at CONAMA, with Sergio Orrego providing additional partner-level support. Macarena García and Javiera Vicuña are key associates.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Urrutia; Sergio Orrego

Testimonials

A proactive, rigorous and professional service.

Their exhaustive follow-up on issues is appreciated.

They work in a very co-ordinated manner, each one contributing their knowledge and expertise.

Very clear information within each invoice.

Quickly understands situations and provides an accurate diagnosis on how to proceed.

They have diversified their ways of working, which we highly appreciate – agile methodologies that allow them to focus on problem solving rather than on commercial agreements and how to  commence representation.

The knowledge and professionalism of Ignacio Urrutia are great.

Ignacio Urrutia and associate Macarena García both stand out for their proactivity; they constantly propose new ideas, keeping us updated on regulations and how to comply within the set deadlines.

Key clients

Aceros AZA

Asociación Gremial de Productores de Cerdos de Chile (ASPROCER)

Sociedad Vinícola Miguel Torres

Petroquímica Dow

Enel Generación Chile

Inmobiliaria Viña del Mar

Hermann Von Muhlenbrock Soto

Chile > Capital markets Tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr's eight-strong team assists with both equity and debt markets, such as IPOs, bonds and public tender offers. It is also noted for its assistance to publicly held corporations, brokers and other entities, in relation to their interaction with Chile's Securities Agency and the stock markets. Rodrigo de Alencar and Sergio Orrego are experienced in capital markets-related compliance, securities, IPOs and tender offers; and Gonzalo Rencoret and Nicholas Mocarquer provide additional partner-level support. Isidora Zañartu is a go-to associate for securities laws and regulations.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo de Alencar; Sergio Orrego

Key clients

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

Cemento Polpaico

Sociedad Pesquera Coloso

Izquierdo Echeverría

Cintac

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Invercap

Chile > Data privacy Tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr 's four-member department assists several local and foreign clients with data protection matters on a day-to-day basis, including in relation to labour issues; it also consistently advises on the impact of GDPR implementation. The main advisers are Alberto Rencoret, who assists with labour-related data protection matters issues; and Nicholas Mocarquer, who advises foreign clients on their data privacy policies (and particularly their interplay with Chilean data protection regulation). Senior associate Verónica Roa additionally assists with the review of data protection policies and their implementation.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Rencoret; Nicholas Mocarquer

Key clients

Pearson

International Data Corporation

Code.Org

Ferrero

Dow

Aza

Frutícola Agrichile

FMC Corporation

Thomson Reuters

Chile > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Chilean-member firm of both the Multilaw and World Law Group international networks, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr fields a litigation practice that demonstrates 'extensive knowledge of procedural matters' and which acts in cases ranging from construction and real estate-related claims to unfair competition, breach of contract, torts, consumer protection and administrative law. Civil law expert Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes leads the six-strong practice group, which includes key disputes associate Juan Pablo Morales; clients identify the pair as 'outstanding litigants'.

Practice head(s):

Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes

Testimonials

The litigation team possesses many skills that are appropriate for litigation.

In addition to a deep knowledge of substantial law, they have extensive knowledge of procedural matters, which is very useful when setting the appropriate strategy.

Both Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes and associate Juan Pablo Morales are outstanding litigants. In addition to their undoubted strengths in disputes, both lawyers are very available.

Very good in terms of innovation and technological advances.

Key clients

ENEL Generación Chile

Sony Chile

Agrícola Valle Nuevo

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Tánica Inmobiliaria

Cintac

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile

BCI Seguros Generales

Agrícola Funghi Chile

Sociedad Áridos y Pétreos del Maipo

Desarrollo de Tecnologías y Sistemas

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 4

The four-member team at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is experienced in assisting multinational and local corporations with general labour advisory work, as well as social security and immigration matters. It also advises on collective bargaining procedures, due diligence, and litigation before the Labour Courts and administrative entities. Experienced partner Alberto Rencoret heads up the firm’s labour and employment practice, of which senior associate Sebastián Merino is also a key member.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Rencoret

Testimonials

Urenda Rencoret Orrego’s group proves to be an organised team, extremely capable, with the characteristic responsibility where agile attention, timely advice, availability of consultation are strong points. Likewise, the patience to educate on issues and best practices in labour law.

