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Chile

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Providing high levels of service’, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is well known for eqity and debt transactions, securities and derivatives, along with structured finance, securitisation, and regulatory support. The practice group is also active in project finance, particularly in the mining and energy sectors. Recent mandates include advising Minera Escondida, as borrower, on the drafting and negotiation of a $500m two-tranche syndicated loan with a group of four lender banks. It also assisted Nordic Trustee with the restructuring of guarantees, originally granted with a loan bond agreement; and advised Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros on the restructuring of its current debt and the raising of new lines of credit with Bank ItaúCorpbanca, for the construction and operation of a five-star hotel. Managing partner Sergio Orrego and Nicholas Mocarquer are highly rated, as are Rodrigo de Alencar and recently promoted partner Felipe Rencoret. Raúl Gómez is a key senior associate.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr’s practice group handles merger control assessments and notifications, and distribution policies and strategies. The team also regularly assists with international unfair competition matters, including anti-dumping and safeguard cases; and advises on the implementation of compliance programmes. Nicholas Mocarquer and Gonzalo Rencoret recently assisted The Dow Chemical Company with the FNE’s approval of the $130bn mega-merger with E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company. The practice also acted for US-headquartered global pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly, in an FNE investigation into alleged anti-competitive restrictions surrounding the bidding for the purchase of certain drugs. Also noted, Sergio Orrego and Rodrigo de Alencar are ‘both highly experienced’.

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Corporate and M&A (including compliance)
Corporate and M&A (including compliance) - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr’s corporate and M&A team provides general corporate assistance to major domestic and international companies. Representative work includes M&A deals, shareholders agreements, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Nicholas Mocarquer, Gonzalo Rencoret and recently promoted partner Felipe Rencoret assisted BHP with the internal restructuring of certain subsidiaries in Chile, including the incorporation of a new entity, a reinvestment of profits and a capital increase. Other key work included assisting The Dow Chemical Company with the implementation in Chile of its mega-merger with DuPont. Sergio Orrego and Rodrigo de Alencar are the principal contacts.

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Felipe Rencoret - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Particularly active, recently, in construction disputes, the team at Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr also assists with consumer protection law cases and has a robust arbitration practice. Recent matters saw the team act for Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile, as plaintiffs, in an action brought against the State of Chile (and other private company defendants), seeking the annulment of 12 resolutions that granted water rights. Name partner Juan Carlos Dörr Bulnes is highly rated.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr has been active, recently, advising on waste management matters, emissions’ regulations, odour contamination and air quality issues, and water administration matters. Recent mandates include assisting Enel Generación Chile with obtaining the environmental permits for the construction and operation of satellite regasification plants; and providing environmental legal assistance to Sociedad Vinícola Miguel Torres, whose vineyards were affected by a tannery that emanated putrid odours and made an unregulated discharge of liquid industrial waste. Ignacio Urrutiaprovides excellent legal knowledge and solid advice’.

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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 has been particularly active in labour law litigation and collective bargaining matters, recently. The team acted for wine-producers Alto de Casablanca and Empresas Vitivinícolas in their collective bargaining procedures, which involved a high proportion of their total workforce. Alberto Rencoret and senior associate Sebastián Merino V are the names 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 Desarrollos Inmobiliarios y Constructora Valle Grande on a large real estate development in Santiago – involving 20,000 houses, a lagoon and schools, among other features. Sergio Orrego is the main adviser; and Sebastián García, Javiera Vicuña and Peter Faille are the key associates in a strong second tier.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr’s ‘advice is always accurate and appropriate’. The practice’s recent experience includes advising Desarrollos Inmobiliarios y Constructora Valle Grande on a large real estate development in Santiago, which is expected to comprise over 20,000 houses, schools and other social infrastructure; the team also assisted Inmobiliaria Mall Viña del Mar with the expansion and remodelling of a large shopping centre. Gonzalo Errázuriz is the principal adviser. Other active clients include Echeverría Izquierdo, Inmobiliaria Valle Grande, Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros, Inversiones Lastarria and BHP Billiton.

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Gonzalo Errázuriz - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Always available when required’, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr’s practice handles day-to-day tax analysis regarding corporate income, capital gains, and domestic and foreign loans and profit distributions, among other matters. It also assists with the tax issues associated with employee and expatriate status, restructuring, tax audits and procedures before the Chilean tax authorities, and tax litigation. Gonzalo Rencoret is highly regarded.

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Chile: Energy and natural resources

Electricity/oil and gas
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 3

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr advises on project finance, obtaining permits, administrative procedures, and power plant construction agreements. Other areas of note include water rights related to the development of projects and contentious energy matters. Recent mandates include advising Empresa Eléctrica Perquilauquén on the development of a hydroelectric project. Managing partner Sergio Orrego is highly regarded, and Sebastián García and Javiera Vicuña are notable associates.

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 2

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr is noted for its assistance to significant mining companies with foreign investments, as well as financings and construction-related matters. The team acted for Next Minerals on several matters regarding its interest in a mining purchase option agreement; and advised BHP on the review of BHP Chile’s standard confidentiality agreement for exploration matters. Managing partner Sergio Orrego is highly regarded.

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Sergio Orrego - Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr

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