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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

Next generation lawyers

Felipe Rencoret - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Rising stars

Raúl Gómez - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

Next generation lawyers

Felipe Rencoret - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

Leading individuals

Ignacio Urrutia - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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 ErrázurizIgnacio Urrutia and Felipe Rencoret are also key contacts.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

Leading individuals

Gonzalo Errázuriz - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is highly regarded for its advice on the development of energy projects, including water rights, energy litigation, PPAs and permits. Recent mandates saw the team advise Empresa Eléctrica Perquilauquén on the development of the Perquilauquén Medio Hydroelectric Central project; other clients include Enel Generación Chile, Soquimich Comercial, Agrosuper and Global Energy Services Siemsa. Team leader Sergio Orrego 'leaves clients feeling totally confident in him'; Sebastián García and Javiera Vicuña are the associates to note.

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Mining
Mining - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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.

Leading individuals

Sergio Orrego - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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