Their response times and valuable input in conflict resolution sets them apart from other law firms. Professionalism and knowledge – in particular Alberto and Felipe Rencoret and also Nicolas Urenda.

Key clients

AgroFresh

Archer Daniels Midland

Carvajal Empaques

Elanco

Eli Lilly

Fieldcore Services Solutions

International Data Corporation

Kospo Power Services

Refinitiv

Sony

Tánica

Thomson Reuters

Veramonte

Chile > Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

With longstanding experience in project finance, the 10-member practice at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr advises a large number of foreign and local clients on the development and financing of projects involving power generation (particularly NCRE matters), mining, infrastructure and real estate, including contentious issues. Sergio Orrego has notable expertise in wind farms and run-of-the-river power plants; Gonzalo Errázuriz is a real estate project expert; Ignacio Urrutia is on hand for project-related environmental law aspects; and a partner since 2017, Felipe Rencoret is active in projects and infrastructure work.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Orrego

Key clients

Consorcio Kospo Samsung

Royal Gold

Yamana Gold

Global Energy Services Siemsa

Enel Generación

Invercap

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysésn

Desarrollos Inmobiliarios y Constructora Valle Grande

Inversiones AGSA

Aveng Construcciones Chile

Energía de la Patagonia y Aysén

Administradora Next Capital

Inmobiliaria Cosnav

Echeverría Izquierdo Ingeniería y Construcción

Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar

Frutícola Agrichile

Inmobiliaria Parque Embajadores

Inmobiliaria E3

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

The partners are renowned lawyers in their areas of practice and the firm endeavors to attract and train the finest young and diverse legal talents in the country, projecting the firm to the future.

The firm’s lawyers thoroughly devote themselves to each of their professional assignments, with a strong sense of teamwork. The size of the firm allows to tackle complex and demanding projects whilst ensuring that partners are always personally and directly involved throughout the entire tenure of each assignment.

The firm is part of your team
The partners’ experience and track record allow an effective understanding of specific markets and the concrete challenges that lie in them. The firm knows that clients are immersed in changing environments that demand practical, innovative, and timely approaches. The firm is 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 that Chile and the world have experienced since 1960, whilst remaining as a leading firm. This has been the result of the unquestionable professional excellence and standards of its members and their commitment to clients and to the firm’s ongoing renovation.

Clear answers to complex challenges
The firm knows that clients value practical responses to complex issues. Its lawyers bring outstanding academic records and have been exposed to demanding legal training as well as to diverse areas of interest, both in Chile and overseas. The firm brings this experience together to provide clients with an expert and practical approach to their needs.

The firm’s 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.

Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr and its lawyers have been recommended by the most prestigious legal rankings, such as The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer 250, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Leaders League.

The firm is a member 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
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 /Capital Markets Felipe Rencoret frencoret@urod.cl +562 24995522
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes photo Mr Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes Partner
Mr Juan Carlos Dörr Zegers  photo Mr Juan Carlos Dörr Zegers Partner
Mr Gonzalo Errázuriz photo Mr Gonzalo Errázuriz Partner
Mr Nicholas Mocarquer photo Mr Nicholas Mocarquer Partner
Mr Juan Pablo Morales photo Mr Juan Pablo Morales Associate
Mr Sergio Orrego  photo Mr Sergio Orrego Partner
Mr Rafael Rencoret photo Mr 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
Mrs Verónica Roa  photo Mrs Verónica Roa Senior Associate
Mrs Bernardita Schmidt photo Mrs Bernardita Schmidt Associate
Mr Francisco Urenda  photo Mr Francisco Urenda Partner
Mr Ignacio Urrutia  photo Mr Ignacio Urrutia Partner
Partners : 10
Other fee-earners : 19
Total staff : 44
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