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Aninat Abogados

Chile > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Frequently leveraging the firm’s tax, regulatory and competition capabilities during transactions, the ‘high-level work team' at Aninat Abogados regularly acts for start-ups, family offices and operating companies on complex, mid-market matters. The team is led by name-partner and longstanding corporate law specialist Luis Aninat, who particularly acts for clients from the finance, natural resources, real estate, construction, infrastructure, technology and communications sectors. Aninat is supported by fellow partner María Eugenia Sabbagh, who leads the firm’s venture capital and private equity offering; while associate Miguel Dumay‘s broad practice includes corporate law, M&A, asset restructuring, and corporate relations.

Practice head(s):

Luis Aninat


A high-level work team that is fully involved in resolving the needs of clients with great human and professional qualities.

Great level of detail in the search for solutions.

Key clients

Ecom Brasil

Inversiones y Comercio Eurofrance

Citroën Chile


Parque del Sendero


Inversiones Alkasa

Kavak (Uvi Tech Chile)



Almácigo – Cuesta Blanca

Fincar (holding of Citroën and Mundo Crédito)

Viña Casas del Toqui

Viña Bisquertt

Industrias Amesti

Mineria Activa


In Store Media

Inversiones Rendic

Morgan Inmobiliaria


Inversiones Lo Recabarren



Work highlights

  • Advised the owners of ECOM Energía Chile and ECOM Generación on the sale of both companies to Empresas Lipigas.
  • Advising Dreams, a casino operator in Chile, on all its corporate legal matters.
  • Assisted Uvi Tech Chile with its launch of operations in Chile.

Chile > Labour and employment Tier 4

The four-member team at ‘excellent firmAninat Abogados specialises in corporate-related labour law issues, complex labour litigation, collective bargaining processes, and migration. The department is led by Rodrigo Ugarte (‘excellent for his commitment’), whose broad experience takes in collective bargaining, union negotiations, corporate labour matters and strategic labour litigation. At associate level, the practices of Leyla Alul and Mariana Ramírez both focus on labour law advisory work, immigration issues and labour-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Ugarte


An excellent firm for availability and appropriate responses.

Very good preparation from the team for trials and negotiations.

Professionalism, availability, and cordial and correct treatment of matters.

Stands out for its unique combination of technical skills, practical experience and commitment to the client.

Solid expertise – the firm’s lawyers have extensive knowledge in various areas of law, which allows them to offer comprehensive solutions to clients’ legal problems.

Great personalised approach – all the firm’s lawyers strive to understand the needs and objectives of their clients, which enables them to offer personalised and effective advice and representation.

Very good knowledge, particularly that of Rodrigo Ugarte and associate Leyla Alul.

Rodrigo Ugarte is excellent for his commitment.

Key clients

Prodiel (Agencia en Chile)

Andes Inversiones

Asociación Chilena de Seguridad

Citröen Chile

Grupo Prize

Exxacon Desarrollo Inmobiliario


Empresa de Servicios Externos de la Asociación Chilena de Seguridad


Termas de Jahuel

Kantar Wordpanel Chile

Laboratorio Sanitas

Frutas y Hortalizas del Sur

H-E PARTS International Chile

Clínica Ensenada

Cuesta Blanca


Centro de Capacitación Netec

SPH (Sanopan)


Asociación de Supermercados de Chile


Escuelas Deportivas Formando Campeones

Fundación Procultura


In Store Media

Ofimundo (Stuedemann)

Work highlights

  • Defending Prodiel group companies against over 50 labour lawsuits.
  • Executed a preventive audit for Exxacon Desarrollo Inmobiliario, which involved a review of labour and social security issues.
  • Advised Clínica Ensenada on a collective bargaining procedure with its union.

Chile > Venture capital Tier 4

Aninat Abogados’ seven-strong team assists entrepreneurs during all growth stages and is particularly focused on advising fintech start-ups. The ‘highly competent’ group’s experience covers corporate structuring for financing rounds and exits, corporate governance, and internationalisation processes. It also advises on stock option plans, taxation, labour law, regulatory matters, data protection and IP protection. The practice is jointly led by María Eugenia Sabbagh, who is increasingly involved in entrepreneurship-related matters; Martin Mois, an expert in innovation, IP, IT, data protection, consumer protection and corporate law; and senior counsel and fintech leader Cristián Reyes.

Practice head(s):

María Eugenia Sabbagh; Martin Mois; Cristián Reyes


The team is fully prepared to face the challenges and queries thrown at it.

Very well prepared and the lawyers always have an appropriate response.

A highly competent team that differs from other firms due to its high-level knowledge of legal issues involving the fintech and crypto worlds.

Key clients

Strong by Form




Chile Ventures Administradora de Fondos de Inversión Privado


Asociación de Empresas de Innovación Financiera de Chile

Asociación Gremial Instituciones de Tecnologías en Seguros Chile (InsurteChile)


Tenpo Prepago




Tyba (Credicorp Negocios Digitales)

Altera (Andes Inversiones)

P2P Loans

Vita Wallet


Qubit (Let’s Bit)




Work highlights

  • Advising tech start-up Strong by Form on the initial development of Woodflow, which generates ultra-light high-performance timber-based bio-composites.
  • Advised Private Fund Next (Chile Ventures) on an investment in Redelcom.
  • Assists Tenpo with reviewing the legal and contractual aspects of its products.

Chile > Competition and antitrust

Led by senior counsel, and former FNE legal and litigation head, Cristián Reyes, Aninat Abogados' competition practice covers matters before the Chilean Antitrust Court, Supreme Court claims, FNE investigations, compliance programmes and anti-competitive conduct-related lawsuits.

Chile > Environment

In March 2022, Aninat Abogados absorbed environmental law firm Ropert, Correa y Poklepovic Abogados, bringing on board the latter’s name partners  Rodrigo Ropert and Iván Poklepovic as practice heads and senior counsels; Ropert advises on Environmental Impact Assessment System matters, sectorial permits, and administrative and judicial litigation; while Poklepovic has significant experience in environmental and natural resources-related work.

Chile > Tax

The broad tax offering at Aninat Abogados is led by practice director Paula Madariaga, a former Carey senior associate who has significant experience in international and corporate taxation, reorganisations, inheritance tax, and tax compliance and planning.